Faculty-in-Residence & Faculty Partners

The central mission of university life is fostering the practice of creative and critical inquiry, using methods that are artistic, humanistic, scientific, social-scientific, quantitative, and culturally aware. The Faculty-in-Residence (FiR) and Faculty Partner program places faculty in the residential community to facilitate learning beyond the classroom and serve as role models. Living within the residence halls, FiRs facilitate academic and intellectually driven programs, as well as engage with students informally through a variety of different experiences. As a partnership between Faculty Affairs and CLRE, FiRs collaborate directly with Community Coordinators to build and support the community development in their neighborhoods. 

Our Faculty-in-Residence connect with residents in a variety of ways, including through programs in the residence halls, trips around the DMV area, workshops, and informal interactions. 

A few programs have included trips to the Spy Museum, spelunking, resume workshops, kayaking on the Potomac, Thanksgiving dinner and desserts, apple picking, cookies and conversation, study breaks, National Geographic Exhibit visits, Nats games, securing an Internship presentation, IMAX Film screenings, Kennedy Center Shows, and many more!


Apply to be a Faculty-in-Residence 

CLRE is excited to announce that we are opening our application process to recruit more FIR for the 2022 - 2023 academic year. We encourage faculty members from any academic discipline to take part in and apply to our FIR program but do require any FIR to be full-time GW faculty. 

Information Sessions:

  • February 9th, 2022 -- 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, USC 302
  • February 15th, 2022 -- 10:30 am - 11:30 am, USC 302

students and faculty in residence posing in front of halloween decorations

 

students in bookclub posing on rooftop lounge over looking the Washington Monument

 

Program Benefits:

  • The program provides faculty opportunities for university service, an increased understanding of student culture across GW, and financial support for programming and engagement
  • University provided two-bedroom apartment
  • FIR are appointed for two-year terms, which are renewable for up to three terms 

Application Timeline

Application Due: March 4th, 2022

Interview Period: March, 21st 2022 - April 8th, 2022 

Notification of Appointment: April 11th, 2022 

Apply to be a Faculty-in-Residence 

Nominate a Faculty Member


Current Faculty-in-Residence

Imani Cheers

Imani Cheers 

Interim Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

Associate Director and Associate Professor of Digital Storytelling 

FiR for the Mount Vernon Campus

Specialty: Storytelling and using different mediums to tell stories of the African Diaspora

[email protected]

Mohssen Esseesy

Mohssen Esseesy

Professor of Arabic and International Affairs

Director of the Arabic Program

FiR for the West Way Neighborhood

Specialty: Arabic linguistics, particularly historical and applied linguistics

[email protected]

Pauline Goul

Pauline Goul

Assistant Professor of French Literature

FiR for the East Commons Neighborhood

Specialty: Early modern France, literature and environmental studies

[email protected]

Rick Jakeman

Rick Jakeman

Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration

FiR for the East Commons Neighborhood

Specialty: Undergraduate students’ use of alcohol and keeping others safe in these contexts

[email protected]

Randi Kristensen

Randi Kristensen

Assistant Professor - University Writing

Affiliate Faculty, Africana Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

FiR for the North Village Neighborhood

Specialty: African Diaspora literature and cultural studies; writing studies and pedagogy; Africana feminisms

[email protected]

Rodney Lake

Rodney Lake

Vice Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the GW School of Business

Teaching Instructor of Finance

Director, GW Investment Institute

FiR for the North Village Neighborhood

Specialty: Investment analysis and capital markets

[email protected]

 

Toni Marsh

Toni Marsh

Director, Paralegal Studies Program

Associate Professor, Paralegal Studies and Political Science

FiR for the West Way Neighborhood

Specialty: Law and the U.S. Constitution

[email protected]

Arturo Sotomayor

Arturo Sotomayor

Associate Professor of International Affairs

Director of the MA Program in Security Policy Studies

FiR for the West Way Neighborhood

Specialty: International Security with a focus on Latin American regional security issues

[email protected]

William Youmans

William Youmans

Associate Professor, School of Media and Public Affairs

FiR for the South Square Neighborhood

Specialty: Media, journalism, and politics, especially in US-Middle East relations

[email protected]