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  • Joe Cilek
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Office: E115 FH

    Phone: 319-335-9181

    Educational background: MA in Student Development in Postsecondary Education, University of Iowa

    Programs Advised: Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Health Studies, Human Physiology, and Therapeutic Recreation

    What drew you to advising: I enjoy the higher education environment and appreciate the chance to work with students at a defining time of life. I believe we all have interesting and important stories to tell, and as an advisor I am fortunate to be in a role where I hear students share aspects of their aspirations and experiences and can hopefully assist them along the way.

  • Ian Ely-Cate
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Office: 318 FH

    Phone: 319-335-9186

    Educational background: M.A. in Higher Education from University of Colorado Colorado Springs, B.A. in Spanish from University of Iowa

    Programs Advised: B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management

    What drew you to advising: To have the ability to be in an intellectual environment that allows for continued growth, knowledge, and conversation. Advising allows endless opportunities to discuss, debate, and generate new ideas with the student population, staff, and faculty.

  • Justin Hagedorn Headshot
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor

    Office: E117 FH

    Phone: 319-467-3005

    Educational Background: Ed.D. in Education Policy and Leadership Studies, University of Iowa; M.Ed in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs, University of Maine; B.S. in History and Political Science Education, Iowa State University
    Programs Advised: Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Health Studies, and Human Physiology
    Research: Barriers to medical school for rural pre-medicine students. 
    What drew you to advising: I was drawn to advising because I realized that too many of my high school students had dreams but didn't know how to accomplish them. Working as a college advisor I get the privilege of helping students navigate the complex dynamics of college while helping them grow as individuals, citizens, and community members.

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  • Tiffany Phillips headshot
    Senior Academic Advisor

    Office: 111-F Phillips Hall

    Phone: 319.353.2206

    Educational Background: Master of Higher Education Administration with Leadership Emphasis from Upper Iowa University.  BA in Community Sociology and a minor in Psychology from Wartburg College
    Programs Advised: Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Health Studies, and Human Physiology
    What drew you to advising: As a first generation student, I remember trying to navigate the complex college system.  I was often confused, overwhelmed, and didn’t know where to turn to for help.  As an advisor, I want to be able to help my advisees achieve their academic and career goals by connecting them to campus resources, empowering them to seek out value added experiences like internships and research, to be a safe space for them to express ideas and ask questions, and so much more.  I appreciate being able to work with students in a pivotal time in their lives.