Carl Krieger

Director of Residential Education

Dr. Carl Krieger serves University Residences staff as the newly created position of director of Residential Education. Krieger takes over a new Residential Education department that oversees all Residential Academic Initiatives including the Executive-in-Residence program, Faculty in Residence program and our Learning Communities as well as other ways to bring learning to our residential living experience. Carl's department serves 14 residence halls and two apartment complexes, with an Honors Residential College and the new Data Mine community. Carl is charged with creating inclusive learning outside the classroom experiences for our students and assessing the impact of these programs.

Krieger previously served four years as the director of Residential Life here at Purdue.Prior to that he served as assistant director of Housing and Residence Life at Virginia Tech, where he provided leadership, coordination and oversight for a residential area of approximately 3,000 undergraduate students in a variety of facilities including an Honors Residential College, which was the first of its kind at Virginia Tech. While at Virginia Tech, he also oversaw the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston, one of the largest residential colleges in the United States, as well as fraternity and sorority housing comprised of 19 Greek letter organizations.

In 2014, Krieger co-created the Residential College Symposium, a three-day national conference for faculty and student affairs educators that facilitated collaboration for enhanced student learning in the residential college experience.

Prior to his tenure at Virginia Tech, Krieger served at Duke University and Radford University. The Hampton, Va., native earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s in English from Radford. He received his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Digitally Mediated Learning at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Krieger’s research interests include distance education, Oxbridge Residential College programs, and the integration of the academic mission of a university into the residential experience.