Faculty Fellows are full-time faculty or academic Directors who interact with students in a specific residence hall, but do not live on campus. Faculty programming with students is as varied as the interests and expertise of the faculty themselves. Activities with students include:
- Hiking along the Ballona Wetlands
- Movie Nights
- Study skills workshops
- Job interviewing practice
- Excursions to the Getty Museum and Huntington Library
- Lots and lots of conversation about academic life, internships, research projects, and Study Abroad
Faculty Fellows are selected by a committee comprised of faculty, student affairs leaders, the VP for Undergraduate Education, and the Associate VP for Student Life. Faculty Fellows and FIR are recognized on campus and beyond for their passion for teaching, and contributions to their academic discipline and to student life.
Faculty Fellows must be full time faculty or Director of an academic program.
Appointments are for one year, renewable up to five years.
Benefits include a stipend of $1500 per semester and access to approximately $1000 in programming funds.
- Coordinate and collaborate with other Faculty Fellows and Faculty-in-Residence to plan programming in a specific residential community
- Be a presence in your designated residence hall each week. Hours should be coordinated with the Associate Director of Residential Life
- Be familiar with on-campus student support services so as to refer students to LMU resources as appropriate.
Current Faculty Fellows
Sue Scheibler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Film & TV
Sue Scheibler has graduate degrees in New Testament Studies and Philosophy of Religion and a PhD in Critical Studies (Film and Television) from the University of Southern California. She has published in Theorizing Documentary, Alternative Media Handbook, War: Interdisciplinary Investigations, Signs, and assorted journals. Her research and teaching interests include film theory, television studies, documentary, Asian film, science fiction, technologies of war, memory, video games, and Asian philosophy. She is currently working on two projects: Windows, Frames, Screens: Understanding Media and The Meditative Gaze: Media and Eastern Philosophy.
Kathleen Harris, Ph.D., Director, National and International Scholarships Office
Kathleen Harris is currently the Director of the National & International Scholarship Office at Loyola Marymount University. With a doctorate in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, she is a medievalist by training, but her interest in Old French oral tradition translated remarkably well when she was part of the African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia, a group she joined while working on infusing the merit scholarship program she was directed with opportunities for travel, study, research, and creative activity beyond our borders. Dr. Harris is delighted that the innovative program she helped start in Tanzania is still flourishing 10 years later. She serves as a guide through the application process for many distinguished honors, and is proud that since her arrival in 2001, 16 LMU students have won US Student Fulbrights, and her two extraordinary Fulbright experiences covering four countries inspired her even more to open the door to new world regions for LMU’s prospective applicants. Dr. Harris also recently finished her Juris Doctorate (JD) at Loyola Los Angeles Law School where she had the chance to study human rights and environmental law in San Jose, Costa Rica and international arbitration and comparative tort law at the University of Bologna in Italy.
La’Tonya Rease Miles, Ph.D., Director, Academic Resource Center, Faculty in English, Director, First-to-Go Program
As Director of the Academic Resource Center, Dr. Miles (also known as “LT”), works collaboratively with faculty, administrators and academic departments campus-wide to develop programs and services that help students maintain academic excellence. She also teaches part-time for the Department of English and is Director of the First To Go program.
Anton Smith, Ph.D., American Cultures
Dr. Anton L. Smith is originally from Riverhead, NY. His research examines how African American writers experience faith in a society that has historically devalued their humanity and intellectual abilities. Dr. Smith has taught courses in composition and African American literature at UCLA and Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. He currently teaches courses in comparative ethnic literature and religious studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles for the American Cultures Studies program.