Housing & Residence Life

HRL Staff

Housing and Residence Life Leadership
101 Bryan Center
125 Science Drive
Box 90959
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-684-3737
Fax: 919-681-7873

D104, House D, Craven Quad
440 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-684-5486
Fax: 919-681-8453
dab@duke.edu

Deb oversees the overall operation of Housing Assignments and Residence Life, including the West Campus and East Campus offices and residential staff. She has a B.A. in Health Education from Montclair State College and an M.Ed. with an emphasis in Counseling from the University of Georgia. She enjoys being with family, gardening, woodworking, jewelry making, watching movies, traveling, and just relaxing with good friends and a bottle of wine.

101 Bryan Center
125 Science Drive
Box 90959
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-684-3737
Fax: 919-668-0385
sophie.rose@duke.edu

 

Residence Life - East Campus, Swift Quad, Avana, Blue Light, and Washington Duke Inn
108/109 HRL Office Southgate
1400 West Main Street
Box 90776
Phone: 919-684-5320
Fax: 919-681-7520
rlhs-east@studentaffairs.duke.edu

Residence Life - East Campus
108/109 HRL Office Southgate
1400 West Main Street
Box 90776
Phone: 919-684-5320
Fax: 919-681-7520
lb.bergene@duke.edu

LB manages the overall operation of East Campus, Swift Quad, and HRL's use of Avana, Blue Light, and Washington Duke Inn; including supervision of the residential staff, planning and facilitation of the first year experience program, and management of facilities and budgets.  She also serves as an academic advisor and the group advisor to East Campus Council. She has a B.A. in History of Philosophy from Marquette University, an M.E. in Counselor Education from Penn State, and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from North Carolina State University.  Her dissertation focused on the grieving experience of students. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, and swimming.

Residence Life - East Campus
108/109 HRL Office Southgate
1400 West Main Street
Box 90776
Phone: 919-684-5320
Fax: 919-681-7520
brandin.howard@duke.edu

Brandin oversees initiatives related to RA and GR recruitment, selection, and human resources; staff training, student leadership, and faculty engagement in Residential Life. He has a B.A. in Political Science from UNC-Greensboro, M.A. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State, and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Vermont. In his free time, he enjoys marvel movies, bowling, and enjoying a good meal at local restaurants.

101 Brown
1328 Campus Drive
Phone: 919-668-1068
Fax: 919-681-7520
aaron.lash@duke.edu 

Aaron received his BA in Sociology at California State University, San Bernardino, and MA in Higher Education Leadership at Valdosta State University. He is ecstatic to serve in this position because he loves possessing the privilege in supporting personal development of undergraduate students.
 

111 Jarvis
1360 Campus Drive
Phone: 919-668-1083
Fax: 919-681-7520
samantha.babb@duke.edu

Sam Babb is the Residence Coordinator for Giles, Wilson, and the Blue Light Apartments. Sam is originally from the St. Louis area and did her undergraduate work at Bradley University in Peoria, IL where she double majored in Elementary Education and Special Education. After undergrad Sam completed her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis in Counseling at Clemson University. Sam enjoys reading, social justice, baking, and a good laugh.

119 Southgate 
1400 West Main Street
Phone: 919-668-0363
Fax: 919-681-7520
alicia.santana@duke.edu

Alicia is the Residence Coordinator for Gilbert-Addoms, Randolph, and the Avana Apartments. Alicia is from Miami, FL and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Miami, where she double majored in Religious Studies and Spanish. Alicia completed her Master’s in Higher and Postsecondary Education with an emphasis in Academic and Developmental Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University. Alicia likes to travel, dance, cook, and spend time with her dog.

117 Bell Tower 
40 Brodie Gym Drive
Phone: 919-684-0484
Fax: 919-681-7520
carina.carpenter@duke.edu

Carina is the Residence Coordinator for Bell Tower, Trinity, Southgate, and Alspaugh. She has a Bachelors of Social Work from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Education from the University of South Carolina. In her free time, Carina enjoys exploring Durham, being on the water, cooking, playing the cello, drinking coffee, and spending time with friends.

300 Swift Avenue
Phone: 919-237-2461
Fax: 919-682-8453
matthew.e.bailey@duke.edu

Matt Bailey serves as the Residence Coordinator for Swift Quad and Blackwell. Originally from Cary, NC, he studied German Literature and Culture for his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Matt went on to complete his Master of Education degree at North Carolina State University in Higher Education Administration. In his spare time, Matt enjoys watching movies, cooking/baking, hiking, trying out new restaurants, and traveling when able.

Residence Life - East Campus
108/109 HRL Office Southgate
1400 West Main Street
Box 90776
Phone: 919-684-5320
Fax: 919-681-7520
sheriffe.blake@duke.edu

Residence Life - East Campus
108/109 HRL Office Southgate
1400 West Main Street
Box 90776
Phone: 919-684-5320
Fax: 919-681-7520
sherry.reynolds@duke.edu

300 Swift Avenue
Phone: 919-613-3787
Fax: 919-681-5813
mark.benzick@duke.edu

 

Residence Life - West Campus
D110, House D, Craven Quad
440 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-684-5486
Fax: 919-681-8453
upperclasscampus@duke.edu

D104, House D, Craven Quad
440 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-684-5486
Fax: 919-681-8453
dani.gates@duke.edu

Dani was born and raised in Austin, TX and completed her BA at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and her MEd in Higher Education Administration at North Carolina State University. She has also lived in Mississippi, California, and Galway, Ireland. Now, Dani has happily made her home in North Carolina with her daughter, Hailey Lynn, and enjoys decorating cakes, cheering for the Blue Devils, and hunting for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe that has ever existed.  

B103, House B, Craven Quad
440 Chapel Drive
Phone: 919-668-1417
Fax: 919-682-8453
khoi.tran@duke.edu

Khoi is the Residence Coordinator of Craven and Kilgo Quads. He is originally from the Charlotte, NC area. He earned his BA in both Economics and Political Science from Winthrop University. He also has a MEd in Higher Education Administration from NC State University. In his spare time, he loves listening to comedy routines, playing anything trivia, and trying any and all ice cream.

G104, House G, Crowell Quad
315 Towerview Road
Phone:  919-613-3742
Fax: 919-681-8453
kerstin.bryant@duke.edu

Kas joins us from Georgetown University where she served as a Community Director for three years supervising Resident Assistants and Residential Ministers. Kas completed her MFA at the University of Florida in Art and Technology and has expertise in the areas of videography, digital imagery, and website design - and is a master welder and woodworker.  Kas also completed a post-graduate certificate in International Migration Studies from Georgetown and has a passion for equity and inclusion.

FF101-OFF, House FF, Few Quad
420 Chapel Drive
Phone: 919-668-1441
Fax: 919-681-8453
jordan.viars@duke.edu

Jordan is the Residence Coordinator for Few and Keohane Quads. Jordan is originally from Grundy, VA and did his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia's College at Wise where he majored in Psychology. After undergrad Jordan worked two years in residence life at the University of Pikeville in Eastern Kentucky before completing his Master’s Degree in Counselor Education - Student Affairs at Clemson University. Jordan has a particular interest in the experiences of first-generation, rural, and LGBTQ+ students and spends much of his time outside of work traveling, kayaking, and laughing with friends.

HLA1003A, Hollows Quad
407 Tower Drive
Phone: 919-613-3784
Fax: 919-681-8453
briana.enty@duke.edu

Briana Enty is a Residence Coordinator for Hollows Quad. Originally from Reisterstown, Maryland, Briana completed her B.S. in Psychology at New York Institute of Technology. She recently completed her M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University.

3A105, House 3A, Edens Quad
109 Edens Lane
Phone: 919-668-1437
Fax: 919-681-8453
daniel.watt@duke.edu

As RC for Edens Quad, Daniel oversees the Resident Assistant and Graduate Resident team, meets with students for conduct matters, as well as speaks with students about mental and emotional concerns. 

D104, House D, Craven Quad
440 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-684-5486
Fax: 919-681-8453
ann.el@duke.edu

D104, House D, Craven Quad
440 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-684-5486
Fax: 919-681-8453
judy.rigsbee@duke.edu

D104, House D, Craven Quad
440 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-684-5486
Fax: 919-681-8453
nicole.smith2@duke.edu

4A201-SEM, House 4A, Keohane Quad
101 Wannamaker Drive
Phone: 919-668-5233
Fax: 919-681-8453
jeff.nelson@duke.edu

Jeff serves as HRL's communications lead and liaison with the Division of Student Affairs. Jeff graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy/Theology and Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA and a Master of Divinity and Certificate in Gender from Duke Divinity School. He also serves as a member of Duke Chapel's National Advisory Board.

 

Assessment Office
301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #22, Box 90451
Main #: 919-681-2573

301 Swift Avenue, Suite #22
Box 90451
Phone: 919-681-2573
jamie.puglin@duke.edu

Jamie Puglin provides support for Housing and Residence Life assessment and projects across student affairs. She previously conducted assessment for University Housing at NC State University and holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Stony Brook University. Her research folks on inclusion and youth activism. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and reading.  

 

Business Office
301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #6, Box 90451
Main #: 919-684-5755

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #6, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-5755
Fax: 919-681-6248
jerry.connolly@duke.edu

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #6, Box 90451
Phone: 919-681-5755
Fax: 919-681-6248
roy.pisarski@duke.edu

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #6, Box 90451
Phone: 919-681-5755
Fax: 919-681-6248
natalie.vogt@duke.edu

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #6, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-5755
Fax: 919-681-6248
amber.armour@duke.edu

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #6, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-5755
Fax: 919-681-6248
jennifer.faulkner@duke.edu

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #6, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-5755
Fax: 919-681-6248
kcates50@duke.edu

Kathy is the Staff Assistant for Jerry Connolly and MJ Williams. As Payroll Specialist, she handles any pay issue problems that may occur.  She also hires student staff for the department. She enjoys gardening in her free time.

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #6, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-7987
Fax: 919-681-6248
brittany.scott@duke.edu

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #6, Box 90451
Phone: 919-668-2490
Fax: 919-681-6248
cheryl.stewart@duke.edu

Cheryl is responsible for monthly SAP Financial Statement reporting, weekly WORKS report distribution, preparing/creating framework orders and one-time purchases in SAP. She also prepares JVs for HRL, and serves as a liaison between A/P, Procurement, ETR and the HRL staff. She is a graduate of Piedmont Community College and a US Air Force Veteran.

 

Facilities Planning and Operations
301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #17, Box 90451
Main #: 919-684-5226

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #17, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-5226
Fax: 919-684-5475
 

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #17, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-5226
Fax: 919-684-5475
tony.bumphus@duke.edu

Tony provides project management for capital projects for HRL.  He is also the department’s point person for major renovations and new construction.  He received his BA from University of North Carolina-Asheville. He enjoys music, travel, fine dining, and sports.

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #17, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-5486
Fax: 919-684-5475
taiken@duke.edu

Terri manages the accounting for the Facilities office. Terri is responsible for the purchase orders, JV's, and Buy@Duke cart orders for the office, and submitter for East, West, and Central GMMs. Terri is also responsible for Facilities monthly SAP Financial statement Reporting, Administrative Expense Reports, and Fleet card transaction reconciliation. On a personal side, Terri loves gardening.

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #21, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-0732
Fax: 919-684-5475
bernard.smith@duke.edu

Bernard oversees housekeeping for East and West Campus, utility operations, and warehouse operations. He received an Associate degree in General Science from Wayne County Community College and a BA in Healthcare Management and Administration from Southern Illinois University.

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #21, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-0732
Fax: 919-684-5475
karema.atkinson@duke.edu

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #21, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-0732
Fax: 919-684-5475
darlene.a.butts@duke.edu

 

Housing Assignments and Planning
301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #25, Box 90451
Main #: 919-684-4304
housing@duke.edu

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #25, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-4304
Fax: 919-681-6248
mj.williams@duke.edu

For fifteen years, MJ has provided the leadership, management, and direction for housing assignments, off-campus housing, and the planning functions for Housing and Residence Life. MJ has a bachelor degrees in psychology and sociology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an MEd from the University of South Carolina, and an MBA from Averett University. An avid Duke Football fan, MJ and her husband rent space in their home from two beagles and one cat. When time allows, MJ loves fishing and gardening, and is an avid reader of science fiction.

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #25, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-4304
Fax: 919-681- 6248
heather.mayer@duke.edu

Heather oversees business-critical applications and systems that are essential to the daily functionality and operations of Housing and Residential Life (HRL). She joins us from the University of Chicago where she was the Assistant University Registrar and most recently, the Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Enrollment and Registration, for the Harris School of Public Policy. Heather did her undergraduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and received a MA in Philosophy from Duke. She moved back to Durham with her husband and two cats after living in Chicago for six years.

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #25, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-4304
Fax: 919-681-6248
krista.jones@duke.edu

Krista is responsible for the major housing processes, including FY housing assignments, spring housing and Duke House processes. She has a BS in Psychology from Western Illinois university and a MBA from Southern Oregon University. Krista's interests include gaming, camping, and spending time with her family.

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #25, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-4304
Fax: 919-681-6248
christina.salinas@duke.edu

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #25, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-4304
Fax: 919-681-6248
asha.parham@duke.edu

Asha joins us from Duke Health System where she worked the previous three years. This is her first position on the University side and she is eager to begin helping us support our students.

301 Swift  Avenue, Suite #25, Box 90451
Phone: 919-684-4304
Fax: 919-681-6248
stephanie.snotherly@duke.edu

Stephanie ensure the smooth operation of office functions and provide much of the initial, and on-going interaction with Duke undergraduate students and parents via the telephone, email, and walk-in traffic.