Get to Know Your Historic Neighbors

Neighborhood Leadership Team

Simone Thompson is the Community Director of Historic Neighborhood. She lives in HBB (Hook, Brannock, Barney) and her office is on the second floor of Long.

Professor Max Negin is the Faculty Director of Historic. Professor Negin lives in West Hall with his son, Ben, and daughter, Abbey. His campus office is in McEwen (Communications).

Alexa Lowey is the Graduate Assistant for Historic Neighborhood. Her office is located on the second floor of Long.

Amy Vaughn is the Program Assistant for Historic Neighborhood. Her office is located on the second floor of Long.

Together, Professor Negin, Simone, and Alexa oversee the development of the social and intellectual life of Historic Neighborhood. Professor Negin and Simone are the Co-Chairs for the Historic Neighborhood Association, which consists of students who reside in the neighborhood as well as faculty and staff who are engaged in various events and programs with the neighborhood. Together, the Neighborhood Association works to serve the interests of the residents in the Historic community while planning and implementing programming that fulfills the objectives and goals of the Historic Neighborhood Plan. The Neighborhood Association meets four to six times per year and offers leadership opportunities for students and an easy way for faculty and staff to become more engaged in the life of our neighborhood. Please check out our Get Involved page for more information about connecting to the neighborhood.

Historic Neighborhood Association Members


Faculty and Staff Members:

Student Members:

  • Alex Roat: Lead Student Mentor
  • Toby Finizio: Resident Area Coordinator

Residential Learning Community Faculty and Staff Advisors for 18-19

Communications– Sloan Hall 1st Floor, Advisors:



Faculty Affiliates

There are two neighborhood faculty affiliates, Dr. Ariela Marcus-Sells (Asst. Professor of Religious Studies) and Mr. Bob Shea (Associate Vice President for Business, Finance & Technology), who are each affiliated with Historic Neighborhood and help Historic residents make connections to faculty outside of the classroom and office hours.

Student Leaders

  • Lead Student Mentor:  Alex Roat
  • Residential Area Coordinator:  Toby Finizio