At St. John's University, student and faculty interaction outside of the formal classroom setting is an 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: Nine
What motivated you to work with students in this capacity? Being a Faculty In Residence has been a fantastic opportunity for me to get to know my students as individuals outside of the classroom and for them to get to know me. It has been tremendously impactful on my understanding on how to best serve our students.
Awards and Distinctions:
New York Section of the American Chemical Society 2021 Outreach Volunteer Award
Chair of the New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) (2018, elected)
Outstanding Faculty Achievement Medal, (May 2018)
“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)
Degrees and Past Institutions: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (B.A.), University of Iowa (M.A.), University of Tennessee (PhD)
Visiting Professor at Gordon College (2013-2015)
Assistant Professor at Midwestern State University (2015-2017)
Specialty Area(s): Sport Management and the Sociology of Sport
Areas of Personal Interest: I enjoy record collecting, working out and jazz photography
Years as a Faculty in Residence: Five
What motivated you to work with students in this capacity? I had always wanted to better engage with a diverse student body, so being that St. John's University is one of the most diverse campuses in America, it became a natural fit. The Faculty In Residence program has introduced me to Queens, which has become my favorite borough
Awards and Distinctions:
Two time Member of the Month For The New York Urban League Young Professionals.