We’d like to introduce the Roompact Blogging Team for the upcoming year!
Roompact hires bloggers to further increase our contributions to the field through the free dissemination of ideas and knowledge. Every year we refresh our blog team with a new cohort of writers. Earlier this spring, we did a search for part-time bloggers, professionals who liked to write and who were looking for a little side hustle. Below you can learn a little more about the writers that will be sharing their talents with you in the coming year. We’ve already got some really interesting and exciting pieces planned.
If you’d like to join the Roompact Blog Team, be on the look out for an announcement in January 2024. We’ll likely run a very similar process to the one we ran this year.
Dr. Jeremy Moore (he/him/his) has worked as an administrator and educator in higher education for fifteen years and currently serves as the Dean of Students at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Jeremy completed his undergraduate studies at Wright State University, his Masters at Northern Illinois University, and his doctoral work at Arizona State University. His dissertation focused on better understanding the diverse and unique needs of commuter students within a residential campus and the development of an evidence-based peer mentoring program to aid in student retention.
Jennifer Watley (she/her) is first year a MA student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at The Ohio State University. She currently serves as an Assistant Hall Director in the department of Housing & Residence Education and acts as a practicum student in QualLab, a qualitative research laboratory on the OSU campus. In December of 2021, Jennifer graduated from Bowling Green State University, where she was a President’s Leadership Academy Scholar. There she served as an orientation leader, academic coach, and minority student mentor while earning her Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies. Overall, she is passionate about the intersections of education, culture, and media and is interested in learning about qualitative research practices.
Justin Mason (he/him) is a life-long learner who has his interest piqued by strengths-based practices, disruptive innovation, and organizational leadership and development. He has worked in Higher Education for 10 years and enjoys exploring the world through food, reality tv, and architecture. He is an avid gamer and a self-proclaimed nerd.
Natasha Monteith (she/her/hers) is currently a Educational Research Methodology Ph.D. student with multiple years of undergraduate, graduate, and professional experience in residence life. Natasha’s professional interests include creating culturally responsive assessments that are theoretically and methodologically sound, generating stakeholder engagement and collaboration within assessments, and building pathways for assessment reports to not live on a shelf. Natasha’s major research interest is in how data literacy impacts assessment use. When she has time without a to-do list, you can find her curled up with her cats, a mystery book, and a coffee.