Harrison Senior Staff

The Senior Staff is comprised of University faculty and administrative staff members who ensure the smooth functioning of Harrison College House. They coordinate the activities of the Resident Advisor (RA) team to support students. Additionally, the Senior Staff bears the formal responsibility of advocating for the House with other departments of the University.

Eric Cottrell

House Director

Deven M. Patel

Faculty Director
Professor, Department of South Asia Studies

Nicola Gentili

House Fellow
Associate Director of Penn Cinema & Media Studies Program

Matthew Neff

Faculty Fellow

Danielle Arocho

Residential Service Manager

Valeria Moreira

House Coordinator

Resident Advisors (RAs)

Resident Advisors: A team of undergraduate and graduate/professional students selected for their unique qualifications, academic excellence, and participation in University and community activities. They stand out in their interest in being leaders in the College House community and offering peer support to their residents. Additionally, our graduate RAs are selected from a variety of graduate programs and as such they bring a slightly different perspective to the College House. Their advanced academic and professional backgrounds enable them to nurture academic and co-curricular interests in the House, with their programming often reflecting their own particular studies. 

House Managers

Our House Managers and House Assistants oversee the Harrison Resource Room and our extensive lending library of board games, outdoor and sports equipment, cleaning supplies and more.

Our House Managers and House Assistants organize some of Harrison’s exciting signature events including Harrison Happy Hours, Oscar’s Viewing Party, Gingerbread Decorating Contest, and more. They also spearhead some of the house’s academic programming such as the Harrison Reading Community and Dinner and Conversation Series. The team works to connect the Harrison community with the events happening in Harrison through social media and physical marketing efforts.efforts.