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Faculty in Residence                      

Research suggests that faculty interaction can have a positive impact on high risk students' social and academic integration and college persistence, thus benefiting the students and the University as a whole. Faculty also report a multitude of personal and professional benefits associated with living on campus. Many institutions have created a Faculty in Residence Program to increase faculty student interaction outside of the classroom, to create a more seamless experience for students, to enhance learning and development in the residential environment, and to allow for a greater personalization of the residential environment.

Faculty in Residence live full time within the residence halls and provide mentorship and educational opportunities to aid students in their academic and personal success. Faculty in Residence work closely with the residence life staff to create a residential environment that is conducive to academic success.


 Meet our Faculty in Residence:

  Dr. Andrew Donofrio

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....

 

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Dr. Uma Sridharan

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!