Dr. Gary Bertoline

Dr. Gary R. Bertoline is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University.  He earned his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University and was on the faculty in the College of Engineering for three years before coming to Purdue University in 1990. 

Gary led the development of the Envision Center for Data Perceptualization at Purdue University and served as its Director for five years.  Gary also had a significant role in the build-out of Purdue’s campus cyberinfrastructure while serving as Associate VP and Director of the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (RCAC) that he co-founded. 

While serving as Dean, he co-founded the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) and the Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University.  He served as Dean of the Polytechnic Institute for eleven years.  He led a significant effort to transform students’ learning experience to prepare graduates better for life and work in the digital age by adopting student-centered, high-impact educational practices.  Gary was the visionary co-leader for the Purdue Polytechnic High Schools in Indianapolis and South Bend, IN, with more schools planned.  Gary also served as Senior Vice President for Purdue Online and Learning Innovation for two years before returning to the faculty to lead an NSF grant. 

Gary is PI for an NSF grant in collaboration with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).  This grant will develop a curriculum framework for an innovative, adaptive, robust, diverse, and inclusive engineering and engineering technology education model relevant to the 21st century. 

He has authored and co-authored seven computer-aided design and engineering design graphics textbooks, with one, Fundamentals of 3D Solid Modeling and Graphics Communications, soon to be released in its 8th edition.

Dr. Lindsay Hamm, Inaugural AI Felllow

Dr. Hamm earned a PhD in Sociology from North Carolina State University in 2018. She began a lectureship in the Department of Sociology at Purdue University in 2017, where she received the Excellence in Instruction Award for Continuing Lecturers in 2021. In 2022, Dr. Hamm transitioned into an Assistant Teaching Professor role in Purdue’s Sociology Department. She is currently serving a three-year term as the Faculty Facilitator for the Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (TLCoP) and currently leads the Sociology Department’s Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Program. Additionally, Dr. Hamm is Purdue University Innovation Hub’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fellow. Her research applies Self-Determination Theory to examine how technological developments shape relationships between students and instructors, as well as how their approaches to teaching and learning. Dr. Hamm’s largest project is developing a large-language-model (LLM) teaching assistant trained on rubrics specific to an instructors’ assignment, named “Charlie.” Charlie gives students feedback on early paper drafts in Circuit, Purdue’s Peer-Review software.