Faculty Guides & Faculty in Residence Programs

The central mission of university life is fostering the practice of creative and critical inquiry, using methods that are artistic, humanistic, scientific, social-scientific, quantitative and culturally aware.  Faculty in Residence and Faculty Guides serve to model these valuable practices in GW residence halls, and work to facilitate student interaction with others who do the same. 

Our Faculty in Residence and Faculty Guides connect with residents in a variety of ways, including through programs in the residence halls, trips around the DMV area, workshops, and informal interactions. 

A few programs have included trips to the Newseum, spelunking, resume workshops, kayaking on the Potomac, Thanksgiving dinner and desserts, apple picking, cookies and conversation, study breaks, National Geographic Exhibit visits, Nats games, Securing an Internship presentation, IMAX Film screenings, Kennedy Center Shows, and many more!

Meet and connect with our Faculty in Residence and Faculty Guides!


Toni Marsh

Toni Marsh

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty in Residence on the Mount Vernon Campus, Faculty Guide in Amsterdam Hall

Tara Behrend

Tara Behrend

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty in Residence in District House

Rick Jakeman

Rick Jakeman

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty in Residence in the Dakota

William Youmans

William Youmans

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty in Residence in Shenkman Hall

Mohssen Esseesy

Mohssen Esseesy

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty in Residence in Mitchell Hall

Rodney Lake

Rodney Lake

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty in Residence in District House

Elizabeth Rule

Elizabeth Rule

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty in Residence in Madison Hall

Oliver Street

Oliver Street

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty in Residence in JBKO Hall, Faculty Guide in Fulbright Hall

Randi Kristensen

Randi Kristensen

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty in Residence in Thurston Hall

Ethan Porter

Ethan Porter

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty in Residence in 1959 E Street


Chris Klemek

Chris Klemek

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty Guide in South Hall

Laura Papish

Laura Papish

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty Guide in Munson Hall and Fulbright Hall

Imani Cheers

Imani Cheers

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty Guide for 2109 F Street and FSK Hall

Nemata Blyden

Nemata Blyden

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty Guide in Somers Hall

Melissa Keeley

Melissa Keeley

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty Guide for Guthridge Hall and International House

Theo Christov

Theo Christov

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty Guide in Potomac House and Lafayette Hall

Katrina Pariera

Katrina Pariera

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty Guide in Thurston Hall

Daniel DeWispelare

Daniel DeWispelare

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty Guide in Thurston Hall

Jen Bertolet

Jennifer Bertolet

Email Address: [email protected]

Faculty Guide in Merriweather Hall, Cole Hall, Clark Hall and Hensley Hall