Advisor Directory

Lupita Acosta-Roberts, M.A. | acostang@purdue.edu
Academic Advisor, Student Diversity Initiatives Director, Areas of Advising: Diversity InitiativesLatin American and Latino Studies

B.A., Purdue University | M.A., Univerity of Chicago

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


D. Anna Bradford, M.S., Ed. S. | dabrad@purdue.edu
Senior Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Interdisciplinary Film Studies, English, Sociology


Jason Brewer, M.A. | brewer25@purdue.edu
Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: UndecidedVisual & Performing Arts

M.A., Purdue University

Advice to students: “Don’t procrastinate. Be punctual in life. Go to class!”


John Crosby, M.A. | jmcrosby@purdue.edu
Assistant Director of Academic Advising | Area of Advising: Visual & Performing Arts

B.F.A., Jacksonville State University | M.A., Purdue University

Advice to students: “Do not be an island unto yourself. Seek ways to make the most of your time here at Purdue.”


Joshua Dexter, M.A. | jdexter@purdue.edu
Academic Advisor | Area of Advising: Communication

B.A., Purdue University | M.A., Purdue University

Advice to students: “Life and college success are all about connections. Make connections with your instructors, fellow students, and anyone you meet. Ask them good questions and learn from their answers.”


Mia Giron, M.Ed.miagiron@purdue.edu

Academic Advisor | Area of Advising: Visual & Performing Arts (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 Communications Design (Graphic Design), Minors: Art and Design Studio, Art History, Dance, Electronic and Time-Based Art, Music History and Theory)

A.A., Oakton Community College | B.A., Dominican University | M.Ed., DePaul University

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!!!


Sue Hume Graham, Ph.D.sgraham@purdue.edu
Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising Areas of Advising: Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (American Studies, Medieval & renaissance Studies, Religious Studies)

B.A., Drake University | M.A., Purdue University | PhD, Purdue University

Advice to students: “’Know Thyself’ – Know your strengths, abilities, skills, and goals. Develop a support network of peers, advisors, and faculty who can mentor you on your academic journey. Purdue has much to offer a student in his/her academic and non-academic endeavors.”


Marianne Gupta, Ph.D.| mgupta@purdue.edu
Senior Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: Languages and CulturesLinguisticsAsian StudiesItalian StudiesComparative Literature

Advice to students: “You are here to be educated. The only way that is going to happen is if you take full advantage of everything a large, diverse research university has to offer, are prepared to work hard, and learn to take full responsibility for your degree path and your actions.”


Nina Haberer, J.D. | haberern@purdue.edu
Senior Academic Advisor,  Areas of Advising: History, Classical Studies, Jewish Studies 


Sandra Haynes-Hopson | shaynesh@purdue.edu
Academic Advising Clerk

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


Yu-Ra Jung, M.A. | jung3@purdue.edu

Academic Advisor, Area of Advising: Communication 


Kathy Korty, M.S. Ed | kkorty@purdue.edu
Academic Advisor, Areas of Advising: English, Theatre

Advice to students: “Be kind; do interesting things; hang on to friends worth having.”


Leonard Martin, M.A. | martinls@purdue.edu
Academic Advisor, Academic Area of Advising : Undecided


Heather Mayorga | hhindsle@purdue.edu
Academic Advising Clerk

B.B.A., Northwood University | M.A., Ball State University


Yuan-Yu Karen Morgan Ph.D. | ymorgan@purdue.edu

Academic Advisor, Area of Advising: Coordinator of International Student Services 

B.A., National Chengchi University | M.A., University of Texas at Austin | PhD, Purdue University

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.”


Angie Palikaris, M.S. | palikari@purdue.edu
Academic Advisor, Areas of advising: Sociology, Law & Society

B.A., Purdue University | M.S., Purdue University

Advice to students: “Enjoy every minute of the amazing experience Purdue can offer and not take it for granted. Also, keep your academics, body, mind, and spirit in balance while pursuing your passion.”


Mona Quinn, M.S. | maquinn@purdue.edu
Academic Advisor, Areas of advising: EnglishTheatre

Advice to students: “Take risks in reaching out to new people and ideas.”


Carol Randel, M.A. | crandel@purdue.edu
Senior Academic Advisor, Areas of advising, Political Science, Sociology, Law & Society

B.A., Purdue University | M.A., Ball State University

Advice to students: “I always encourage my students to be proactive and to carefully plan their educational experience to enhance their personal talents, strengths, and abilities. I strongly recommend that students take advantage of all that Purdue has to offer in support of their individual educational goals.”  


Andrae D. Sailes | sailes@purdue.edu
Director of Academic and Career Advising

B.A., Purdue University | MBA, Purdue University

Advice to students: “Take advantage of all the support services, study aboard opportunities, the cultural relationship building opportunities, go see guest speakers, engage alumni, build relationships with your advisor, the faculty, and staff, and finally enjoy your developmental journey!”


Betsy Thompson, M.S. | bthompso@purdue.edu

Academic Advisor, Areas of advising: Communication

B.A., Purdue University | M.Ed., Purdue University

Advice to students: “You have been given an opportunity to attend one of the finest universities in the world. Take advantage of it in every way you can. Take responsibility for your own actions and decisions. Things will not always go your way, and learning to persevere through challenging times will serve you well throughout your life."


Colleen Williams, J.D.| cwill@purdue.edu
Academic Advisor, Areas of Advising: Political Science, Economics

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