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Academic Advisors

Kelsey Richardson BlackwellKelsey Richardson Blackwell



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


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

Pa Dao Yang
Pa Dao Yang

Academic Advisor


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!