University of Delaware
Jim Tweedy

Jim Tweedy


(302) 831-4663

My Responsibilities

As Director, I work with all aspects of residence hall life. I team with the staff in all UD residence halls to create positive and engaging floor communities. I work with partners around campus to continually improve on-campus life. While living and working in residence hall communities my entire adult life, I have also examined how staff and students thrive in a residential experience. I remain incredibly excited about the role of on-campus living and learning in student success and I am very familiar with the challenges of community living. I am always happy to talk with students and families about both.

Where I Can Help

  • Connecting students to involvement and engagement opportunities
  • Sustainability initiatives
  • Student adjustment concerns
  • International student unique adjustment concerns
  • Addressing interpersonal conflict concerns
  • Developing educational opportunities for students
  • Student satisfaction trends
  • Policy and procedure
  • Crisis situations
  • Seeing eye puppy raising procedures
  • Over 25 years of working with college students inside and outside the classroom - I will try to help with virtually any need.

Educational Background

  • A.A., Business Administration Northeast Community College
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Kearney
  • M.S., Adult and Higher Education, Montana State University
  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Delaware

Arrival to UD


Previous Positions Held

  • Resident Assistant in Nebraska
  • Hall Director at University of Nebraska-Kearney
  • Coordinator of Student Leadership - Montana State
  • Coordinator of Staff Development - Montana State
  • Assistant Director of Residence Life - Montana State
  • Area Coordinator - University of Delaware
  • Assistant Director - University of Delaware
  • Instructor in undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral programs

Points of Pride

  • Chair of the ACPA Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Salzburg Global Fellow - Greening the Minds
  • ACPA Outstanding Experienced Professional
  • UD Presidential Merit Award Recipient
  • ACPA Medallion of Inclusion Recipient

My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. - Mark Twain

Life Outside UD

I enjoy the outdoors whether it be the beach, the woods or biking on the trails. I love to travel whether it be a day trip to D.C. or central Europe. I am a talent-limited, but hopeful woodworker.

Residence Life & Housing  •  310 Haines Street  •  Newark, DE 19716  •   USA Phone: (302) 831-HOME (4663)   •  email:  •   © 2018