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, and for the application of those ideas to the practice of homeschooling as well. 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 residential college systems. 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.

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