Tanya Zanish-Belcher

Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Associate Professor, is currently Department Head for the Special Collections Department at the Iowa State University Library. Prior to this, she was the Curator for the Archives of Women in Science and Engineering at ISU and was also a Private Records Archivist at the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.

Tanya has taught workshops on archival reference for the Midwest Archives Conference and has given many presentations at the state, local, and national levels. She has published articles on women’s archives and women in science, and has served on and chaired various SAA committees, including the nominating committee, Committee on the Status of Women, and the Membership Committee. For the Midwest Archives Conference, she has served as President, Vice President, and on the MAC Council.

She has an M.A. in Historical and Archival Administration from Wright State University and a B.A. in history from Ohio Wesleyan University.