Adviser and Consultant Profiles
Josh Borowicz, Inter-College Program, Multidisciplinary Studies, and Program for Individualized Learning adviser. As a senior academic adviser, Josh Borowicz, Ph.D., has advised University students over the past 20 years, including advising students pursuing individually designed degree programs. He holds a B.A. in English literature, an M.A. in creative writing, and a Ph.D. in American studies.
Sarah Cook, Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health and Addiction Studies Certificate adviser. Sarah has been with the College of Continuing Education since 2000. She holds a B.S. from CCE’s Inter-College Program (studio arts, art history, architecture) and an M.Ed. from the College of Education and Human Development.
Kathleen Corley, Master of Liberal Studies/Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership adviser. Kathleen is a senior academic adviser with background in both teaching at the graduate level and assuming leadership positions with nonprofits across the sector, including the Minnesota AIDS Project, Textile Center of Minnesota, Bloomington Theatre and Art Center, St. Girl Scout Council of St. Croix Valley (a legacy council of Girl Scouts of Wisconsin and Minnesota River Valleys), First Children’s Finance, Women’s Advocates, and Walker West Music Academy. Kathleen serves on the boards and committees of several local nonprofit groups, including Habitat for Humanity – Minnesota, the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center, and the Management Improvement Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation/Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. She holds a B.A. in political science and a B.S. in education from the U of M and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. Kathleen will lead the Final Project seminar (LS 8002) in the MLS program and the ACL topics seminar, Ethical & Legal Issues in Cultural Policy and Law.
Robert Danforth, Inter-College Program adviser. For more than 20 years Robert has advised and taught students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the last 17 years as an adviser in individualized education, primarily within the Inter-College Program. Robert taught American Indian Studies courses at the University for five years, and before that cultural anthropology, American Indian Studies, and leisure studies courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At UW-Madison he also worked as a Human Relations Adviser in the School of Education within the Coordinated Internship Program of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and as a program adviser within the Wisconsin Union Directorate (student union). He also worked summer positions in the National Park Service and in Upward Bound. Robert holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in cultural anthropology, and M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in continuing and adult education with an emphasis on leisure learning. His dissertation title is "The Madtown Singers: An Ethnography of Leisure and Learning on a Woodland Indian Social Drum." Robert's personal interests include vegetable gardening, long walks in the woods and around lakes, North American archaeology, and leisure education emphasizing ecological thinking, regional social history, and Woodland Indians.
Jane Delehanty, Non-Degree adviser and CCE Scholastic Committee chair. Jane Delehanty, M.Ed., has 20 years of advising experience and currently advises non-admitted students, many of whom are working toward a goal of admission to a variety of degree programs. She also works closely with students experiencing academic difficulty, directing students towards strategies and resources to get back on track academically. She holds a bachelor's degree in international relations, a Minnesota teaching license in parent education, and a master’s degree in family education.
Brad Fruen, Master of Biological Science adviser. As academic adviser for the MBS Program, Brad helps students to design an individualized program of course work and directed research that advances their professional goals. Brad also enjoys helping working-adult students to connect with university experts in their field of interest, with an eye toward developing relationships that benefit students, faculty, and local biotech industry. Brad holds a Ph.D. in genetics and has coauthored 30 scientific articles.
Lisa Garrett, Multidisciplinary Studies adviser. Lisa Garrett, M.S., M.Ed., has a background in business education, instructional design, training facilitation and consulting, and program evaluation. She has been advising and teaching undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota since 2001. Her academic interests include reflective and experiential learning practices, building online learning communities, and teaching and learning models for adult learners.
JoAnn Hanson, Program for Individualized Learning adviser. Senior academic adviser JoAnn M. Hanson, Ph.D., has a background in the social sciences, adult development and learning, program development and evaluation, social and immigration history, and museum studies. She has taught courses at the University of Minnesota and at several other Twin Cities universities.
Karen Moon, Inter-College Program and Multidisciplinary Studies adviser. Karen Moon, M.L.S., has a 30-year history with the University of Minnesota that includes 12 years of administration and communication work in the College of Liberal Arts, and eight years of advising graduate social work students. As a part-time, returning learner, she earned her B.A. in art history with a focus on American Indian art and issues of cultural representation. Her Master of Liberal Studies (M.L.S.) degree reflects her ongoing interest in visual culture and the cultural construction of race. She is one of the instructors for MdS 3001W Introduction to Multidisciplinary Studies who enjoys kayaking, hiking, yoga, and photography.
Janet Pelto, Career and Lifework consultant. Janet Pelto, a licensed psychologist, specializing in mid-career counseling. She has a reputation for asking the right questions to help clients sort through options and find the career that’s right for them. During her 20-year tenure as a career counselor at the College of Continuing Education, she has guided thousands of clients on the path to a fulfilling career. Pelto holds an M.A. in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota and holds the designation of Master Career Counselor from the National Career Development Association. She is a member of Minnesota Women in Psychology and active in the Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA), where she has served on the Board of Trustees and as president. In 2005, MCDA awarded her with the prestigious “Marty Dockman Award” for outstanding contributions to the field of career development, and in 2010 was awarded the Jules Kerlan Outstanding Achievement Award for significant contributions to the field of career development.
Karolyn Redoute, Inter-College Program and Multidisciplinary Studies adviser. Karolyn Redoute, M.F.A., has taught courses in English as a Second Language, Freshman and Advanced Writing, Creative Writing and the Humanities, and now, MdS 3001W. Karolyn has published a collection of poetry called Prayers of the Shaman, and holds a B.A. in English Literature from Wayne State University in Detroit, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Indiana University- Bloomington. She enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking and walking vast distances.
Amy Burger Sanchez, Inter-College Program and Credit Certificates adviser. Amy (AJ) Burger Sanchez, M.A., began her career in student services and advising in 1999 and has been with the College of Continuing Education since 2003, where she currently advises in the Inter-College Program, the Interpreting Certificate, and for a short-term exchange program with various Chinese universities. Her academic interests include intercultural education, second language acquisition, and access to higher education. Amy holds a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in educational policy and administration in the comparative and international development education track.
Anthony (Tony) Scott, M.B.A., Bachelor of Applied Science adviser. Tony Scott has been with the College of Continuing Education since 2005. He currently advises students in two B.A.Sc. degree programs: Manufacturing Operations Management and Information Technology Infrastructure, and for certificates in: accounting, addiction studies, and applied business. He holds a B.A. in child psychology, youth studies, and African American studies; and an M.B.A. in consulting.
Megan Seltz, Bachelor of Applied Science adviser. Megan Seltz, M.A., has nine years of advising experience and currently advises construction management and addiction studies students in the College of Continuing Education. She holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in counseling psychology.