May 19, 2021
Programs prepare faculty to lead; 20 participants selected for 2021-22 academic year
The Provost’s Office has named the 20 faculty members who will participate in the Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program and the Purdue Insights Forum programs in the 2021-22 academic year.
The Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program and the Purdue Insights Forum are designed to help faculty interested in taking on administrative and leadership roles, although each program takes a distinct approach to achieving the goal.
BIG TEN ACADEMIC ALLIANCE ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Academic Leadership Program (ALP), hosted by the Big Ten Academic Alliance, helps faculty members explore academic administrative and leadership opportunities and challenges through a series of Big Ten-wide seminars balanced locally with small-group discussions with Purdue’s senior academic leaders. The ALP program was established in 1989 with the goal of developing the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise. Its alumni now populate academic leadership roles across the Big Ten and the nation.
Faculty apply to the program with support from their department and dean.
2021-22 BTAA Academic Leadership Program Fellows
- Patricia Darbishire, associate dean for academic affairs and clinical professor, Pharmacy.
- Karthik Kannan, professor, Management.
- Linda Renzulli, department head and professor, Sociology.
- Amanda Seidl, professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
- Song Zhang, assistant head for experiential learning and professor, Mechanical Engineering.
PURDUE INSIGHTS FORUM
The Purdue Insights Forum is designed to explore the fundamentals of leadership though a series of presentations, discussions and peer group interactions. The program covers a wide range of subject areas including leadership styles, developing a vision, navigating differing priorities, mentoring, developing an inclusive environment, and managing resources. Administrators, faculty and staff from across campus provide content, and each participant is asked to choose a senior mentor to help develop personal goals and objectives. Participants are recommended by their deans. The Insights program was established in 2016 based on feedback from the 2015 COACHE faculty job satisfaction survey.
2021-22 Purdue Insights Forum Program Fellows
- Bruce Craig, associate head and professor, Statistics.
- Jennifer Coddington, clinical professor, Nursing.
- Marisa Erasmus, associate professor, Animal Sciences.
- Chrystal Johnson, associate professor, Social Studies Education.
- Marisol Koslowski, professor, Mechanical Engineering.
- Milind Kulkarni, professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- Steve Lindemann, associate professor, Food Science.
- Cherie Maestas, department head and professor, Political Science.
- Clarence Maybee, the W. Wayne Booker Chair of Information Literacy and professor, Libraries.
- Marije Risselada, associate professor, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery.
- Brian Roberson, professor, Economics.
- Anthony Sparkling, assistant professor, Construction Management Technology.
- Sandra Sydnor, associate professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management.
- Zach Weber, director of interprofessional education and clinical associate professor, Pharmacy Practice.
- Lisa Welp, associate professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.