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Academic Advising


*Face-to-Face and Walk-in appointments are not available at this time.*

 

  • To schedule an appointment with your advisor, visit SSC Navigate. You can find general information on advising and find your advisor's contact information at msudenver.edu/advising

  • If you are an exploratory student, please email exploratoryadvising@msudenver.edu

  • If you are a student in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences you can reach out to your academic advisor or email Heather Collins at hcollin2@msudenver.edu



 

When scheduling your appointment, please use the notes section to indicate which option works best for you .

1) Virtual Advising
Advisors will email you a link to connect online for a video call appointment using Microsoft Teams. Using this option will allow advisors to share their desktop with you so everyone is viewing the same documents at the same time. 

2) Phone Advising
Advisors will be able to call you for an appointment over the phone. Please provide the phone number you would like to be reached at. 

 for more information or to discuss advising options further. For additional help, please reach out to Heather Collins at hcollin2@msudenver.edu 

Department Advisors

Alphabetical by department; open profile for office number


Africana Studies


Professional headshot of Angela Rodriguez

Angela Rodriguez
Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist


303-605-7115



rodangel@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
28


Directory Profile



Art


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Teri Slick
Arts Advising and Retention Specialist


303-615-0300



tslick@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
AR

Campus Box Number:
37


Directory Profile



Adriana Kilday
Arts Advising, Recruitment, and Retention Specialist


303-605-7140



akilday@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
AR

Office Number:
187H

Office Hours:

See Advising Page

Campus Box Number:
37


Directory Profile



Biology


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Cody McSorley
Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist


303-605-7491



cmcsorle@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2068

Campus Box Number:
53


Directory Profile

Bio:

Cody McSorley joined the Department of Biology advising team in February 2021, after moving to Denver from Milwaukee, WI with his fiancé, Shannon, and dog, Willa. Prior to joining MSU Denver, he served as an Academic Support Specialist at Concordia University Wisconsin and coached the pole vault for the track and field programs. He is excited to be a part of MSU Denver’s unique campus and diverse student population.

Cody received his B.S in Mathematics from Aurora University (IL) and later received a M.S in Student Personnel in Higher Education from Concordia University Ann Arbor (MI). Through a graduate assistant position coaching track and field, he discovered his passion for working in higher education and providing support and guidance to students. In his free time, Cody enjoys cheering on his favorite teams, going on hikes, and exploring the Rocky Mountains.



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Katie Nittmann
Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist


303-605-7217



knittman@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
53


Directory Profile

Bio:

Katie Gutierrez Nittmann (she/her/hers) is excited to join the CLAS advising team and the departments of Biology and Chemistry! She is originally from Ft. Collins, CO, earned her B.A. in Sociology and Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University in Medford/Somerville, MA, and returned to Colorado to earn her M.A. in Higher Education from the University of Denver. Immediately prior to joining MSU, Katie worked with transfer students at the Community College of Aurora, and taught a section of AAA 109: Advanced Academic Achievement. She has also worked in higher education with learning communities and student cultural centers. She has received training in the areas of social justice workshop facilitation and inclusive pedagogy. Katie is passionate about serving and empowering underrepresented students, and creating student-centered places, policies, and practices in every facet of higher education. When not at work, Katie can be found trying out different restaurants around Denver with her partner or snuggling their chihuahua, Diablo. 



Denise Daphne
Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist


303-605-7261



ddaphne@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
53


Directory Profile



Chemistry and Biochemistry


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Katie Nittmann
Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist


303-605-7217



knittman@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
53


Directory Profile

Bio:

Katie Gutierrez Nittmann (she/her/hers) is excited to join the CLAS advising team and the departments of Biology and Chemistry! She is originally from Ft. Collins, CO, earned her B.A. in Sociology and Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University in Medford/Somerville, MA, and returned to Colorado to earn her M.A. in Higher Education from the University of Denver. Immediately prior to joining MSU, Katie worked with transfer students at the Community College of Aurora, and taught a section of AAA 109: Advanced Academic Achievement. She has also worked in higher education with learning communities and student cultural centers. She has received training in the areas of social justice workshop facilitation and inclusive pedagogy. Katie is passionate about serving and empowering underrepresented students, and creating student-centered places, policies, and practices in every facet of higher education. When not at work, Katie can be found trying out different restaurants around Denver with her partner or snuggling their chihuahua, Diablo. 



Chicano/a Studies


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Angela Rodriguez
Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist


303-605-7115



rodangel@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
28


Directory Profile



Communication Studies


Paul Encinas
Academic Advisor


303-615-0385



encinias@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
120


Directory Profile



Earth and Atmospheric Sciences


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Chivonne Torres
EAS Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist


(303) 605-5967



ctorre13@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
2055


Directory Profile



English


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Jennifer Kilian
Academic Advisor


n/a



jkilian1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
KC

Office Number:
464

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile



Gender Institute for Teaching & Advocacy


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Alexis Magana
Academic Advisor


303-615-2025



amagana6@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 J

Office Hours:

I advise for History, Philosophy, Modern Languages, and the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy. Since I advise for multiple disciplines, I have multiple office locations. Please call 303-615-2025 to ask for my location of the day or email me for clarification.

Campus Box Number:
0


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History


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Alexis Magana
Academic Advisor


303-615-2025



amagana6@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 J

Office Hours:

I advise for History, Philosophy, Modern Languages, and the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy. Since I advise for multiple disciplines, I have multiple office locations. Please call 303-615-2025 to ask for my location of the day or email me for clarification.

Campus Box Number:
0


Directory Profile



Mathematics & Statistics


Paul Encinas
Academic Advisor


303-615-0385



encinias@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
120


Directory Profile



Modern Languages


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Alexis Magana
Academic Advisor


303-615-2025



amagana6@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 J

Office Hours:

I advise for History, Philosophy, Modern Languages, and the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy. Since I advise for multiple disciplines, I have multiple office locations. Please call 303-615-2025 to ask for my location of the day or email me for clarification.

Campus Box Number:
0


Directory Profile



Music


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Teri Slick
Arts Advising and Retention Specialist


303-615-0300



tslick@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
AR

Campus Box Number:
37


Directory Profile



Adriana Kilday
Arts Advising, Recruitment, and Retention Specialist


303-605-7140



akilday@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
AR

Office Number:
187H

Office Hours:

See Advising Page

Campus Box Number:
37


Directory Profile



Philosophy


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Alexis Magana
Academic Advisor


303-615-2025



amagana6@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
211 J

Office Hours:

I advise for History, Philosophy, Modern Languages, and the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy. Since I advise for multiple disciplines, I have multiple office locations. Please call 303-615-2025 to ask for my location of the day or email me for clarification.

Campus Box Number:
0


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Physics


Dr. Grant Denn

Dr. Grant Denn
Advisor, Chair, Professor of Physics


303-615-0709



gdenn@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PL

Office Number:
PL 262E

Office Hours:

Spring 2020:


T, Th 11:30- 1 and by appointment. 


 

Campus Box Number:
69


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.S. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

M. S. Case Western Reserve University

Ph. D. University of Iowa.

 

Astrophysics, Physics Education



Political Science


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Jennifer Kilian
Academic Advisor


n/a



jkilian1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
KC

Office Number:
464

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile



Psychological Sciences


Shannon Guy, Academic Advisor

Shannon Adamsick
Professional Academic Advisor


303-605-7132



sguy2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
PL

Office Number:
220-AH

Campus Box Number:
54


Directory Profile



Sociology & Anthropology


Professional headshot of Angela Rodriguez

Angela Rodriguez
Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist


303-605-7115



rodangel@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Campus Box Number:
28


Directory Profile



Theatre and Dance


Adriana Kilday
Arts Advising, Recruitment, and Retention Specialist


303-605-7140



akilday@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
AR

Office Number:
187H

Office Hours:

See Advising Page

Campus Box Number:
37


Directory Profile



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Teri Slick
Arts Advising and Retention Specialist


303-615-0300



tslick@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
AR

Campus Box Number:
37


Directory Profile



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