Student and faculty interaction outside of the formal classroom setting is considered and essential characteristic of a vibrant intellectual community
The Faculty in Residence program at St. John’s University provides faculty members and their families with the unique opportunity to live in a residential community with students.
Faculty in Residence integrates learning inside and outside of the classroom by providing a role model and teacher who strengthens the academic, intellectual, and social culture of our residential community.
Faculty in Residence helps foster an academic environment by planning two events per semester for residential students in each assigned hall. These events are intellectual, creative, and social learning opportunities and include but are not limited to:
Degrees and Past Institutions: Gannon University (BS), Columbia University (MS, MA, Ph. D.), University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (Post doctoral fellow)
Specialty Area(s): Physical Chemistry, surface science, biophysical chemistry
Areas of Personal Interest: Exploring NYC, educational research, science fiction
Years as a Faculty in Residence: Five
What motivated you to work with students in this capacity? I wanted to get the know the students outside of my formal academic role
Awards and Distinctions: “Outstanding Recognition Award” at the 17th Annual Division of Student Affairs award dinner. The award “Recognizes an administrator, faculty or staff member for their distinguished contribution to the students of St. John’s University.” [May 1, 2014]