Faculty-in-Residence Program


The Whittier College Faculty-in-Residence Program combines educational and social programming in an intimate and informal setting and is modeled after similar programs at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Located in the heart of campus, the houses are awarded to a faculty member, whose multi-year assignment is to plan and host a variety of experiences exploring a designated theme.

Faculty-in-Residence events feature noteworthy professionals—from authors and artists, to musicians and entrepreneurs, to politicians, and scientists—and enable students to interact with, listen to, and often dine with an invited speaker. 

Outdoor Classes at Hartley and Garret Houses

The patios at Hartley and Garret Houses are available on request, weather permitting, for instructors wishing to experiment with an outdoor classroom setting. The Hartley House patio table seats six while the Garrett House patio table seats twelve. Both houses can arrange tables for groups up to 30. White boards are available. To reserve the patios, contact the the Faculty-in-Residence. 

Garrett House Faculty-in-Residence

Lizardo Herrera, Associate Professor of Spanish

Hartley House Faculty-in-Residence

Rebecca Overmyer-Velázquez, Professor of Sociology and Program Coordinator of Environmental Studies