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Undergraduate Programs

Krannert Undergraduate Programs Office Staff


Director of Undergraduate Programs

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Advisors

Debbi Landis Bearden
Debbi Landis Bearden
Senior Academic Advisor

Coordinator of Management Honors and Direct Admit Programs 
E-mail: dbearden@purdue.edu

With Krannert since 1999

B.A. Communications, Purdue, 1981

Before joining the School of Management, 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.


Lee GordonLee Gordon
Senior Academic Advisor
Email: leegordon@purdue.edu

MBA, Oral Roberts University
B.S.   Management, Evangel University

Lee joined the Krannert Undergraduate Programs
Office in June 2014. 

His experience in higher education and in working with students is lengthy.  Lee came to Purdue in 1988 and served in financial aid, information technology, and strategic planning roles over 14 years.  For the last 12 years, He was Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Purdue where he was part of a leadership team overseeing a division of 10 departments and 350 staff members.  His interactions with students over the years and developing meaningful relationships with students, faculty, and staff are some of the greatest experiences of his career.  HIs goal is to bring lessons learned from career and  life experiences to his role in Krannert so that he may provide effective academic advisement to undergraduate management students.    

Lee has 30 years experience working for higher education institutions, and has enjoyed doing part-time consulting for the U.S. Department of Education and many firms such as Ellucian, E-Systems, Oracle, FastWeb, and Campus Labs;  He is married to Arlene and they have three Boilermaker sons: Lee III (2012 – Liberal Arts), David (2016 - Technology), and Douglas (2016 - Technology).   He enjoys reading, writing, golf, and exercise.


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Michael Nunnally

Senior Academic Advisor
Email: mnunnall@purdue.edu

MBA, University of Missouri, 1991
B.S.   General Management, Purdue University, 1979

Mike became a member of the Krannert undergraduate advising office in November 2006. His job responsibilities include advising students on plans of study, minors, course selection, registration, and career planning. He also is responsible for administering the undergraduate study abroad program as well as managing office operations.

Prior to joining the School of Management, Mike was the Director of Education at Indiana Business College. In addition, he has prior working experience as an internal auditor for Purdue University. Mike is a retired Air Force officer with nearly 25 years of service in a multitude of areas such as weapons system design and development, nuclear missile operations, and space launch/satellite control. His military career culminated with his assignment as the Commandant of Cadets for AFROTC Detachment 220, Purdue University. 


Jenna Wargo
Jenna Wargo
Senior Academic Advisor
E-mail: jwargo@purdue.edu

With Krannert since 2011
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, a variety of academic issues and teaches MGMT 100.

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 is a 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.   


Jennifer Walters
Jennifer Walters
 Senior Academic Advisor
E-mail: jwalters@purdue.edu

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.


Kent Conway photoKent Conway
Academic Advisor
E-mail: conway14@purdue.edu

M.A., Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Ball State University, 2013
B.S., Sport Administration, University of Louisville, 2012

 A native of Evansville, Kent joined the Krannert Undergraduate Programs Office in April of 2014. As an academic advisor, he counsels students on matters pertaining to course selection and registration, scheduling, and career outlook. He also teaches a section of Management 100—an orientation seminar designed for first-year Krannert students.

 Before coming to Purdue, Kent served as a Graduate Assistant in Ball State’s Office of Disability Services.   As an undergraduate, he was a student-manager for the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team.

 


MelissaMelissa Law-Penrose
Academic Advisor
Email: mlawpenr@purdue.edu 

MA- International Peace and Conflict Resolution-Arcadia University 2010
BA- Psychology- Messiah College 2005

Originally from Pennsylvania, Melissa moved to West Lafayette for her husband’s PhD studies at Purdue. In Pennsylvania, Melissa most recently served students at Elizabethtown College as the Director of the Peacemaking office on campus, which included working with students involved with peer mediation and teaching Conflict Transformation. Melissa enjoys spending time outside of work with her family including her husband and two children.

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Annie Murray
Academic Advisor
Email: murray53@purdue.edu  

M.A., Higher Education, Geneva College, 2011
B.A., Spanish Language and Literature, Eastern Washington University, 2007

Annie serves as an Academic Advisor for undergraduate students in the Krannert School of Management.  In this role, Annie also serves as the advisor to the School of Management Council (SMC) and teaches a section of Management 100.

Originally hailing from the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Annie received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Washington University.  She continued pursuing her education, receiving a Master of Arts in Higher Education degree from Geneva College in 2011.  Upon her graduation Annie has been happily serving students here at Purdue, beginning in University Residences as a Residential Education Coordinator before joining the Krannert Advising team in the fall of 2013.


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Chad Woosley

Academic Advisor
Email: cwoosle@purdue.edu

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.


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Academic Advisor

Email: york18@purdue.edu
M.S. Ed Education
BA Sociology and Black Studies

Throughout Mary's fifteen (15) years of experience serving students in higher education, Mary has worked as an academic adviser, financial aid counselor, recruitment specialist, educational support specialist, and instructor. The primary focus of her career has been to educate students on how to take responsibility for their learning experiences and to achieve academic, social, and personal success in college and beyond. Mary is committed to providing timely and accurate academic advising services to all students in the Krannert School of Management. Mary’s specializations include graduate and minority student recruitment and retention,  veteran student services, educational support services, and undergraduate student academic support services. Mary  enjoys movies, traveling, and writing.


 Staff

Lori
Lori Stout

Undergraduate Programs Coordinator

Email: lstout@purdue.edu

B.S. Public Relations, Franklin University, 2012

Lori joined the Krannert Undergraduate Programs Office in 2012, but has been with the Krannert School of Management since 2008.

Lori oversees the day to day operations of the Advising office including, front desk supervisor, transfer credit evaluation, event  planning management, end of semester review process, and undergraduate leadership fund.  


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Dottie Adams

Front Desk Secretary
adams119@purdue.edu

Dottie joined the Krannert Advising Office in June of 2012.  She is excited to be the secretary at the front desk where she can meet all the students and make sure they receive the help they need. 

When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Gary, or 40 years.  She also loves spending time with their 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.