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Washington Semester

Faculty Sponsors

In order to earn academic credit for Washington Semester, each student works closely with a UR faculty member who serves as the faculty sponsor. This faculty member consults with the student on their area of interest for Washington Semester and their academic course selection, reviews the student’s work, and awards the student’s final grades. Faculty sponsors serve students in the academic division appropriate for the type of internship being completed: natural sciences & engineering, social science, and humanities. Students interested in applying Washington Semester credits toward their major must contact the appropriate faculty member in the department of their major.

Natural Sciences & Engineering

Karen Berger, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Phone: (585) 275-7611

Social Sciences

Lynda Powell, Department of Political Science
Phone: (585) 275-3144


Richard Dees, Department of Philosophy
Phone: (585) 275-8110