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Britta Osborne

Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Services Director
Dean's Office-College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Britta Osborne Pronouns: She/Her

Academic Services Director

Dean's Office-College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities

Brief biography

I'm originally from West Allis/New Berlin, Wisconsin, and came to UWL as a student in the 90s. I fell in love with the bluffs and all the opportunities I was given in the classroom and beyond. I worked as an RA where Centennial Hall now stands, volunteered in the Archaeology lab, studied abroad (University of Malta), and did independent research with faculty. The College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities really prepares you for life; I'm so glad to be home.

I've worked at several large universities for more than 20 years as an academic advisor. I like to ask open ended questions and get to the heart of your goals. As the Academic Services Director, I also help on the nuts and bolts side of your degree and perform the degree verification that allows you to graduate. Currently, I focus a lot on policy and procedures, but still advise any CASSH student, especially new transfers and those looking for extra help.

My hobbies include horticulture, pleasant walks, sewing, dyslexia advocacy, and being a Girl Scout leader.  


M.A. Anthropology - Indiana University 2003

B.A. Archaeological Studies - University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 2001


Professional history

Assistant Director of Academic Advising, University of Florida 2021-2022

Academic Advisor, University of Florida 2015-2021

Academic Advisor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2008-2015

Assistant Director of Student Academic Services, University of North Carolina-Greensboro 2006-2007

Academic Advisor, Indiana University 2002-2006

Research and publishing

Grieshaber, Britta M., Daniel L. Osborne, Alison F. Doubleday, and Frederika A. Kaestle (2008) Investigating the effects of X-ray and computed tomography exposure on the amplification of DNA from bone. Journal of Archaeological Science 35(3):681-687.

Glenn, Brooke and Britta M. Osborne (2010) “I Want to Help People": Advisers Fostering Pre-health Decision Making through Orientation Courses. National Academic Advising Association 34th Annual Conference.

Osborne, Britta M. (2017) Get Your Competencies Together. University of Florida Annual Advising Conference.