Faculty In Residence
Dr. LaTosha Traylor, a Sociology professor, serves as our Faculty in Residence. Her presence in the Student Housing community offers opportunities for residents to informally interact with a faculty member in a casual setting. She lives in the Student Housing community and provides various other programs and events, including Tuesdays with Tosha.
Welcome Letter From Dr. Traylor
Dear HRE Family:
I hope that your semester is off to a great start! I’m sending this letter to you as a way of introducing myself. My name is Dr. LaTosha Traylor and I am the new Faculty In Residence (FIR). My students call me Dr. or Professor Traylor; but here in the Student Housing community, you can call me “Tosha”. I am a 3rd year Sociology professor, but I’ve been teaching since 2007. My research focuses on issues related to race, class, gender and crime. I teach a variety of grad and undergrad courses in these areas. As the FIR, I am here to assist you with developing your academic skillset and building positive relationships with your professors. I am thrilled about this opportunity to work closely with you in your community.
Personally, I have a pretty laid-back, approachable personality and I “keep it real” with my students. They really appreciate that about me. I also have a strong sense of compassion for those who’ve been socially marginalized. I was always that kid on the playground who defended the outcasts and had no tolerance for bullying. I’m still that person. Also, I love learning. Even though I didn't go directly to graduate school after college, I worked on university campuses in order to remain immersed in a learning environment. All of that is to say... I have literally spent my entire adult life on a university campus. And I love it!
I’m looking forward to us getting to know one another over this academic year. I’m also excited about the FIR programming coming your way very soon. Once a month I will host “Tuesdays with Tosha” which will cover different topics such as Q & A, and is Orange really the New Black? These programs occur in Gastronome 160 at 6:30pm. Please keep an eye out for flyers! If you are unable to attend my programs, , please feel free to introduce yourself when you see me around the community or email me and we’ll schedule a time to chat ( firstname.lastname@example.org) .