Tiffany Ruby Patterson, Faculty Head of Stambaugh House
Tiffany Ruby Patterson, faculty head of Stambaugh House, is an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the African American and Diaspora Studies program, and associate professor of history and American studies. She has a particular interest in colonialism and anti-colonial movements, migrations, social history of gender and color, and the moral imaginations of intellectuals in the African Diaspora. She has collaborated on the development of a first-year seminar studying the black experience in twentieth-century France and is the author of Zora Neale Hurston and a History of Southern Life (2005). Her current projects are a collection of essays entitled Hearts in Darkness and a study of the meanings of color in the United States and Jamaica. She is passionately interested in social justice and discussing the problems confronting our modern world.
A message from Dr. Patterson
For the 2010/2011 academic year, Stambaugh House will encourage students to develop the leadership skills needed in a world fractured by economic and social upheavals. We will create opportunities to showcase student talent and help each other tap into our intellectual passions. We will do this in atmosphere of fun and sharing, using humor and understanding to foster a supportive community. I will be there as a resource for you as you give me new insights into the human condition. We will live and learn together in Stambaugh community.
Opened in August 2007, Stambaugh House is located on the Commons. Stambaugh provides modern features in a classic building housing 162 first-year students in traditional double rooms. The building is co-residential, with men and women living on separate floors.
The Faculty Head of House lives in an apartment on the first floor, while students live on floors 2-5 of this five story building. Each residential floor has a study area and three shared bathrooms with showers. In addition, there is a lobby, study area, laundry room, seminar room, music room, and communal kitchen on the first floor. The building is fully air conditioned. Corridors and common areas are carpeted. Student rooms have tiled floors.