Faculty-In-Residence live in an on-campus apartment and are available to work with Residence Life staff to provide programming based on specialties, assistance with students’ academic or career development needs and to support staff/Residence Life programming events. Currently we have three Faculty-In-Residence who reside on campus with us:


Dr. Paul Harris, Aubie Hall

  • Faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Associate Director for the Honors College
  • Areas of Expertise: scholarships, academic success, engaging faculty members
  • His office is located at 200 Cater Hall with the Honors College.

Dr. Vesilin “Vesko” Ruychev, Talon Hall

  • Manager, Laboratory Instruction, Chemistry & Bio-Chemistry
  • Areas of Expertise: study skills, time management, succeeding in math and science courses

Mr. Jay Skipworth, Plainsman Hall

  • Asst. Director, AU Career Center
  • Areas of Expertise: career/major choices, study skills, getting involved on campus
  • Dr. Skipworth's office is located at 303 Mary Martin Hall.