Residence Life Staff

Davidson provides healthy on-campus living communities and considers campus life an integral part of the total educational setting. All Davidson residence halls are managed by live-in, master's level area coordinators who supervise student staff members in a residential area of campus. Student leaders serve as resources for the student residents on their halls, offering leadership, guidance, and help in times of crisis. Central office staff members assist students with work orders, room selection, room changes and more.

Pairs of juniors and seniors serve either as hall counselors, providing for the needs of first-year students, or as resident advisors, supervising upper-class residence halls. Seniors serve as building managers in the Martin Court Apartments

Residence Life Office Staff

Jsaon Shaffer Jason Shaffer
Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life

I joined the Davidson community July 2012 after 11 years at the University of Virginia. While most of my professional experience is in residence life, I have worked in alcohol education, bystander work, and addressing sexual assault. I received my B.A. from Penn State and my M.Ed. from James Madison University.
Shanoya Conner Shanoya Conner
Area Coordinator - New Hall, Tomlinson, Irwin, Akers, and Knox Halls; Coordinator of Sophomore Programs.

I am a Brooklyn native but Rock Hill, SC is my most recent home. I received my B.S. in Child Development from Appalachian State University and my M.A.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. I am committed to the success of underrepresented student populations and I have a growing interest in photography, crisis response, disaster relief, and religion and spirituality in Higher Education.  
Emily Julian Emily Julian
Area Coordinator - Cannon, Richardson, and Watts Halls; First-Year Experience Coordinator

I received my M.S. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio after completing my B.A. in psychology from Denison University. I call six states home: New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.
Brian Lackman Brian Lackman
Area Coordinator - Belk Hall; Residential Curriculum Coordinator

I am originally from Philadelphia, Pa. and received my B.A from Chestnut Hill College and M.S. in Educational Leadership Studies from Oklahoma State University. Iserved as the graduate assistant for the Student Union Activities Board and the Department of Campus Life while at OK State. Additionally, I held internships in Student Conduct, Career Services, and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Debby Harrison Debby Young
Housing Operations Coordinator

A life-long resident of Mooresville, I enjoy working with students and have worked at Davidson since 1983. During my time here, I have seen the Residence Life Office grow from a staff of two to nine.
Mary Ann Shessler Mary Ann Shessler
Coordinator of Budgets and Facilities

A native Chicagoan is what I consider myself, although I'm an adopted Bostonian and a North Carolinian since 2008. With more than 25 years in the educational field, I enjoy working with students and meeting new people through my work in Residence Life. Northern Illinois University is my alma mater where I earned both B.S. and M.S. degrees in education.
Ory Streeter Ory Streeter
Area Coordinator - Duke, Little, and Sentelle Halls, Martin Court Apartments; Assessment Coordinator.

Greetings! I began working at Davidson in 2014 after serving as an Area Coordinator for five years at the University of Virginia. I double-majored in Psychology and Animal Behavior at Towson University and earned an M.A. in College Counseling from the University of Delaware. I am committed to preventing sexual assault, advocating for the extended LGBTQ community, and supporting the individuals of Davidson's diverse student body.