Resident Faculty Communities

Several of USC's residence halls and apartment buildings are home to resident faculty members who, along with acting as neighbors and mentors, lead field trips and host social events for the residents of the building. More information about the faculty members participating in these programs can be found here.


Residents of the Annenberg House can take advantage of the educational support and mentoring available from the Residential Faculty Master. Dr. Darnell Cole sponsors monthly events that highlight the culture and history of Los Angeles such as horseback riding by the Hollywood sign, trips to local museums, and food/architecture tours of Los Angeles. Dr. Cole makes himself available to speak with residents and support them in their academic endeavors at USC.

Residential Faculty

Darnel Cole, Associate Professor of Education

Open to: Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students


Residential Faculty

Victor Jones, Assistant Professor of Architecture

Open to: Master of Laws (LLM) graduate students
Location: Founders


An informal resident faculty community, Hillview is a excellent place for graduate students in any discipline. Outings to concerts, plays and restaurants are organized by the Residential Education staff and resident faculty.

Residential Faculty

Scott Smith, Assistant Professor, Writing Program

Open to: Graduate students
Location: Hillview

Occupational Therapy House

An award-wining winning residential program developed to support students in USC’s internationally ranked Occupational Therapy department, OT House is a comfortable place for students to study and socialize. The building is located near the University’s Center for Occupational and Lifestyle Redesign In addition to their studies, residents have a long tradition of volunteer work in the surrounding community.

Residential Faculty

Kimberley Lenington, Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Open to: Occupational Therapy students
Location: Centennial


The Sierra Residential Faculty program is designed to enrich the academic life of residents and develop a community by the combining learning with student-oriented programs that center of involvement and leadership.

Residential Faculty

Ashley Uyeshiro, Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Open to: Viterbi Engineering PhD graduate students
Location: Sierra