Emory Report
April 6, 2009
Volume 61, Number 26


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April 6
, 2009
Faculty join Clairmont community

From Staff Reports

Continuing Campus Life’s vision to strengthen the bonds between students and faculty, and promote a vibrant educational experience on campus, Tracy Morkin and Jack Zupko are the newest members of Residence Life & Housing’s Faculty-in-Residence program on Clairmont Campus. Returning faculty-in-residence are Michael A. Elliott and Paul Courtright.

Chemistry lecturer Morkin will serve as faculty advisor for the BASE (Bridging Academics Science & Ethics) program. The goal of the hall is to build upperclassmen community living by integrating social and intellectual life.

Zupko, associate professor of philosophy and director of the undergraduate program in Catholic Studies, will focus on bringing students together for interdisciplinary discussions.

Elliott, Winship Distinguished Associate Research Professor of English, lives at Clairmont with his wife Jenn Mathews, who teaches at Emory Law, and his children Gabriel and Meg. Elliott sponsors a series of programs that bring faculty to the Clairmont campus to discuss their interests over informal, lively dinners.

Courtright, professor in the Department of Religion, directs the Center for International Living, which provides an intellectual and social experience for Clairmont’s upperclassmen who have interests in international topics and cultures. He sponsors a series of events throughout the year, including films, field trips and talks by Emory faculty and Atlanta leaders.