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Academic Advising Team

Academic Advising

Meet Our Team

Our Academic Advising team is made up of our executive director, associate director, five full-time staff academic advisors.  We are all trained to advise in general requirements and academic policies. The Academic Advising partnership between faculty and staff academic advisors creates a seamless experience for students.  

 

Tonnett Luedtke

Tonnett Luedtke, MA

Executive Director - Academic Advising 

Email: tonnett.luedtke@du.edu 

Phone: 303-871-2455

About Tonnett:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

CliftonStrengths Top 5 Themes
Analytical, Developer, Harmony, Arranger, Responsibility

Where is your favorite spot on DU’s campus?
Anderson Academic Commons (AAC)

What is your favorite entertainment?
Watching 80's Movies

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!

How do you practice self-care?
The best way for me to heal my mind, body, and spirit is movement in the great outdoors- running, walking, hiking. Weather permitting, I have a standing weekly outdoor "therapy" run with girlfriends.

Share a quote you really like.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Biography

As a proud first-generation college graduate, I know firsthand the power of good advising in student retention and persistence. I am a strong believer in engaging students in meaningful conversations, 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.
Originally from Houston, 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. I spend a lot of time outside enjoying Colorado's natural beauty.

Allison Weihrauch

Allison Weihrauch, MA

Associate Director- Academic Advising 

Email: Allison.Weihrauch@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-3362

About Allison:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

CliftonStrengths Top 5 Themes
Harmony, Responsibility, Achiever, Consistency, Relator

Where is your favorite spot on DU’s campus?
Newman Center for Performing Arts

What is your favorite entertainment?
Read the book & watch the movie

What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Get involved and use your resources!

How do you practice self-care?
Walking my dog, yoga, and minimalism

Share a quote you really like.
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." – Maya Angelou

Biography

I am from Chico, California and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. As an undergraduate student, I worked as an Admissions Ambassador, Resident Assistant, and Orientation Leader. As a result of these student leadership experiences, I discovered a career path in higher education and went on to earn a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University. Since moving to Colorado in 2008, I have worked at several Colorado colleges and universities in a variety of functional areas, including academic advising, financial aid & scholarships, and student support services.

April Osborne

April Osborne, M.Ed.

Staff Academic Advisor

Email: april.osborne@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-2744

 About April:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

CliftonStrengths Top 5 Themes
Communication, Harmony, Empathy, Includer, Restorative

Where is your favorite spot on DU's campus?
The ponds in front of the engineering building. I love going on walks in the spring and summer to the ponds. They are so relaxing to be around. If you are lucky, you might see baby geese in the Spring. 

What is your favorite entertainment?
College sports, especially football

What is one piece of advice you have for students? 
Seek out help and a mentor before you even think you need it. Four years goes by incredibly fast, and we want you to take full advantage of faculty and staff that are here to help you have a successful college experience.

How do you practice self-care?
Going on walks in my neighborhood with my dogs and getting my much needed Vitamin D

Share a quote you really like.
"One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others." - Lewis Carroll

Biography

I was born and raised in Austin, Texas where I also attended The University of Texas at Austin with a BS degree in Kinesiology and Health. Before starting my master’s degree, I worked full time trying out a few different industries including a high school college access program, sport and consumer marketing, and state government. During that time, I knew something was missing, and decided that working with students was my passion. I attended Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and received my M.Ed in Student Affairs in Higher Education. After graduation, I set my eyes on Colorado and joined the Academic Advising team in September 2017.

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my partner, Pablo, and our two dogs MJ and Sam. I am so excited that Denver has so many parks that we can take them to! I like trying new things including foods and travel!

Erin Geering

Erin Geering, MA

Staff Academic Advisor

Email: Erin.Geering@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-3262

About Erin:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

CliftonStrengths Top 5 Themes
Achiever, Positivity, Relator, Learner, Individualization

Where is your favorite spot on DU’s campus?
Beans- I love stopping by the café for coffee and a chat

What is your favorite entertainment?
I love to repurpose and rehab thrift store treasures

What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. Make great friends and mentors and explore your education.

How do you practice self-care?
I love to recharge with quality time with friends and family, painting Bagheera into thrift shop art finds, and all kinds of DIY projects.

Share a quote you really like.
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?" ― Robert Browning

Biography

I have been with the advising team since February of 2019 and have worked at the University of Denver since 2016 in several departments on campus including University College and the Office of Graduate Studies. I have worked at a variety of institutions and have several years of experience in experiential education. Currently, I am working on my doctorate in Higher Education from the Morgridge College of Education. I earned a Master's in History from Miami of Ohio and a Bachelor's in English Literature and History from MacMurray College. I love Amtrak adventures, weekend trips to visit friends and family, coffee, reading, thrifting, and watching weird movies or YouTube videos with my husband Stephen and Bagheera, my cat.

Julia Chun Photo

Julia Wagenaar, MBA

Staff Academic Advisor   

Email: Julia.Chun@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-2574

About Julia:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

CliftonStrengths Top 5 Themes
Belief, Responsibility, Harmony, Connectedness, Includer

Where is your favorite spot on DU’s campus?
I enjoy calm spaces, so my favorite spot would be Anderson Academic Commons! There are so many comfortable spots and hidden nooks.

What your favorite entertainment?
Romantic comedies are my favorite movie genre and my favorite TV show is New Girl. I also enjoy the visual and performing arts! There are so many interesting museums to see, and it is so much fun getting dressed up to watch a musical or go to the symphony.

What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Asking for help is a sign of strength and humility. Be brave, embrace discomfort, & be true to yourself!

How do you practice self-care?
Being an introvert, I like to take time to myself to read books, create art, and listen to calming piano music. Lap swimming is my exercise of choice!

Share a quote you really like.
"To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Biography

I am a double alumna from the University of Denver who graduated with a BSBA in Marketing, minor in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration Degree. Most recently, I worked at Colorado State University – Global Campus as an Undergraduate Student Advisor serving in both a financial aid and academic advising capacity with non-traditional adult learners.
As a student at DU, I was grateful to have had the opportunity to embrace my strengths, step out of my comfort zone, and find great mentors! I love that every student experience is unique, and I am passionate about working with students to help them realize their potential and achieve their goals.
I am originally from the East Coast (Maryland and New Jersey), but have called Colorado home for over a decade now. In my free time, I love working with children, swimming, enjoying great food, and pursuing my next arts & crafts project!

Justin Corcoran

Justin Corcoran, MPA

Staff Academic Advisor 

Email: Justin.Corcoran@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-2573

About Justin:

Pronouns: He/Him/His

CliftonStrengths Top 5 Themes
Restorative, Responsibility, Arranger, Adaptability, Relator

What your favorite entertainment?
Syracuse Basketball & Football

What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Don't be afraid to branch out and get involved with things that you are interested in! You never know what you'll learn, who you could meet, or what opportunities might come out of it.

How do you practice self-care?
Exercise, get into nature

Share a quote you really like.
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." -Greek Proverb

Biography

I was born and raised in Auburn, New York and spent all of my life in New York prior to joining the team at DU. I attended Syracuse University where I earned a degree in Communication & Rhetorical Studies as an undergrad, and then completed a Certificate of Advanced Study in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support while interning with the Syracuse Football program. I then moved on to Marist College where I worked for 4 years as an academic advisor in the Center for Student-Athlete Enhancement and completed a Master of Public Administration. I am excited to join the DU community and to provide students with the guidance to get the most of out of their time at the institution!