The Honors Residential Learning Community, housed in Wall Residence Hall, embraces the ideal of scholarly engagement as a goal for all high-achieving students. Students are immersed in a collaborative, intellectual, and close-knit social community with a focus on academic enrichment and excellence. Honors Scholars have the option of applying to Wall Residence Hall if they are interested in a housing environment that surrounds them with their high achieving peers. Applications to Wall Residence Hall open in March. Visit the Wall Residence Hall website for more information.
Wall Residence Hall is also home to a faculty member, Dr. Izabela Stefjla, and her family. Dr. Stefjla serves as Faculty in Residence (FIR), a positive and visible leader, teacher, and mentor to students living in Wall Residence Hall. FIRs facilitate, promote, and encourage intellectual, social, and cultural development and provide assistance to students seeking academic support and guidance through programming and one-on-one relationship building.
Dr. Izabela Steflja is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Political Science. Her teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of international criminal law, international development, and comparative politics of the developing world. Most recently, she coauthored a book entitled Women as War Criminals: Gender, Agency and Justice. As Faculty in Residence (FIR), Dr. Steflja hopes to not only support intellectual curiosity in students but also to inspire them to be active and reflective global citizens committed to equity and inclusion. The Wall FIR family is immigrant and multilingual. Dr. Steflja spent her childhood in the former Yugoslavia, completed her secondary and postsecondary education in Canada, and conducted extensive fieldwork in East and Central Africa. Her partner, Boris Martín, is a historian from Cuba, and their baby, Anton Xavier, is a native New Orleanian.