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Fellows of the IRC

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

Morea Fellows

Internationally recognized administrators and leaders who support the IRC and are willing to interact with residents.

  • James Aylor, Department of Electrial and Computer Engineering, Dean Emeritus
  • Ian Baucom, UVA Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor, Creative Writing Program
  • Patricia Lampkin, UVA Vice President & Chief Student Affairs Officer
  • Larry Sabato, Director of the UVA Center of Politics
  • Allan Stam, UVA Dean of Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • Kathryn Thornton, Engineering Professor and Former NASA Astronaut
  • Brantly Womack, Professor of Politics
  • Carl Zeithaml, Dean of McIntire School of Commerce

Professorial 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.

  • Silvia Blemker, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Brad Brown, Associate Professor of Commerce and Founding Fellow
  • Tom Horton, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
  • Manuel Lerdau, Professor of Environmental Sciences
  • Eric Loth, Rolls Royce Professor of Engineering
  • Garrick Louis, Associate Professor, Department of Systems and Information Engineering
  • Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, Department of Politics
  • Sheetal Sekhri, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
  • Mark Thomas, Professor of History and Economics

Community Fellows

Distinguished Leaders of the university and local area who create and design academic events for IRC students each year.

  • Michelle Ball, Assistant Director, University of Virginia Career Services
  • Tim Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Dreama Montrief Johnson, Associate Director, University of Virginia Career Center
  • Marga Odahowski, Speaker, Author, Lifestyle Strategist and former IRC Director of Studies
  • Sherry Olander, LMT, Licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant
  • Maureen Oswald - Volunteer Coordinator - UVa Hospital
  • Jannatul Pramanik, MPH, Program Coordinator, Multicultural Student Services
  • Margo Smith, Director & Curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum
  • Cherry Stewart- Charlottesville Schools
  • Yuri Urbanovich, Lecturer in BIS Program, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Chris Wilcox-Elliott, Assistant Dean, Global Affairs; Director Center for Global Commerce

Graduate Fellows

Accomplished graduate students at UVA that are interested in engaging IRC residents.