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Vanessa Beasley

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Residential Faculty

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Christina Cunningham

Senior Director of Administration

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Melissa Gresalfi

Dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

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Rosevelt Noble

Assistant Dean of Residential Colleges and Faculty Head
Stambaugh House

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Jill Stratton

Assistant Provost for Residential Education and Associate Dean for Residential Colleges

Faculty Leadership

Faculty living on The Ingram Commons and in the upper-division residential colleges serve a vital role in carrying out the academic strategic plan of Vanderbilt University. Our faculty leaders represent the four undergraduate schools (A&S, Blair, Engineering, and Peabody), the Vanderbilt Law School, the School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing. Among them are noted researchers, scholars, writers, and award-winning teachers. They are real people with diverse backgrounds, interests, experiences, and professional accomplishments. Currently, fourteen faculty members reside in the residential college system, including ten faculty heads of house, four faculty heads of college, and the dean of the Martha Ingram Commons.

Each of the fourteen faculty heads resides year-round in an apartment within their respective house or college. 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 or college as its faculty mentor, role model, and guide who shapes the living and learning community of the house or college. They oversee a programming budget and work closely with their house programming and advisory council or college council to create innovative, challenging, and fun programs that enrich the educational experience of the students in their community.

Faculty Heads of House

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Eric Barth

Faculty Head
Hank Ingram House

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Celso Castilho

Faculty Head
Memorial House

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Alyssa Hasty

Faculty Head
Murray House

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Chalene Helmuth

Faculty Head
Sutherland House

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Natasha McClure

Faculty Head
North House

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Douglas McMahon

Faculty Head
Crawford House

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Elizabeth Meadows

Faculty Head
East House

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Rosevelt Noble

Assistant Dean of Residential Colleges and Faculty Head
Stambaugh House

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Emily Pendergrass

Faculty Head
West House

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Carol Ziegler

Faculty Head
Gillette House

Faculty Heads of College

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Audrey Bowden

Faculty Head
Nicholas S. Zeppos College

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Teresa Goddu

Faculty Head
E. Bronson Ingram College

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Amy Johnson

Assistant Provost for Immersion and Experiential Learning and Faculty Head
Warren College

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Mumin Kurtulus

Faculty Head
Moore College

Professional Staff

Professional staff in Residential Colleges support the academic mission of the University and the five pillars of the Residential Colleges system (Intellect, Community, Personal Well-Being, Self-Discovery, and Cultural Awareness) through intentional programmatic and leadership development initiatives. Our programs are designed to both challenge and support students as they navigate their academic and co-curricular experience at Vanderbilt, and our goal is to connect students with valuable resources and learning opportunities that will help them achieve their academic and personal goals. Staff members plan, coordinate, and lead a number of programs and initiatives including but not limited to:

  • CommonVU Orientation
  • Transfer Student Orientation
  • International Student Orientation
  • Vanderbilt Visions
  • The Commons Leadership Council
  • Residential Colleges Lecture Series
  • Design Your VU
  • Fall For The Arts (Parents & Families Weekend)
  • The Commons Cup
  • The Commons Ball
  • Friendsgiving
  • Courtyard Picnic


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Jennifer Atwood

Assistant to the Dean of The Ingram Commons

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Natalee Erb

Associate Director

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Shonna Greer

Senior Assistant

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Megan Harvey

Program Coordinator

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Marissa McGillis

Program Coordinator

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D'Andre McIntyre

Program Coordinator

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Aimee Robinson

Program Manager

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Nick Tippenhauer

Program Coordinator

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Emily Waddell

Program Coordinator

Graduate Student Workers

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Haley Gray

Graduate Student Worker

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Grace Hollis

Graduate Student Worker

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Laura Kindell

Graduate Student Worker

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Emily O'Brian

Graduate Student Worker

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Henry Piper

Graduate Student Worker

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Kerri Riley

Graduate Student Worker