Meet the Residence Life Staff


GMercyU's Residence Life team is dedicated and committed to providing a fun, warm, and supportive residential experience for our students. Get to know each staff member below!
 

Bryan Dunphy-Culp (he/him/his)
Director of Housing and Residence Life

Bryan (just call him BDC) arrived on campus in July 2015 after serving six years as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at The College of New Jersey. Prior to TCNJ, Bryan worked at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA and Stonehill College in Easton, MA. Bryan received his B.A. in Communications from Curry College in Milton, MA in 1999, and an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA in 2000.

Bryan enjoys the close-knit community of GMercyU and being able to work directly with students.  Seeing them develop and assisting them as they navigate their college experience brings Bryan much satisfaction.

A native of the Boston area, Bryan is overly obsessed with all the Boston sports teams.  Bryan can also say with confidence that he has never turned down a sandwich that is offered to him.  Call it a hoagie, grinder, or sub, it won't matter! Aside from sports, Bryan spends as much free time with his family. His favorite family member though is their Labrador Retriever named Dunkin', appropriately named after Dunkin' Donuts.  Previous dogs in the family have also been named after Tom Brady and Fenway Park and no, Bryan does not think that is as ridiculous as others may tell him.

 

Michelle M. Murray (she/her/hers)
Associate Director for Residence Life

Michelle began at GMercyU in July 2010 as the Residence Director for Alexandria Hall. Michelle was then promoted to Associate Director for Residence Life in December 2015. Michelle also was the Head Coach for the GMercyU Cheerleading Team from 2016-2018. Prior to her arrival at GMercyU, Michelle worked at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC and Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. Michelle graduated from Cabrini University in 2005 where she double majored in Studio Art and Graphic Design.

Michelle has been fortunate enough to lead a multitude of Alternative Spring Break service trips as well as two Pilgrimages to Dublin Ireland for the Young Mercy Leaders Conferences in 2016 and 2018.  Michelle believes strongly in the mission of the University and sees it as the context from which we build our work and the lens which Michelle uses to complete her responsibilities.

In her free time, Michelle likes reading, going on adventures to Revolutionary War sites, and hanging with Mr. Cooper, her dog.  Michelle is an avid fan of The Office and similar to Michael Scott's coffee mug on his desk, she does believe that Bryan is the World's Best Boss. She won't say it out loud but since it is written here, it has to be true. She also considers Leslie Knope her spirit animal. 

 

Kyle Hartman
Residence Director - Alexandria Hall

Kyle joined the GMercyU family in June 2019 as the Residence Director of Alexandria Hall. Kyle graduated from Bloomsburg University with a B.S. in Business Management in 2017, then received a Master’s of Business Administration in 2019. Previously, Kyle was involved in Residence Life as a Community Assistant during his undergraduate career at Bloomsburg University, and later a Graduate Hall Director during his graduate studies.

Kyle is dedicated to serving students, fostering academic excellence, and creating the healthiest, most inclusive community as possible. Kyle is motivated by helping others and seeing students succeed throughout their college career.

Outside of the office, Kyle enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, riding motorcycles, and snowboarding but Kyle will also stay inside on a sunny day to play video games for no good reason. Kyle also likes nearly all animals, dogs being among one of his favorites and geese not even close to making the list.  In publc, Kyle will not eat sugar or junk food but in private, he really gets up in the middle of the night to eat chocolate, peanut butter, and other treats around his apartment.  

 

Lisa Marie Turtle (she/her/hers)
Residence Director - Triplex

Lisa Marie started in June 2018 as the Residence Director for Triplex (Loyola, Siena, and St. Brigid Halls). Prior to joining the GMercyU family, she graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (KU) with a B.S. in Psychology in 2016 and a M.Ed. in Student Affairs in Higher Education in 2018. During her undergraduate career at KU, Lisa Marie was actively involved in residence life and held multiple leadership positions. She continued her journey in higher education, while pursuing her master's degree, as a Graduate Hall Director at Cedar Crest College.

Lisa's interactions with students, faculty, and staff allows her to reinforce the notion that our mission, core values, and critical concerns prepare us all to have successful careers and meaningful lives in a global socety.  Lisa is heavily involved with various campus-wide committees including the Institituional Outcomes Assessment Committee, Take Back The Night, and the Coalition for Campus Civic Engagement.

Lisa is a whiz with all of our social media platforms and if you ever need a break, stop by her office which is stocked with many gadgets, coloring books, and loads of candy to get just right sugar rush one needs.  Lisa also has a unique affinity with the Caped Crusader himself, Batman, so don't be alarmed with shock once you enter her office.

 

Terri Schwabenland
Administrative Assistant for Residence Life

Terri has been a member of the Residence Life team since October 2016. Previously, Terri worked as a Medical Underwriter and Pharmaceutical Market Researcher while raising her two children with her husband, Tom.

Terri is the backbone of our office and keeps us all in line when necessary.  Terri enjoys being able to help our students with any issue or problem they have so do not hesitate to stop by the office with a question or to say hello.

Terri is an alumna, having received her degree when the University was still named Gwynedd-Mercy College and only one residence hall existed.  This is also what is commonly referred to as the dark ages. When Terri is not at GMercyU, you will find her relaxing in the backyard and anywhere there is warmth and sun which of course includes the beach!