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, Ph.D.
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

Carrie Snyder, DSW, MSW
Director

Carrie Snyder (she/her) joined Temple in May 2022 as the Director of Disability Resources and Services. Prior to coming to Temple, Carrie worked at the University at Albany in New York for eight years, where she served first as the Assistant Director, then the Assistant Dean of Disability Access and Inclusion Student Services. Identifying as a disabled woman, Carrie can relate to students seeking accommodations in higher education, as she utilized the services disability offices throughout her academic career.

Carrie earned her Doctorate in Social Work from Millersville University in Pennsylvania in May of 2022. She channeled her passion for disability and DEI into her research which focused on the inclusion of disability in diversity training.  She is also a two-time alumna of the University at Albany, where she earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Welfare.

Disability Resources & Services
1755 N. 13th Street
Howard Gittis Student Center South, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
P: (215) 204-1280
F: (215) 204-6794
carrie.snyder@temple.edu

 

 

New Student and Family Programs

Deanne Decrescenzo
Assistant Dean, 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


Senior Director, vacant

 

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, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean

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

Andrew Lee, Ph.D
Senior Director

Dr. Lee has been the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Monmouth University (NJ) since 2015.  Prior to joining Monmouth, he was Director of Counseling and Disability Services at Kean University (NJ) from 2012-2015 and a psychologist at Rutgers University (2007-2012).  He is also the current President of the American College Counseling Association.

1700 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone (215) 204-7276
Fax (215) 204-5419

andrew.j.lee@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

Brandon Chandler
Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance Administration

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

Domenic Rudi, Jr.
Director of Finance & Administration
 

Domenic Rudi Jr. oversees the strategic assessment, development, and implementation of the department’s financial affairs, including budget development, financial analysis, and internal controls.  Additionally, he oversees or supports all accounting/financial due-diligence, requisitions/contracts/RFP processing, administrative processes, and systems coaching/training to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures.  Since February 2012, he has held positions with increasing responsibility and leadership for the division serving as the Sr. Finance Specialist, Senior Accountant, and Associate Director of Finance for the Office of University Housing and Residential Life, between 2012 and 2018, and serving as Interim Director of Finance for the Division of Student Affairs in 2019 – 2020.

A native Philadelphian, he brings 14 years of corporate experience with him prior to joining Temple University in 2012.  He worked for two for-profit/public organizations, Nutrisystem, Inc., a leading direct-to-consumer company, and Allied Waste Industries, Inc., a fortune 500 waste and recycling firm. He served in roles related to Supply Chain Management including Manager of Inventory Control, Inventory Analyst, and Manager of Receiving and Compliance, responsible for $275M in inventory.  And he served in accounting and finance related roles at Allied Waste Industries, Inc., such as Billing and Receivables Coordinator, Staff Accountant, and Accounting Supervisor, responsible for various accounting functions, variance analysis, internal control testing, and budget development for an $90M vertically integrated business unit in the Philadelphia and King of Prussia marketplaces.  

He is a graduate of Temple University (B.B.A. Accounting; Minor in Management Information Systems), and has completed coursework in the M.B.A. program at the Fox School of Business.

1910 Liacouras Walk, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6027
P: (215) 204-9636
drudi@temple.edu

Sean Killion, Ed.D., MBA
Director of Housing Operations

Prior to his appointment as director, Dr. Sean P. Killion served as Associate Director for Assignments and Billing within the Housing Ops team, and previously served in roles at LaSalle University and in the advertising and marketing field prior to coming to Temple.  He has been an active contributor to UHRL and the Division of Student Affairs, assisting with marketing and branding efforts for various departmental and divisional functions and initiatives, partnering in the development of the Division of Student Affairs Values Awards program, which he chaired until 2014, and serving as co-chair of the Good Neighbor Initiative Committee.

In addition to his professional work, Dr. Killion also actively volunteers in local organizations and represents Temple in various roles.  Within the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers (MACUHO), he served in multiple leadership roles, including as MACUHO President in 2010-2011. Sean is also actively involved with ACUHO-I, has served as a national volunteer and leadership development facilitator for Sigma Nu International Fraternity, Inc., and worked with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as a Board member for Archbishop Ryan High School in Northeast Philadelphia.  On campus, Sean works with the student members of Temple’s chapter of Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity and advises them on chapter operations, leadership, and fundraising.

1910 Liacouras Walk, Suite 201A
P: (215) 204-7184 option #2
F: (215) 204-3261
sean.killion@temple.edu

Ryan Young
Director, Residential Life

Ryan has been in the field of housing and residence life field for almost two decades, working at institutions such as UMass Amherst, Pace University, and the University of Central Florida. He joined the Temple University community in October 2019 as the Associate Director of Residential Living and was promoted to Director of Residential Life in March 2022.  In his role, Ryan provides the overall leadership and direction to Residential Life in both the day-today management of the residence halls as well as long term planning and execution of the departmental Mission and Vision.

Ryan earned his BS in Biology & Chemistry Secondary Education from Florida Southern College and, prior to working in higher education, was a high school teacher.  After a few years teaching, he returned to the classroom as a student and earned his MA in Educational Leadership: Student Personnel Administration from the University of Central Florida.  Ryan is currently pursuing his EdD in Higher Education here at Temple University. Ryan is also an active member of the Association of College & University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) and serves as the regional co-director for the MACUHO & NEACUHO Regional Entry Level Institute (RELI).

ryan.young@temple.edu