John Lynch is an area director in the Office of Residence Life & Housing at Emory University. In this role, John supervises the Second Year at Emory (SYE) program and coordinates the assessment activities for the department. John has given a number of national and regional conference presentations on assessment; second-year students; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in higher education. In the fall of 2011, John will begin his doctoral work in management at the University of Georgia. John received his Master of Arts in counseling and personnel services at the University of Maryland, College Park, and his Bachelor of Science in psychology at the University of Georgia.