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Krannert Undergraduate Programs Office Staff

Beth BurnettBeth A. Burnett
Director of Undergraduate Programs
E-mail: bburnett@purdue.edu

B.S. in Plant Science, University of Idaho, 1979
M.S. in Plant Breeding, Michigan State University, 1987

As the Director of Undergraduate Programs, Beth has responsibility for academic advising and recruiting for Krannert undergraduates. Beth has worked in advising and advising administration on the Purdue West Lafayette campus since 1992. Most recently, she was the interim manager of student services and advising for the Krannert Masters' Programs. Before that, she was the director of undergraduate advising in First Year Engineering. She has also been the director of the College of Science Advising office, an advisor and recruiter for undergraduates in the College of Science, and started out as an advisor for the environmental science program in the College of Agriculture.

Beth met her husband when they were both Peace Corps Volunteers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then called Zaire). They spent six months in Uganda in 2011 working at Uganda Christian University. 


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.

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. 

Drew Landgrebe
Drew Landgrebe
Senior Academic Advisor
E-mail: malandgr@purdue.edu

M.S. Ed., Instructional Design for Online learning, Capella University 2006
B.S. Elementary Education, University of South Florida 2004
A.S. Marine Engineering Management and Seamanship, Florida Keys Community College 1999

Drew joined Purdue in 2007. As an undergraduate academic advisor, Drew advises management undergraduate students on course selection, plans of study, four-year plans, and a variety of academically related issues. Drew enjoys spending time with his wife Merrill and his two dogs- Boom and Port, BarD the cat and the rest of the critters. In his spare time he enjoys running, canning vegetables and visiting all things Disney. Prior to joining Krannert, Drew was most recently working as an advisor in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University.  He is currently serving as the Chair of the Purdue Academic Advising Association Steering Committee (PACADA). 

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.   

Travis Butts
Senior Academic Advisor

E-mail: tlbutts@purdue.edu

M.S., Management, University of Phoenix, 2006
B.S., Finance, University of Arizona, 1998

Travis joined the Krannert Undergraduate Programs Office in December 2012.  As an advisor he counsels undergraduate students on plans of study, course selection, registration, career planning and coordinates/teaches MGMT 10000.  He also leads the School of Management Business Leaders Learning Community. Travis is a retired Marine Corps officer with 20 years of service.  He served both as an enlisted Marine and officer, culminating in his assignment as Marine Officer Instructor with the Naval ROTC at Purdue University. 

Merrill Landgrebe
Senior Academic Advisor
E-mail: mlandgre@purdue.edu

M.A.,  Teaching, University of South Florida, 2005
Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising – Kansas State University
B.A.,   Mass Communication, Saint Joseph’s College, 1995

With a love of travel and all things Disney, Merrill joined the Krannert Undergraduate Programs Office in September 2012.  Merrill is new to Management but not to advising, having been a part of the Liberal Arts advising staff for over four years.  She and her husband, Drew, also serve as mobile travel agents when not spending time with their dog, Pleakley, working in the garden, writing their blog, or traveling to new ports of call on one of their favorite cruise ships. 

Jennifer Walters
Jennifer Walters
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.

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.

Chad Woosley

Academic Advisor
Email: cwoosle@purdue.edu

M.A., Secondary Education, Ball State University, 2002
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.


Lori Stout

Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Programs

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.  

Dottie Adams

Front Desk Secretary

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.