January 11, 2019

Appointments, honors and activities

Faculty and staff honors:

- Letian Dou, an assistant professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, has been selected as the recipient of the Science and Technology 2019 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research. The honor identifies and supports academic scientists and engineers who are in the first or second full-time tenure track position, have received a doctorate after January 2011 and show exceptional promise for completing creative research. 


- Bert Chapman, professor of library science, and government information, history, political science and sociology librarian, had “Global Defense Procurement and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter” published. The non-fiction book is 396 pages and is a multinational program history of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program used by the United States and many of its allies. U.S. military service branches using this high-technology plane include the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. It was published by Palgrave Macmillan. The hardcover book can be purchased on Amazon. It is also available in hardcover and paper from the publisher and other e-book vendors such as Google Play. A Q&A with Chapman can be found here.

Student honors:

- Liz Marler, a fourth-year student studying audiology, was elected president of the Student Academy of Audiology, a national organization of more than 2,000 graduate and undergraduate students. In her role as president, Marler will manage a 12-member board of directors and more than 120 student volunteers. She has helped create the Purdue SAA chapter and also established an annual SAA benefit dinner, which raised $10,000 in its first year. That money will be used to establish a fund for children in need of hearing aids and associated service costs.


- Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s School of Construction Management was recognized by MastersProgramsGuide.com, ranking its online Master of Science in construction management seventh out of 50 programs. The ranking system used criteria including degree customization; program flexibility and accessibility; faculty achievement; student resources and success; and school reputation and commendation.

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