Housing & Dining
Housing & Dining Staff
Dave Haden, Associate Dean/Director of Housing and Residence Life
Dave, a native of Burlington, Iowa, has a master's degree in counselor education and educational psychology from Kansas State University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Truman State University. As the Associate Dean/Director of Housing and Residence Life, he is responsible for the overall management of the department, including staffing, services, programs, and facilities. Before pursuing a career in student services, Dave managed a movie theater.
Seth Grue, Associate Director of Residence Life
Seth, a native of Pelham, New Hampshire, has a master's degree in higher education from University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in marine biology from Roger Williams University. He works closely with the professional and Resident Assistant staff to provide ongoing educational and community programming throughout the residence halls, including the Learning Communities. He coordinates the selection and training of all the Resident Assistant positions for the Boston campus. Seth studied abroad in Jamaica and went snorkeling every single day.
Amanda Turnley, Associate Director of Housing Operations
Amanda was born in Brooklyn, but grew up in Yorktown Heights, New York. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in sociology/women's studies from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and a master's degree in administration of higher education from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. As the Associate Director of Housing Operations, Amanda oversees room changes and housing placement, manages housing databases, and coordinates residence hall openings and closings. Amanda loves all things Disney, and hopes to visit all the Disney theme parks in her lifetime (only two more to go!).
Michael Arno, Director of the Office of Student Conduct
Mike, a native of Catskill, New York, has a master's degree in student personnel administration from Buffalo State College and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the State University of New York College at Brockport. As a member of the Office of Student Conduct, Mike is responsible for the management of the student conduct system, servicing both residential and off-campus students. On a lighter note, Mike enjoys skiing and watching Home Improvement re-runs.
Janel Burns, Office Manager
Janel, a Boston native by way of Hampton, Virginia, has a bachelor's degree in history from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She acts as the front office manager and provides support to the Office of Housing and Residence Life central office. In her spare time, she enjoys interior design and decorating.
The RDs are trained professional staff members who are responsible for the overall supervision of the Housing and Residence Life program in their hall. The RDs have training in counseling, mediation and conflict resolution, judicial affairs, programming, and other related disciplines. The RDs act as advisors, respond to emergency situations, administer judicial cases, mediate conflicts, advise hall council, and supervise the Resident Assistants (RAs) and mail/front desk operations. Make an effort to get to know your RD, as he/she is willing and able to enhance the quality of community living in your hall and encourage your growth and development as an individual.
Your RD maintains scheduled office hours within the residence hall and is available to talk to you about problems or concerns you may be experiencing. The RD is also available if your RA is unable to assist you in a matter.
Maximilian (Max) Coronel, Assistant Residence Director (Little Building, Lowers)
Caitlin Courtney, Assistant Director for Residence Life Training/Residence Director (Little Building, Uppers)
Caitlin comes from Southampton in the "Happy Valley" of Western Massachusetts. Caitlin has a master's degree in educational leadership and inclusive education from Utica College and a BS in marketing and business from Roger Williams University. She serves as the Residence Director for the upper half of the Little Building floors (7–12), managing the day-to-day operations of the building and supervises 10 Resident Assistants. Caitlin instructs the first-year STAR course (Students Taking Active Roles), advises Residence Hall Association (RHA), and advises the Digital Culture, Community Outreach and STAR learning communities. In her free time, she enjoys escaping to Cape Cod, spontaneous road trips, exploring Boston, coaching lacrosse, and playing sports.
Danielle (Dee) Mastronardi, Residence Director (Piano Row, Lowers)
A native Rhode Islander, Danielle (Dee) Mastronardi received her bachelors in public relations and marketing from Quinnipiac University. She then went on to achieve her masters in college student development and counseling from Northeastern University. She is the Residence Director for the lower half of Piano Row (floors 3-8) where she supervises nine resident assistants and oversees the daily operations of the building. She also supervises the Piano Row Hall Counsel and the Active Living and Living Green Learning Communities. Her interests include escaping to Rhode Island beaches, visiting San Francisco, and laughing.
Takara Larsen, Residence Director (Piano Row, Uppers)
Takara grew up in West Medford, Massachusetts. She has a bachelor’s degree in government and legal studies from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College. She is the Residence Director for the upper half of Piano Row, supervising nine RAs and working with students on floors 9–14. She also oversees the Residence Hall Welcome Desk and the Writer’s Block and Performing Cultures learning communities. In her spare time, Takara enjoys concert-going, Boston sports (especially the Boston Celtics), theater, traveling, and shopping.
CJ Krebs, Residence Director (Colonial)
CJ, a native of Prosser, Washington, has a master's degree in teaching from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor's degree in communications from Washington State University. He is the Residence Director for the Colonial Building, where he manages the day-to-day operations of the building and supervises Resident Assistants.
Shaunice Jordan, Residence Director (Paramount)
Shaunice is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and received a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is the Residence Director of Paramount Center, where she oversees the daily operation of the hall as well as Paramount Hall Council, Film Immersion Learning Community, and the Paramount Desk Assistants. Clearly a true Emersonian, she enjoys fashion, music, photography, and theatre.
Piano Row common area