Shepard Residential College

Ben Gorvine, Faculty Chair

Ben Gorvine, Faculty Chair

Mark Witte, Associate Chair

Mark Witte, Associate Chair

Taylor Rogers, Assistant Chair

Taylor Rogers, Assistant Chair

This page contains programmatic information about Shepard Residential College. You can access building information on the Shepard Residential College facilities page.

College Website:

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College Staff:

  • Faculty Chair: Ben Gorvine, Psychology
  • Associate Chair: Mark Witte, Economics
  • Assistant Chair: Taylor Rogers, Philosophy

Faculty Chair's Welcome

Welcome to Shepard Residential College. We are a multi-thematic college and, as such, we embrace many different interests. In fact, the best word to describe us is diverse—and at Shepard, we mean this is every sense of the word. Diverse backgrounds, diverse interests, diverse views, diverse passions and hobbies—you will find them all at Shepard.

The diverse interests and backgrounds make for lively discussions in our cozy home at the South Mid Quads. In addition to having conversations on a range of topics (academic and otherwise), students gather to watch films and television in our lounge, or to play ping-pong, XBox, or one of the many board games that comprise Shepard's collection. Whatever your interests and hobbies, you will find a home at Shepard.

Shepard has a dedicated dining room within the larger Allison Hall Dining Room. Here you will find some of our many faculty Fellows enjoying lunch or dinner with the students. Our Fellows come from a variety of disciplines, ranging from engineering to economics, from psychology to chemistry. The Fellows’ interests complement the diverse interests of the students.

We invite you to visit and to consider joining our community of Sheep!


Shepard Residential College Fellows and Graduate Associates

Name Position Department
Henry Binford Associate Professor History
Malia Bowers Graduate Associate Political Theory
Sara Broaders Professor of Instruction Psychology
Anthony Chen Associate Professor Sociology
Rifka Cook Associate Professor of Instruction Spanish & Portuguese
Pablo Durango-Cohen Associate Professor Civil & Environmental Eng.
Renee Engeln Professor of Instruction Psychology
Noah Ford Graduate Associate Engineering Sciences & Applied Math
Steve Franconeri Professor Psychology
Randy Freeman Professor Electrical & Computer Eng.
Wendi Gardner Associate Professor Psychology
Marcia Grabowecky Research Associate Professor Psychology
Joanna Grisinger Associate Professor of Instruction Center for Legal Studies
Claudia Haase Assistant Professor Education & Social Policy
James Hornsten Associate Professor of Instruction Economics
Liz Kinsley Associate Director of Admissions Undergraduate Admissions
Deanna Langle Chaplain University Lutheran Church
Craig Langman Professor Feinberg School of Medicine
Blaze Marpet Graduate Associate Philosophy
Thao Nguyen Assistant Professor of Instruction French & Italian
Fred Northrup Professor of Instruction Chemistry
Scott Ogawa Assistant Professor of Instruction Economics
Elizabeth Pardoe  Director Office of Fellowships
Mark Sheldon  Asst. Dean WCAS Admin
H. David Smith Distinguished Senior Lecturer Psychology
Mike Smutko Professor of Instruction Physics & Astronomy
Noelle Sullivan Assistant Professor of Instruction Global Health
Jennifer Tackett Associate Professor Psychology
Uri Wilensky Professor Education & Social Policy
Julie Windsor-Mitchell Director University Christian Ministry