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Faculty Fellows

The Faculty Fellows Program was created to build community and increase faculty-student engagement, especially outside of the classroom, providing more fun and intellectually engaging discussion and activities within and beyond our residence halls.


 Meet the Senior Fellows in Each First-Year Residence Hall:

Mary Dalton (‘83), Professor
Department of Communication

“It is a distinct honor to participate in the inaugural Faculty Fellow Program.  As a Wake Forest graduate and longtimefaculty member, I look forward to sharing one of the things that makes our university special — the sense of community — with incoming students.”

Katy Harriger, Professor
Department Chair of Politics and International Affairs

“I am excited to be participating in the Faculty Fellows program because it provides me the opportunity, as a faculty member, to better understand the lives of students outside of the classroom.  It also provides students the opportunity to come to know faculty beyond their classroom role. I think these relationships will have a positive impact on campus life, both inside and outside of the classroom.”

Cindy Gendrich, Professor
Department of Theatre and Dance

“I love students, and the faculty fellows program seemed like a great way to help them find links between their passions, their classes, and their life outside the classroom. I’m also the director of a new center on campus, the Interdisciplinary PLACe, and the faculty fellows program seemed like a wonderful way to get students aware of and involved with the things IPLACe is doing.”

José Villalba, Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion; Department of Counseling

“The Faculty Fellows program is a new, exciting initiative to increase faculty engagement with students. I’m particularly enthusiastic about being part of the inaugural year of this program and I can’t wait to get started.”

John Llewellyn, Associate Professor
Department of Communication

“Faculty are people too; through the fellows program you can learn from them and they can learn from you.”


Barbara Lentz, Associate Professor
School of Law

“At the end of Chamber of Secrets, Prof. Dumbledore tells Harry Potter ‘[i]t is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’ Your Faculty Fellows can help you find your way at Wake and, just as at Hogwarts, help is always available to those who ask.”