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Brendan O'Farrell, PhD
Office Location: 

Room 111 Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-6582
Fax Number: 
(859) 323-5986
Position Title: 
Director of the Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College

Brendan O'Farrell is the director of the Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College (IHRC)*, a signature living-learning program at the University of Kentucky (UK).  

Brendan hails from Knoxville, Tennessee. He is an IEA Fulbright scholar and has more than 10 years’ experience in higher education.  Most recently, he was working in the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics as the International Director and Director of the Global Scholars Honors Program. He completed his undergraduate and Masters degrees, respectively, in literature and writing at Georgetown University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He completed his doctorate in educational policy and evaluation at the University of Kentucky. His professional interests and areas of expertise include high-impact educational programs (e.g. experiential learning, international education, and honors.) In his free time, he enjoys planning date nights with his stylish wife Rachel and raking leaves with his son Finnegan Joseph.    

*Learn more about the IHRC here.