Illinois Wesleyan
Office of Residential Life

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Kyle Griffith '07
Kyle Griffith '07

Director of Residential Life

Hello from Bloomington, Illinois! I'm excited to have the chance to return to IWU as the Director of Residential Life after more than a decade living and learning in different parts of the United States. Since leaving with my BA in English Literature in 2007, I've worked at Oberlin College and Conservatory (Oberlin, OH), the University of Delaware (Newark, DE), and Emory University (Atlanta, GA). Education is very important to me, so I earned a graduate degree in counseling while working at Delaware and a Juris Master degree at Emory Law. I'm grateful that I get to use those skills to do what I love every day at IWU. When I'm not on campus, I am probably watching bad television, figuring out how to adult with my house, or walking like the wind.   If you have an idea for how to make something about the campus better, stop by my office in the lower level of Gulick Hall!

Contact: (309) 556-  3113 kgriffit@iwu.edu

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Doug Meyer
Doug Meyer

Associate Director of Residential Life for Housing Operations

Hello from IWU! I am originally from Mason City, Illinois, but have been living here in Bloomington since 2006. I went to graduate school at Illinois State University (just up the road from IWU) and worked in the residence halls while finishing my Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel Administration in 2008. I am proud to say that I have been working at Illinois Wesleyan since I finished my master's in 2008. I started as a Residence Director, living in the residence hall with first year students, but I now work in the Office of Residential Life taking care of housing assignments, dining plans, billing, and electronic records management (yes, all the fun stuff!). I spend my time outside of the office watching TV, movies, doing trivia with friends, or with my dog, Olaf.   We are happy to assist with housing, dining, or to get you to the right person on campus - come see us in the lower level of Gulick Hall!

Contact: (309) 556-  3113 dmeyer@iwu.edu

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Terri Knapp
Terri Knapp

Administrative Specialist II

I moved to central Illinois to attend Illinois State University where I received my B.S. in Social Work.  My work as a foster care case manager took me to Peoria where I worked with physically and sexually abused children and their families.  Upon getting married I relocated to the suburban Chicago area and continued working in foster care with prenatally exposed infants and their families.  My husband’s work brought us back to the Bloomington-Normal area where we raised our two sons.  Over ten years ago I joined the Wesleyan campus community working part-time in the Office of Residential Life.  I later took a full-time position in another department and in 2017, I had the opportunity to return to ORL and the rest is history! 

Contact: (309) 556-  3113 tknapp@iwu.edu

 

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Emma Kirby

Area Director

(Gulick, Blackstock, Pfeiffer, Kemp)

Hi everyone! I am originally from the BloNo area and I am happy to be back! I received my B.A. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2012), Go Salukis! I had my first taste of Housing and Residential Life as a resident assistant at SIUC. I received my first M.A. from Wichita State University (2016) and my second masters from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (2020). I have a small dog named Harley Parker so if you see us around campus please feel free to say hi (HP is a little shy though). I have worked with students in the college environment for around 5 1/2 years now and love it! I enjoy working out, writing, drinking coffee, and eating carbs! Stop by the ORL office to say hi anytime you like! Go Titans! 

Contact: (309) 556-3113ekirby@iwu.edu

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Janae Brown

Area Director

(Munsell, Ferguson)

Hello, y’all! I’m from Belleville, IL and have called Bloomington-Normal home since August of 2019. I went to James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) for my undergraduate degree in Social Work (Class of 2019). I then moved here and got my master's degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University (Class of 2021). During my time at ISU, I interned with IWU’s Office of Student Involvement and knew I would love to work here one day! When I am not working, I'm most likely looking for local food to eat, exploring the constitution trail, painting, or reading far too many books! Don’t hesitate to say hi if you see me around campus!

Contact: (309) 556-3113jbrown10@iwu.edu

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Johnathon Shaw

Area Director

(Magill, Harriett, Dodds, Dolan, The Gates Apartments, East St. Apartments)

Hailing from Mattoon, Illinois, I graduated with a degree in secondary education in 2019 from Blackburn College. While at Blackburn, I served as a Resident Assistant and found my passion for higher education and for residence life. Having recently earned a Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, I am excited to become a part of the IWU community!

Contact: (309) 556-3113jshaw1@iwu.edu

 

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