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Staff

Students may call our office directly at (612)330-1025 to schedule appointments.

Academic Advisors

Kelsey Richardson BlackwellKelsey Richardson Blackwell

Director
612-330-1753
richardk@augsburg.edu

 

Hometown: Orono, MN
Undergraduate: History & Media Studies, St. Olaf College
Graduate: Masters of Arts in Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas
Tell us about yourself: I grew up playing soccer, basketball, and rugby. I still participate in soccer and basketball leagues but had to retire my rugby cleats. I love supporting women’s sports – so you might find me at a Lynx game with my husband and our two boys. Otherwise I am driving my kids to activities, listening to comedy podcasts, reading, and watching my favorite shows – such as “Broad City”, “Veep”, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” or “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”. I have worked Augsburg for over a decade because I believe in this institution and the students. If I am your advisor – please make an appointment or send me an email – I enjoy helping students navigate their education.

Katie Detwiler
Katie Detwiler

Academic Advisor
612-330-1302
detwiler@augsburg.edu

 

Undergraduate: BA in Psychology & Family Studies at St. Olaf College
Graduate: Sports Management/Higher Education Administration at University of Minnesota, Leadership in Student Affairs at University of St. Thomas
Tell us about yourself: I grew up on a dairy farm in Southern Wisconsin and am the youngest of four siblings.  I swam competitively through college and was coaching until I started here at Augsburg full time last year.  I miss coaching but enjoy having free time to spend my weekends hiking, biking, reading, and running.  I can usually be found biking and eating all the wonderful food that the Twin Cities has to offer. I have only been at Augsburg for a little over year now but I love this place and am always willing to work with students to answer any questions and help navigate the institution.


Jeanette WittmerJeanette Wittmer

Academic Advisor
612-330-1608
wittmer@augsburg.edu


Pa Dao Yang
Pa Dao Yang

Academic Advisor
612-330-1306
yangp2@augsburg.edu

 

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Undergraduate: Sociology, Augsburg University
Graduate: Master of Arts in Leadership, Augsburg University – Pending
Tell us about yourself: Hello (Nyob Zoo)! I am a 2011 Alumna of Augsburg University and currently pursuing my Masters of Arts in Leadership. I grew up in North Minneapolis and attended Patrick Henry High School. I live in North Minneapolis with my partner and 2 small dogs (Bowie and Korra). I enjoy the outdoors such as biking, camping, and going on different walking/jogging trails. I like working at Augsburg because I strongly believe that our institution focuses on social justice movements and support for underrepresented populations, which are things I am passionate about. As an Academic Advisor, I enjoy supporting students in their learning, building relationships, and helping students navigate the curriculum. Feel free to call or email me and I’ll be happy to help!