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Faculty in Residence Program

A unique opportunity to live and interact with students in the residential community.

The Faculty in Residence Program provides a unique opportunity for faculty to interact in casual settings within the residence hall environment. These interactions provide learning and growing opportunities for students and faculty alike.

The Faculty in Residence Program enables the exchange of ideas, intellectual development, personal connections and shared experiences. Faculty will have the opportunity to participate in various events in the hall community, act as mentors and role models, assist students in accomplishing learning outcomes, and become a cherished part of the community.

 “Sharing my experience and knowledge has been a highlight of my time as NDSU's faculty in residence. But the amount of my own learning from students is something I didn’t expect. ”
Justin Wageman, Faculty in Residence


  • Live in the Mathew Living Learning Center and interact on a formal and informal basis
  • Provide ten student-contact hours per month (eating meals with students, attending in-hall events, organizing study groups and meetings, mentoring, office hours, etc.)
  • Attend MLLC student staff and/or hall government meetings
  • Design and implement one program per month



  • A two bedroom, one bath apartment which includes cable, utilities, telephone, internet, coinless in-hall laundry
  • A meal plan to utilize in any of the three on campus dining centers
  • Funding provided for monthly events 
  • Available parking near hall (permit required) 
  • Position is available for one academic year with the option to reapply for a second year



Q:        Where is the faculty apartment located?
A:        The faculty apartment is located in the Mathew Living Learning Center on the west side of the campus.

Q:        Who are the students who typically live in the MLLC?
A:         Students in the MLLC have lived on campus at least two semesters or are 20 years of age or older. 

Q:        What is the noise level of the Mathew Living Learning Center (MLLC)?
A:        The MLLC is one of the quietest living environments on campus.  The current FIR indicated their apartment in the MLLC was far quieter than any other apartment they lived in.

Q:        What is the cost of the apartment?
A:        The cost of the apartment is included in the benefits package. Cable, utilities, telephone, and coinless in-hall laundry is also included at no additional charge.

Q:        Where will I receive mail?
A:        Mail will be delivered to Mathew Living Learning Center East. A private mailbox with key access is provided.

Q:        Is parking available? If so, where is it and how much does it cost?
A:        The faculty member is requested to pay for his/her own parking fee; however, the fee covers the cost of parking in the lot directly east of the building.

Q:        Is there a shuttle/bus service on campus? How does it work?
A:        Yes. The Metropolitan Area Transit System, better known as "MAT", is the public transit system serving the cities of Fargo and Moorhead with limited service to West Fargo and Dilworth. For more information, visit the NDSU/MAT shuttle website here.

Q:        Is Ethernet connectivity available?
A:        Yes. This service is provided at no charge.

Q:        If I have a family, can they live with me in the residence hall?
A:        Yes.

Q:        Can I have pets if I am living in the residence hall?
A:        Freshwater fish in a 10 gallon or less tank are allowed.

Q:        What is the size of the apartment?
A:        2 bedroom, 1 bath, and limited furnishings provided upon request.


Gina Aalgaard Kelly
Associate Professor of Medical and Aging Sociology
Faculty in Residence, Mathew Living Learning Center

Dr. Gina Aalgaard Kelly is a member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the sociology of medicine and aging. She has been with NDSU as a faculty member since 2011. Dr. Aalgaard Kelly is an alumna of NDSU as well receiving both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Sociology.  Dr. Aalgaard Kelly received her Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Aalgaard Kelly is a mother of three and has passions for reading, cooking, traveling, and marathon running.  She values interpersonal connections and works to ensure all students feel included at NDSU. Dr. Aalgaard Kelly wants to help create an environment within the halls to help enhance academic engagement through conversational settings. 

Dr. Aalgaard Kelly is originally from Bemidji, MN.  

Former faculty who acted as Faculty in Residence
2015-2018          Dr. Justin Wageman, Associate Professor, School of Education
2012-2015          Dr. Warren Christensen, Assistant Professor, Physics
2010-2012          Dr. Amy Ganguli, Assistant Professor, Range Science
2008-2010          Drs. Andrew and Miriam Mara, Associate Professors, English

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Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 3430 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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