Dr. Robert J. O’Hara

[Image: Autumn leaves of the Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)] I am an academic naturalist and evolutionary biologist with professional interests in systematics, biodiversity, and the history and theory of the historical sciences (the palaetiological sciences of philosopher William Whewell). I administer the websites listed below.

I am also an advocate for the creation of small, cross-sectional, faculty-led house systems and residential college systems within schools and universities as a means to improve education for all. I established and maintain “The Collegiate Way: Residential Colleges and the Renewal of University Life” (collegiateway.org), the leading international resource on collegiate houses and the residential college movement. I have sixteen years’ experience in residential college life and administration at Harvard University, the University of North Carolina, and Middlebury College, and have been a speaker and consultant to public and private institutions in the United States and abroad that are exploring the collegiate model. To see what house systems and residential colleges can do for your institution please explore the Collegiate Way website.

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