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Residence Life Staff

Cultivating tranformative Christ-centered living communities.

Justin Heth, Ph.D.

Dean of Residence Life

B.A., Taylor University, 2000
M.A., Wheaton College, 2007
Ph.D., Indiana State University, 2017

Having been deeply impacted by the power of relationships and authentic Christian community, Justin believes that Wheaton’s Residence Life program is one of the best venues for students to grow in character and integrity. As the Dean of Residence Life, he is committed to developing a staff that is able to cultivate campus communities that foster student’s growth in the areas of spiritual and identity formation, their ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships, cultivate a new respect and awe for kingdom diversity, and to help students learn how God uniquely made them to influence people and communities both locally and globally. He believes God uses the late night talks, new friendships, hall events, campus programs, roommate conflicts, and even broken promises to sanctify students during the college years. Students are constantly being formed spirituality and it is a privilege to have a front row seat to watch how the Lord uses blessings and trials to grow his people.   

Justin is an active member of Wheaton Bible Church, enjoys woodworking, riding his bike to work year round, and leading his Crossfit group of faculty, staff, and students. Though his workday at Wheaton may end, he loves pouring into his four kids and all the refugee children that live in his neighborhood. 

Student Services Building 218

Kristen Ross

Administrative Assistant

B.A., Moody Bible Institute

Through providing administrative support to the dean and the residence life office, Kristen melds her desire to see students become whole and effective follows of Christ.  

Kristen’s love for the outdoors often finds her and her husband, Paul, traveling the back roads, or the Prairie Path, rolling along on two wheels. 

Student Services Building 218

Housing Services Office

The Housing Services Office is responsible for the student housing selection process, meal plan management, grad housing, room change requests and off-campus housing. Elizabeth Ross at the Housing Services Office may be contacted at housing.services@wheaton.edu or 630.752.5202.

Residence Life Office

The Residence Life office is responsible for summer and break housing. Contact Kristen Ross at the office at reslife@wheaton.edu or phone number: 630.752.5427.

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants are upper-class students (juniors or seniors) who live on each floor and are selected because of their desire and ability to serve fellow students. As a residence hall staff member, the RA serves as a floor manager, community builder, student leader, peer counselor and educator.

2018-2019 Application Process