- Residential College at West Ambler Johnston
Emily Whitehouse (she/her/hers) serves as an Assistant Director of Living-Learning Programs in the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston. In this role, she works in partnership with the live-in faculty principal, advises and supports the student leaders, supervises the RA team, and she works to help students navigate their experience within the residential college and university environments.
Emily earned a BA in English and Creative Writing and a MA in post-secondary education administration - both from Murray State University. Before this role, her graduate assistantship was in student disability services, and she also spent a semester as a FYE instructor for student success.
Emily loves working with living-learning programs because she believes that they create and foster a culture of co-learning that includes not just students, but also faculty and staff. Her favorite Aspiration for Student Learning is Pursue Self-Understanding and Integrity. She said, “When we pursue self-understanding and integrity, we do two things - learn who we are and make a commitment to our inner truth. This foundation is what allows us to navigate our life meaningfully and authentically, as well as sets the first layer of what it takes to give space for other people to be their authentic selves, too.”