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Patrice M. Buzzanell

Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair for Leadership Excellence
Director, Butler Center

Patrice M. Buzzanell is Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and the School of Engineering Education (courtesy) at Purdue University. In 2015, she became the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair for Leadership Excellence and Director of the Butler Center.

Buzzanell's research focuses on the intersections of career, leadership, gender, and resilience. Specifically, she focuses on the everyday negotiations, policies, and structures that produce and are produced by the intersections. She is the editor of three books and author of more than 160 articles and chapters. Her work has been published in journals including Human Relations, Communication Monographs, and Human Communication Research as well as in handbooks on organizational, professional, family, conflict, ethics, and gender communication and proceedings in engineering education. She also has published in the proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Frontiers in Education, and other outlets.

Buzzanell has worked on ADVANCE-Purdue initiatives for institutional change and as a faculty team advisor for several engineering design teams the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program. She also serves on the faculty advisory committee of the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion at Purdue.

Buzzanell has been president of the International Communication Association (ICA), Council of Communication Associations (CCA), and the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG).She was named ICA Fellow in 2011. She served on the research board of the National Communication Association (NCA) and on the advisory board for the Global Media Institute of Shanghai Jiaotong University. She has served as editor of Management Communication Quarterly and associate editor and editorial board member of about two dozen journals and handbooks.

At Purdue, Buzzanell has received awards for her discovery, learning, and engagement. Among these, she has received the 2014 Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, the Violet Haas Award, the Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion, and the W. Charles and Ann Redding Faculty Fellowship. Buzzanell has been honored nationally and internationally with the 2014 Velux Faculty Research Fellowship from Copenhagen Business School, the NCA's Francine Merritt Award, the ICA's Fredric M. Jablin Award for Outstanding Contributions to Organizational Communication, the ICA's Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship, and OSCLG's Teacher-Mentor Award. Current funded collaborations include development and validation of individual engineering ethical development and team ethical climate scales as well as everyday negotiations of ethics in design through National Science Foundation (NSF) funding as Co-PI. [Email: buzzanel@purdue.edu]

Ellen Ernst Kossek

Research Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler CenterEllen Ernst Kossek
for Leadership Excellence Basil S.Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University Krannert School of Management

Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek (Ph.D., Yale) is Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management & Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. She recently ended her term in January 2015 as the first elected President of the Work and Family Researchers Network andas Associate Director of the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety & Health of the Work Family Health Network http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/wfhn/home.   Elected a Fellow in the American Psychological Association & the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, to theAcademy of Management’s Board of Governors, and Chair of the Gender and Diversity Division, Dr. Kossek’s researchhas won awards for advancing gender, work-life and diversity in organizations including the Sage scholarly achievement award of the Gender and Diversity division of the Academy of Management and most recently the Families and Work Institute’s Work Life Legacy award for helping to build or advance the work life movement. http://www.familiesandwork.org/blog/work-life-innovators-honored/Her research focuses onimplementation of new ways of working, flexibility, leadership and organizational change management and workplace interventions, workplace inclusion and talent management of gender and diversity. Dr. Kossek was recently featured in the Financial Times http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/350fce70-8913-11e3-9f48-00144feab7de.html#axzz2zFPM0yKV. She has been invited to givekeynote speeches to managers, students and researchers in over a dozen countries. Prior to becoming a professor, she worked in Human Resources in Asia, Europe and the U.S. for Hitachi, IBM & GTE and other employers.

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Tamara Hoffman, Administrative Assistant

hoffm100@purdue.edu; (765) 494-9879; butlercenter@purdue.edu

Tamara Hoffman relocated to the Lafayette area from Greenville, SC, and joined the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence in March, 2013. She has over twenty years experience in executive support positions at corporations such as BMW, Inc., Cessna Aircraft and Koch Industries. She enjoys spending time with family, playing the piano, cooking, traveling and volunteering.