Larry & Penny Rothfield
– Resident Deans –
Larry and Penny Rothfield have served as Resident Deans for Snell-Hitchcock Hall since Autumn of 2009. Prior to Snell-Hitchcock Hall, they served as Resident Deans for the Shoreland Residence Hall.
Larry received his BA in English at Stanford University and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. Larry is currently an associate professor with appointments in Department of English Language and Literature and in the Department of Comparative Literature. He is also a research associate in the Cultural Policy Center. Penny received her BA in History from Columbia University and is now studying painting at the School of the Art Institute. Larry’s extracurricular interests include playing guitar (sometimes in bands with other faculty members), writing about the looting of antiquities on his blog, and seeking out strange, exotic, and delicious food from Chicago’s wonderfully diverse ethnic neighborhoods. Larry is also a great cook. Penny, when not making art, is usually reading, gardening, or working on her “Bliss List.”
About the Hall
Address: 1009 E. 57th St. Chicago, IL 60637|Phone: 773-702-5675
The Housing and Residence Life administrative staff that oversee Snell -Hitchcock Hall include:
Assistant Director of Residence Life: Robert O. F. Valentin
Assistant Director of Operations: Meaghan Ward
Architect: Henry Ives Cobb
Architect: Dwight Heald Perkins
Located on the main quad, Snell-Hitchcock was built in the neo-Gothic style. Each House has four floors and no elevator. The Hall houses two vibrant communities, each with their own complement of Resident Heads and Resident Assistants, charged with community building. The Hall has one Resident Dean couple, who act as intellectual stewards for the residents.
Large Oak-paneled tea room
Single, Double, and Triple Rooms
Reading room with fire place