NEW 2019 Research Project Grants

Research Project Grant Recipients and Donors

Award recipients Dr. Anne Lucietto and Dr. Malathi Raghavan with Sheth Family Endowment, Ranade Family Endowment and Varma Family gift representatives


The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence has two new endowments. The research project grant for assistant professors and associate professors, as two separate categories, is made possible through funds from Ketan and Tanuja Sheth Family Endowment and the Meghana and Vinayak Ranade Family Endowment respectively. The Center will contribute funds to both awards.

Please click on the award criteria pages on the left panel for details regarding these awards.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Inaugural Research Project Grants!

  • Malathi Raghavan, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Project: Non-tenure Track Faculty - Opportunities, Strategies, Challenges.
    • Dr. Raghavan earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Ukrainian National Agricultural University, Kiev; M.S. degree in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire, Durham; Ph.D. in Comparative Epidemiology from Purdue University. Dr. Raghavan has published in areas of epidemiology and public health, medical education, and medical college admissions in Canada including on the multiple mini-interview (MMI), and has worked on Accreditation and Certification issues, with international stakeholders, for the American Veterinary Medical Association. She returned to Purdue in August 2016 as a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Outcomes Assessment and Data Management with responsibilities ranging from administrative to scholarly and teaching activities.
  • Anne Lucietto, Assistant Professor, Purdue Polytechnic Institute
    • Project: Types of Intuition Female and Minority Students Use and Some of the Reasons Why.
    • Dr. Lucietto is an experienced engineer with years of experience in a variety of positions in different industries. She began as a mechanical engineer, working in in a nuclear power plant, moving through progressively responsible roles requiring in-depth technical knowledge. To further integrate and utilize these skills, she moved into teaching full time to help students successfully transition into careers in a variety of industries and to aid in their development into and through graduate school. Her research is focused on engineering technology education, sustainable energy, and related materials while focusing on female and minority participation in these areas.

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