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Krannert Undergraduate Programs Advising Office Staff

Abbey Wolfman
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Jennifer Alter Jennifer Alter
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
M.A., Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Ball State University 2002
B.S., Photojournalism, Ball State University 2001

Jennifer joined the Krannert Undergraduate Advising Office in May 2016. One of her goals is to provide support for students by helping them set goals, get involved on campus, connect with resources on campus and find success in and out of the classroom.

Prior to joining the Krannert team, Jennifer advised students in the College of Engineering at Purdue and Ivy Tech Community College. She also worked in admissions at Saint Joseph’s College. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking photographs, volunteering at her church, cooking, spending time outside and reading!

Debbi Landis Bearden

Debbi Landis Bearden
Senior Academic Advisor
Larsen Leaders Academy
Coordinator of Management Honors and Direct Admit Programs 

B.A. Communications, Purdue, 1981

Before joining the School of Management in 1999, Debbi was the Placement Director at Indiana Business College. While employed at Indiana Business College, she also worked in the Admissions department. She received the Indiana Business College "Employee of the Year" award in 1999.

Debbi has also held positions in the field of marketing. As an academic advisor, Debbi advises undergraduate students on plans of study, registration, course selection and career planning. She received the School of Management Outstanding Advisor Award for the 2003-2004 academic year. She was also the first recipient of the Purdue Student Government (PSG) Outstanding Advisor Award in 2004. Debbi's interests include fitness, shopping, and spending time with her family.

Jennifer Walters

Jennifer Brown
Senior Academic Advisor

M.S., Industrial Technology, Purdue, 1998
B.A., Communication, Public Relations, Purdue, 1993

Jennifer joined the Management Advising Office in 1998. After a break to spend time with her three sons, she returned in 2007. Jennifer most recently worked at Purdue as an instructor, teaching undergraduate students majoring in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. As an academic advisor, she advises undergraduate students in course selection, academic planning and School of Management policy.

Tiffany HolmesTiffany Holmes
Senior Academic Advisor

 M.A., Counselor Education: College Counseling, Western Michigan University, 2014 
 B.A., Sociology, Wayne State University, 2011

Tiffany joined the Krannert Management Advising Office in February 2015.  As an advisor, Tiffany counsels undergraduate  students on their plans of study, course selection, registration, and career outlook. 

Before coming to Purdue University, Tiffany served as a Graduate Assistant for Holistics 1000 through the College of Health and Human Services.  Tiffany also interned within Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University in both the career center and the academic advising office.

Jenna Wargo

  Jenna Wargo
  Senior Academic Advisor

  M.S. Student Affairs and Higher Education, Indiana State University, 2013
  B.S.  Youth, Adult, and Family Services, Purdue University, 2006

  Jenna joined the Krannert Management Advising Office in 2011.  As an advisor she counsels undergraduate students on their plans of study, course selection,
  registration, career planning, and a variety of academic issues.

  Prior to joining Krannert, she worked on Purdue’s campus in the Office of Engagement as well as a Case Manager at Wabash Valley Alliance.  Jenna has
  served as Faculty Fellow for Harrison Hall.  She has worked with the Center for Career Opportunities, International Students and Scholars and mentored student athletes in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Purdue.  

Stephanie Koerner Picture  Stephanie Koerner
  Academic Advisor

  Organizational Leadership and Supervision, MS 2012
  Organizational Leadership and Supervision, BS  1994

  Stephanie joins the Krannert team with 16 years of experience in higher education as registrar and bursar. She enjoys getting to know the students and wants to help them with resources to succeed in their curriculum plan. In her free time she enjoys reading, sewing and spending time with family.

Bergman, Megan Megan Bergman
 Academic Advisor

 M.A., Organizational Communication, Purdue University, 2016
 B.A., Corporate Communication, Purdue University, 2013

 Megan joined the Krannert Undergraduate Advising Team in November 2016. She says that the best part of her job is getting to collaborate with students as they strive for and reach their academic, career, and life goals during their time here at Purdue. 

Prior to Krannert, Megan was an academic mentor for Purdue’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Before her experience in athletics, she was a graduate instructor on campus in the Brian Lamb School of Communication. In this role, Megan was a nominee for multiple teaching awards at Purdue, including the BLSC Harlan and Kendall awards as well as the Purdue Learning Communities Advocate award. She was also a research assistant for Purdue’s Online MS in Communication program.

In addition to her work with the BLSC, she was additionally a part of the Combined TECH 120 Program evaluation and research team in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. In her free time, Megan enjoys training for half-marathons and spending time with her husband Jacob (a Purdue alumnus) and their “furchildren” Rocky the dog and Tuxedo the cat.  ​

Sanjana Dey

 Sanjana Dey
 Senior Academic Advisor 
 Larsen Leaders Academy

 M.A., Higher Education and Student Affairs, The Ohio State University
 B.S., Psychology, Allegheny College

As an Indian American from Northern California, Sanjana has studied and lived in several states within the U.S. as well as a few different countries around the world before  joining Purdue!  Sanjana received her B.S in Psychology from Allegheny College, a small private liberal arts located in Pennsylvania and then went on to get her M.A. in High Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University (OSU). As a graduate student Sanjana served as an Assistant Hall Director for over 1100 students per residence  hall and worked directly with the College of Nursing learning community to plan and implement programs that aided pre-nursing college students in the process of applying for  the College of Nursing.

Sanjana has a passion for helping college students develop and fulfill their own academic, personal, and professional objectives by helping them be a  part of constructive and meaningful experiences.  

Strong, ChrissieChristine Strong
Academic Advisor

M.S., Communication Studies: Interpersonal Communication, Illinois State University, 2007
B.S., Communication: Broadcasting, Illinois State University, 1991

Christine joined the Krannert Undergraduate Advising Office in November, 2016.  She advises undergraduate students in academic planning.  

Prior to joining Purdue, Christine worked as Study Abroad Program Director at Indiana State University and Assistant Study Abroad Coordinator at Illinois State University.  Christine has also worked in the television and radio industries for several years.  She enjoys traveling, reading, theater, and spending time with family and friends.


Chad Woosley
Academic Advisor

M.A., Secondary Education, Ball State University, 2000
B.S., Psychology, Ball State University, 2002

Chad joined the Krannert Undergraduate Programs Office in 2013.  He advises undergraduate students in academic planning.  He desires to see students set and achieve their academic goals.  Additionally, he provides strategies for career planning.

Prior to joining the Krannert staff, Chad has worked as an academic advisor at Ivy Tech Community College Southwest and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Additionally, he has worked in higher education in the admissions capacity at Ivy Tech Community College Southwest and University of Evansville.

James Krotz  James Krotz
  Academic Advisor

  M.S. – Higher Education Administration, Kansas State University, 2018
  Graduate Certificate – Academic Advising, Kansas State University, 2018
  B.A. – Political Science, Kansas State University, 2014

  James joined the Krannert Advising Office in May 2018. As an advisor, he counsels undergraduate students on their plans of study, course selection, registration, career planning, study abroad, and a variety of academic issues. The best part of his job is helping students realize they have the capacity to achieve their goals and get involved in the hundreds of student organizations at Purdue.

Prior to joining Krannert, James was a research assistant at NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising at Kansas State; an admissions officer at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln; and an intern in the United States Senate and Kansas Legislature. He has also managed several political campaigns in his home state of Kansas. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife, Haileigh, and enjoys travel, college football, fishing and hunting, and following politics.

Ev Howard  Evelyn Howard
  Program Coordinator

  MSEd: Learning Design & Technology
  B.S. Criminal Justice

Before joining the School of Management, Evelyn has held coordination and project management roles in many different industries including academics, consulting, sales, manufacturing, engineering and technology. She also taught for a semester at Ivy Tech Community College. Evelyn will be contributing her talents in coordination and process efficiency to help the advising staff deliver excellent service to their students. Evelyn did not obtain her first AAS until she was 27 and has since continued setting goals, and now is currently a graduate student. She will be the first to tell you, that with self-discipline and a dream, anything is possible.

When she is not at work, Evelyn enjoys spending time with her husband, Robert, as well as spending time with their seven children and five grandchildren.

Linda Barlow Picture  Linda Barlow
  Front Desk Supervisor

  B.S. Education - Purdue University

Before joining the School of Management in January 2018, Linda held past positions of Registrar at both Zionsville High School and Lafayette Jefferson High School. Having worked in advising offices for over 8 years, joining Krannert’ s advising office is a natural fit. Working with students of all ages has always brought joy to Linda's life and she is excited for this opportunity to serve the students of Krannert and their advisors.

 In her free time, Linda enjoys theatre, the arts, nature and Boilermaker football and basketball while also spending time with her sons, Kevin (a Purdue alumnus), his wife, Jessica and Eric and his love Carly.