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Brown Commons

This living-learning community of about 350 students will launch at Colgate in the fall of 2017.

Leaders

Jeff Bary

Jeff Bary

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy, 409 Ho Science Center
Phone: 315-228-7693
E-mail: jbary@colgate.edu

FACULTY PROFILE
Mary Simonson

Mary Simonson

Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies
Women's Studies, 115B East Hall
Phone: 315-228-6359
E-mail: msimonson@colgate.edu

FACULTY PROFILE
Chimebere Nwaoduh, Resident Fellow

Chimebere Nwaoduh

Assistant Director of Residential Life
Residential Life, Drake Hall
Phone: 315-228-6610
E-mail: cnwaoduhstaff@colgate.edu
Avatar for Kaspar Alberico, Brown Commons residential fellow.

Kassandra (Kasper) Alberico

Residential Fellow
Residential Life, Drake Hall
Phone: 315-228-7367

Faculty and Staff Affiliates

Affiliates will be announced soon.

Named For

Coleman B. Brown

Brown joined the Colgate faculty in 1970 as a philosophy and religion instructor.  He was also university chaplain from 1974 to 1989. He was awarded with the Phi Eta Sigma teaching award, the Colgate Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Colgate prize for inspirational teaching. During his tenure, he served as dean of students, chaired the diversity committee, and served as chair of the department of religion and philosophy. His work before Colgate involved civil rights campaigns and a movement protesting the Vietnam War. The Irene and Coleman Brown Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 by friends and former students in honor of him and his wife, Irene Brown.