Staff Listing

Staff Listing

Dean of Students Office

Rachael Stark, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean of Students

Rachael Stark joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in November 2011 as the Associate Dean of Students with direct responsibility for the CARE Team. Prior to joining the Student Affairs team at Temple, Rachael held professional positions within Residential Life at Arizona State University, York College of Pennsylvania and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Rachael earned her doctorate from Colorado State University with a focus in College and University Leadership.  Her research area focused on the moral behavior of Resident Assistants. She also attended The Ohio State University where she earned a Master of Art in Higher Education and Student Affairs and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology.

Student Center, Suite 304
1755 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
P: (215) 204-7188
F: (215) 204-1663
rachael.stark@temple.edu
 

Christopher G. Carey
Senior Associate Dean of Students

Chris joined the Division of Student Affairs in September of 2006, and moved into the Senior Associate Dean of Students role in August of 2017.  His team focuses on student engagement, and includes Student ActivitiesLeadership Development, and New Student and Family Programs​.  Chris is also the chair for the Division's Assessment Committee and Good Neighbor Committee.

Chris earned his doctorate from Widener University in Higher Education Administration.  His researched focused on the supervisory relationships of senior student affairs officers and their direct reports.  His master's degree is in Education Administration from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Science from Saint Joseph's University.

Temple University
Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 219M
1755 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
P: (215) 204-3237
F: (215) 204-1846
ccarey@temple.edu
 

Disability Resources & Services

Andrea Vassar
Director

Prior to joining the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University, Andrea most recently served as the Assistant Dean for Student Success and Frist Year Experience at Washington College.  While she has been in that role for nearly the past two years, prior to that she was the Director of Disability Services and the Office of Academic Skills at Washington College (6.5 years) as well as serving as the 504/ADA Coordinator for over 8 years.  Andrea brings a wealth of knowledge to the position and I know that she will be an asset to our Student Affairs team.  She previously served in a professional capacity at Moravian College and the International Academy of Design and Technology. 

Andrea is a true lifelong learner.  She graduated from The University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas with a B.A. in Elementary Education, followed by a M.Ed. in Exceptionality Education.  She went on to complete an Associates Degree in Interactive Media from the International Academy of Design & Technology and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology and Distance Education at Nova Southeastern University.   

Disability Resources & Services
100 Ritter Annex, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
P: (215) 204-1280
F: (215) 204-6794
andrea.vassar@temple.edu


Leadership Development

Tania Irwin
Program Director, Leadership Development

Tania Irwin joined the Division of Student Affairs in August of 2018 as the Program Director for the Office of Leadership Development. In her role, Tania provides leadership education, training and consultation to all students through academic partnerships, leadership workshops and conferences, StrengthsFinder assessments and annual programs such as the LeaderShape Institute.

A Philly native, Tania received her Master’s in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on diversity and inclusion and student development. She also attended North Carolina Central University where she earned a dual degree in Spanish and Psychology while serving as Miss North Carolina Central University.

Temple University
Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 219M
1755 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
P: (215) 204-7131
F: (215) 204-1846

Email: tirwin@temple.edu

 

New Student and Family Programs

Deanne Decrescenzo
Director, New Student and Family Programs

Deanne DeCrescenzo joined Temple in August 2017 as the Director of New Student and Family Programs.  She is committed to supporting the transition of incoming students and their families to Temple University and helping them develop a sense of belonging here.  She oversees departmental programs including Freshman, Transfer, and Parent & Family Orientations, Parent & Family Weekend, and other new student initiatives. 

Prior to arriving at Temple University, Deanne worked at Baruch College, CUNY and Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.  

She is a graduate of Penn State University (B.S. Marketing, B.S. French, B.S. International Studies) and Columbia University (M.A. Higher & Postsecondary Education).  Deanne is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and a member ofNASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and NODA - Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education.

Temple University
Morgan Hall South, Room 250
1603 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
P: (215) 204-5789
Email: deanne@temple.edu
 

Student Activities

Phillip Smith
Director, Student Activities

Phillip Smith, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, has been at Temple University since June 2018. He graduated from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing in 2001.

A true student-athlete, Phillip played on the NCAA Division II baseball team (1B/P) and stayed active on campus as he served as a Student Development Counselor, HIV/AIDS Trainer and Activities Coordinator. Phillip is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. After taking a trial run in the business industry, Phillip found his true passion – “the ability to help young people develop during their college years.” In 2005, he decided to pursue his master’s in higher education administration at the University of Akron (Ohio), where he completed the two-year program in a year and a half. Phillip got his first taste of the student affairs field working as the graduate assistant for Greek Life Programs. Following graduation, Phillip has had the privilege to work at Wichita State University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Georgia State University.

Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 219M
1755 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
P: (215) 204-7131
F: (215) 204-3287

E: phillip.smith@temple.edu


Student Center

Jason Levy
Senior Director

Jason joined Temple in October of 2006. As the Director of the Student Center, he is primarily responsible for managing the operations of our Student Center facilities on both Main Campus and the Health Science Center campus with a focus on staff and student development, facility operations, technology integration, and program support. Jason is the primary contact for our Association of College Unions International programs and works with the Region 3 Leadership Team.

Prior to joining the Temple staff Jason was well traveled and worked at four other student unions/centers including UNC Charlotte's Cone Center, The Sarratt Student Center at Vanderbilt University, and the Indiana Memorial Union. He has a Master's Degree in Student Affairs Administration from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree from West Chester University.

When not at work he enjoys playing basketball, eating in Chinatown, and is an avid car buff. While not a Philadelphia native, Jason calls the city home and was very excited to rejoin the community. He is active in the Culinary Society of Philadelphia and has a variety of ties to business and industry in Montgomery County.

Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 219
1755 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
P: (215) 204-7131
F: (215) 204-1846
jason.levy@temple.edu

Filip Pongratz
Associate Director

Filip Pongratz joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in August 2003. In November 2005, he became the Associate Director of the Student Faculty Center on the Health Science Center (HSC) Campus. Filip oversees the conference center, recreation center, HSC student organizations and programs offered by the department.

Filip completed his bachelor’s degree at King’s College London, United Kingdom and earned his master’s degree in Sports Administration from Temple University.

3340 North Broad Street
Student Faculty Center, RM 200
Philadelphia, PA 19140
P: (215) 707-4362
F: (215) 707-4481
filip.pongratz@temple.edu


Student Conduct and Community Standards

Megan Patrick
Assistant Dean of Students

Megan Patrick joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in August 2009 as a Resident Coordinator in University Housing and Residential Life.  She is committed to the holistic student experience and has served in UHRL, Student Activities, and most recently in Student Conduct.  In January 2018, she became the Assistant Dean for Student Conduct and Community Standards. Megan oversees the departmental initiatives and processes of this Office.

Megan completed her bachelor’s degree at Albright College in History, master’s degree at Lehigh University in American Studies and Women’s Studies, and returned home to Philadelphia where she earned her doctoral degree in Education Administration with a focus in Higher Education from Temple University. Her research focused on the experience and motivators of first year students who begin college as residents of living learning communities within the residence halls.

Howard Gittis Student Center Room 318
1755 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
P: 215-204-3286
megan.patrick@temple.edu

 

 

Tuttleman Counseling Services

John DiMino
Senior Director

John is a licensed clinical psychologist. Prior to joining Temple in 1996, he served for 10 years in community mental health in New York City. At the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, John supervised staff and interns who conducted individual, family, and group therapy. He served for six years as adjunct assistant professor of psychology at Long Island University where he taught Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Personality Theories, Introduction to Psychology, and History and Systems. John is the U.S. director of the Mimesis Institute, an association for the study of mythology and group processes with centers in Basel Switzerland, and Philadelphia. He received his Ph.D. from Long Island University in 1989, and his B.A. from Fordham University in 1980. He is a member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in psychology, the American Psychological Association and the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors.


1700 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone (215) 204-7276
Fax (215) 204-5419
Email: john.dimino@temple.edu

 

Wellness Resource Center

Alison McKee
Director

Alison McKee joined Temple in January of 2017. As the Director of the Wellness Resource Center, she is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive health promotion and prevention programs that address the needs of the Temple student body.

She earned her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies from Temple University, and her Master of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Alison has prior experience working in community based-health education, and has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Sexuality. Alison has also served as consultant working with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center on prevention campaigns.

Alison is passionate about providing students with the information they need to succeed and thrive. Her areas of focus include sexual health, gender identity and sexual orientation, sexual violence prevention, and intimate partner violence prevention.

Lower Level Mitten Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122
P: (215) 204 7578
F: (215) 204-9710
amckee@temple.edu

 

University Housing and Residential Life

Lezley Galloway
Director UHRL Information Technology

Lezley Galloway is the Inaugural Director of University Housing Information Technology. A native of Philadelphia, she brings 13 years of higher education experience with her to Temple University.

Previously she held the position of Director of Computing Support and Coordinator of Academic Technology at Philadelphia University.  Before her appointment at Philadelphia University, she held two management level positions at George Washington University, Manager of Classroom Technology Services and Manager of ISS Help Desk.

Lezley earned her Master of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Philadelphia University.  Additionally Lezley holds adjunct positions at Drexel University, Philadelphia University, and University of Phoenix.

Peabody Hall
2025 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6027
P: (215) 204-9808
gallowayl@temple.edu

Domenic Rudi
Director of Finance & Administration

1910 Liacouras Walk, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6027
P: (215) 204-7184
F: (215) 204-3261
drudi@temple.edu

Shana Alston
Director, Housing Operations

shana.alston@temple.edu

Jon Brighton
Director, Maintenance Operations

jon.brighton@temple.edu

Olan Garrett
Director, Residential Life

olan.garrett@temple.edu