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!


Current Faculty-in-Residence

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Jameta Barlow

Assistant Professor of Writing, Health Policy & Management and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Affiliated Faculty, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, Global Women's Institute, Africana Studies

FiR for the South Square Neighborhood

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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Donaldson Conserve

Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health

FiR for the West Way Neighborhood

[email protected]

Manuel Cueller

Manuel R. Cuellar

Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Literary and Cultural Studies. 

Affiliated Faculty of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute, and the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service.

FiR for the South Square Neighborhood

[email protected]

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Deniece Dortch

Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration

FiR for the East Commons Neighborhood

[email protected]

Mohssen Esseesy

Mohssen Esseesy

Professor of Arabic and International Affairs

Director of the Arabic Program

FiR for the West Way Neighborhood

[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

[email protected]

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Daniele Podini

Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Sciences

FiR for the West Way Neighborhood

[email protected]

Arturo Sotomayor

Arturo Sotomayor

Associate Professor of International Affairs

Director of the MA Program in Security Policy Studies

FiR for the North Village Neighborhood

[email protected]

 

 

 

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Yanxiang Zhao

Associate Professor of Mathematics

FiR for the East Commons Neighborhood

[email protected]