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Carl Krieger

Director, Residential Education

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Carl Krieger currently serves as director of residential education for Student Life where he supports the educational direction for programs within Student Life. Within this role, he shepherds the Steps to Leaps program, a campus-wide program focused on student well-being to align all student support measures. Additionally, he represents Student Life on the Transformative Education 2.0 project team and the faculty senate. Before serving in his current role, Krieger served as director of Residential Life. While in this position he transformed Residential Life to align with the academic purpose of the institution by bringing the office of learning communities under the purview of Residential Life, instituting a residential curriculum and starting the Faculty-in-Residence program.   

Krieger has overseen the creation or growth of residential learning programs at Duke University, Virginia Tech and Purdue University. At Virginia Tech he helped create the residential college program and oversaw the first residential college on campus.  While in this role he co-created the Residential College Symposium, a national conference dedicated to providing a learning network for faculty and student affairs educators to share knowledge, build community and advance scholarship about the residential college experience. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Residential College Society Executive Team and is excited to attend the ninth Residential College Symposium at Virginia Tech. 

Krieger strives to find ways to bring together faculty members and student affairs educators to provide integrated experiential learning programs. His research focus is the impact of various programs and communities on a student’s feeling of belonging and connectedness to their university. His most recent book chapter within The Faculty Factor: Developing Faculty Engagement within Living-Learning Communities is titled “Laying the Foundation for a Living-Learning Community: Building Strong Faculty-Residential Life Partnerships.”