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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

  • Holger Babinsky, Professor of Cambridge University

  • Ian Baucom, UVA Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

  • Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor, Creative Writing Program

  • Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Master of Lowell House, Harvard University
  • Dorrie Fontaine, Dean of Nursing
  • Nathaniel Howell, Director, Institute for Global Policy Research and Former U.S.Ambassador

  • Baroness Helena Kennedy, Principle of Mansfield College at Oxford University, member of the British Parliament
  • Patricia Lampkin, UVA Vice President & Chief Student Affairs Officer

  • Jeff Legro, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Richmond

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Steven Arata, Professor Department of English

  • Silvia Blemker, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

  • Brad Brown, Associate Professor of Commerce and Founding Fellow

  • Peter Brunjes, Commonwealth Professor of Psychology

  • Anselmo Canfora, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Architecture

  • Lisa Goff, Assistant Professor Department of English

  • Tom Horton, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

  • Manuel Lerdau, Professor of Environmental Sciences

  • Angeline Lillard, Professor, Department of Psychology

  • Garrick Louis, Associate Professor, Department of Systems and Information Engineering

  • Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, Department of Politics

  • Sheetal Sekhri, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

  • Lisa Russ Spaar, Professor of English and Creative Writing

  • Mark Thomas, Professor of History and Economics

  • Brantly Womack, Professor of Politics


Community Fellows

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

  • Alexis Andres, Dean of Whitman College, Princeton University

  • Michelle Ball, Assistant Director, University of Virginia Career Services

  • Eboni Bugg, LCSW, RYT, Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher

  • Linda Callihan, International Scholar Advisor

  • Tim Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • Sam Green, Facilitator, Compassionate Care Initiative, UVa School of Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing

  • Marc Guzman, A/APA Program Coordinator, University of Virginia Office of the Dean of Students

  • Valencia Harvey, Area Coordinator, Office of Residence Life

  • Dreama Montrief Johnson, Associate Director, University of Virginia Career Center

  • Jason Jones, Program Director for Educational Research

  • Marga Odahowski, author, activist and former IRC Director of Studies

  • Margo Smith, Director & Curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum

  • Yuri Urbanovich, Lecturer in BIS Program, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

  • Chris Wilcox-Elliott, Assistant Dean, Student Life and Programs, McIntire School of Commerce


Graduate Fellows

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

  • Adam Cohn
  • Carlos Noyes
  • Yohanis Kassa