Staff Leadership

Paul Gordon Brown, Ph.D. Director of Curriculum, Training, and Research
  • As the Director of Curriculum, Training, and Research, Paul heads up outreach for Roompact and ensures our products are driven by the latest research and high impact practices in the field. Paul also coordinates Roompact’s social media and publishing as well as our training efforts. Paul will be receiving his PhD in Higher Education from Boston College this May, and previously served as a Dean and administrator in a number of functional areas within student affairs. His research emphasis is on the impact of social and digital technology on college student learning and he has also served on the faculty of the Residential Curriculum Institute.
Christian Charukiewicz Chief Technology Officer
  • As our CTO, Christian's focus is on the full spectrum of Roompact's technological development and infrastructure. Having studied Mathematics and Computer Science and Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Christian's approach to solving the challenges encountered on a daily basis is methodical and detail oriented. His interests are broad, spanning from algorithm development to server management to functional programming to user experience design. When he isn't thinking about Roompact, Christian enjoys riding his bike, programming in Haskell, and brewing good coffee.
Dan Statter, M.S. Chief Revenue Officer
  • Dan serves as Chief Revenue Officer at Roompact. As a former student affairs professional, Dan brings his experiences in residence life and academic affairs to each project and initiative. He plays an integral role in business development, project development, marketing, and implementation. He earned his M.S. in higher education administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.S. in business administration from Marquette University.
Matt Unger Founder & President
  • Matt does whatever he can to help at Roompact. After a decade of developing software for startups and billion dollar companies he found a passion for Higher Education and Residence Life that he'll never shake. Now he works with his Roompact teammates to bring simple, beautiful technology to the world of HigherEd. Among many other things, providing a great user experience and great customer support are extremely important to Matt. In the few hours per week that Matt is not working on Roompact he enjoys exploring Chicago and trying new food.

Our Advisors

  • Michael boasts more than thirty years of university-level experience in student development, housing operations, auxiliary services, residential life, judicial affairs, student activities, multicultural student services and Greek Affairs administration. He was the Associate Vice President and Executive Director of University Housing at Arizona State University, among several other positions in higher education. Also, Michael has served the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International in a variety of leadership capacities. Michael is now the President and CEO of Coakley and Colleagues, Inc., a consulting firm focused on higher education.
  • Arjun Chakravarti is Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing at Illinois Tech's Stuart School of Business. His research employs tools from psychology, economics, and statistics primarily toward the study of marketing strategy and managerial decision making. Arjun earned both his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is highly interested in predicting and assessing roommate conflict.
  • Karen is the Chair and an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Albion College. She earned her Ph.D. in interpersonal communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work has been published and discussed far and wide, but most notably for Roompact, Karen has been published in the Journal of College and University Student Housing for her studies "Similarity of Interpersonal Needs and Roommate Satisfaction" and "Stay Out of My Space! Territoriality and Nonverbal Immediacy as Predictors of Roommate Satisfaction", the latter for which she received the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International's "Journal Manuscript of the Year Award".
  • John is The Homer J. Livingston Professor in Economics and the Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. John has previously served as a Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He co-authored The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life and his work was featured in Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics. John pioneered the use of field experiments in economics. In 2010, John received the Kenneth Galbraith Award and in 2008, he received the Arrow Senior Prize for his research in behavioral economics in the field. John and his research team are helping us study and improve roommate relationships.