Faculty Fellows

North Campus Faculty Programs, a program of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, oversees faculty involvement on North Campus and in the university owned residential communities in Collegetown, with a primary focus on the first-year experience.

Many Cornell faculty members are actively engaged in the residential communities around campus.  They help to create a supportive environment that fosters academic and intellectual learning, personal development, well-being, and a sense of belonging. While faculty members are pivotal to each of these dimensions, they play a leadership role in the dimension of learning. Faculty in your community can help you explore intellectual topics, find research opportunities, navigate the first-year, experience other cultures, discover the Ithaca community, connect with faculty in other colleges, and much more.

Risley is grateful to have four faculty fellows this year.

Denise Green

Denise is an assistant professor in the department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design and director of the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection. She is an anthropologist, curator, and ethnographic filmmaker, and her research examines intersections between fashion, identity, and space/place. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of textile design, natural dyes, and fabric printing techniques with Risley residents.




Tom Hill

Tom is a professor in the English department within the College of Arts and Sciences. His academic research interests are Medieval texts, but around RIsley, he is more commonly known for his extensive knowledge of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You definitely won't want to miss his dinners!




Courtney Roby

Courtney Roby is a professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Classics department, where she teaches courses on ancient Greek and Roman science and technology (she used to be an electrical engineer) as well as Latin literature. Her research focuses on the images used in scientific and technical texts from ancient papyri, to medieval manuscripts, to early printed books. In her spare time she likes to cook and play video games (mostly anything made by From Software).



For additional information about North Campus Faculty Programs, please contact:

Ethan Stephenson
Associate Director, North Campus Faculty Programs
Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
3337 South Balch Hall, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 254-3329