Fellows of the IRC

Fellows of the IRC

The Fellows mission is to enhance and advance the academic experience and careers of the IRC students. They interact with our residents in all types of IRC events throughout the course of the year.

Faculty Fellows

  • Dorothe Bach, Professor and Associate Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Reid Bailey, Professor of Systems Engineering
  • Brad Brown, Associate Professor of Commerce Emeritus; IRC Founding Principal
  • Jack Chen, Professor of Chinese Literature; Director, Institute of Humanities & Global Cultures
  • Jenny Chiu, Associate Professor of Education
  • Federico Cuatlacuatl, Assistant Professor of Studio Art
  • Tom Horton, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Malo Hutson, Dean, School of Architecture; Edward E. Elson Professor
  • Sanda Iliescu, Professor of Art and Architecture
  • Eric Loth, Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor of Engineering
  • Stephen D. Mull, Vice Provost for Global Affairs
  • Stephen Parks, Professor of English; Global Studies Affiliated Faculty
  • Geeta Patel, Professor of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures
  • Sandy Seidel, Professor of Biology; Association Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Sheetal Sekhri, Associate Professor of Economics
  • Ian Solomon, Dean, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • Teresa Sullivan, Professor of Sociology, emeritus President of the University of Virginia
  • Samhita Sunya, Associate Professor of Cinema
  • Mark Thomas, Professor of History and Economics
  • Yuri Urbanovich, Lecturer in Politics and Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Levi Vonk, Assistant Professor of Global Studies
  • Jennifer West, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Community Fellows

  • Eze Amos, Documentary Photographer & Photojournalist
  • Elaine Bailey, UVA Student Disability Access Center, Assistant Director
  • Christina Ball, Speak! Language Center, Founder/Director
  • Camaran Gaillard, Public Housing Association of Residents
  • Dreama Montrief Johnson, UVA Public Pathways program, Director
  • Jay Kuhlmann, English as a Second Language Instructor, PVCC
  • Marga Odahowski, Author; former IRC Director of Studies
  • Maureen Oswald, UVA Hospital, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Carolyn Schuyler, Wildrock Nature Discovery, Founder
  • Kala Somerville, Computers4kids, Executive Director
  • Teri Strother, UVA Office for Sustainability, Communications Manager
  • DeVon Wade, UVA Equity Center, Community Partnerships Program
Interested in Becoming a Fellow?

All of our fellows share one thing in common: they love engaging with students (frequently over food!).  An ideal fellow enjoys forming reciprocal connections with students, where both share their knowledge, experiences, and perspectives.  Interested in becoming a fellow? Contact IRC Director of Studies, Prof. David Edmunds, [email protected].