Purdue Faculty Association (PFA)

The Purdue Faculty Association (aka PFA) was originally created in 2005 by a group of junior faculty members as a way to provide opportunities for incoming and existing faculty to socialize and foster friendships and connections across the Purdue community.
With the generous support of the Office of the Provost, PFA organizes events throughout the academic year, which enable faculty of all ranks, designations and ages from across campus to meet each other and experience Greater Lafayette. Planned events include Happy Hours on and off campus, on-campus lunches and other special events.

All faculty are members of PFA, and are welcome to take part in its events. Guests are welcome, although some events will be limited to those 21 and older. If you are not receiving PFA’s emails and would like to, you can add yourself by visiting this website. You can also remove yourself from the listserv using the same link. If you would like more information on the Association, please email the leadership committee at purdueFA@purdue.edu.

All events will be held in accordance with Protect Purdue guidelines. Please visit https://protect.purdue.edu/updates/ for the most recent guidelines and further details.

Keep an eye on your email inboxes for pop-up happy hours throughout the semester!

2023-2024 Activities

Date Activity
August 25, 2023

Cocktail Hour @ Lafayette Brewing Co.

PFA Co-Chairs and Past Programs

Year Name Department Program

Caitlin Proctor
Christopher Janjigian

Agricultural & Biological Engineering


Caitlin Proctor
Christopher Janjigian

Agricultural & Biological Engineering

2021-22 Dan Foti
Jessica Ogden (thru Dec 2022)
Psychological Sciences
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
2020-21 Dan Foti
Jessica Ogden
Psychological Sciences
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
2019-20 Jen William, Susie Swithers and Dan Foti Languages and Cultures
Psychological Sciences
2018-19 Jen William
Susie Swithers
Languages and Cultures
Psychological Sciences
2017-18 Catherine Dossin, Rachael Kenney, Yukiko Maed, and Robyn Malo Art History, Mathematics,
Educational Studies and English
List of Activities
2016-17 Catherine Dossin 
Deanna Kolar
Art History
List of Activities
2015-16 Sandra Sydnor
Amy David
Hospitality and Tourism Management Management List of Activities
2014-15 Susan Sangha
Sandra Taylor
Psychological Sciences
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
List of Activities
2013-14 Bryce Carlson
Ilana (Barnes) Stonebraker
List of Activities
2012-13 Michael Johnston
David Barbarash
Landscape Architecture
List of Activities
2011-12 Haley Oliverand and Jeffrey Turco Food Science and German List of Activities
2010-11 Robyn Malo 
Milind Kulkarni
English and Electrical
Computer Engineering
List of Activities
2009-10 Rachael Kenney and Charles Killian Mathematics and Computer Sciences List of Activities
2008-09 Melanie Shoffner
Sharon Williams
English and Curriculum
Instruction and Anthropology
List of Activities
2007-08 Tansel Yilmazer and Will Gray Consumer Sciences and History List of Activities
2006-07 Mike Mickelbart, and unofficially, Stacey Mickelbart Botany
Plant Pathology
List of Activities
2005-06 Hugh Hillhouse
Kyoung-Shin Choi
Chemical Engineering
List of Activities

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