Staff Bio

Senior Staff Bios

University Housing senior staff is comprised of dedicated professional, support and student staff members who are responsible for providing residential living programs and coordinating all services for resident students.

Shannon Corey, Ed.D Associate Director, Residence Life

Shannon CoreyShannon’s focus areas in student affairs include residential curriculum, assessment and professional development and adults in the workplace.  Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University and Doctor of Education in Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Georgia.  She has over 17 years of professional experience in student affairs and residence life in particular and is also certified in bystander intervention training and behavior-based interviewing. She also remains active in various professional organizations including National Association of Student Personnel Administration (NASPA) and Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I). On a personal note, Shannon loves dogs and especially her rescue, Cagney.

Sharon German Westfield Assistant Director for Business Services and Financial Operations

Sharon GermanSharon German Westfield has 20 years of budget and financial experience at Georgia State University. Sharon received a bachelor of arts from Spelman College, a bachelor of business administration from Georgia State University and a masters of business administration from Southern Polytechnic University.

Marc Ebelhar Assistant Director for Residence Life, University Commons

Marc_EbelharMarc has over 10 years of experience serving as a student affairs professional with a primary focus in housing and residence life. He earned a B.A. in economics and political science from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky and a M.Ed. in higher education and student affairs at the University of South Carolina. He has worked professionally at Elmhurst College, Florida International University and Bowling Green State University. Marc serves on the NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Region III Advisory Board and is national Co-Chair of the NASPA Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Knowledge Community.

Ashley Brown Assistant Director, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

20160913ss_falon_thacker_009psfcAshley Brown served as a Residence Hall Director in the University Lofts at Georgia State University from 2015-2017. She earned a Masters of Art in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelors of Public Administration from Texas State University. Ashley’s focus areas in student affairs include intercultural competence, social justice, civic engagement, and leadership. Ashley is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory through IDI, LLC. She is also an active member in National Association of Student Personnel Administration (NASPA) and the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I). While Ashley now calls Georgia home, she is a proud Texan and enjoys rooting for the Dallas Cowboys!

Ashley Dobbs Assistant Director, Residence Education & Staff Development

Ashley Dobbs serves as the Assistant Director for Residence Education and Staff Development in University Housing at Georgia State University. In her role she oversees a first-year residential area, the Residential Curriculum, and all recruitment, selection, training and hiring processes for student and graduate staff in the department. Before this role, she served as the Assistant Director for Residence Education at the University of Kansas and has also held positions at the University of West Georgia and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ashley is actively involved in the field, serving as the Georgia College Personnel Association president, a course instructor in the Counseling and Student Personnel Services Masters program at the University of Georgia, advisory board member for the African American Male Initiative program at Georgia State, and on the Alumni Directorate Board for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA. She earned her master’s in educational leadership from Valdosta State University and as proud triple dawg, both bachelor’s degrees and her Doctorate of Education in student affairs leadership from the University of Georgia.