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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Prof. Sean Seymore

by Jul. 30, 2020, 12:56 PM

One of the special parts of a student’s life at Vanderbilt lies in our uniquely personal and collaborative residential college experience. Undergraduate houses and colleges are led by faculty who live with their families in community with students.

Our faculty heads of house and colleges and their teams are excited to learn more about their new student residents! And they’re starting by revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series.

Warren College faculty head and Professor of Law and Chemistry, Sean Seymore prepares to welcome students to the Warren College Hall.
  • Name: Sean B. Seymore
  • Faculty position: New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor of Law
  • Years at Vanderbilt: 10
  • Residential college: Warren College
  • Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
  • Favorite songs: “I Think God Can Explain” by Splender, “Love Shoulda Brought You Home” by Toni Braxton
  • Favorite movies: Dead Poets SocietyDriving Miss Daisy
  • Favorite television shows: Perry MasonLeave It to BeaverCity ConfidentialEmergency!
  • Favorite food: Grilled salmon
  • Favorite spot on campus: Kirkland Circle

Although this year will be extremely different than years past, what are you most looking forward to for the upcoming academic year?
I truly enjoy being a positive and visible leader, teacher, and mentor to Warren residents. Through conversations, programming, and daily interactions, I look forward to building meaningful relationships. And I’m always thinking about creative ways to build community within Warren.

Why do you value being a faculty head of house or what do you love about the residential college experience? Warren is a living-learning community. Residents come here with passion, enthusiasm, hopes, and dreams. I want to expose residents to lots of ideas, opinions, and experiences. Together, we live, explore, learn, enjoy great fellowship, and celebrate.

What advice do you have for new students coming to campus and returning students? Please take advantage of everything that Vanderbilt has to offer.  Push yourself to learn and grow in new ways.

Who do you mask up for? The students.

Warren College faculty head and Professor of Law and Chemistry, Sean Seymore shows who he masks up for as he prepares to welcome students to the Warren College Hall.

 

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