Carnegie Mellon University

Office of Residential Education

David Chickering

David Chickering
Associate Director of Residential Education & Housefellow

Email
412-268-9510

With 15 plus years of experience in residential education and part of the CMU community since 2005, David serves as the college liaison for the Schools of Music and Art and CFA transitional. His favorite part of his job is hearing residents’ stories and supporting them through their CMU journey. With a background in creative writing and theatre and a Master’s degree in higher education administration, he infuses his work with humor, humanity, and humility. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, riding and repairing vintage scooters, listening to baseball games, and sharing all that happens at CMU with his wife, two kids, and dog. 

Nikki Deckard
Housefellow & Coordinator for Residential Education

Email
412-268-2142

Nikki serves as the housefellow for the Residence on Fifth, Fifth Neville, and Clyde House. She completed her undergraduate degree in music education at Temple University and graduate degree in educational leadership at Penn State University. After teaching in Philadelphia schools, Nikki served as a supervisor in residence life at Milton Hershey School and earned her Pennsylvania School Principal's certification. In her free time, Nikki loves to explore the city, spend time with friends and family, tend to her plants, and find creative outlets.

Athena Folino

Athena Folino
Housefellow & Coordinator of Residential Education

Email
412-268-8649

Athena (she/her) is the Residential Education coordinator and housefellow for Mudge. She graduated with a degree in psychology and philosophy from Thiel College in 2018 and received her master's degree in higher education administration and student affairs from Kent State University in 2020. She has two cats and enjoys exploring new restaurants and coffee shops with her partner, practicing yoga and spending time outside.

Alicia Fullilove

Alicia Fullilove
Housefellow & Coordinator of Residential Education

Email
412-268-2412

Alicia serves as the housefellow for Morewood Gardens. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Alicia received her master's in public administration from Wichita State University. Her bachelor's degree from The University of Chicago is in anthropology and Latin American Caribbean studies. In her free time, she enjoys all things related to the fine arts, trying different restaurants, and taking piano lessons.

kaitlyn hallock

Kaitlyn Hallock
Housefellow & Coordinator of Residential Education

Email
412-268-2468

Kaitlyn serves as the Housefellow for the WeHeSco (Welch, Henderson, and Scobell) Community. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys listening and performing music, streaming shows and podcasts, and exploring all that Pittsburgh has to offer. You can often find Kaitlyn walking her dogs, Delilah and Luna, around campus with her partner, Calvin.

Kristine Kengor

Kristine Kengor
Assistant Director of Residential Education & Housefellow

Email
412-268-2142

Kristine Kengor is a Housefellow for Stever House and also coordinates Community Advisor (CA) selection and training initiatives for the Office of Residential Education. Kristine is passionate about community service and civic engagement and is always looking for ways to incorporate this into her work with residence hall communities. You can often see Kristine at the Paws to Relax events in the Mindfullness room with her retired racing greyhound, Copper, who is a certified therapy dog through Animal Friends. 

Matt Kwiatkowski

Matt Kwiatkowski
Associate Director for Residential Education

Email
412-268-2142

Matt Kwiatkowski supports the residential experience primarily in the Margaret Morrison Street Neighborhood as an associate director for residential education and a housefellow. A western Pennsylvania native, Matt has worked in residential education for more than a decade at other institutions in Ohio, Texas, and Virginia before coming back home. In his free time, Matt enjoys exploring Pittsburgh, traveling to see family and friends, and hikes through the city parks.

Eddie Macham
Associate Director for Residential Education

Email
412-268-2142

Tera Monroe

Tera Monroe
Associate Dean & Director of Residential Education

Email
412-268-2142

Josh Schaldenbrand

Josh Schaldenbrand
Assistant Director for Residential Education & Housefellow for Fraternity & Sorority House Communities

Email
412-268-2142

A native Pittsburgher and housefellow, Josh's passion for the residential experience at Carnegie Mellon can be seen in his work and programmatic initiatives that encourage residents to explore the city. Josh also works in the Office of Residential Education where he works to build community and enhance the on-campus experience for students living in fraternity and sorority houses. Much of his free time is spent consuming coffee, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and caring for his 70 pound pitbull/lapdog, Sam.

Dana Tuohey

Dana Tuohey
Administrative Assistant for the Student Life Suite

Email
412-268-2142

Dana joined CMU in 2022 as the administrative assistant in the Student Life Suite. She  supports professional staff, assists families and students, and lends a hand to a myriad programs. Dana holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English literature from Boston University, where she discovered her interest in student affairs. Outside of work, Dana is a dedicated mother-figure to her roommate’s cats, Trixie and Luna, as well as an amateur poet and professional ice cream-enjoyer.

Zach Wiberg
Housefellow & Coordinator for Residential Education

Email
412-268-2142