Our Staff

Scott Rausch

Senior Director

scott.rausch@emory.edu 

Dr. Scott Rausch serves as the Senior Director of Residence Life on the Atlanta campus of Emory University. In this role he oversees all of the programmatic and educative efforts for Emory’s over 4,400 residential students. In addition to serving residential students Scott also has passions in retention/persistence work, organizational development, and change theory.

Prior to Emory, Scott worked in similar roles at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), Acadia University (Wolfville, Nova Scotia), and the University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA). He is a proud alum of Indiana University, Sacred Heart University, and Vanderbilt University. 

In his spare time, Scott enjoys running, reading, watching basketball, and spending time with his wonderful wife Megan and amazing daughter Cailinn.

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Elizabeth Cox

Director of Residential Education

elizabeth.cox@emory.edu 

Elizabeth Cox serves as the Director of Residential Education in the office of Residence Life at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. In her current role, she oversee the residential curriculum, academic engagement initiatives, departmental assessment, and supervises two Assistant Directors. In addition to her responsibilities in Residence Life, Elizabeth serves on the leadership team of the Emory Integrity Project (EIP), a grant-funded partnership between the Center for Ethics and Campus Life which seeks deepen the culture of integrity for undergraduates on campus. Elizabeth has also held positions at The University of Alabama and The Catholic University of America.

Elizabeth is an alumna of Emory College and the Candler School of Theology. Elizabeth is also in the final stages of completing her PhD in Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development from the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on learning organizations and organizational performance. Elizabeth has consulted, facilitated workshops, and presented nationally on residence life and organizational development topics. She loves working in residence life because of the growth she see in student through their college experience both inside and outside of the classroom.  

Outside of the Residence Life office, you will probably find Elizabeth on a tennis court. As a native Texan, you can count on Elizabeth to know many fun facts about her home state!

Janelle Lopp

Administrative Assistant

Janelle Lopp serves as the Administrative Assistant to the office of Residence Life. In her role, she oversees the daily administrative tasks for the Senior Director of Residence Life along with supporting the Associate and Assistant Directors on special projects.

Janelle has served in various roles at Emory University for 9 years and in Residence Life for the past 6 years.

In her spare time, Janelle enjoys assisting single mothers with mentoring and fashion. Her passion is to one day create an affordable clothing line where she can gain profit and give back to the charity that assisted her as a single mother, and one day start her own charity for single mothers.

Kayla Hamilton

Senior Associate Director

kayla.hamilton@emory.edu 

Kayla Hamilton serves as the Sr. Associate Director of Residence Life. In her role, Kayla oversees crisis response for the department and works actively with Housing Operations staff on Opening, Closing, and Assignments aspects of the department. Kayla also serves as a member of the Campus Wide Student Intervention Services Response Team.

Prior to Emory, Kayla worked in similar roles at Appalachian State University (Boone, NC), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC) and the University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley, CA). She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Georgia.

Kayla is an avid musical theater fan as well as a follower of college basketball.

Anne Herold

Assistant Director

anne.herold@emory.edu

Annie Herold serves as the Assistant Director of Sorority and Fraternity Residential Life. In her role, Annie supervises the professional and graduate student staff members in the following areas: Few, Evans, the Eagle Row and Peavine Creek Houses, Harris, Alabama, and Complex. Annie is also responsible for supervising the summer Pre-College and Selection/Recruitment collaterals and serves on several departmental and university committees.  

Annie is a native of Louisville, KY and a graduate of Tulane University (BSPH/BA, 2010) and Emory University School of Law (JD, 2013). In her free time Annie is an active volunteer for her sorority – Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women – where she serves as an officer for the Atlanta Alumnae Club, an advisor for the GA Alpha Chapter at the University of Georgia, and as a Critical Conversations Facilitator for Pi Beta Phi’s risk prevention education programming.

Outside of work and volunteering with Pi Phi, Annie’s passions include working out, cooking, and spending time with her dog, Millie.

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Courtnay Oddman

Assistant Director

courtnay.n.oddman@emory.edu

Courtnay Oddman serves as the Assistant Director of Training and Development. In her role, Courtnay supervises the professional staff members for Woodruff Residential Center and the Clairmont Campus (Clairmont Residential Center, Clairmont Tower, and Undergraduate Residential Center). She also oversees the Faculty in Residence program, along with the training curriculum and professional development initiatives for Residence Life’s student staff. Courtnay works closely with the 1915 Scholars program for first-generation college students and serves as a Title IX Investigator for students. In addition to her role, Courtnay is passionate about intergroup dialogue, conflict resolution, personal development, and organizational culture.

Prior to Emory, Courtnay received her bachelor's degree from George Washington University (Washington, DC) and her master's degree from University of Maryland (College Park, MD).

Courtnay was born in Northern California and was raised in Kingston, Jamaica. In her spare time, you can find her either reading for leisure, at the movies, taking an indoor cycling class, or attending a live music event with her family or closest friends.

Des'mon Taylor

Assistant Director

des'mon.taylor@emory.edu 

Des’mon Taylor serves as the Assistant Director of Residential Education. In his role, Des’mon assist the Director of Residential Education in the creation and launching of a residential education model. In addition, Des’mon supervises the professional staff members in the following areas: Turman, Hamilton-Holmes, Dobbs, Longstreet-Means, and Raoul. He is also responsible for supervising the Year Experiences (FYE, SYE, 3YE, E4X) and Residential Education collaterals, and advises the Residence Hall Association (RHA) executive board. Des’mon leads the Black Male Initiative learning community for Emory Campus Life.

Prior to Emory Unviersity, Des’mon received his Bachelors in Science in Criminology (2012) from Barry University and Masters of Education in College Student Personnel Administration (2014) from the University of West Florida. 

Des’mon is interested in leadership, crisis prevention, supervision, and training. He is also committed to issues of diversity and inclusion. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the barbershop.


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Ron Alexander

Complex Director: Undergraduate Residential Center

ronald.a.alexander@emory.edu

Ron Alexander serves as the Complex Director of the Undergraduate Residential Center. In his collateral position, Ron oversees the selection of student staff for the department.

Ron is originally from Decatur, Georgia, right down the road. Before joining the Emory community, Ron earned his Bachelors of Arts in Sociology at Georgia State University and a Master of Education in College Student Affairs at the University of West Georgia. He has been working in Residence Life and Student Affairs professionally at Stony Brook University, Yale University, and recently George Washington University.

Ron also loves to travel the world when he is not working diligently for his students and has recently visited Trinidad, Thailand, South Africa, Ecuador, and Cuba to name a few countries.

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Bailey Betik

Assistant Complex Director: Clairmont Residential Center

bailey.elizabeth.betik@emory.edu

Bailey Betik serves as the Assistant Complex Director of the Clairmont Residential Center. 

Bailey is a first-year PhD student in English at Emory University. She previously completed her undergraduate education at Texas Christian University in 2015 and obtained a masters in literature from the University of Edinburgh in 2017. After her undergraduate schooling, she was named a Fulbright Scholar to India where she taught middle school English and studied development of literature and performing arts curriculum. Her time in India furthered her primary research interests in postcolonial and cultural studies, specifically of South Asia. Most recently a high school English teacher, she hopes to use her PhD to explore British and Indian literary representations of national and cultural identities during the British Empire and the lasting postcolonial effects of empire in Indian literature curriculum today.

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Scott Hackett

Complex Director: Clairmont Tower

scott.a.hackett@emory.edu 

Scott Hackett serves as the Complex Director of the Clairmont Tower. In his collateral position, Scott oversees the various assessment projects for Residential Education within the department.

Prior to arriving at Emory in 2017, Scott served as an Assistant Residence Hall Director, while obtaining his Masters of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Kent State University. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science from Towson University. Professionally Scott is a member of the NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and ACPA – the American College Personnel Association.

In addition, Scott enjoys listening to music and podcasts, photography, and traveling. 

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Greg Hollinger

Complex Director: Few & Evans Halls, Sorority Lodges, and Theme Houses on Eagle Row

gregory.hollinger@emory.edu 

Greg Hollinger serves as the Complex Director of Few Hall, Evans Hall, Sorority Lodges, and Theme Houses on Eagle Row. In his collateral position, he oversees student and professional staff development for the department.

Prior to Emory University, Greg served as an Assistant Hall Director while obtaining a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Professionally, Greg is a member of the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). 

In addition, Greg enjoys giving back to his undergraduate fraternity on a local and national level, exploring Atlanta, watching college football (O-H!), and traveling with friends and family. 

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Sofya Howard

Complex Director: Longstreet-Means Hall

sofya.ivanyuk@emory.edu 

Sofya Howard serves as the Complex Director of Longstreet-Means Hall, with the theme of Global Cultures. In her collateral position, Sofya co-directs the First Year at Emory (FYE) program. Sofya also works as an International Student Personal Professional Development Advisor at the Career Center, helping international students gain necessary skills to secure internships and desired employment upon graduation.

Prior to Emory University, Sofya completed her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs at Virginia Tech. She served as an Assistant Residential Learning Coordinator at Virginia Tech and had unique experiences working with student athletes as an academic and career mentor. Sofya also worked closely with the Corps of Cadets.

Sofya is passionate about education outside the classroom, college access, educational attainment, and working with international students to create a smooth transition experience coming from a different country. In addition, she likes to play tennis and spend time with her family. 

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Cathy Marques

Complex Director: Raoul Hall

catarina.marques@emory.edu 

Cathy Marques serves as the Complex Director of Raoul Hall, with the theme of Social Innovation. In her collateral position, Cathy coordinates the Upper Division Experience (UDX) initiative for 3rd and 4th year students within Residential Life.

Cathy will join the Emory community after her time in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt University where she recently earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. In addition to her academic studies, Cathy worked as a graduate assistant for the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Transition Programs where she focused on issues related to equity and student success. Prior to Vanderbilt, Cathy served as a college adviser through an AmeriCorps program and spent several years working in the legal sector in Washington, D.C. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish from Davidson College where she also became an avid college basketball fan.

Cathy is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and enjoys traveling every chance she gets.

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Flor Martinez

Complex Director: Alabama, Hopkins, Smith, & Thomas Halls

femart3@emory.edu 

Flor Martinez serves as the Complex Director of Complex: Hopkins, Smith, & Thomas and Alabama Hall, with the themes of Health & Wellness and Creativity in the Arts respectively. In her collateral position, Flor oversees Staff Development.

Prior to Emory University, Flor has worked in Residence Life for over 5 years at various other institutions. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas-Pan American where she first became involved in campus activities, igniting her passion for Student Affairs. Flor’s Masters coursework is in Student Development and Higher Education Leadership from Angelo State University. 

Originally from Mexico, she grew up in Texas, and has been in Georgia for 3 years. Flor is bilingual in English and Spanish, and loves to hear the many languages spoken in the Atlanta area. 

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Caleb Peng

Complex Director: Woodruff Residential Center

caleb.peng@emory.edu 

Caleb Peng serves as the Complex Director of Woodruff Residential Center, with the theme of Social Justice. In his collateral position, he oversees the marketing of the department. Caleb is also a coordinator for the Faculty in Residence committee.

Prior to his employment at Emory University, Caleb received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Emory College and Master’s degree in Behavioral Sciences & Health Education in Public Health from Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health.

Outside of work, Caleb is passionate about activism, the influence of media, and politics. In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, photography/videography, and playing with his cats.

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Nichole Reader

Complex Director: Turman, Hamilton-Holmes, & Dobbs Halls

nichole.elizabeth.reader@emory.edu

Nichole Reader serves as the Complex Director of Dobbs, Turman, and Hamilton Holmes, with the themes of Exploration, the Liberal Arts, and Sustainability, respectively. In her collateral position, she plans and organizes the student staff trainings.

Nichole comes to Emory after completing her Master’s of Education graduate in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma. The past two years, Nichole has worked as a graduate Resident Director, co-supervising a building of 21 Resident Advisers and just under 1,500 residents. Nichole completed her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Texas Christian University. She is originally from California, but now considers many states her home (including Georgia!).

Some of her hobbies include fitness, cooking and going out for food, and hanging out with her fiancé and their dog.

The staff within the Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life oversee the recognized fraternities and sororities on campus. We partner with chapter advisors, alumni and staff at the inter/national headquarters. We assist our chapters with with various programs including, risk management, leadership development and training, scholarship, chapter management and member development. Our staff members works with chapter leaders and members to enhance skills and provide students with a more fulfilling, values-based and rewarding experience.

» OFFICE OF SORORITY & FRATERNITY LIFE WEBSITE

Contact Information:
Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life
2 Eagle Row
Atlanta, GA 30322
404.727.4142 Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

House House Director Email
Sigma Chi (#6) Rachel Burriss rachel.burriss@emory.edu
Sigma Alpha Mu (#8) Sam McLelland samuel.steele.mclelland@emory.edu 
Delta Tau Delta (#10) Kayla Holston kayla.rishelle.holston@emory.edu
Alpha Tau Omega (#12) Tyler Fuller tfulle3@emory.edu
Xi Kappa (#13)/MLAO (#14) Cynthia Campos cynthia.campos@emory.edu
Sigma Phi Epsilon/Beta Theta Pi (#15) Cody Long cody.long@emory.edu
Alpha Epsilon Pi (#17) Jacob Horvath jake.horvath@emory.edu
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (#18) Sara Herbst sara.herbst@emory.edu
Kappa Sigma (#20) Alys Brown alys.v.brown@emory.edu
BSA (#22) Eugene Williams eugene.preston.williams@emory.edu
Evans Hall Nicole Maloney nicole.taylor.maloney@emory.edu