Jana Renner

Senior Academic Advisor

(317) 278-8579
(317) 278-2041
Office of Student Success, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management
PE 251B
IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management - IUPUI
901 W. New York Street, Ste. 250
Indianapolis, IN


  • M.S. Ed., Higher Education & Student Affairs, Indiana University
  • B.S. Secondary Education Social Studies, Indiana University


Jana has been an academic advisor at IUPUI since 2010, first working with University College and then transitioning to working full-time with the School of Physical Education & Tourism Management. She obtained her Master's degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs from Indiana University in May 2012 and her Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education Social Studies from Indiana University in May 2009. Her current advising responsibilities include working with students in individual and group advising settings, co-instructing PETM first-year seminars and leading new student orientation.

Current Projects

  • IUPUI Health & Life Science Academic & Career Advising committee
  • Jaguar Academic Advising Association (JACADA)
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Students Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR)
  • Orientation Advisory Council at IUPUI

Honors & Awards

IUPUI Outstanding Academic Advisor of the Year Nominee, 2014 and 2017


  • So Happy Together: Cultivating a Sense of Belonging in First-Year Seminars, NACADA Region 5 Conference, Rosemont, IL (March 2017)
  • Team Effort: Connecting Our First-Year Students to Service Learning at IUPUI, Students in Transition Conference, Denver, Colorado (October 2014)
  • International Symposium on Service Learning, Indianapolis, Indiana (May 2015)
  • Enforcement of Alcohol Policy in Residence Halls and its Impact on Student Learning -NASPA Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (January 2012), IU Outreach Academic Showcase, Indianapolis, Indiana (February 2012) 

Other Activities

Publications: Renner, J.L. (2013). First-year student exploration of career and life goals: An application of o’bannion’s advising model. The Mentor, retrieved from http://dus.psu.edu/mentor/.