Our experienced advisors will help you navigate the University’s courses and resources on your unique journey to graduation. To take the first step, attend an information session, then meet with an advisor to discuss your goals. 

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Josh Borowicz

As a senior academic adviser, Josh Borowicz, Ph.D., has advised University students over the past 30 years, especially students pursuing individually designed degrees. He holds a B.A. in English literature, an M.A. in Creative Writing, and a Ph.D. in American Studies.

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Robert Danforth

Robert Danforth has served as an adviser and teacher at the University of Minnesota for twenty-five years. He specializes in individualized degree advising and has worked with students in the Inter-College Program and Program For Individualized Learning for 20 years. Robert taught American Indian studies courses at the University for five years, and before that cultural anthropology, American Indian studies, and recreation and leisure education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Robert holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in cultural anthropology, and M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in leisure learning and education, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Robert is a singer of Woodland Indian songs, gardener and collector of classic and wooden shafted golf clubs.  

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Karen Moon

​Karen Moon has a 30-year history with the University of Minnesota that includes 12 years of administration and communications in the College of Liberal Arts, and 8 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 (MLS) degree reflects her ongoing interest in visual culture and the cultural construction of race.​   

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Karolyn Redoute

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 is working on a second book of poems and  enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking and walking vast distances.

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Amy Burger Sanchez

Amy (A.J.) Burger Sanchez is currently a senior academic adviser in the Inter-College Program and teaches ICP 3101W Proposal Development Seminar. While her course is designed for students pursuing health-related individualized degrees, she loves working with students and curricula across all disciplines. Amy holds a BA in Spanish and an MA in comparative and international development education.