Appointments, honors and activities

August 24, 2012  

Appointments and promotions:

- Corey Sharp is the new location director at the Purdue College of Technology at Anderson. Prior to joining Purdue, Sharp worked for 13 years at the Ivy Tech Community College-East Central Region, most recently as director of enrollment management. During his tenure he implemented enrollment strategies leading to double-digit enrollment increases and acquired more than $200,000 in grant funds for college access and success initiatives. He earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Ball State University and also is a former teacher at the Madison County Youth Center.

Faculty and staff honors:

- Daniel Aldrich, an associate professor of political science, has been named an East Asia Institute Fellow for the summer of 2013. This fellowship provides funding for Aldrich's disaster recovery research related to China, Korea and Japan.

- S. Laurel Weldon, professor of political science and director of the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, was awarded the Victoria Schuck Award for her book "When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups." University of Michigan Press published the book in 2011. The Schuck Award is given by the American Political Science Association, and it recognizes the best book published in the previous calendar year on women and politics. More information is available at

- Jon Gortat of the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization will make a poster presentation about a Purdue technology Aug. 27 at the Animal Health University/Industry Tech Transfer Event in Kansas City, Mo. Amy C. Lossie, an assistant professor of animal sciences, and Joe Garner have created a method to dispense nest-building materials automatically in large-scale mouse husbandry systems.

- David A. Colby, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology, was elected secretary/treasurer for the Drug Discovery and Development Interface Section of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. His term begins at the group's annual meeting on Oct. 14.


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