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 Graduate Associate (GA) and Resident Advisor (RA) staff to support students. Additionally, the Senior Staff bears the formal responsibility of advocating for the House with other departments of the University.

Deven M. Patel

Faculty Director
Professor, Department of South Asia Studies

Nicola Gentili

House Fellow
Associate Director of Penn Cinema & Media Studies Program

Mona Merling

House Fellow
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Jimeera Williams

Interim House Coordinator

Kathryn McDonald

House Director (Rodin College House)

Resident Advisors and Graduate Associates

Resident Advisors: RA for short. Undergraduate students selected for their unique qualifications, academic excellence, 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. 

Graduate Associates: GA for short. Like an RA but with some extras. The GAs 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. 

Gaurav Gupta

Resident Advisor
1st Floor

Dakota Becker

Graduate Associate
2nd Floor

Michael Lachanski

Graduate Associate
4th Floor

Whitney Orji

Graduate Associate
6th Floor

Lauren Payton

Resident Advisor
7th Floor

Tyler Baldor

Graduate Associate
8th Floor

Dariush Keyhani

Resident Advisor
9th Floor

Jesan Ataharul

Graduate Associate
10th Floor

Fadi Farsakh

Graduate Associate
12th Floor

Fernando Nombera 

Resident Advisor
13th Floor

Thomas Seaman

Resident Advisor
15th Floor

Edward Quaye

Resident Advisor
19th Floor

Edmund Gyasi

Graduate Associate
20th Floor

Mason Larkin

Resident Advisor
21st Floor

Peter Harvey

Graduate Associate
22nd Floor

Stephanie Acquaye

Resident Advisor
23rd Floor

Shivali Govani

Graduate Associate
24th Floor

House Managers