Residence Life Staff
Jonathan Swartz, director of residence life, restorative justice, and student accountability, supervises a staff of more than 35 people each year.
Matthew Hunsberger, assistant director (AD) of housing and residence life, assists the director with various tasks and provides leadership and assistance to RDs and other staff.
Residence directors (RDs)
RDs are also members of the department of housing and residence life and the university’s student life division. Some are full-time graduate students who serve as part-time staff in residence life. They have undergraduate educations and experience and are carefully selected on the basis of their ability to provide leadership and facilitate interpersonal relationships among residents of the hall. RDs encourage accountability to community standards and help new students adjust to EMU.
- Cedarwood: Scott Eyre 540-432-4561
- Maplewood: Carissa Luginbill 540-432-4563
- Elmwood: Sarah Defnall 540-432-4562
- Northlawn: Leah Risser 540-432-4301 and “Daniel Zimmerman” 540-432-4309
- Hillside Suites: “Tyler Goss” 540-437-6024
- Parkwood Apartments: Matthew Hunsberger 540-432-6426
Community Advisors (CAs)
CAs are student para-professional members of the Residence Life staff. Each residence hall is divided into units with student Community Advisors as leaders. CAs are carefully selected and trained to serve as peer counselors and facilitators.
*If you are interested in serving as a CA, stop by the student life offices for an application form.