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, Digital CriminologyLatin American and Latino Studies, Law and Society, Native American Indigenous Studies MinorSociology, 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."

Brooke Armstrong |

 Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: International Students, Undecided

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

 Senior Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Digital Criminology, Interdisciplinary Film Studies, 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."

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, Digital Criminology, 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 |

Assistant Director of Academic and Career Advising | 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."

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: Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, German, Islamic Studies MinorJapanese, 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."

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. Surround 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."

Sarah Starks, B.A. Purdue University |

Academic Advisor | Areas of AdvisingCommunicationDigital Criminology, Law and Society, Political Science, Sociology, Undecided

Advice to students: "If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost." -Zig Ziglar

Erica Tobe |

Academic Advising Support Staff

Candace Tulore, B.A. Purdue University; M.A. Eastern Michigan University |

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: CommunicationComparative LiteratureEnglishEnglish Education, Interdisciplinary Film Studies, Political Science, Undecided 

Advice to students: "Get involved in student organizations and volunteer opportunities to find your community on campus. Try new things (i.e. take a course on a subject you've never heard of OR try a Den Pop flavor on the wall of the Discount Den you're never had)! Do not be afraid to fail. Your greatest power comes from your ability to learn and grow from the experiences that challenge you. Your professors WANT you to come to office hours (especially when you're struggling) - so GO! Purdue has so many resources - something for pretty much anything you may need support with - your advisor can help connect you to those resources, so ASK FOR HELP. Enjoy each moment; be present with your friends. This is cliché, but it goes by really fast!"

Coleen Williams, J.D. |

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

Courtney Wilson, B.A. Hanover College; M.S. Purdue University Global |

Academic Advisor | Areas of AdvisingComparative Literature, Design, Art, and Performance, Digital CriminologyEnglishEnglish Education, Law and SocietySociologyTheatre

Advice to students: "Take things one day at a time. College can feel overwhelming at times but just focus on what you need and want to do to make your experience a success. Don't hesitate to try new things!"

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