Sara E. Maples

Sara E. Maples

Dean's Office

Manager, Research Support and College Sustainability

  C202  Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • MS, University of Michigan, 2011
  • BS, University of Kansas, 2006


  • Tippie Exceptional Performance Award, 2016

Current & Prior Positions

  • Research Support and Sustainability Manager, Tippie College of Business, Iowa City, IA, June 2015 - Present
  • Behavioral Research Support Manager, Tippie College of Business, Iowa City, IA, December 2012 - June 2015
  • Project Manager, The University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, Iowa city, IA, April 2014 - May 2015
  • Consultant, The University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, Iowa City, IA, September 2012 - January 2013
  • Program Coordinator, Great Lakes Observing System, Ann Arbor, MI, April 2011 - August 2012
  • Program Associate, Climate Ready Great Lakes, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ann Arbor, MI, December 2009 - May 2011
  • Development Assistant, The University of Kansas Lied Center, Lawrence, KS, July 2008 - July 2009
  • Account Executive, MB Piland Advertising & Marketing, Topeka, KS, July 2006 - July 2008


  • The University of Iowa Biomass Energy Sustainability Index, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Minneapolis, MN, October 2015
  • Lake Michigan Modeling & Forecasting Working Group, International Association for Great Lakes Research, Duluth, MN, 2011

Committees and Professional Service

  • Undergraduate Net Impact Advisor, 2016-current
  • Tippie College of Business Sustainability Committee, 2015-current
  • Regional Sustainable Business Alliance, 2015-current
  • Tippie College of Business Research Committee, 2014-current
  • Johnson County Food Policy Council, 2014-2016
  • University of Iowa Sustainability Charter Committee, 2013-2016
  • Tippie College of Business Research Task Force, 2013-2014
  • Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Summit, Water Quality Panelist, Windsor, ON, 2011
  • State of Lake Michigan Conference, Chair GIS/Modeling Session, Michigan City, IN, 2011

Licensures and Certifications

  • GRI Certified, Global Reporting Initiative, April - 2016