Residence Hall Staff

Shawna Mott

Originally from Oneonta, NY, I graduated with my undergraduate degree in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta. I completed my master's degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies at University of Albany. Prior to working here, I worked at SUNY Oneonta.

This is my first year working at Morrisville State College.   I am the Area Coordinator of Mohawk Hall and I have been enjoying working so closely with the students and staff here.  The best part of my job is being proactive in helping students achieve success in all aspects of their lives while they are in college.  Building a positive report with students in the key to having a successful experience!  I enjoy playing volleyball and traveling in my free time.  My advice to students is to get involved!  This is the time to put yourself out there and meet new people.  Get as much as you can from your college experience, because it goes by fast.  Lastly, reflect on your experience here, and leave here knowing that you made a positive change in your own life!

David Stedman

RD Dave Stedman has a Bachelors in Fine Art and a Masters in Adult Education. His hometown is Utica, NY and he has been at Morrisville since April 2010.

Dave loves being able to watch Morrisville students of very different upbringings become friends and colleagues: “The best part of my job is I love making a difference. I love showing students the path after college, to hopefully motivate them, to perform to the best of their abilities.”

For fun, Dave enjoys fishing, golf, volunteer ambulance driving, smoking cigars, and his truck.

Dave’s advice for students: “Make sure when you are picking a major or if you are in college, please keep this in mind. Whatever field of study you pick, please remember you have to wake up and perform every day. You will find your true calling when you enjoy being at your job.” 

Ali Gonzalez

Undergraduate Degree: Organizational Management – Roberts Wesleyan College

Graduate Degree: Recreation and Leisure Services Management

Hometown: Caguas Puerto Rico

Number of Years working at Morrisville: since August 2013

This is my first year at Morrisville. So far, I like that the student body is diverse. I have to think outside of the box and be creative in order to meet the needs of our entire student population. The best part of my job is working closely with students and student staff. I am able to be a role model and have a meaningful relationship with them. I have an opportunity to develop strong partnerships with faculty, staff, and students, in order to ensure student success.

I enjoy movies, exercise, Salsa dancing, and going on outdoor adventures. My advice to students is to be engaged in your community! Take risk, and do not be afraid of making mistakes, as long as you reflect and learn from them! Surround yourself with positive people –role models- during your college career. 

Emily Burt

This year Emily enters her fifth year as a Residence Hall Director here at Morrisville State College.  This is her first year supervising Cayuga and East Halls.  Emily completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at SUNY Potsdam where she served as a Resident Assistant for three years.  She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration through SUNY Stony Brook.  Emily is excited to be a part of Morrisville’s new FYE initiative and is teaching a section of the First Year Experience course this year. 

Alberto Fontana

I came as a teenager to the United States from La Romana, Dominican Republic in September 1997. With the American Dream in front of me, I received a high school diploma at Dewitt Clinton H.S in the Bronx NY. After high school, I really wasn’t sure what to do.  After two years in the unknown and not taking any directions with my future, I decided to come visit my best friends who decided to attend Morrisville State College. After falling in love with this campus, and a wonderful unscheduled tour by one of the Automotive Department faculty member, I decided to attend Morrisville. 4 years after, I earned the 4 years degree in Automotive Tech in 2008. I went and worked in the field for a few years but then came back to Morrisville as a Residence Hall Director in August 2009.

The best part of my job here at Morrisville State College is to be able to help and support those who do make the decision to come to college. One of the best feelings in life are those at the end of the day when you know you helped someone and you made a difference. In my spare time, when I not fixing someone else’s car, I like to work on my car to keep it in nice shape. The best advice I can give to my students is that by coming here, they already made one of the best decision they will ever make in their life and how important that decision is to their future. 

Amy Broedel

Amy Broedel is in her fourth year as a Residence Hall Director of West Hall here at Morrisville.  She began her education at SUNY Oneonta, where she was an RA for two years.  She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University and is a certified NYS teacher.  In her spare time, Amy loves spending time with her son, Lex, and playing volleyball.