Residential Colleges Office – Our People

Office of the Associate Vice Provost
Teaching Innovations Office
Residential Colleges Office
Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creativity

Jennifer Stephens, PhD

Associate Director of the UTLC
Director of the Residential Colleges Office
Jennifer Stephens directs the Residential Colleges Office and is the Director of the Teacher Education Fellows Program in the UTLC. She is also an Education Policy Fellow and serves on several editorial boards for international journals. She holds a B.A. in Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, an M.S. in Counseling from NCSU, and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a concentration in Cultural Studies from UNCG. Her research interests include school-university-community collaborations, culturally-responsive and critical place-based pedagogies, curriculum development and design, and innovative practices in teaching. Influencing her work with educators and students is a teaching philosophy that involves learning as a holistic endeavor that is reciprocal and extends beyond the classroom.

Area(s) of focus: Residential CollegesTeaching Education Fellows,

Debra Turner Bailey Global Citizenship Lectures

Expertise: Curriculum Mapping, Culturally-Responsive Pedagogies, Critical Pedagogies, Community Collaborations

Sara Littlejohn, PhD

Program Chair, Ashby College & Strong College
Sara Littlejohn has been teaching since 2000 and has been at UNCG since 2003. After directing the Writing Center at University of North Carolina Greensboro for 8 years, she is now the Program Chair for Ashby and Strong Colleges. In addition to teaching courses in rhetoric, food theory, the graphic novel and digital publishing, her research interests include digital language and literacy, multiliteracies, rhetoric, writing center theory, and composition theory and pedagogy.

Area(s) of focus: Ashby CollegeStrong College

Expertise:  Multiliteracies, Composition and Rhetoric, the teaching of writing, aligning assignments with course goals, designing courses to incorporate revision, using portfolios for writing instruction, incorporating multi-genre assignments, how to use peer review.

Christine Flood, PhD

Associate Program Chair, Ashby College
Christine Flood has been teaching at UNCG since the last century, which is a much more exciting way to say 1999. She primarily teaches United States History, including seminars on the Supreme Court, historical films, and the Civil Rights Movement, and every so often a seminar on the Atlantic World. A graduate of the University of Maryland and UNCG, she recently completed her dissertation, tentatively titled “The Arbiters of Compromise: Sectionalism, Unionism, and Secessionism in Maryland and North Carolina.” She is married and has two boys, who quickly bore of her endless discussions on arcane yet fascinating historical subjects.

Area(s) of focus: Ashby College, and Mulitliteracies, and 19th Century American History

Anne Barton, M.A.

Associate Program Chair, Strong College
Anne Barton has been teaching history courses at UNCG since 1999, and she has taught a wide variety of courses in European history including Western Civilization, Medieval Legacy, Women and the Family in the Middle Ages, and Europe Since 1920.  Mrs. Barton studied French Literature (B.A.) and Medieval History (M.A.) at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and her particular fields of interest are monastic women and women and gender in the later medieval period.  She currently works and teaches in Strong Residential College and teaches such courses as Pre-Modern Cities and the Strong Core capstone there.  Mrs. Barton lives in Greensboro with her husband and teenaged daughter.

Area(s) of focus: Strong College

Will Dodson, PhD

Residential College Coordinator

Will Dodson has been the Residential College Coordinator for Ashby and Strong since 2011. He teaches rhetoric and composition, media studies, and literature courses. His research interests include rhetorical theory and neurological memory, cult and horror cinema, and applied ethics.



John Sopper, M.A.

Program Chair, Grogan College
John Sopper holds an undergraduate degree in the Humanities from Brown University and a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies from Princeton. His intellectual passion is to understand and teach about the ways that religion influences modern social life and how modern social life influences religious thought and ethics. Since coming to UNCG he has taught courses in religious thought and social ethics related to modern changes in family and sexual life, gender roles, economic arrangements, globalization, the environment and political democratization. John enjoys learning, traveling, gardening, hiking, art, architecture and drinking strong coffee.

Expertise: Application-based learning, course design

Area(s) of focus: Grogan College

Sarah E. Colonna, PhD

Associate Program Chair, Grogan College
With degrees in nursing, women’s and gender studies, and educational leadership, Sarah joined Grogan College in August 2015. She has worked in hospitals and outpatient clinics and taught at the community college and university levels. Working with Grogan College is a unique way to combine her nursing and educational experience. Her research interests include feminist thought and pedagogy, equity and diversity, leadership, and young adult literature. Sarah is a voracious basketball fan, goes to the beach whenever possible, has two spoiled mini dachshunds, and reads as much as she can.

Area(s) of focus: Grogan College

Katherine Stamey Jessica Abell
Graduate Assistant
Ashby College
Kimberly Cassidy
Graduate Assistant
Strong Colleges

Katherine Stamey

Program Assistant
Phone: 336.256.1397