Carrie Lowry Schuettpelz

Associate Professor of Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Carrie Lowry Schuettpelz is an Associate Professor of Practice, focusing primarily on social policy, homelessness, and poverty. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Balance-of-State Continuum of Care, she works with communities across the state to create plans to prevent and end homelessness. She also serves as the Vice President of the Native American Council.

Prior to joining SPPA, Carrie was a homelessness policy advisor in the Obama Administration from 2009-2016. She was a Fulbright Scholar in 2006, which was awarded by the U.S. Department of State to study the East-West divide of the European Union in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a trained storyteller and teaches digital storytelling at a variety of levels. She is also at work on a nonfiction book about Native identity. She is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

Areas of Interest:

Social Policy




Carrie Lowry Schuettpelz CV Spring 2023

Carrie Schuettpelz
MFA Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2016
MPP Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government 2009


345 Jessup Hall
University of Iowa
United States