Dr. Rishi Sriram spent eight years as a higher education and student affairs administrator before beginning his current role as a faculty member at Baylor University. As an administrator, he played a key role in the development of living-learning programs at Baylor, as well as the establishment of a faculty-in-residence program. His administrative work won him a NASPA Excellence Award (Gold Honoree) and a Promising Practices Award from the NASPA Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Knowledge Community.
Dr. Sriram currently serves as Assistant Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs, Graduate Program Director for the department of Educational Administration, and Faculty Steward of Brooks Residential College, a community of approximately 400 students.
Dr. Sriram's research interests include student affairs practice, collaboration between academic and student affairs, and college student retention, engagement, achievement, and development.
His work has been funded or published by ACPA, the Association of College & University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I), NASPA, NASPA Region III, the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, and the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA).
He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, the Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, the Journal of College and University Student Housing, and as Director of Research for TACUSPA.
Dr. Sriram consults with colleges across the United States on issues pertaining to student affairs administration, college student success, and living-learning initiatives. His latest projects consist of the development of the National Survey of Student Affairs Professionals (NSSAP) and the creation of StudentAffairsResearch.com
Brooks College exists to help students explore, understand, and embrace the best and most fulfilling forms of human life. To do this well requires sustained conversations and intellectual friendships that go beyond the classroom. Including faculty members within our community is one way we try to make the Brooks College experience truly exceptional. Alongside other faculty members who teach, study, pray, dine, and work within the college facilities, the steward lives at the college.
The Steward's Residence is a comfortable two-story home for Dr. Rishi Sriram and Amanda Sriram, and three children, Ellis, Lilly and Stella. Adjoining the library, the Steward's Residence is ideally suited for hosting a wide variety of college activities, from weekly steward's teas to dinners with distinguished guests visiting Brooks College.