Position Type
- Present

As the Assistant Director of Residential Communities & Housing, I work directly with the Community Coordinators and with the Community Advisors, in our efforts to help cultivate inclusive communities on-campus, where students feel connected, safe, and that they belong on-campus. It’s my hope that our team can create communities where students feel that Denison is their “home away from home”.

Prior to arriving at Denison, I worked full-time as a Residence Hall Director at Bowling Green State University. Additionally, I also worked as a Residence Director at Westminster College, while working towards obtaining a M.Ed. from Kent State University.

I’m from a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania (just an hour north of Scranton, PA). In my spare time, I enjoy baking, planning out trips to visit family and friends, and attending (and sometimes performing) in drag shows.

B.S., Mansfield University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., Kent State University


  • Shaal, T. & Wood, A. (2018, October). Surviving the Blades: Taking the Pain out of Working with Parents and Families. GLACUHO Annual Conference, Bloomington, IN.


Professional Memberships
  • American College Personnel Association’s Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues Directorate Board Member, 2021 - Present
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Member, 2019 - Present
  • Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO) Member, 2016 - Present


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