Living/Learning Center Faculty and Staff

2003-2004 academic year

Samuel Asiedu-Addo
  • Lecturer, Mathematics and Statisitics
  • Africa House Program
  • Faculty in Residence
Joseph Acquisto
  • Assistant Professor, Romance Languages
  • La Maison Francaise
  • Faculty in Residence
Andrew Barnaby
Andrew Barnaby
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Imagining Shakespeare Program
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Prof's Emily Bernard and John Gennari in their L/L apartment. (Photo: Andy Duback)
Emily Bernard
  • Assistant Professor, English
  • Race & Ethnicity in American Culture
  • Faculty in Residence
Malika Carter
  • Graduate Intern
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  • Lecturer, Area and International Studies
  • Japanese House
Moustapha Diouf 
Moustapha Diouf
  • Diouf specializes in rural sociology, social change and development in the Third World, and the political economy of Third World social formations. He has previously worked for UNESCO's Social Science Research Department in Senegal. Some of his recent publications include: "A New Dimension in the Legitimation Crisis in Senegal: Exacerbation of the Contradictions between State and Civil Society," in Rhukhsana A. Siddiqui (ed.), Challenges to Democracy and Development: Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1990s (Greenwood-Praeger, 1997); "Teaching the Conflicts: Race and Ethnic Relations," in Ball, Berkowitz, and Mzamane (eds.), Multicultural Education: A Transdisciplinary Approach ; and "La Construction d'une Nouvelle Gauche en Debat," in SUD Journal, November 1998, and "L'Actualite du Socialisme" in SUD Journal. Diouf earned his master's degree at the University of Paris and his doctorate at the University of Missouri.
Kathryn Dungy
  • Kathryn Dungy
  • Assistant Professor, History
  • Cuba: Past and Present Program
Deanna Garret
  • Complex Coordinator
  • Deanna Garrett  is the Complex Coordinator, a full-time staff member of the Department of Residential Life, responsible for creating a safe and secure environment in the Living/ Learning Center. Deanna coordinates educational and social programming for students, advises the L/L Community Council, counsels and advises students, and serves as a resource to the broader University community. Deanna articulates policies and procedures and hears judicial cases. The Complex Coordinator supervises the Assistant Complex Coordinator and Resident Assistants. Her office is at the Main Desk, 656-7942, (You can leave messages for Deanna at the Main Desk.)
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Prof's Emily Bernard and John Gennari in their L/L apartment. (Photo: Andy Duback)
John Gennari
  • Assistant Professor, English
  • Race & Ethnicity in American Culture
  • Faculty in Residence
Robert Gordon
  • Professor, Anthropology
  • Human Rights in Global Perspective Program
Sarah Greenleaf
  • Assistant Director
  • Sarah Greenleaf is the Program Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Living/Learning programs. She also oversees the recruitment and selection of next year's programs. In addition, Sarah is responsible for the non-residential space located throughout the Center. Please consult with Sarah should you have any questions concerning your program or if you are interested in beginning your own Living/Learning program next academic year. You may contact Sarah at 656-4200,

Chad Harter
  • L/L Photo Co-op Coordinator
  • The Art of Photography Program
  • Chad Harter, a local professional photographer, is the Photo Co-op Coordinator. The Photo Co-op is a complete facility whose financial and operational responsibilities are shared by all of its members. There are four fully-equipped darkrooms. Beginner's classes are offered, as well as advanced workshops on specific topics. Co-op memberships for students are available for $80.00 per semester. Chad also assists with the operation of the L/L Gallery. For further information, contact Chad at x656-4149,

Theresia Hoeck
Theresia Hoeck
  • Lecturer, German and Russian
  • German House Program

deb Deborah Holland
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Debra Holland serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Living/Learning Center. She is in charge of maintaining the budgets for each program and processing all accounting related to Living/Learning programs. Debbie is the person to see for any program-related funding needs and for reserving the Fireplace Lounge showcases. You can contact Debbie at 656-4200,

Barbara Kleh
  • Complex Secretary
  • Barb Kleh is our Complex Secretary. Barb formerly worked at UVM's School of Business Administration for six years. Barb is a good resource for any questions you may have and can assist with keys, maintenance problems, room scheduling requests and many other items that may be of interest to you. She also supervises the room change process, damage and facility maintenance, and lounge reservations. Phone: 656-4211,
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Anthony Magistrale
  • Professor of English
  • The American Horror Story Program

Mary Palin
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
Val Rohy
Valerie Rohy
  • Assistant Professor of English
  • Women Writing Women Program
  • Faculty in Residence

Valerie Rohy, a member of the English Department and a Living/Learning faculty resident, teaches courses in American literature, critical theory, and LGBT/queer studies. She came to UVM in 2002 after teaching at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and earning her PhD at Tufts University.  At UVM, she is involved with the Women's Studies Program and with the proposal for a minor in Sexuality and Gender Identity Studies.
Tracy Rushmer 
Tracy Rushmer
  • Assistant Professor, Geology
  • Mountain to Lake: The Geology of Vermont
Barbara Saylor Rodgers Barbara Saylor Rodgers
  • Professor, Classics
  • Integrated Humanities Program
John Sama
  • Interim Director
  • John Sama  John is the Interim Director of the Living/Learning Center. He is responsible to the Vice President for Undergraduate Education for the overall functioning of the Center and works closely with faculty and students in developing the Center's programs. John also serves as the liaison with the Department of Residential Life and other university departments. He can be reached at 656-4200,

Benjamin Schultze
  • Assistant Complex Coordinator
  • Benjamin Schultze  is the Assistant Complex Coordinator. He is a graduate student hall supervisor who shares responsibilities with the Complex Coordinator for supervising RA's, coordinating residence education, counseling and advising students, damage and facility maintenance, articulating policies, and hearing judicial cases. Benjamin is a great campus resource. You can find him in D-165, 656-6261,

John Shane 
John Shane
  • Senior Researcher, School of Natural Resources
  • Walking the Walk: Using your Natural Resources Education

R. Thomas Simone
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Integrated Humanities Program
Richard Sugarman
Richard Sugarman
  • Professor, Religion
  • Integrated Humanities Program

Professor Sugarman's fields are phenomenology, philosophy of religion, and Jewish philosophy. His Ph.D. is from Boston University (1976), and his M.A. and B.A. are from Yale (1969, 1966). He came to the University of Vermont in 1970. His publications include Rancor Against Time: The Phenomenology of Ressentiment (Felix Meiner, 1980), and (with R.T. Simone) Reclaiming the Humanities: The Roots of Self-Knowledge in the Greek and Biblical Worlds (Univ. Press of America, 1986). He has authored several articles on the religious philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, including an edition and annotation of John Wild, "Speaking Philosophy" (Commentary on E. Levinas, Totality and Infinity) in Phenomenological Inquiry 24 (2000): 205-292, and "Emmanuel Levinas: The Ethics of 'Face to Face'/ The Religious Turn" in Phenomenology World-Wide , ed. Anna Teresa Tymieniecka (Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers), published in Analecta Husserliana 80 (2003): 409-430. Sugarman also serves as Director of the Integrated Humanities Program for first-year students, and was a recipient of the Kroespsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching.

"It is through Philosophy that I approach the field of Religion, and the subject matter of Jewish Studies, in particular. The emphasis is on learning to read seminal texts in Religion, Philosophy, Jewish Studies, and the Humanities. The approach is through dialogue where students become part of an on-going conversation with the great thinkers and texts of the past and present."
sun Diana Sun
  • Lecturer, Area & International Studies
  • Chinese House
Kazuko Suzuki
  • Lecturer, Area and International Studies
  • Japanese House

Ross Thomson
  • Associate Professor, Economics
  • Integrated Social Sciences Program
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Luis  Vivanco
  • Assistant Professor, Anthropology
  • Integrated Social Sciences Program
John Waldron
  • Assistant Professor, Romance Languages
  • La Casa Hispanica

Joan Watson
  • L/L Pottery Studio Coordinator
  • Pottery and Clay Sculpture Program
  • Joan Watson directs the Pottery Studio and the L/L Gallery. The Pottery Studio presents an opportunity to work with clay in an informal atmosphere. It operates as a co-op and is open to all UVM students, faculty and staff, as well as to Burlington area residents. Members have the option of taking classes, working on individual projects, or both. The Gallery, located just off the Fireplace Lounge in Commons, invites exhibitors from inside and outside the University to exhibit here in shows of three or four weeks' duration. Each new show begins with an opening reception, to which all are invited. If you have exhibit ideas or wish to serve on the Center Arts Committee, contact Joan, 656-4150,

Chun Wei Chunfang Wei
  • Research Assistant Professor, Botany
  • Plants that Move Program
  • Faculty in Residence
Adam Warrington
  • Adam Warrington is the Center's Graduate Assistant. Adam will be working closely with the student program directors to provide them with leadership training and assistance in carrying out program activities. Adam is also responsible for editing the Center's weekly e-mail newsletter and manages Rhythm & Brews, the Center's weekly coffeehouse. Adam can be contacted by calling 656-4200,

Janet Whatley
  • Professor, Romance Languages
  • La Maison Francaise

John Yin