Faculty in Residence Program

A unique opportunity to live and interact with students in the residential community. Seeking applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Faculty in Residence Program provides a unique opportunity for faculty to interact in casual settings within the residence hall environment. These interactions provide learning and growing opportunities for both students and faculty.

The Faculty in Residence Program fosters the exchange of ideas, intellectual development, personal connections and shared experiences. Faculty will have the opportunity to participate in various events in the hall community, act as mentors, assist students in accomplishing learning outcomes, and become a cherished part of the community. The Faculty in Residence Program works within the Residence Life Experience curriculum, designed in collaboration with cross-divisional student service departments. As a result of this NDSU experience, students will engage to positively impact their communities.   

“Sharing my experience and knowledge has been a highlight of my time as NDSU's Faculty in Residence. But the amount of my own learning from students is something I didn’t expect. ” Justin Wageman, School of Education, Faculty in Residence 2015-2018

Community Seeking Faculty in Residence

Mathew Living Learning Center
  • Upper division student living environment, typically juniors and seniors with sophomores eligible.
  • Students have private rooms either in four-bedroom apartment style spaces or studios.
  • One Hall Director and eight Resident Assistants develop community in the hall.


  • Interact on a formal and informal basis. Interactions may be adapted to adhere to CDC guidelines. 
  • Provide mentorship for students.
  • Provide ten student-contact hours per month (examples for engaging may include: eating meals with students, attending in-hall events, organizing study groups and meetings, mentoring, office hours, etc.).
  • Connect with student leadership within the community.
  • Design and implement one event per month.


  • Student interaction in a residential setting.
  • Relationship development and networking enhancement across disciplines with students.
  • A two-bedroom, one bath apartment that includes cable, utilities, internet, and coinless in-hall laundry.
  • Dining center meals to be utilized in any of the three on campus dining centers.
  • Funding for monthly community events.

Application (Due April 30, 2021)

Application Form


Please view the FAQs for the Faculty in Residence program. All other questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Carol Jergenson, Assistant Director for Residential Education.

Carol Jergenson
Assistant Director for Residential Education
P:701.231.5603 |  Carol.Jergenson@ndsu.edu

Current Faculty in Residence

Ethan Boldt
Assistant Professor, NDSU Department of Political Science and Public Policy
2020/2021 Faculty in Residence - Cater Hall

"As an incoming faculty member, I see this as an opportunity to be a friend to the students of NDSU and promote student success beyond the classroom. I have fond memories of my time in on-campus living during my undergraduate years and am hoping to pay them forward!" Ethan Boldt

Verlin Hinsz
Professor of Psychology, NDSU Department of Political Science and Public Policy
2020/2021 Faculty in Residence - Mathew Living Learning Center

Verlin is an NDSU alum who has served as faculty in the Department of Psychology for over 35 years. He has a love for travel and has visited more than 60 countries on 6 different continents. 

Former Faculty in Residence

2019-2020          Dr. Ryan Kota, Assistant Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences 
2018                   Dr. Gina Aalgaard Kelly, Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
2015-2018          Dr. Justin Wageman, Associate Professor, School of Education
2012-2015          Dr. Warren Christensen, Assistant Professor, Physics
2010-2012          Dr. Amy Ganguli, Assistant Professor, Range Science
2008-2010          Drs. Andrew and Miriam Mara, Associate Professors, English

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