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Faculty-in-Residence Program

Statistics show, students who interact with faculty members through informal interactions are more likely to approach faculty members, leading to their increased success in their academic pursuits.

The Faculty-in-Residence program is designed to enhance the intentional residential experience for residents, providing opportunity for meaningful interactions with faculty outside of the classroom, in support of the academic mission of Ohio University. Goals of the program include:

  • Providing formal and informal interaction with faculty inside the residence halls.
  • Supporting residents in navigating the transition between the in and out of class experience at OHIO.
  • Providing additional resources to enrich the connection between the academic and out of class experiences

Faculty Qualifications for Faculty-in-Residence Program

  • A current Ohio University Faculty or Staff member in good standing and active pay status with the university 
  • Instructing at least one course or working full time. 
  • Commit to a minimum of 100 hours per semester (Fall and Spring). 
  • Possess skills and experience to engage residents one-on-one and in small groups through informal interactions. 
  • Willing to participate in Bobcat Living Experience plans in multiple buildings through their areas of specialty that assist residents in navigating the transition between the in and out of class experience.
  • Commit to foster strong, inclusive residential communities and the Division of Student Affairs Statement on Social Justice.
    • In the Division of Student Affairs, we demonstrate effort for all to understand their individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments and use a perspective of Social Justice in their work. We define Social Justice as an active process and commitment to promoting equity through the:
      • identification and removal of barriers,
      • facilitation of learning,
      • cultivation of community, and
      • empowerment of people.

We work to address needs related to student development and well-being to increase retention, academic progress and graduation rates. We dedicate ourselves to advancing cultural competency at Ohio University, the surrounding community, and the world.

Faculty-in-Residence Program Compensation & Benefits

  • Fully furnished on-campus apartment-utility expenses included (approximately $12,000-$15,000 value) 
  • Laundry Stipend-applicable to apartments w/out Laundry (approximately $200 value) 
  • Dining Hall Meal Plan (approximately $2,000 value) 
Housing & Residence Life parking decal (approximately $400 value)

2022-2023 Faculty-in-Residence

Christina Mehlon
Christina Wright
Biddle Hall Faculty-in-Residence, Assistant Professor of Instruction | COSMA Director & Assessment Coordinator for Undergraduate Programs | DSA Career Coach
David Lawrence
David Lawrence
Boyd/Treudley Hall Faculty-in-Residence, University College and Parks Recreation and Leisure Studies Instructor
Kay-Anne Darlington
Kay-Anne Darlington
Voigt Hall Faculty-in-Residence, Global Health Instructor