People

People

There are many people (both adults and students) at Duncan who are committed to making your college experience the best it can be.

  • College Magisters
    Duncan College’s Magisters are Brandy and Caleb McDaniel. Caleb is an associate professor in the Department of History and teaches courses on nineteenth and twentieth century American history. His particular research interests are in the history of slavery and abolition, the American Civil War, and digital history. Brandy is a former teacher of high school American and World history and will be using her pedagogical knowledge to co-teach the COLL300 course this fall. They have one little girl, Ellery, who loves to read and a little boy named Carter, who loves meeting new people while parading around in his rain boots!
  • Resident Associates
    Maggie Pamula and Bojan Szumanski are our 2nd floor RAs, and Myron and Courtney are our 3rd floor RAs. Maggie is an interior designer, while Bojan is the assistant coach for the Rice Men’s Tennis Team. Although they are faculty members that live among the students, they are much more like big brothers and sisters. They are not here to make sure you do your homework or go to bed on time, but rather act as a support system. You’re sure to feel welcome here at Duncan!
  • Head Resident Fellow
    With Duncan’s large capacity, Rice thought it would be a good idea to include HRFs in addition to RAs. Our HRFs are Noe Perez and Jenifer Bratter and they live in the first-floor HRF apartment. Noe currently works as an independent research consultant in the areas of health and education, while Jenifer is a professor in the Sociology department.  They have two little boys, Ricardo and Sam who love video games, 80s karaoke, and climbing trees (and there’s plenty of those to go around at Duncan)!
  • College Coordinator
    Meet Ms. Woods, our amazing College Coordinator. She’s here to help you with everything from mail to packages to “life-cons.” You can send/receive mail as well as packages through her office, which is always stocked with candy.
  • Associates
  • Academic Fellows
  • Peer Academic Advisors
  • Rice Health Advisors