Meet the Staff


Shanna Brodbeck, M.S.

Shanna Brodbeck is the Program Director and an Academic Coach for SKILL. After graduating from Auburn with a B.A. in Psychology and German and from Loyola College with an M.S. in Clinical Psychology, she began her career in higher education student services, where she has worked as an academic advisor, accommodation specialist, and a coordinator for academic policies.


Olga Duncan, Ph.D.

Olga Duncan is an academic coach for SKILL.  Before beginning coaching college students at the Academic Support Office and the Office of Accessibility, Olga taught UNIV 1050 – Success Strategies and Study Smart Seminar courses at Auburn University. She has worked at Auburn University at Montgomery, as the Seamless Admission Tutoring Coordinator and Advisor. She received a B.A. in Pedagogy from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; an M.Ed. in Adult Education, and a Ph.D. in Adult Education from Auburn University. She also completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in College/University Teaching at Auburn University. Additionally, she completed the course Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD at JST Coaching & Training. Her memberships in the Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD), the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), and the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO) helps her stay current and expand her knowledge. Olga’s focus is to help students develop important skills and strategies that will help them live more productive, balanced and fulfilling lives.

Progam Director and Academic Coach
Academic Coach