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Fellows of the International Residential College

The Fellows mission is to enhance and advance the academic experience and careers of the IRC students.  The Fellows are grouped in three categories:

1.  Faculty Fellows - Honored UVA Professors willing to mentor a small set of IRC students

     (2nd or 3rd years, as coordinated by the Director of Studies) with informal meetings

     each semester .

2.  Emmet Fellows - Internationally recognized administrators and leaders who support the IRC

     and are willing to interact with IRC students.

3.  Community Fellows - Distinguished Leaders of the university and local area who create

     and design academic events for IRC students each year.

The 2013-2014 IRC Fellows are listed below with Faculty Fellows bios thereafter.

Faculty Fellows

     Steven Arata, Professor Department of English

     Silvia Blemker, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

     Brad Brown, Associate Professor of Commerce and Founding Fellow

     Anselmo Canfora, Associate Professor of Architecture

     Manuel Lerdau, Professor of Environmental Sciences

     Sandra Seidel, Associate Professor of Biology

     Lisa Russ Spaar, Professor of English and Creative Writing

     Mark Thomas, Professor of History and Economics

     Brantly Womack, Professor of Politics

Emmet Fellows

     James Aylor, Dean of Engineering and Applied Science

     Holger Babinsky, Professor of Cambridge University

     Dorrie Fontaine, Dean of Nursing

     Nathaniel Howell, Director, Institute for Global Policy Research and Former U.S. Ambassador

     Jeff Legro, Vice-President for Global Affairs

     Kathryn Thornton, Engineering Professor and Former NASA Astronaut

     Carl Zeithaml, Dean of McIntire School of Commerce

Community Fellows

     Julie Roa, Program Coordinator:  Latino, Native American & Middle Eastern Students

     Margo Smith, Director & Curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum

     Mara Sprafkin, New York Artist

     Denise Stewart, Wellness Coach, motivational speaker, playwright, and actor

     Yuri Urbanovich, Lecturer Slavic Languages and Literatures

     Mark Walkup, Humanitarian diplomat and policy analyst

     Ruth Walkup, International Development Consultant, and Public Health Specialist


     IRC Faculty Fellows


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