Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Student Success

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Cindy Justice

Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Student Success


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Kathryn Tisdale

Director of Advising Quality
Kathryn Tisdale is an Advising Director who works with advisors and supervisors to best serve the incredible students of the College of Arts & Sciences. Kathryn knows advising can be a transformative experience for students and advisors alike, and she strives to make those experiences possible every day. Kathryn was named Big Sister of the Year by the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization of Colorado in 2012 and brings her...

Assistant Directors

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Joshua Firestone

Manager of HR, Budget, and Payroll
Joshua was born in Ohio, but moved his whole life since his dad was in the Navy. Growing up near the coast instilled in him a love for the ocean, and, in particular, surfing. To remain close to the water he attended college at Palm Beach Atlantic University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Finance and Accounting. After college and a year internship in Maui he was accepted...
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Tim Grassley

Assistant Director of Onboarding, Professional Development, and Communication
After graduating with my Bachelor’s from Whitworth University, I took on an assortment of jobs loosely connected with my Literature major. I landscaped the grounds of a castle in Austria, remodeled million dollar homes in Castle Rock, CO, wrote grant proposals for a Seattle non-profit, helped found an organization that combats contemporary slavery in India, and lived the early life of a Starbucks barista. These experiences lent themselves to fantastic...     303-492-5340
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Kathy Noonan

Assistant Director for Advising Resource Center     303-492-8836
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Jenny Simmons

Assistant Director of Academic Coaching
Jenny grew up in Minnesota, and before joining the CU-Boulder Academic Advising Center in 2011, she spent time living and learning in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Denmark. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and her Master's degree in College Student Services Administration at Oregon State University. Her interests have always fallen in the areas of education and exploring other cultures, which led...     303-492-4155

Advising Supervisors

Dawn Fettig

Dawn Fettig

Advising Supervisor - Biologies
Dawn Fettig started at CU in 1999 in the department of Integrative Physiology (then named Kinesiology). She currently serves as an Advising Supervisor in the College of Arts & Sciences. The Students in Transition unit serves international students, military affiliated students, adult learners and students returning to CU after lengthy absences. Dawn enjoys the variety of experience the SIT student populations bring to her work. Modern Languages & Literatures, includes...     303-492-2440
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Larisa Netterlund

Advising Supervisor - Arts and Humanities
Being originally from the frozen tundra of North Dakota, Larisa Netterlund has loved living in Colorado. Larisa started working at the AAC as an Academic Advisor in Film Studies in 2012 and now works as the Advising Supervisor for Arts & Humanities. She is passionate about students in the Arts and likes to focus on helping these students with balance, transferrable skills, and managing the creative process. She has both...     303-735-3294
Jason Shelton

Jason Shelton

Advising Supervisor - Physical Sciences
Jason Shelton returns to the Academic Advising Center on his 20th anniversary at CU Boulder after working 11 years in Employee Relations on the Boulder Campus. Jason previously worked as an Academic Advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences and got his start at the university as a recruiter in Office of Admissions. Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Jason headed east for college, graduating cum laude from Princeton University with...     303-492-6508
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Megan Stephenson

Advising Supervisor - Psychology & Neuroscience
Megan Stephenson is the Advising Director for the Social Science and Language Academic Advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences and serves as a leader in the Academic Advising Center. After earning her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Human Communication from the University of Northern Colorado, Megan continued pursuing her passion and love for working with college students through teaching and academic advising. As a veteran academic...     303-492-7886
Scott Zeman

Scott Zeman

Advising Supervisor - Social Sciences
A Colorado native, Scott went to Colorado College before earning his PhD in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, he taught a number of philosophy courses in aesthetics, film theory, and the philosophy of culture. He supervised Vanderbilt’s tutoring center as a graduate student and then, post-degree, he became an academic advisor for Vanderbilt’s first-year advising center. At CU, Scott worked as an advisor in the Dept. of Psychology and...     303-492-7212