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Welcome to the Office of Parent and Family Programs!

The Office of Parent and Family Programs serves families in supporting their student's growth and development. Through services and programs, the Office of Parent and Family Programs provides opportunities for families to engage in the Emory community as well as assistance in accessing various campus resources. Meet our staff!


Dr. Bridget Guernsey Riordan, Assistant Vice President of Campus Life Alumni Relations, and Parent & Family Programs

portraitDr. Bridget Guernsey Riordan is the Assistant Vice President of Campus Life Alumni Relations, and Parent & Family Programs. She collaborates with Campus Life units and university colleagues to engage alumni and families in the life of the university. Prior to this position, she served Emory in a number of positions including Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities.

Dr. Riordan has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education program at Georgia State University. Prior to her positions at Emory, Dr. Riordan worked in various student affairs positions at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Pittsburgh and served as a National Collegiate Field Advisor for Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity.

A native of Indiana, Dr. Riordan received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University, her Master of Education degree from the University of Cincinnati, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education from the University of Pittsburgh.

In professional associations, Dr. Riordan served as the President of the Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA) and has been on the Region III board for NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators). Her areas of research and publications have included alcohol education, Greek letter organizations, and relationship health.