Tonnett Luedtke, MA
Director of Academic Advising
Faculty Partnership and Liaison Areas: The Ritchie School/Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Where is your favorite spot on DU’s campus?
Anderson Academic Commons
What is your favorite book/movie/TV show?
The Bible, The Color Purple, and Game of Thrones
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Ask lots of questions, take risks, build connections, communicate, and most of all, be yourself!
Share a quote you really like.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
As a first-generation college student, I know firsthand the power of good advising in student retention and persistence. I am a strong believer in engaging students in meaningful conversation, which can connect them with resources, help them identify their strengths, and move them toward their goals.
I enjoy sharing my passion for holistic student development and often present on topics including having difficult conversations, developing resiliency, academic coaching, and inclusive excellence in academic advising. Most recently, my co-presentation "Helping Students Develop Bounce! Cultivating Resiliency" received the NACADA 2015 Best of Region award.
Originally from Texas, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Houston, followed by my Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of Denver. In my life outside of DU, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two little boys. I am an avid runner and have completed one marathon and several half-marathons. As a volunteer ambassador for Black Girls Run! and a couch to 5k coach, I spend a lot of time outside enjoying Colorado's natural beauty.