Six faculty members named CIC-ALP Fellows

July 18, 2011

The Office of the Provost has selected six faculty members to participate in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program during the 2011-12 academic year. The CIC is a consortium of the Big Ten member universities plus the University of Chicago.
"This program is a broad-based learning experience to develop the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and administrative promise," says Beverly Davenport Sypher, vice provost for faculty affairs and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center Chair for Leadership Excellence.
The new Academic Leadership Program Fellows are:

Eric Barker

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* Eric Barker, associate dean for research and professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology. Barker received his B.S. in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1988. He then received a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Vanderbilt University working with Dr. Elaine Sanders-Bush and completed post-doctoral research at Vanderbilt and Emory University with Dr. Randy Blakely before joining the faculty of Purdue in 1998. Barker is a member of several professional associations, including the American Pharmacists Association, Society for Neuroscience, and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.  Barker’s research interests are in the area of molecular actions of drugs of abuse and other drugs that affect the brain.  He has received grant support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Mental Health, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, and Lilly Research Laboratories.  In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Barker has been recognized as an award-winning teacher for his efforts in teaching pharmacology.

Rosalee Clawson

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* Rosalee Clawson, professor of political science. Clawson's research focuses on American politics. Specifically, she is interested in public opinion, political psychology, the mass media, and the politics of race, class, and gender. Clawson recently completed a book titled "Legacy and Legitimacy: Black Americans and the Supreme Court" with Eric Waltenburg, associate professor of political science. Clawson earned a Ph.D. in political science at Ohio State University. She serves as a faculty consultant for the Center for Instructional Excellence and is a member of the Teaching Academy. Clawson is also a recipient of the Purdue University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in memory of Charles B. Murphy and has been inducted into the Purdue University Book of Great Teachers.

Joseph Francisco

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* Joseph Francisco, associate dean for graduate education and international programs and the William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry. Francisco completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin with honors, and he received his Ph.D. in chemical physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. Francisco spent 1983-85 as a research fellow at Cambridge University in England and then returned to MIT as a provost postdoctoral fellow. Francisco has been a visiting associate in planetary science at the California Institute of Technology and a senior visiting fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, Italy.

Joseph Irudayaraj

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* Joseph Irudayaraj, professor of agricultural and biological engineering. Irudayaraj has graduate degrees in biosystems engineering and computer sciences from University of Hawaii (M.S) and Purdue (Ph.D.). He has held faculty positions at Penn State and Utah State prior to coming to Purdue in 2005 after a sabbatical in Cornell University. He has published more than 200 refereed journal articles and presented in more than 400 conference presentations. Irudayaraj chairs NIH review panels and is very active in National Science Foundation reviews, in addition to his involvement with the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Agriculture review process. He is the chair of the graduate program in agricultural and biological engineering and is a member of the Purdue Discovery Park centers in bioscience, nanotechnology and oncological sciences. Irudayaraj's research centers on the development of single molecule tools and nanoscale methodologies for disease diagnosis to explore basic cellular mechanisms related to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Emphasis is on multidisciplinary collaboration and interdisciplinary training of graduate students. 

K.G. Raghothama

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* K.G. Raghothama, associate director of International Programs in Agriculture and professor of horticulture and landscape architecture. In his role in IPIA, Raghothama has been instrumental in building strategic relationships in China for Purdue and in the growth of established Purdue relationships in India. He is also playing a key role in developing relationships with universities in the Middle East. At Purdue, Raghothama’s laboratory is an international leader in molecular analysis of plant phosphate stress responses and was the first to clone the high-affinity phosphate transporters. Raghothama has received such honors as the Agriculture Research Award and was selected as a University Faculty Scholar in 2001. He is a member of the American Society of Plant Physiologists.

Dorothy Teegarden

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* Dorothy Teegarden, professor of foods and nutrition. Teegarden earned her B.S. in biology at Antioch College and Ph.D. in human nutrition and nutritional biology at University of Chicago. Her research has focused on nutrition and cancer as well as calcium, dairy products and body composition. Teegarden has also begun a research interest group in the area of chronic disease prevention for the College of Health and Human Sciences. She also serves in her department and college in many different roles, including professor, member of the executive committee of the Interdepartmental (Graduate) Nutrition Program, member of the Oncological Sciences Center, and executive committee member on the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition research team. Teegarden is a member of the Breast Cancer Risk Group and leads the Cancer Prevention Program in the Oncological Sciences Center. She is currently the principal investigator and co-principal investigator on several multimillion-dollar grants. Teegarden has received such honors as the Purdue Seed for Success Award and the Department of Foods and Nutrition Teaching Award.
Purdue has named Fellows to the program each year since 1989. During the course of the year, CIC-ALP Fellows will travel to three host campuses to address the challenges facing higher education and learn more about the abilities and knowledge necessary for academic leadership. In addition to the three seminars hosted each year on the various campuses, Purdue's program includes monthly meetings with campus leaders. This year the Fellows will travel to Indiana University, University of Chicago and Penn State.

Faculty members are nominated for this honor by their colleges/schools, and Fellows are selected based on their demonstrated potential for and interest in university administration. The 2011-12 Fellows have been recommended to the provost by a panel of former CIC-ALP Fellows who reviewed the application materials.
For more than half a century, the CIC has enabled its members to engage in collaborations that have advanced members' academic missions, generated opportunities for students and faculty, and served the common good by sharing expertise, leveraging campus resources and working together on innovative programs.