Five faculty members named CIC-ALP Fellows

October 28, 2015  

The Office of the Provost has selected five faculty members to participate in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program during the 2015-16 academic year. The CIC is a consortium of the Big Ten member universities plus the University of Chicago.
The CIC-ALP is designed to develop the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and administrative promise. It is specifically oriented to the challenges of academic administration of major research universities and to the preparation of faculty members to meet those challenges. 

The new fellows are:

* Hyunyi Cho is a professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication. From 2013 to 2015, Cho served as the associate dean for research and graduate education of the College of Liberal Arts. Cho’s research examines effects of communication on judgments and actions relevant to environmental risk and health risk and the role of messages and the media in social change and behavior change processes. This work has appeared in numerous disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals and has produced two edited volumes including the Sage Handbook of Risk Communication and Health Communication Message Design: Theory and Practice. Cho has served on five communication journals’ editorial boards and on expert panels of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and is currently a member of Community Level Health Promotion Study Section of the National Institutes of Health. Cho’s research has been supported by grants from National Cancer Institute.

* Nathalie Duval-Couetil is the director of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, associate director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, and an associate professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation. Since 2005, she has been responsible for the launch and development of the University’s campus-wide entrepreneurship program and has established a number of entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and women and leadership courses and initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Duval-Couetil’s research focuses on entrepreneurship education program development and assessment. At the national level, she serves as vice president for research for the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and as a senior research advisor to the Stanford Epicenter. Prior to her work in academia, Duval-Couetil spent several years in the field of market research and business strategy consulting with Booz Allen and Hamilton in Europe and Data and Strategies Group in Massachusetts. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, her MBA from Babson College, and MS and PhD degrees from Purdue.

* Joan Fulton is professor of agricultural economics and associate department head. She teaches a senior-level undergraduate marketing course as well as the advanced quantitative methods course in the MS/MBA program. Fulton is active in Extension programming. She is chair of Purdue’s New Ventures Team and director of Purdue’s Agricultural Innovation and Commercialization Center,  where she is active in the development and delivery of programs to assist individuals and groups evaluate new business opportunities. Fulton’s research focuses on problems related to marketing and business structure both in the United States and internationally. Her recent work examined word-of-mouth marketing among farmers in the United States. In West Africa she has explored the importance of alternative extension programming for technology transfer and adoption of improved technologies. She is currently examining the factors that contribute to successful entrepreneurship for women selling street food in West Africa and other developing countries. Fulton joined the Purdue Agricultural Economics faculty in July 1997. She completed her PhD work at the University of Minnesota, where she explored the impact of centralized versus decentralized decision-making authority in grain marketing cooperatives. She previously held assistant professor positions at the University of Alberta and Colorado State University.

* Catherine Hill is a professor and Showalter Faculty Scholar in the Department of Entomology. Hill leads an internationally recognized program focused on the control of arthropod-borne infectious diseases that threaten public health and biosecurity. She currently serves as industry liaison for the College of Agriculture and director of the Purdue Public Health Entomology Extension Program. Her research program focuses on the discovery of new, safer interventions against arthropods that transmit infectious disease agents. She was appointed a Scholar of the Purdue University Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy in 2010 and is currently launching a spinout to deliver new vector control products to developed and developing countries. Hill leads the Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease tick) genome project, an $18 million initiative funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health that has produced the first genome assembly for a tick. She has served as a member of the NIH Genomic Sequencing Centers for Infectious Diseases Scientific Working Group, the NIH Eukaryotic Pathogens and Vectors Working Group, an NIH blue ribbon panel on the future of genome research and as an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her research has been published in multiple high-impact journals including Science, Nature Reviews and PNAS, has attracted more than $16 million in funding and generated several patents.

* Christine (Chris) Hrycyna is professor and head of the Biochemistry Division in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Science. She is also head of the Interdisciplinary Life Science Graduate Program (PULSe) at Purdue and has served on the University Senate and the Educational Policy Committee for five years. Hrycyna’s research focuses on the biochemical basis of aging disorders and cancer and the development of new treatments for brain, pancreatic and lung cancers. Her work has been supported by both federal and society research grants. Hrycyna has authored over 75 publications and has trained 14 PhD students, five master’s students and many undergraduate researchers. Hrycyna has received numerous teaching awards at Purdue including the Murphy Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching from the University and the Arthur Kelly Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Department of Chemistry. She was also selected as a Top Ten Teacher in the College of Science and is a member of the Purdue Teaching Academy and the Book of Great Teachers. Hrycyna currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Chemical Society Division of Biological Chemistry. She has also served as a standing member of the peer review committee on cancer drug development of the American Cancer Society and as an ad hoc reviewer for various NIH special study sections. 

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