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 https://lists.purdue.edu/mailman/listinfo/pfa. If you would like more information on the Association, please contact one of the current chairs: Dr. Dan Foti, Dr. Susie Swithers or Dr. Jen William.

2019-2020 Activities

Date and Time Activity

August 23, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Back to School Happy Hour
Marriott Hall Atrium

September 12, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Pop-up Faculty Club lunch
John Purdue Room

September 14, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Corn Maze - Exploration Acres
September 18, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Pop-up Faculty Club lunch
John Purdue Room

October 5, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Roller Derby
Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds

October 10, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Pop-up Faculty Club lunch
John Purdue Room
October 16, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Pop-up Faculty Club lunch
John Purdue Room

October 31, 2019
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Halloween Happy Hour
Marriott Atrium

November 14, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Pop-up Faculty Club lunch

November 2019 TBD

Rugged Xscape

January 2019 TBD

Rugged Xscape

February 6, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Pop-up Faculty Club lunch
John Purdue Room

February 12, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pop-up Faculty Club lunch
John Purdue Room

March 5, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pop-up Faculty Club lunch
John Purdue Room


March 11, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pop-up Faculty Club lunch
John Purdue Room

April 2, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pop-up Faculty Club lunch
John Purdue Room

April TBD

TAP at TAF

April 8, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pop-up Faculty Club lunch
John Purdue Room

April 30, 2020
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

End of Year Happy Hour
Marriott Hall Atrium

Past Co-chairs and Past Programs

Year Name Department Program
2019-20 Jen William, Susie Swithers and Dan Foti Languages and Cultures; Psychological Sciences
2018-19 Jen William and 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 and Deanna Kolar Art History and Management List of Activities
2015-16 Sandra Sydnor and Amy David Hospitality and Tourism Management and Management List of Activities
2014-15 Susan Sangha and Sandra Taylor Psychological Sciences and Veterinary Clinical Sciences List of Activities
2013-14 Bryce Carlson and Ilana (Barnes) Stonebraker Biology and Libraries List of Activities
2012-13 Michael Johnston and David Barbarash English and Landscape Architecture List of Activities
2011-12 Haley Oliverand and Jeffrey Turco Food Science and German List of Activities
2010-11 Robyn Malo and Milind Kulkarni English and Electrical and Computer Engineering List of Activities
2009-10 Rachael Kenney and Charles Killian Mathematics and Computer Sciences List of Activities
2008-09 Melanie Shoffner and 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 and Plant Pathology List of Activities
2005-06 Hugh Hillhouse and Kyoung-Shin Choi Chemical Engineering and Chemistry List of Activities

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