Jump to other news and events
Purdue signature
 

Faculty Profiles

Here you will find quick summaries of the faculty who are participating in our program.


  • Summer 2012 Cohort

    Dr. Kelly Blanchard
    ECON 210

    Dr. Kelly Blanchard has been teaching Economics at Purdue University for the last 14 years. She will be teaching a redesigned version of ECON 210, the Principles of Economics. Each semester, this course introduces 350 students to the basics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, emphasizing the application of these fields to real-life issues.


    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Edward L. Bartlett
    BIOL 230

    Dr. Edward Bartlett is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Biological Sciences. His research ranges across a wide variety of topics, including In-vivo auditory systems electrophysiology, Interactions between cerebral cortex and thalamus, Neuroanatomy, and others. He will be teaching a redesigned version of BIOL 230, or Biology of the Living Cell.


    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Patrick E Connolly
    TECH 120

    A professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology, Dr. Connolly will be teaching a redesigned version of TECH 120, Technology and the Individual. This course will actively engage students as critical thinkers about technology and its impacts by integrating design thinking as a pedagogical tool.



    Back to Top >>

    Dawn Laux
    TECH 120

    Clinical Assistant Professor Dawn Laux will be working on redesigning and implementing TECH 120. Professor Laux is responsible for teaching database fundamentals and introductory technology course in the Department of Computer and Information Technology.



    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Nathan Mentzer
    TECH 120

    Assistant Professor Nathan Mentzer will be working on redesigning and implementing TECH 120. Dr. Mentzer has experience teaching middle school and high school technology education and currently prepares future engineering/technology teachers in the department of Technology Leadership and Innovation.



    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Daphene Koch
    TECH 120

    Dr. Daphene Koch of Building Construction Management will also be working with Dr. Connolly, Professor Laux, and Professor Mentzer in TECH 120’s course redesign. Dr. Koch was the first woman tenure-track professor in the department, is a current tenure and assistant professor, and has over 10 years of experience in the mechanical and industrial construction industry.


    Back to Top >>

    Maureen Huffer Landis
    MGMT 301

    Maureen Huffer Landis is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Career Services with the Krannert Professional Development Center. She will be re-designing Management 301: Management Career Lectures which is designed to help undergraduate Management students with their career development and internship/job search processes. Taught to approximately 300 students each semester, the course supports the development, refining and enrichment of the competencies within the Launching Business Leaders program as well as the portfolio and job search component initiatives. The re-design will move the course from a lecture-oriented presentation format to a mixed format of presentations, experiential activities, and student-focused engagement.

    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Roy M. Dejoie
    MGMT 382

    Dr. Roy M. Dejoie works in the Department of Management as a Professor. He was an advisor in ethical and social issue content in various textbooks and research, as well as contributing to three books. Dr. Dejoie will be teaching a redesigned MGMT 382, or Management and Information Systems.



    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Brian Todd
    PHYS 218

    Dr. Brian Todd is an Assistant Professor of Physics and is involved in various projects like DNA Gymnastics or Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy. He will be teaching a redesigned version of General Physics, or PHYS 218. This course will allow students knowledge of the basic concepts of Physics.

    Back to Top >>

  • Fall 2012 Cohort (Click to View)

    -->

    Dr. Karen Marais
    AAE 251

    Dr. Karen Marais is an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She conducts research in Safety and Risk Analysis, Financial Modeling of Engineering Systems, and Environmental Impacts of Technology. She will be teaching a redesigned course of AAE251: Introduction Aerospace Design.



    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Vikas Tomar
    AAE 352

    Dr. Vikas Tomar is an Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His focuses include Microstructure and nanostructure dependent mechanical and thermal behavior of ceramic matrix composites, Photomechanics of bioactive materials, and other various items. He is aiming to teach a redesigned AAE 352, or Structural Analysis I.


    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Yaman Kaakeh
    CLPH 872

    Dr. Kaakeh is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice; her focus being in the areas of internal medicine and surgery pharmacotherapy. She teaches both didactic and experiential education for Doctor of Pharmacy students. The redesigned course she will teach is CLPH 872, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II, a team-based course designed to prepare students to design, recommend, implement, monitor, and alter cost-effective, patient-specific pharmacotherapeutic plans.

    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Jan Vitek
    CS 240

    Dr. Vitek is a Professor of Computer Science, working since 1999. He co-founded the Secure Software Systems (S3) Lab, a group that gathers researchers exploring different traits of programming language use and design. He works to improve the course CS 240, Programming in C, so that students can better learn and retain the immense amount of knowledge C programming has to offer.


    Back to Top >>

    Brandon Hill
    CS 240

    Brandon Hill is working with Dr. Vitek in redesigning CS 240 as well as Dr. Vitek’s research group. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Science, his research in reconfigurable computing and the language/compiler issues around it.




    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Suresh Jagannathan
    CS 240

    Dr. Suresh Jagannathan is also joining both Dr. Vitek and Brandon Hill in the redesigning of CS 240. Dr. Jagannathan is a Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His interests are in semantics and implementation of high-level programming languages.



    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Yung-Hisang Lu
    ECE 264

    Dr. Yung-Hsiang Lu is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Receiving his PhD in 2002, Dr. Yung-Hsiang Lu has done research in energy-efficient systems, wireless sensor networks, distributed mobile robots, and embedded systems. He will be teaching a redesigned version of ECE 264, or Advanced C Programming.


    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Jay R. Burgess
    FN 303

    Dr. Burgess is an Associate Professor in Foods and Nutrition as well as an esteemed researcher. His disseration on the Cyclooxygenase Pathway proved to be very groundbreaking. Dr. Burgess will be teaching a redesigned version of FN 303, which is the Essentials of Nutrition.



    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Haley F. Oliver
    FS 362

    Dr. Haley Oliver is an Assistant Professor of Food Science, teaching a full range of courses. Her research is conducted in subjects such as foodborne pathogens, stress response and virulence, and RNA-Sequencing technology. She is affiliated with very important groups such as the American Society for Microbiology or the International Association of Food Protection. She will be teaching a redesigned version of FS 362, Food Microbiology.

    Back to Top >>

    Regena L Scott
    IT 230

    TBA






    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Julia Kalish
    MGMT 361

    Dr. Kalish is a Continuous Term Lecturer at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. She teaches a wide range of courses, including Operations Management, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management. Her research interests include continuous quality improvement, crisis logistics, lean/green supply chains, and ergonomics. She will be redesigning her MGMT 361 course, Operations Management, which focuses on introducing basic operations concepts such as quality improvement, lean supply chains, inventory management, and capacity constraints.

    Back to Top >>

    Dr. Anne L. Fliotsos
    THTR 201

    Dr. Fliotsos is the Director of Undergraduate Theatre Studies and a two-time recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts. Her research is focused in theatre pedagogy, women directors, and in 20th century Broadway Theatre. Along with Joel Ebarb, Dr. Fliotsos will be redesigning THTR 201, Theatre Appreciation, which reaches some 375 students a year across all majors. Lectures will be condensed to 75 minutes once a week to allow for smaller sections of class with active learning exercises as well as regular online assignments and assessments.

    Back to Top >>

    Joel Ebarb
    THTR 201

    Joel Ebarb is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre. His work as a theatre collaborator has been produced in a wide range of venues, including Indiana Repertory Theatre (Indianapolis), Eclipse Theatre Company (Chicago), Peking University (Beijing), and 22 seasons with the Texas Shakespeare Festival. He will partner with Dr. Anne Fliotsos to teach a redesigned course in Theatre Appreciation.

    Back to Top >>