Professional Staff


Residential Community Director (RCD)

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Office: Moore Hall #309

Email: mnadler@smu.edu

Phone: 214-768-5005

Matt Nadler

Matt is starting his second year as a Residential Community Director at SMU! He recently completed his M.S. in Higher Education, Student Affairs at The Pennsylvania State University. While there, Matt was involved with S.M.A.R.T. program through undergraduate admissions as well as the LGBTQA Student Resource Center. Matt is excited to work with the UDH community to offer unique and exciting experiences for residents. In his free time, Matt enjoys being around friends, road trips, and cooking.


Assistant Community Director

Office: Smith Hall #220

Email: kstopyra@mail.smu.edu

Phone: 214-768-5052

Krystyna Stopyra

Krystyna is the new ARCD for Hillcrest Houses. Krystyna is in her first year of SMU’s Masters of Higher Education program, and is very excited to work with students at SMU and in RLSH. She recently earned her Bachelor of Arts from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, and moved from Maryland. In her free time, Krystyna likes to workout, hangout with friends, and find new places in Texas to explore!  

Courtney Al

My name is Courtney Barden and I am the Assistant RCD for the Airline Houses (Daniel and MGC). I am a Master of Divinity student at Perkins School of Theology. I am passionate about making on campus housing home, not just a room. I was an RA during my undergrad and enjoyed working with residents to make campus their home away from home. In my free time I enjoy running, crocheting, and making lively puns. I would ultimately like to become Ordained in the United Methodist church and pursue Army Chaplaincy.