Village Staff

Meet the Director

Scott O’Leary, Ph.D
Director of Honors and Scholars Village
Academic and Student Affairs
Phone: 919.515.0946

Dr. O’Leary joined NC State University as the Director of the Honors and Scholars Village in Fall 2018. In addition to being the Director of the Honors and Scholars Village, Dr. O’Leary also teaches in the University Honors Program and is one of the principal leads for the Campus Conversations Project. Prior to NC State, Dr. O’Leary was an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Honors Director at the University of Saint Mary (Kansas). His research focuses on the philosophy of emotions and moral psychology, in particular the experiential dimensions of everyday life. Prior to his graduate work, Dr. O’Leary received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Boston College in History and Philosophy. With his honors, teaching, and interdisciplinary research background, Dr. O’Leary aims to support students’ success and intellectual growth regardless of their major or career paths.

Meet the Graduate Assistant

Kip Perry
Graduate Assistant
Honors and Scholars Village
Phone: 919.515.0946

Kip Perry is currently pursuing a Master’s in History and supports the HSV Fellow staff, students and serves as a TA in Dr. O’Leary’s honors seminar.

Village Fellows

  • Fellows support the Honors and Scholars Village by serving as mentors, academic role models and through facilitating village-wide activities and events. All Village Fellows mentor first-year UHP and USP student clusters enrolled in interdisciplinary thematic first-year HON seminars.
  • Fellows establish relationships with their individual clusters, as well as work with faculty members to connect classroom learning with outside experience. Examples include organizing programs for faculty and student interactions, facilitating discussion and study sessions, and fostering students’ curiosity, leadership abilities, and service to the village and NC State community.
  • Fellows also serve as positive academic role models in the classroom, modeling good habits, time management, and showing first-year students how to take full advantage of the resources and technology in the classroom and on campus.
  • Fellows facilitate programming that connects the classroom to the campus and beyond. These programs include the HSV MetaSkill Challenge, Fall Symposium, our Scholar-in-Residence “Around Us” film discussion series, Food for Thought faculty dinners, speed research and networking, service trips, and community conversations.
2020-2021 Village Fellow Position Description 2020-2021 Village Fellow Application