Book cover for The Faculty Factor: Developing Faculty Engagement with Living Learning Communities

Forthcoming Fall 2022

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Jennifer E. Eidum

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Lara Lomicka

Lara Lomicka Anderson (PhD, Penn State) is Professor of French and Applied Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of South Carolina. Lara currently serves as Faculty Principal of Preston Residential College (2016-2022), an Honors College Pearce Faculty Fellow, and as Senior Faculty Fellow for the Center for Integrated and Experiential Learning. In 2020, she was awarded the John N. Gardner Inspirational Faculty Award. In 2011 she was honored by the French Government as a Chevalier dans l’ordre des palmes académiques. She served for a number of years as Chair and Co-Chair of the American Association of Teachers of French Technology Commission and recently served as Past President of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators (AAUSC), the Past President of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), and Past President of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (NFMLTA). Lara participated in a 3-year multi-institutional interdisciplinary cohort exploring residential learning communities as a high-impact practice at Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning and regularly conducts workshops, consults with programs, and gives talks throughout the United States and internationally.