James Strohman

Assistant Teaching Professor of International Studies


Dept:World Languages And Cultures
Office:3102 Pearson
505 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA

Area of expertise: Government and Politics, Public Management, Writing and Editing

Topics of interest: American Government, Creative Writing, international studies, State and Local Government


James has been teaching at ISU since 2007 and has taught over 100 classes to 3,500 students covering eight subjects over three departments and two colleges. He worked for the Iowa Department of Justice for 25 years, served a term as a Story County Supervisor, and serves on the Iowa Employment Appeal Board.

James (ISU 1984, 1985, 1986) and his wife Kristin Peyton (ISU 1983) have four children: Isaac (Iowa 2013, Drake MPA 2021) Ambrose (Arizona State University 2016) Stella Maris (ISU 2018, ISU women's soccer team member 2014-2018, Drake JD 2021) and Endylion (ISU 2020, third-year Drake Law), and a 2018 ISU Study Abroad student in Florence, Italy).