Residence Life

Division of Student Services

Residence Life Office Staff

Amy Schuckman, Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life 
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Hi! My name is Amy and I am the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life. I oversee the department and supervise all the professional staff. I grew up in upstate New York (way upstate near the Canadian border) and went to school at St. Lawrence University where I graduated with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. After graduation, I moved to Delaware and served a year in AmeriCorps working with mentoring programs in public schools. I then earned my Masters in College Counseling from the University of Delaware. I moved to Oregon to work at Reed and I am a west-coast convert. I started at Reed as a Resident Director and held several different positions in the department before starting my current role in February of 2012. In my spare time I like to try new Portland restaurants, attempt to make my own sushi, explore Portland outdoors with my family, binge watch tv series on Netflix, and drink good coffee.

Clea Taylor, Assistant Director of Housing Operations


Hi there! I'm Clea Taylor and I'm the Assistant Director of Housing Operations here at Reed. I graduated from Bennington College, a tiny liberal arts college in Vermont, where I studied Education, Psychology, and Theater. I lived in New York City for several years and then decided to move across the country to make Portland my home. After spending some time working in the Art Department at PSU I decided I needed to get back to a smaller, private college environment and Reed was the perfect fit! I'm thrilled to be working with such amazing students and staff in a city that I love so much.  Some things I enjoy: exploring the outdoors with my dog Cooper, discovering tasty places to eat, browsing bookstores to find something new to read, visiting farmers markets, and cooking with my husband. Feel free to stop by if you ever have any questions about housing at Reed - or just need a good restaurant recommendation!

Julia Nicholson, Assistant Director of Training and Development

Hey peeps! My name is Julia and I'm the Assistant Director of Training and Development. I also oversee our awesome Language Houses. I'm originally from the Bay Area in California, and I did my undergraduate work at University of the Pacific. After graduating, I moved to a little town called Oxford, Ohio to complete my M.S. in Student Affairs at Miami University. One of my academic and personal interests is gaming, and you can often find me playing online games in my spare time. Some of my other interests include anything fantasy/sci-fi, movies, the beach, and my German Shephard, Kaiya! Feel free to stop by and chat sometime, say hi to Kaiya and me around campus, or join me for a game!

Resident Directors

Working to assist the House Advisors in everything they do are our Resident Directors (RDs). RDs are full-time professional staff members who work and live on campus. RD's provide support for the house advisors, are advocates for students concerns, and help students experiencing difficulties at Reed. They provide emergency on-call coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week when school is in session.

Derek Finke, RD for Naito/Sullivan and the Cross Canyons


Hello!  My name is Derek, and I am the RD for Naito/Sullivan.  I am originally from Southern California, and completed my undergraduate work in Biology at UC Santa Cruz where I was able to assist with research on our native mascot (Banana Slugs!) and first began working in Residence Life.  After a year working at the San Diego Zoo following my experience at UCSC, I went on to get my Masters in Student Affairs and Higher Education from UCLA.  Some of my professional interests include international students, student leadership, and non-violent masculinity.  I also have a wide range of personal interests including live music, books, video games, mountain biking, and meeting new people!  So please stop by any time to say hi  (:
Nicholas Martin, RD for Foster, Scholz, and MacNaughton

Nicholas Martin

Greetings, everyone! My name is Nick, and I am excited to be working with Foster, Scholz, and MacNaughton this academic year. I was born in Southwest Portland and have spent the past decade moving up and down the I-5 corridor. At long last, I have returned to Portland by way of Seattle. While completing my undergraduate career at Pacific Lutheran University, I doubled majored in Conflict Resolution and Religion. After a year of AmeriCorps service, I completed my Master's degree in College Student Services Administration at Oregon State University. Regarding personal interests, I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading and writing, drawing, practicing meditation, and listening to music. I am also obsessed with coffee, mastering both air guitar and air drumming, and anything and everything related to food!
Cameron Tanner, RD for the Grove, Apartments, and Houses.

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Hey there! My name is Cameron and I am the RD for the Grove, Apartments, and the Houses. I’ve called many places home, but am originally from Michigan and lived most recently in North Carolina. I did my undergraduate work in secondary education at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and taught US History in rural South Carolina for three years before enrolling at Wake Forest University for law school. I love soccer, finding unique culinary dishes, reading good poetry and trying to create some of my own.  I also, have a rescue dog named Scout (Jean Louise Finch). If you see us around, don’t hesitate to stop and give her some love and point me in the direction of your favorite restaurant or food cart.

Lindsay Hammond, RD for ODB and Anna Mann.
Lindsay Hammond

Hello folks, Lindsay here. I'm the newest member of the ResLife family and the RD for ye Old Dorm Block and Anna Mann. Born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, I decided that I had one sunburn too many and found myself in college in Tacoma, WA at the University of Puget Sound. I earned a Bachelor's in Communication Studies and rowed for the crew team. My next adventure landed me in graduate school pursuing my M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration at the University of Vermont, where I combined a love of psychology and maple creemees. I can be found crafting, searching for the next best food truck, or binge-watching netflix. If you ever want to chat about life, Vampires, or want to give me suggestions about what to do in Portland, holler!

Contact Res Life
Fax: 503/517-7691
Office: 28 West,
5436 SE 28th Ave.

Amy Schuckman
Assistant Dean

Clea Taylor
Assistant Director of Housing Operations

Julia Nicholson
Assistant Director of Training & Education


8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.;
closed noon–1 p.m.

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