What is the Faculty in Residence Program?

The Faculty in Residence (FIR) program is sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, and aims to increase meaningful interactions between faculty and students. The FIR position is a live-in position designed to strengthen the connection between students’ curricular and co-curricular activities. In collaboration with Residence Life staff, the FIRs help to create an intentional residential education experience for Emory students. The central mission of Emory’s Division of Campus Life is to cultivate a welcoming and dynamic community that is committed to modeling and teaching holistic well being, ethical leadership, civic engagement, cultural humility, and global citizenship by providing a supportive and responsive foundation for an evolving campus community to develop skills necessary for lifelong success and positive transformation in the world. The FIRs serve to model these ideals by providing programs, dialogues, and initiatives that engage, support, and intellectually challenge students. Research shows that student engagement with faculty has a positive relation to students’ retention, satisfaction, and learning. Through informal and formal interactions, the FIR program helps students to know faculty on a deeper level, in both academic and social contexts.

Faculty in Residence Position Description

Current Faculty in Residence

Eladio Abreu 
Department of Biology; Clairmont Campus resident 

Dilek Huseyinzadegan
Department of Philosophy; Clairmont Campus resident

Ana Teixeira 
Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Clairmont Campus resident

Former Faculty in Residence 

Dr. Wes Longhofer
Goizueta Business School | Former Woodruff Residential Center Resident

Dr. Levin Arnsperger
English Language Learning | Former Clairmont Campus Resident

Dr. Anna Leo
Department of Theater and Dance | Former Clairmont Campus Resident

Dr. Matthew Weinschenk
Department of Chemistry | Former Clairmont Campus Resident

Dr. Safiya George Dalmida
School of Nursing | Former Clairmont Campus Resident

Dr. Elizabeth Corrie
Candler School of Theology | Former Clairmont Campus Resident

Dr. Lars Ruthotto
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science | Former Clairmont Campus Resident

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