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Academic Advising Team

Academic Advising

Meet Our Team

Our team is made up of our director, associate director, five full time staff academic advisors and five part time graduate academic coaches. 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.  Staff Academic Advisors with specific speciality areas are outlined below.

Tonnett Luedtke

Tonnett Luedtke, MA

Executive Director- Academic Advising 

Email: tonnett.luedtke@du.edu 

Phone: 303-871-2455

About Tonnett:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Where is your favorite spot on DU’s campus?
Coors Fitness Center

What is your favorite book/movie/TV show?
The Color Purple, 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

Biography

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 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. On Fridays, you can find me (aka Toni) teaching a Bodypump group exercise class at the Coors Fitness Center.  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.

April Osborne

April Osborne, M.Ed.

Staff Academic Advisor

Email: april.osborne@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-2744

 About April:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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 at certain times of the year. 

What is your favorite book/movie/TV show?
My favorite book: Harry Potter Series
Movie: Star Wars and Harry Potter series 
TV Show: I have many favorites (The Office, New Girl, Elementary, GoT, Friends, Schitt's Creek, Modern Family) but the show I have watched the longest is Grey's Anatomy.

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.

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 Toothaker

Erin Geering, MA

Staff Academic Advisor

Email: Erin.Geering@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-3262

About Erin:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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 book/movie/TV show?
Book: Fiction- Swamplandia! by Karen Russell.
Non-fiction: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Movie: Pride and Prejudice
TV Show: Currently, Jessica Jones and Brooklyn 99

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.

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

Erin Toothaker comes from University of Denver's University College where she worked as an Enrollment Manager for nearly two years, prior to that she worked in the Office of Graduate Studies. She has worked at a variety of institutions and has several years of experience in experiential education. Currently, she is working on her doctorate in Higher Education from the Morgridge College of Education. She earned a Master's in History from Miami of Ohio and a Bachelor's in English Literature and History from MacMurray College. Erin loves Amtrak adventures, weekend trips to visit friends and family, coffee, reading, thrifting, and watching weird movies or YouTube videos with her Fiancé Stephen and Bagheera, their cat.

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Julia Chun, MBA

Staff Academic Advisor   

Email: Julia.Chun@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-2574

About Julia:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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 is your favorite book/movie/TV show?
Book: I'm a big fan of many YA reads & love a good romance.
Movie: A Walk to Remember

TV Show: New Girl is my all-time favorite!

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!

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!