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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!
Office of Residence Life Contact Information
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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.
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.
Jaméra A. L. Winchester (she/her/hers)
Residence Director – Triplex
Jaméra is a proud GMercyU Alumna! Jaméra started in June 2021 as the Residence Director for Triplex (Loyola, Siena, and St. Brigid Halls). Prior to her arrival at GMercyU, Jaméra worked at Widener University in Chester, PA and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, PA. Jaméra graduated from Gwynedd Mercy University with a B.S. in Psychology in 2017, then received an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership – College Student Affairs from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2020. During her undergraduate career at GMercyU, Jaméra created and implemented the first African American Natural Hair Expo entitled, “Getting Back to Our Roots” as her Psychology capstone project. Jaméra was involved in Residence Life as a Resident Assistant and she was actively involved in many clubs and organizations across campus. She continued her journey in higher education, while pursuing her master’s degree, as a Graduate Hall Director at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Jaméra is passionate about helping students discover their passions, reach their potential, become the best version of themselves and create a life they love. She strives to challenge and support students, while creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers them to share ideas and explore beyond their comfort zone. Jaméra believes that it is important to provide students with a holistic college experience by collaborating with academic affairs to provide support both inside and outside of the classroom. She enjoys building connections and providing students with the tools, skills and resources they need to move forward and make a difference in society.
In her free time, Jaméra likes reading, writing poetry and creating content for social media. She is a foodie who loves to travel and learn about different cultures. Jaméra enjoys going to church and spending time with her dog “Romeo”, family and friends.