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

Jason joined the Davidson community in July 2012 after 11 years at the University of Virginia. He brings a wealth of experience in residence life, social norms marketing, alcohol education and addressing sexual assault. Jason received his B.A. from Penn State and his M.Ed. from James Madison University.
Donny Edwards Donny Edwards
Associate Director of Residence Life

Donny came to Davidson in July 2008 and loves his work with residential facilities and housing operations.  Donny received his bachelor's degree from Southwestern University, and his master's from Texas A&M University.
Shanoya Conner Shanoya Conner
Area Coordinator - New Hall, Tomlinson, Irwin, Akers, and Knox Halls. Coordinator of Sophomore Programs.

Shanoya is a Brooklyn native but calls Rock Hill, S.C. home. She received her B.S. in Child Development from Appalachian State University and her M.A.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. Shanoya is committed to the success of underrepresented student populations and has 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

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

Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., Brian received his B.A from Chestnut Hill College and his M.S. in Educational Leadership Studies from Oklahoma State University. He served as the graduate assistant for the Student Union Activities Board and the Department of Campus Life while at OK State. Additionally, Brian 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, Debby enjoys working with students and has worked at Davidson since 1983. During her time here, she has seen the Residence Life Office grow from a staff of two to nine.
Mary Ann Shessler Mary Ann Shessler
Coordinator of Budgets and Facilities

Mary Ann considers herself a native Chicagoan, an adopted Bostonian and a North Carolinian since 2008. With more than 20 years in the educational field, she enjoys working with students and meeting new people through her work in Residence Life. She is graduate of Northern Illinois University with both a B.S. and M.S. in education.
Rosie Elrahal Rosie Elrahal
Office Manager/Staff Assistant

Rosie Elrahal was born and raised in Charlotte and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Davidson in 2013. During her time at Davidson she worked with the Residence Life Office as a hall counselor, a building manager, and a summer RA. She was also known around campus as the girl with a pink bow.  
Ory Streeter Ory Streeter
Area Coordinator - Duke, Little, and Sentelle Halls, Martin Court Apartments. Assessment Coordinator.

Ory began working at Davidson in 2014 after serving as an Area Coordinator for the University of Virginia. He majored in Animal Behavior at Towson University and earned an M.A. in College Counseling from the University of Delaware. Ory is committed to preventing sexual assault, advocating for the extended LGBT community, and supporting the individuals of Davidson's diverse student body.