Advisor Directory

Lupita Acosta-Roberts, B.A. Purdue University; M.A. University of Chicago |

Academic Advisor | Mentor Coordinator | Areas of Advising: African American Studies, Anthropology, Classical StudiesCommunication, Latin American and Latino Studies, Law and Society, Sociology, Womens Studies

Advice to students: “Continue striving for your goals, setbacks are steps to success.”

Adrienne Albrecht, B.A. Purdue University; B.S. Purdue University; MSEd Purdue University |

Director of Academic and Career Advising

Advice to Students: "Beginning with the end in mind is a great way to look at any new situation. What do you want your college experience to look like upon graduation? Start making steps toward that goal from the very first day at Purdue. Get involved on campus, connect with you advisor and professors, make sure you establish a weekly schedule to build in studying, fun, rest, etc. If you do this from the start, you will have created a rich, meaningful college experience upon graduation."

Yuliya Boesch, B.A. Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarus; M.S. Purdue University |

 Senior Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Law and Society, Sociology, Undecided

Advice to Students: "Do not hesitate to ask for help. Reach out to an advisor with any questions you have. Purdue University has so many helpful resources that we can connect you with. Use your college experience as a learning opportunity. Do your best in the courses you take and reach out for help if it is needed. Get involved in student organizations and campus activities that challenge you and help you build supportive communities far from home."

D. Anna Bradford, M.S.; Ed.S. |

Senior Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Interdisciplinary Film Studies, Law and Society, Sociology

Advice to students: "Make your goal to have a 'balanced' life here at P.U. - study time, class time, friends and fun, see family, stay healthy (eat good and exercise), only 1 or 2 student organizations, spiritual time or quiet time - could be church, yoga, tai chi, taking a long walk etc. Do not do anything 24/7 - i.e. don't study 24/7 - don't party 24/7 etc. Make your plan and try your best to stick to it. Take one day at a time while at the same time, plan for the future."

Nancy Casas, MSEd. Purdue University |

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Comparative LiteratureEnglishEnglish EducationTheatre

Advice to students: "Never be afraid to ask for help, because the more you learn and know, the better you will be able to prepare yourself and create and follow or change your path for your future."

Melinda Corne |

Academic Advising Support Staff

Abby Elizabeth Croft, M.A.; M.S. SAHE |

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Communication, Cornerstone Liason, Law and SocietySociology, Undecided

Advice to students: “Take the opportunity to explore - no two college experiences are alike! Meet new people, take classes that spark new interests, join a club, study abroad. College is a chance to open doors into a future that excites you. Enjoy your time while you are here and don't forget to smile and say hello as you walk about campus - you never know whose life you might change in doing so. It could even be your own. 

Tina Dexter |

Academic Advising Support Staff

Joshua Dexter-Wiens, B.A. Purdue University; M.A. Purdue University |

Senior Academic Advisor | Area of Advising: Communication

Advice to students: “Pick courses that interest you. Get to know your instructors by chatting with them during office hours. Avoid procrastination. Ask lots of questions. Speak up and answer questions during class. Sit towards the front of the room. Prioritize your time and...don't forget to have some fun." 

Melanie Dorsey, B.A. Purdue University; M.S.M. Indiana Wesleyan |

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Asian American Studies MinorDesign, Art, and Performance, Economics, Undecided

Advice to students: “Try new things. Take this opportunity to learn and grow in ways you never imagined. Make connections with people, places, and new ideas. Ask for help when you need it. Build a strong network of those who believe in'll need them throughout life."

Jennifer Hughes Edwards, B.S. Illinois State University; M.S. Illinois State University |

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: CommunicationUndecided

Advice to students: "Don't be afraid to ask for help - from your advisors, your professors, and all the other Purdue staff whose job it is to support and guide you! College is a chance to learn and grow in so many ways, so have fun and remember that everyone at Purdue wants you to succeed!"

Mia Giron, A.A. Oakton Community College; B.A. Dominican University; M.Ed. DePaul

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Art Education, Design, Art, and Performance

Majors: Art History, Industrial Design (Consumer Product Design), Integrated Studio Arts, Interior Design (Space Planning), Studio Arts & Technology, Visual Arts Education, Visual Arts Design Education, Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design)

Minors: Art and Design Studio, Art History, Dance, Electronic and Time-Based Art, Music History and Theory

Advice to Students: "Always ask when in doubt. Read before you make a decision. Take advantage of everything the Purdue campus, your academic advisor and other campus resources may offer you. HAVE FUN!!!"

Nina Haberer, J.D. |

Senior Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: American Studies, Economics, History, Human Rights Studies, Interdisciplinary Film Studies, Jewish Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Advice to students: "Be true to yourself. Be fair to others and treat them as you want to be treated. That one's a classic for a reason! Strive for balance in all things. Laughter is the best medicine. Enjoy life and stay centered."

Britain Hamm, B.S. Western Illinois University; M.S. Western Illinois University |

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: German, Japanese, Political Science, Russian

Advice to students: “Be kind. Be kind to others no matter who they are or what their views are. Most importantly, be kind to yourself, because none of us are perfect."

Sandra Haynes-Hopson |

Academic Advising Support Staff

Advice to students: “Keep a balance – have fun but stay on track with your studies.”

Kathleen Korty |

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Comparative LiteratureEnglish, English Education, Theatre

Leonard Martin, M.A. |

Academic Advisor | Area of Advising: Undecided

Yuan-Yu Karen Morgan, B.A. National Chengchi University; M.A. University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. Purdue University |

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Coordinator of International Student Services, Undecided

Advice to students: “Choose a major that matches your strengths, and love the major you choose. Maintain good communication with your advisors and professors. Learn to manage your time and stress.”

Ashley Rivera, B.S.E. University of Kansas; M.S.E. University of Kansas |

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Design, Art, and Performance, FrenchGlobal Studies, Italian, Linguistics, Spanish

Advice to students: “Growth requires challenging yourself. Surrond yourself with diverse perspectives. Participate in a variety of activities. Connect with faculty and staff. Learn from your mistakes. And ask for help when you need it, we are here to help you succeed."

Erica Tobe |

Academic Advising Support Staff

Taylor Weast, B.S. IUPUI; MSEd. Indiana University |

Assistant Director of Academic and Career Advising

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Art Education, Communication, Sociology, Design, Art, and Performance 

Advice to students: "College is more than attending class. Find other activities that connect you to campus - student organizations, research with faculty, part-time work - anything that gives you a new perspective on campus. Additionally - find a great mentor while you're here - a staff or faculty member that you connect with and trust. Mentors can be an invaluable piece of the college experience!"

Coleen Williams, J.D. |

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Critical Disability Studies, Economics, PhilosophyPolitical Science, Religious Studies

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