Fostering a vibrant intergenerational intellectual community is one of the foremost goals of the residential House system. To that end, Dunster welcomes a scholar to join its residential community and actively participate in House life each academic year. The scholar, whose professional and academic experience in turn enriches the Dunster community, is typically a leading expert in his or her field. Previous Dunster House scholars have included an award-winning Nigerian poet, a Turkish special education expert, and a professor of management and global public policy at the Naval Postgraduate Institute.
Dunster Resident Scholars often participate in House Life in the following ways:
- Regularly attend House events, including commmencement-related activities and sophomore orientation
- Proactively reach out to, and meet with, students with similar intellectual or professional interests
- Give a lecture and/or host a discussion group at least once per term
Please note Dunster does not have a Resident Scholar for the 2020-21 academic year due to covid-related restrictions.