Faculty in Residence
Faculty in Residence live on campus in the residential communities and provide mentorship and educational opportunities. They work closely with the Residence Life Staff to create an environment that is conducive to academic and personal success.
Research suggests that faculty interactions can have a positive impact on students' social and academic integration and college persistence, thus benefiting the students and the University as a whole. CSU has created a Faculty in Residence Program to increase faculty-student interaction outside of the classroom in order to create a more seamless experience for students, to enhance learning and development, and to allow for a greater personalization of the residential environment.
Meet our Faculty in Residence:
Dr. Andrew Donofrio
Dr. Andrew Donofrio is an Assistant Professor of Communication and serves as the Communication Department's Lambda Pi Eta Advisor. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Slippery Rock University, an MA in English Professional Writing and Editing from Youngstown State University, and Ph.D in Media and Communication from Bowling Green State University. In 2017, Dr. Donofrio was one of CSU's QEP Fellows
As a teacher, Dr. Donofrio focuses on creating classrooms as spaces of hospitality where students feel comfortable sharing their perspectives, disagreeing with one another, and learning from one another. He seeks to reduce the power distance often felt by students when they think of themselves in comparison to their instructors and to empower students to seek out their passions.
His research focuses on rhetoric as a process of meaning-building, of creating, shaping, and reshaping symbols that manifest into and inform regional cultures. His current work is....
Dr. Uma Sridharan
Dr. Uma Sridharan is Professor of Accounting and Finance and Chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Turner College of Business. She came to the United States from India on student visa in 1984 to do a Ph.D in Business Administration at the University of Iowa and to pursue a career in teaching.
In 1994, Dr. Sridharan became a US citizen. She is married with two grown children and loves teaching, cooking, gardening, serving the community. She actively engages with the CSU and Columbus community during tax season preparing taxes with the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program in partnership with Goodwill Southern Rivers.
Dr. Sridharan greatly cherishes the privilege of being the Residence Hall Mom at Clearview Hall and looks forward to meeting you!