Our Staff

Scott Rausch

Senior Director


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.


Elizabeth Cox

Director of Programming and Learning Initiatives


Elizabeth serves as the Director of Programming and Leaning Initiatives, overseeing residential education and departmental assessment efforts. Elizabeth also serves a member of the Emory Integrity Project (EIP), a partnership between the Center for Ethics and Campus Life which seeks deepen the culture of integrity on our campus. Elizabeth has over ten years of residence life experience including positions at The University of Alabama and The Catholic University of America. She has a passion for teaching and facilitating workshops and has presented on residence life, supervision, leadership, change management, and adult learning. Elizabeth loves residence life because of the lifelong learning and friendships that happen in the halls.  

Elizabeth is an alumna of Emory College and the Candler School of Theology. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development at the University of Georgia. 

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 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


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.


Courtnay Oddman

Assistant Director


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 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.


Kyle Griffith

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


Kyle Griffith serves as the Complex Director for 3 first-year buildings: Dobbs, Turman, and Hamilton Holmes, with the themes of Exploration, the Liberal Arts, and Sustainability, respectively. In his collateral position, Kyle co-directs the Second Year at Emory (SYE) program, which involves executing signature programs, such as Sophomore Pinning (in partnership with the Emory Alumni Association). In addition to his responsibilities in the Office of Residence Life, Kyle serves as a Title IX Investigator for Students.

Prior to arriving at Emory in 2011, Kyle worked at the University of Delaware and Oberlin College and Conservatory. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2007, Master of Arts in Counseling in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs Practice from the University of Delaware in 2011, and Juris Master degree from the School of Law at Emory University in 2015. 

A learner at heart and an educator by vocation, Kyle’s academic interests range from the social construction of gender expression to the First Amendment on college campuses to building self-efficacy of first-year students.


Scott Hackett

Complex Director: Clairmont Residential Center & Clairmont Tower


Scott Hackett serves as the Complex Director of the Clairmont Tower and Clairmont Residential Center. In his collateral position, Scott coordinates the Third Year (3YE) and Fourth Year (E4X) initiatives within Residential Life.

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. 


Greg Hollinger

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


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 plans and organizes the student staff trainings.

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. 


Sofya Howard

Complex Director: Longstreet-Means Hall


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. 


Flor Martinez

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


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. 


Caleb Peng

Complex Director: Woodruff Residential Center

Logistics Director: Undergraduate Residential Center (URC)


Caleb Peng serves as the Complex Director of Woodruff Residential Center, with the theme of Social Justice. He is also the Logistics Director of the Undergraduate Residential Center (URC), overseeing various operational processes. 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 in Public Health degree 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.


Natalie Lewis

Residence Hall Director: Harris Hall


Natalie Lewis serves as the Residence Hall Director of Harris Hall, with the theme of Flourishing. 

Eugene Williams

Graduate Assistant: Undergraduate Residential Center


Eugene Williams serves as the Graudate Assistant of Clairmont Campus.

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.


Contact Information:
Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life
DUC Suite E228
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
Zeta Beta Tau (#8) Sam McLelland samuel.steele.mclelland@emory.edu 
Pi Kappa Alpha (#10) Wendy Avila wavila@emory.edu 
Alpha Tau Omega (#12) Tyler Fuller tfulle3@emory.edu
Xi Kappa (#13)/MLAO (#14) K Scarry k.elizabeth.scarry@emory.edu
Beta Theta Pi (#15) Cody Long cody.long@emory.edu
Alpha Epsilon Pi (#17) Jacob Horvath jake.horvath@emory.edu
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (#18) Josephine Mak jmak@emory.edu 
Kappa Sigma (#20) Alys Brown alys.v.brown@emory.edu
BSA (#22) Brian Hawthorne brian.emanuel.hawthorne@emory.edu
Evans Hall Nicole Maloney nicole.taylor.maloney@emory.edu