Each year, the village selects a faculty member to serve as the Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) in the village. The goal of the program is to foster meaningful dialogue between students and faculty outside the classroom. The SIR serves as a role model for village students as they develop as young scholars and researchers.

For 2019-2020, the Scholar in Residence is Anne Auten, Assistant Director of the University Honors Program and a TH!NK (QEP) Faculty Fellow. Anne received her degrees in English from NC State University, with a concentration in gender and sexuality in nineteenth-century British literature. Over the last ten years, she has taught a range of literature and first-year writing courses at Elon University and NC State University. At NC State, she has also designed courses for the First Year Inquiry and Summer START programs, as well as a study abroad course in Paris. She enjoys working with all levels of undergraduate students and has also served as a faculty mentor to graduate students in the First-Year Writing Program. In addition to her passion for teaching, she regularly facilitates faculty development workshops and supports cohorts of  TH!NK faculty from all disciplinary backgrounds. Her research interests include both literary criticism and composition pedagogy, and she has presented her work at national and international conferences. In 2015, she was the recipient of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Lecturer Award.

For more information, contact Dr. Scott O’Leary, Honors and Scholars Village Director