College House Advisors

Howell House

The active participation of faculty and staff in the House System is vital to the system's success and to the College's overall mission. Faculty-House engagement helps to integrate the academic and social spheres of the College as described in the Commission on Residential Life's Interim Report. Faculty members advising first-year students in a particular first-year residence hall are encouraged to be involved in the House associated with that residence hall. Faculty engage with the College Houses through many Kurtz fund-sponsored events and meals, join students for debates and film screenings, and bring their families to events like House trick-or-treating, cookouts, and concerts. Staff members are also an important aspect of the College House System. Each house is paired with a staff advisor - someone from either the Residential Life office or Dean of Student Affairs office - whose primary purpose is to assist houses in engaging staff members as well as help bring campus-wide initiatives, like the Women's Resource Center, Career Planning Center, Outing Club, Religious and Spiritual Life, Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, McKeen Center, Gender Violence Prevention and Health Center, into the College Houses. They also assist in the planning and organization of educational events at the Houses and help Houses develop their role as thoughtful leaders in the broader campus community.

House Advisors 2016-2017:

House Faculty Advisor Staff Advisor Programming Advisor

Baxter House   

Aaron Kitch, Associate Professor of English

Bethany Walsh, Assistant Director of Career Planning

Melissa Quinby, Interim Dean of First Year Students

Burnett House

Michael Nerdahl, Lecturer in Classics

Michael Pulju, Interim Assistant Dean of Upperclass Students

Laurel Varnell, Assistant Director of Student Activities

Helmreich House

Connie Chiang, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies and Director of Environmental Studies Program

Whitney Hogan, Director of Residential Life

Adam Berliner, Assistant Director of Outing Club

Howell House

Sarah McMahon, Associate Professor of History

Khoa Khong, Assistant Dean of First Year Students

Tom Ancona, Associate Director of the McKeen Center for Common Good

Ladd House

Christian van Loenen, Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Education

Kate Stern, Associate Dean of Students for Diversity & Inclusion and Co-director of the Center for Sexuality, Women & Gender

MacMillan House

Tricia Welsch, Professor of Cinema Studies

Janet Lohmann, Dean of Students

Tim Ryan, Ashmead White Director of Athletics

Quinby House

Hadley Horch, Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience and Director of the Neuroscience Program

Lesley Levy, Director of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Benje Douglas, Director of TItle IX and Compliance

Reed House                     

Rob Soback, Associate Professor of Classics     

Abbey Greene-Goldman, Interim Assistant Dean of Upperclass Students

Leana Amaez, Associate Dean of Students for Diversity & Inclusion and Co-director of the Center for Sexuality, Women & Gender