Advisor Directory

Lupita Acosta-Roberts, B.A., Purdue University; M.A., University of Chicago | acostang@purdue.edu

Academic Advisor | Student Diversity Initiatives Director | Areas of Advising: Anthropology, Classical StudiesCommunication, African American Studies, Womens Studies, Diversity InitiativesLatin American and Latino Studies, Law & Society, Sociology

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


D. Anna Bradford, M.S., Ed. S. | dabrad@purdue.edu

Senior Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: English, Interdisciplinary Film Studies, Law & 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 27/7 - 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."


Jason Brewer, M.A., Purdue University | brewer25@purdue.edu

Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising:  Visual & Performing Arts


Kaitlyn Callahan, B.S., Milliken University, M.A., Ottawa University | callahk@purdue.edu

Academic Advisor | Areas of advising: Communication, Sociology, Law & Society

Advice to students: "And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet KEEP LOOKING DON'T SETTLE. As with all matters of the heart you'll know when you find it." - Steve Jobs


Sean Crouch, B.A., Boise State University; M.F.A., Oregon State University  | crouch6@purdue.edu

Academic Advisor | Areas of advising: EnglishTheatre, Undecided

Advice to students: "Our doubts are traitors / And make us lose the good we oft might win / By fearing to attempt." -William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act. I, Sc. IV.


Joshua Dexter, B.A., Purdue University; M.A., Purdue University | jdexter@purdue.edu

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.


Mia Giron, A.A., Oakton Community College; B.A., Dominican University; M.Ed., DePaul Universitymiagiron@purdue.edu

Academic Advisor | Area of Advising: Visual & Performing Arts

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 Communications 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!!!"


Marianne Gupta, Ph.D. | mgupta@purdue.edu

Senior Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising:Global Studies, Languages and CulturesLinguisticsAsian StudiesItalian StudiesComparative Literature

Advice to students: “You are here to learn, so study and broadening your horizon should be top priorities. Practice civility and tolerance. Fully appreciate the opportunities provided by the university experience to grow intellectually, emotionally, and as a valuable world citizen."


Nina Haberer, J.D. | haberern@purdue.edu

Senior Academic Advisor | Areas of Advising: American Studies, Economics, History, 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."


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., George Washington University | jung3@purdue.edu

Academic Advisor | Area of Advising: Communications

Advice to students: “Don't be afraid to try something new; failure is not fatal as long as you learn from it. And, try to look at the big picture; there are a lot of more important things in life when you focus on the big picture.”



Leonard Martin, M.A. | martinls@purdue.edu

Academic Advisor | Academic Area of Advising : Undecided


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

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

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.”


Carol Randel, B.A., Purdue University; M.A., Ball State University | crandel@purdue.edu

Senior Academic Advisor | Areas of advising, Political Science, Sociology, Law & Society

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, B.A., Purdue University; MBA, Purdue University | sailes@purdue.edu

Director of Academic and Career Advising

Advice to students: “Take advantage of all the support services, the CLA career center, study abroad opportunities, the cross-cultural relationship opportunities, go see guest speakers, engage alumni, connect with your advisor early and often, engage faculty and staff, and finally take charge of your developmental journey!”


Colleen Williams, J.D. | cwill@purdue.edu

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

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