Undergraduate Programs Staff
Beth A. Burnett
Director of Undergraduate Programs
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
Coordinator of Management Honors and Direct Admit Programs
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 recieved 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.
Academic Advisor/Coordinator of Advising
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.
Assistant Director of Career Services
With Krannert since 1993
B.S., Management, Purdue, 1992; M.S., Education, Purdue, 1996.
Erik Props serves as the coordinator of the Career Services Center which helps students bridge the gap between college and employment. The center, under his guidnance, serves as a liaison for companies interested in internships for the undergraduate economics and management students. Erik has been in the undergraduate department since 1993 and has served in a variety of student service capacities . His previous professional experience includes academic advisor, coordinator of advising and, most recently, was the director of undergraduate programs. In addition to his student services responsibilities, he developed and maintained databases used in the advising office and the Career Services Center and oversaw the Mangagment Undergraduate website. Erik served as the advisor to School of Management Council (SMC) and is the representatitve to the Student Decision Support System (DSS). Through the use of DSS he provides statistical data and anlysis using historical student records. He was named Outstanding Advisor by the Purdue Academic Advising Association (PACADA) as well as Outstanding Advisor from the Great Lakes region for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) for the year 2000. Erik also served as chairman of PACADA.
Assistant Director of Recruitment
With Krannert since 1993
B.S., Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Florida State University, 1979; M.A., Higher Education Administration, Purdue, 1997.
Nanci's primary responsibilities are to introduce prospective students and their parents to Purdue University's School of Management. Nanci works closely with the Management Ambassadors, the student host organization for Purdue's School of Management. The Ambassadors are honest, articulate and creative representatives of Management and Purdue. This student group hosts prospective students and their families-they offer campus tours, take visitors to class and show what life is like for a Purdue student.
Nanci's interests include fitness, cooking, gardening, and Jack Russell Terriers.
Associate Director of Global Programs
M.S., Education, Purdue University, 1994
B.S., R.H.I., Purdue University, 1991
B.A., Communications, Purdue University, 1991
Adrienne began advising in Krannert in 1998. After a break to spend time with her three daughters, she returned in 2007. As Global Experience Coordinator she works with students studying abroad or in exchange programs, developing programs and initiatives promoting global experiences for Krannert students, is the liaison to the Purdue Study Abroad office and also advises students. She received the honor of Outstanding Academic Advisor of the year in 1999.
Other professional experiences include Academic Support Services Coordinator at St. Joseph's College; Director of At-Risk Youth Services for Family Services, Inc; and Independent Service Coordinator for First Steps of Indiana. Adrienne, a Nationally Certified Counselor, is a member of the American Counseling Association, PACADA, NACADA, Alpha Chi Omega, and Tri Kappa.
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.
Senior Academic Advisor
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 teh 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).
With Krannert since 2011
Pursing M.S. in 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 and mentored student athletes in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Purdue.
Academic Advisor / Recruitment Specialist
M.S., Higher Education & Student Affairs, Indiana University, 2011 B.S., Biology and Biology Education, Purdue University, 2007
Christina, a Purdue Alumni, joined the Krannert Management Advising Office in 2011. As an advisor, she counsels undergraduate students on their plan of study, course selection, registration, career planning and a variety of academic issues. As recruitment specialist she is also involved with introducing prospective students and their families to Krannert and Purdue University.
Prior to joining Krannert, she received her master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University in 2011. While at IU she was a graduate assistant in the Office of the President and was a career advisor in the School of Education. She also enjoyed being the Chapter Advisor for her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta at IU and continues to be involved at both the IU and Purdue chapters.
Senior Academic Advisor
Senior Academic Advisor
Xia 'Shane' Hua
Assistant to the Director of the Undergraduate Program
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.
Assistant to Career Services, Student Development and Diversity Initiatives
B.A. English - Professional Writing, Purdue University, 1999
Gloria joined Purdue in 1989, as the Economics Department secretary in Krannert and later assisted the Associate Dean until 1997, when she left to pursue her degree. She then furthered her education by becoming a court reporter and was self-employed in that capacity for a number of years.
In 2010, she returned to Purdue assisting the Director of Discovery Park’s Ingestive Behavior Research Center (IBRC). She rejoined the ranks at Krannert in her current capacity in 2011.