Residence Life is pleased to announce two Division of Student Affairs (DSA) Faculty Fellows within Academic Support Initiatives for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

Drs. Kristan Poirot and Phia Salter will serve as DSA Faculty Fellows hosted within the Department of Residence Life. The Faculty Fellows began their appointments on September 1st, 2018.

About the Division of Student Affairs Faculty Fellow Program

The DSA Fellows Program highlights the Division’s commitment to enhancing student learning through the creation of seamless academic partnerships and integrated curricular and co‐curricular transformational, high impact learning experiences.

The Division of Student Affairs Fellows Program provides an opportunity for faculty to serve in a fellow position within the Division focused on enhancing existing and identifying new Student Affairs/Academic Affairs partnerships that enrich academic degree programs and instructional initiatives, foster seamless learning opportunities for students, and ensure high‐quality academic partnerships between Student Affairs and academic college or targeted academic affairs units.

Meet the Residence Life Faculty Fellows

Faculty Fellow Dr Kristan Poirot

Dr Kristan Poirot

Dr. Kristan Poirot is from Amarillo, Texas with degrees in Communication. She serves as a Division of Student Affairs Faculty Fellow and works as the faculty coordinator IntersXtions Living Learning Community in Hart Hall. She is an Associate Professor in Communication and Women’s & Gender Studies. Learn more about Dr. Poirot.








Faculty Fellow Dr Phia Salter

Dr Phia Salter

Dr. Phia Salter is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies at Texas A&M University. As a Division of Student Affairs Faculty Fellow, she will supervise student projects and research related to social justice, equity, diversity, and academic well-being within Residence Life’s Academic Support Initiatives. Dr. Salter earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Kansas (2010). Learn more about Dr. Salter.







Learn More

Interested in learning more about the work of the DSA Faculty Fellows hosted within Residence Life? Contact Academic Support Initiatives at 979.458.0343 or by emailing