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Commons Faculty Heads of House

Faculty living on The Ingram Commons with students is vital to the academic strategy of Vanderbilt University. “Faculty head of house” is a distinguished position for a Vanderbilt faculty member. There are ten faculty heads. Our faculty heads of house and interim dean represent three of the four undergraduate schools (A&S, Blair, and Peabody), the Vanderbilt Law School, and the School of Medicine. Among them are noted researchers, scholars, writers, and award-winning teachers. They are real people with diverse backgrounds, interests, experiences, and professional accomplishments.

Each of the ten faculty heads of house live year-round on The Ingram Commons in apartments located in each house. Some of the faculty heads are single, others live with their spouses, partners, and families, including young children, teenagers, family members, and pets. They continue to teach classes and do their research and administrative work. They are also present in the house as its faculty mentor, role model, and guide who shapes the living and learning community of the house. They oversee a programming budget and work closely with the resident advisers, the officers of the House Advisory Council, and other residents of the house to create innovative, challenging, and fun programs that enrich the educational experience of each house and The Ingram Commons as a whole. They are not house parents, dorm moms and dads, or faculty advisors. They are faculty heads of house and are among the university’s most dynamic individuals.

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Frank Dobson

Faculty Head
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
Gillette House

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Alyssa Hasty

Faculty Head
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
Murray House

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Chalene Helmuth

Faculty Head
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
Sutherland House

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Natasha McClure

Faculty Head
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
North House

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Catherine McTamaney

Faculty Head
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
Crawford House

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Elizabeth Meadows

Faculty Head
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
East House

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Dan Morgan

Faculty Head
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
Memorial House

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Rosevelt Noble

Faculty Head
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
Stambaugh House

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Edwin Williamson

Faculty Head
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
Hank Ingram House

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Christoph Zeller

Faculty Head
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
West House

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