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House Assistant Dean

The House Assistant Dean (HAD) serves on a team responsible for developing, optimizing, and implementing operational policies and procedures for the West Campus House System in cooperation with other units and departments that support the West Campus House System. The HAD works in close partnership with the House Professor-Dean to realize the House mission. The HAD works to advance the educational mission of the West Campus House System through effective partnerships with faculty, University departments, and community organizations, and s/he directs the multiple functions of one House within the West Campus House System.

Geoff Hill


Dr. Geoffrey B. Hill
House Assistant Dean
G08 Flora Rose House
607-254-1314 

Geoffrey Hill earned the B.A. in Comparative Religion and English from Tufts University, and an M.Phil. in Screen Media and Cultures and Ph.D. in English from Trinity College, Cambridge. He also earned MA's in Religion (Yale Divinity School), Liberal Studies/Cultural Studies (Dartmouth College), and English and American Literature (University of New Hampshire). Prior to arriving in Ithaca in July 2016, Geoffrey was Visiting Fellow in English at Harvard University (2010-2013), Instructor in Extension at the Harvard Extension School (2012-2016) and a member of the Board of Freshman Advisors of Harvard College (2013-2016). He also served as the faculty fellow for the Harvard Women's Ice Hockey team and was a member of the Mather House Senior Common Room. Geoffrey has also taught at Boston University and Emerson College.

Most of Geoffrey's research circles around notions of individual and national identity - as they are presented in twentieth-century film and literature - and how these are inflected by race, ethnicity, religion, and architecture (among other things). Variously, this work has taken the United States, the United Kingdom, and Southeast Asia as its focus. Presently, Geoffrey is editing and introducing an edition of Anthony Burgess's novel Devil of a State for a new collected works of Burgess coming out of the Manchester University Press as well as working on two other long-term research projects.

In addition to his work as Assistant Dean of Flora Rose, Geoffrey is also a Visiting Fellow in the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell and is a faculty advisor to the Cornell University Men's and Women's Varsity Track and Field and Cross Country teams. GO BIG RED!