HRC Staff Listing
Dr. Steven Hood joined HRC in September 2011. He has previously served as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Housing and Residence Life at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and as Area Coordinator at Samford University.
Dr. Hood earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of West Alabama, a master's degree in public administration from Troy University and a doctorate in learning and leadership from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a native Alabamian and is glad to be home.
With more than 14 years' experience in student housing, Dr. Hood loves the variety of our department. He has the opportunity to work with students, be involved with construction/renovation projects, manage budgets, plan administrative projects - and all while working with a great group of colleagues.
Dr. Hood enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and watching college football and basketball. He's planning on renewing his interest in saltwater aquariums any day now. Dr. Hood is active in SEAHO and ACUHO-I.
Whitney joined the HRC team in July 2011. She has also worked as a teacher in the Tuscaloosa County Schools. Whitney earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from The University of Alabama.
Whitney provides administrative support to the executive director of HRC. She is committed to providing a safe and successful environment for students living on campus.
Her hobbies include tennis, church and mission trips to other countries, and spending time with friends and family.
Alicia joined HRC in September 2006. Previously she has worked as Director of Public Relations at the Children's Hands-On Museum. Alicia has master's degrees in history and museum studies.
Alicia's role within the department includes communication with students, parents and the media, and overall responsibility for the assignments process. She loves watching students grow as a result of their living environment, and gets great satisfaction from helping students find the living situation that works for them.
Alicia enjoys gardening, cooking and working out at the Student Recreation Center.
Julie joined the University staff in July 1991 and has been with HRC for more than twelve years. She received a bachelor's degree in interior furnishing from Auburn University and a master's degree in higher education administration from The University of Alabama.
As Assistant Director for Off-Campus and Greek Housing, Julie serves as a resource and liaison for students transitioning to off-campus living, as well as supervising at least 10 Greek house managers.
Julie is committed to educating students who are transitioning to off-campus housing and assisting all students in locating housing options. Her favorite part is working with students and our off-campus properties in helping students find housing.
While not at work, Julie enjoys cake decorating, crochet, gardening and spending time with her husband and son.
Cathy has been with the University for more than 16 years, and has been part of the HRC team for 13 years. Her position provides technological support and web programming for HRC. Cathy has a bachelor's degree in management information science from The University of Alabama.
Judy joined the HRC staff in January 1986. Previously she worked at Harco Drug Inc., and Alabama Federal Bank. Judy earned a bachelor's degree in education from The University of Alabama.
A Tuscaloosa native, Judy loves working with students and their parents. She enjoys discussing the positives about UA and Housing and how students can be happy here on campus, no matter where they live.
Judy enjoys gardening, reading, spending time with friends and attending Alabama sporting events, especially football. She is involved with the Tuscaloosa County Chapter of the National Alumni Association and the National Alumni Association. She is also the current House Corporation President of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
Tonya has been a part of HRC since January 1984. A Tuscaloosa native, she has a degree in nursing from Shelton State Community College.
Tonya's main responsibility is to help students make decisions on where they live while here at the University. She loves the opportunity to interact with students and parents on a daily basis and make a difference in someone's life.
Outside of work, Tonya enjoys spending time with her children and granddaughter and visiting the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Janine Gascoigne joined HRC as Marketing Coordinator in January 2011. A graduate of Boston University with a bachelor's degree in advertising, Janine's prior experience includes Red Square Agency, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and American Red Cross. Janine has worked on brands like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Brookwood Medical Center, Hard Rock Casino, Hangout Music Festival and Natural Decorations, Inc. Her work has garnered local, regional and national acclaim.
Janine is pursuing a master's degree in higher education. When not at work, Janine spends time with her family, sings and pretends her guitar-playing is actually improving.
Tina joined the HRC staff as Office Associate II in November 2012. She has previously worked as an office manager for many years, along with being a real estate agent. She also worked alongside her husband in youth ministry for more than 17 years. Tina has an associate degree and will be pursuing a bachelor's degree here at the University.
Tina loves working with college students and helping them with their housing concerns, especially when things can get a little overwhelming for students away from home. She enjoys encouraging students and being a positive influence.
Outside of work, Tina spends her time with her family, hanging out, having fun - and of course, Alabama Football!! Tina has two children attending the University and her son is on the UA football team, so they are a football family!
Dr. Chris Holland joined the HRC team in February 2012, after previously serving as Dean of Students for Brevard College. He has also worked as Dean of Students at College of St. Joseph, Director of Community Living at Mississippi University for Women, and Area Director at Tulane University.
Dr. Holland earned an associate degree in liberal arts from Jamestown Community College, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in English from SUNY Fredonia, a master's degree in higher education administration from SUNY Albany and a doctorate degree in higher education administration from The University of Alabama.
After some time away from student housing, Dr. Holland is glad to get back his roots in student affairs. He loves working with students in a living-learning, student-centered environment where they have opportunities to be actively engaged in their own learning and use that learning to help lead others in developing a strong student community. He believes in a community that is designed by students, for students in which we encourage students to own their experience by stepping in and standing out in whatever it is they want to do. Dr. Holland believes it is our role, as student affairs professionals, to be good mentors and role models for students.
In his free time, Dr. Holland enjoys spending time with family and three dogs, watching college football and college basketball, reading classic literature like The Grapes of Wrath, writing, shopping and travelling.
Dr. Holland has published articles on living-learning communities and student experiences within the college culture. He has served as President of the Mississippi Association of Housing Officers (MAHO) and is currently active in NASPA and serves on the NASPA Region III Board.
Amanda joined the HRC team in June 2006, and has held several positions since then. She has also worked as a high school English/English as a Second Language teacher. Amanda earned a bachelor's degree in critical gender studies at the University of California San Diego and a master's in education from City College of New York.
Amanda works with our staff recruitment, selection and training. She loves getting to see a student learn and grow from the time that they apply and interview for the job to when they are veteran staff members helping mentor the newest RAs.
In spring 2007, Amanda was awarded the William Leftwich Award for Outstanding New Professional on NASPA Region III. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys photography, reading and volunteering with the Humane Society.
Laura joined the HRC team in June 2008 after previously serving at Huntingdon College and Johnson & Wales University in Miami, Florida. Laura earned a bachelor's degree from Huntingdon College and a master's from Auburn University.
Laura works very closely with the Living-Learning Communities, as well as academic initiatives and judicial affairs. Laura enjoys working in student affairs because she can challenge students to reach their full potential.
A native of Enterprise, Alabama, Laura is pursuing a doctoral degree in higher education. While this doesn't leave much free time, she volunteers with the Humane Society of West Alabama.
Cole joined HRC as Community Director in July 2012. He previously worked as the Senior Community Director and Director of Housing Operations at Brevard College. Cole received a bachelor's degree in integrated studies, with an emphasis in English, Spanish and religion from Brevard College. He is also pursuing a master's degree in higher education administration from The University of Alabama.
Cole's favorite part of working in HRC is watching student leaders engage in the learning process of higher education both inside and outside the classroom. As a result, they are significantly changed and go on to change the lives of others.
Outside of work, Cole enjoys being with his family, exercising and watching Chelsea Football Club!
Andrew joined the HRC professional staff as Community Director in January 2012, after serving as a Graduate Assistant. He also worked in Capstone International Center at The University of Alabama as a Graduate Assistant. He completed a master's degree in economics and a bachelor's degree in finance here at the University.
His favorite part of the job is seeing students develop personally and professionally firsthand in the residence halls.
Andrew enjoys anything involving the outdoors, playing guitar and following economic trends.
Jim Bob joined the HRC professional staff as Community Director in June 2011, after serving as a Graduate Assistant and Resident Advisor. He also spent ten years as a carpenter before and during his undergraduate years. Jim Bob earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a master's degree in kinesiology from The University of Alabama.
Jim Bob is committed to interacting with students and providing a positive experience for students, particularly in the area of health education.
Jim Bob spends his time as a shade tree mechanic and tinkers with things that already work fairly well. His other hobbies include exercise, Call of Duty on PS3, and Forgotten Realms and Star Wars novels.
Reginald joined HRC as Community Director in June 2012. He previously worked as a Residence Director at Mississippi State University. Reginald received a bachelor's degree in public health from Western Kentucky University and his master's degree from Mississippi State University in counselor education with an emphasis in student affairs in higher education. In 2011, Reginald was awarded the inaugural Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year from the Southern Association of College Student Affairs.
Reginald's focus areas include student leadership, development and conduct. He enjoys watching students grow and develop through their learning experiences outside of the classroom.
Reginald spends his free time relaxing, traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Gretchen joined the HRC team as Community Director in June 2012. She previously served as Graduate Residence Director at Mississippi State University for two years. Gretchen earned her bachelor's degree in communication studies with a minor in family studies and non-profit administration from Western Kentucky University and her master's degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Mississippi State University.
Gretchen is looking forward to fostering relationships with students and working with new students.
Gretchen enjoys reading a good book, working out, Zumba and shopping. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society.
Ellen joined HRC as Community Director in July 2011. She previously worked as Administrative Specialist in the HRC main office and as Assistant Director of Recruitment of Truett Seminary at Baylor University. Ellen earned a bachelor's degree in biology at Samford University and a Master of Divinity from Truett Seminary at Baylor University.
Ellen enjoys building community among students and staff and helping students engage in meaningful learning experiences.
Ellen spends her free time traveling the world, singing and spending quality time with family and friends.
Jeremy joined HRC in July 2004 after serving as Coordinator in Volunteer Services at The University of Alabama since January 2002. He earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies and master's degrees in communication studies and in counseling from The University of Alabama.
Jeremy's favorite part of his position is the opportunity to build relationships with students to help them develop and maximize their experience.
While pursuing an Ed.S. degree, Jeremy enjoys basketball, running and strategy board games.
Jimmy joined HRC as Community Director in August 2007. He previously served as Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Career Development and Resident Director at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, and Hall Director at The University of Tennessee at Martin. Jimmy received a bachelor's degree in church music from Lambuth University and a master's degree in child learning and development from Bethel University.
Jimmy's focus areas are staff development and student development. He enjoys seeing students develop, change and grow as they progress through the collegiate experience.
Jimmy enjoys singing, shopping at estate sales, traveling, gardening and watching the Food Network.
Mary joined the HRC professional team in April 2007, after serving as Graduate Assistant. She received a bachelor's degree in history from The University of Alabama.
Mary enjoys working with international students and multicultural issues in student affairs.
In her spare time, Mary loves singing.
Linda joined HRC in 2002, after serving in Undergraduate Admissions since 2001. She earned a bachelor's degree in family and human development and a master's degree in health education and health promotion from The University of Alabama.
Linda enjoys working alongside so many energetic, enthusiastic people who are committed to providing the best service to our students and the University.
She enjoys creative writing and developing positive relationships with students.
Pam joined HRC in fall 2007 after spending six years in the Art Department at The University of Alabama.
Pam loves the atmosphere and staff in HRC. She is a huge Alabama fan, and all of her children have or will attend UA.
Nicole joined the HRC team in July 2012. Nicole provides administrative support to communities in The Bluff, Bryant, Bryce Lawn, East Edge, Highlands, Palmer, Paty and Somerville. She is excited to be a part of The University of Alabama and explore the various activities offered on campus.
Nicole looks forward to meeting students and helping make their time here a fun and beneficial experience.
Nicole enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling, and playing with her dog. Now that she's living here in Tuscaloosa, Nicole also intends to learn to enjoy football.
Stephanie joined the HRC team in July 2012. Stephanie provides administrative support to the Presidential Village community. She hopes to positively contribute to the students and faculty with whom she will interact. She is excited to be a part of the growing communities across the UA campus.
Stephanie is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in consumer affairs from The University of Alabama. She hopes to also obtain a master's degree in higher education administration.
Stephanie loves to cook and spend time with her family. She considers herself a people person and enjoys meeting new people.
Cathy joined the HRC team in September 2010. She previously served as President and CEO at a local credit union. Cathy earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from The University of Alabama and a master's degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Alabama.
Cathy enjoys working with colleagues and other departments collaboratively.
Cathy loves Alabama football, traveling, reading on the beach and playing board games with her family.
Marc joined the HRC professional staff in January 2012, after previously serving as an Office Manager in Housing and Residential Communities. He received his bachelor's degree in finance from The University of Alabama.
As a former student of the University, Marc is well versed in housing and student affairs. He enjoys working not only with housing staff, but also with campus partners.
Marc spends his spare time attending Alabama athletic events, camping and trying new recipes.
Dee joined HRC in November 2008 after 18 years as a personal accountant. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting and general management from The University of Alabama.
Dee loves helping others understand financial paperwork and playing with numbers.
Away from work, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and making cakes.
Matt Kerch joined the HRC team in June 2012, after previously serving as Assistant Director of Residence Life at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He has also worked as a Residence Coordinator at Dickinson College, and worked in Student Activities and Student Involvement at Wilson College.
Matt earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University, where he also played collegiate basketball. He also earned a master's degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University.
Matt is excited to continue his work in housing and residence life. He enjoys working on assessment efforts focused on student's experiences at college, and is excited about the new construction and renovation of our state-of-the-art residence halls. Matt is focused on providing a student-centered environment where residents have ample opportunities to learn, develop and engage. He is excited to gain student input into new construction efforts, and encourages housing operations to take a hands-on approach to help students learn about our facilities.
In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with family, exercising, being outdoors, watching college football, college basketball, baseball, and shopping. Matt has presented at multiple national and regional conferences, and is actively involved in both ACPA (Planning Team for C3) and NASPA (Chair-elect for the NASPA-Campus Labs Assessment Consortium) and was involved in MACUHO regionally while he was in Pennsylvania.
Regina joined HRC in July 1999. She has an associate degree in office adminstration from Shelton State Community College and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a business minor from The University of Alabama.
Regina's favorite part of her position is helping residents and parents.
In her spare time, Regina enjoys reading, cooking and crocheting.
Dave joined HRC in June 2006, after previously working at California State University at Northridge. He earned a bachelor's degree in interpersonal and public communication from Central Michigan University and a master's degree in college student affairs and leadership from Grand Valley State University.
Dave especially loves helping students grow as people and providing professional, welcoming service to our campus' many summer conference guests.
A native of Michigan, Dave enjoys cooking, reading, outdoor activities and playing guitar.
Beth joined the HRC professional staff in August 2011 after serving as a graduate assistant in Housing Operations to promote creative environments, learning tools, trends and application within residential halls. Beth received a bachelor's degree in interior design from The University of Alabama.
Beth loves meeting our students, and learning what they are involved in and how she can support them. She also loves team building activities, with staff and students.
Beth is pursuing a master's degree in consumer quality management, and she enjoys hanging out with her husband and two children.
Ryan joined HRC in February 2007 and became Student Conduct Coordinator in September 2011. Previously he served as a Community Director in HRC and Associate Supervisor Residence Life at Northwestern Michigan College. Ryan earned a bachelor's degree in history from Southern Illinois University and a master's degree in liberal studies from Eastern Michigan University.
Ryan's focus areas are student conduct, behavior and education and working to create and develop educational moments for students outside of the classroom. He enjoys working with students to address problems, issues and concerns.
Ryan helps students develop a sense of responsibility and accountability, not only to each other and the community, but to themselves as well.
Ryan is pursuing a doctoral degree in higher education administration and enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking and fishing.