Shepard Residential College

Mark Witte, Faculty Chair

Mark Witte, Faculty Chair

Beth Pardoe, Associate Chair

Beth Pardoe, Associate Chair

Malia Bowers, Assistant Chair

Malia Bowers, 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: Mark Witte, Economics
  • Associate Chair: Beth Pardoe, Fellowship Office
  • Assistant Chair: Malia Bowers, Political Science

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
Christy Anderson Program Coordinator Senior Economics
David Bell Professor Theatre
Henry Binford Associate Professor History
Sara Broaders Professor of Instruction Psychology
Rives Collins Professor Theatre
Rifka Cook Associate Professor of Instruction Spanish & Portuguese
Ricardo Court Senior Lecturer Political Science
Jose Ramon Fernandez-Pena Director of Health Professions Advising Health Professions Advising
Randy Freeman Professor Electrical & Computer Eng.
Ben Gorvine
Associate Professor of Instruction Psychology
Joanna Grisinger Associate Professor of Instruction Center for Legal Studies
Claudia Haase Assistant Professor Education & Social Policy
Jim Hornsten Professor of Instruction Economics
Fatima Khan Associate Professor of Instruction Middle East & North African Studies
Liz Kinsley Associate Director of Admissions Undergraduate Admissions
Deanna Langle Pastor University Lutheran Church
Craig Langman Professor Feinberg School of Medicine
Scott Ogawa Assistant Professor of Instruction Economics
Mark Sheldon  Distinguished Senior Lecturer Emeritus Philosophy
Jennifer Tackett Associate Professor Psychology
Francesca Truffa Graduate Associate
Ashley Wong Graduate Associate
Julie Windsor-Mitchell Director University Christian Ministry