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2008 Faculty & Staff News

Alison Brandon is the primary author of the book "In Person: Does Residence Hall Design Matter in Student Interaction?"

January 16, 2008

Alison Brandon, Residence Education Coordinator for Longwood Village, is the primary author of the book In Person: Does Residence Hall Design Matter in Student Interaction? The 116-page paperback, published in December by VDM Verlag Dr. Müller e.K., a German company that publishes master’s theses and doctoral dissertations, is her master’s thesis. She earned an M.A. in education at Virginia Tech in May 2007. The book was co-written with Dr. Joan Hirt, associate professor of higher education & student affairs at Virginia Tech, who chaired her thesis committee. Addressed primarily to college student affairs administrators, and also to architects and interior designers who work with higher education institutions, the book examines how residence hall spaces that differ by architectural style affect college student interaction.