Purdue Polytechnic welcomes 19 new faculty, staff

New faculty include Don Barnes, Dongming Gan, Soowon Chang, Farid Breidi, Tracy Yother and Rua Williams

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute will begin the 2020-21 academic year with 19 new faculty and staff who have been hired over the past year. They include:

  • Ernie Avellana, director of development
  • Don Barnes, assistant professor of practice, Aviation and Transportation Technology
  • Farid Breidi, assistant professor, Engineering Technology
  • Soowon Chang, assistant professor, Construction Management Technology
  • Stacie Dilley, account clerk
  • Lori Donoho, student affairs administrator, Purdue Polytechnic Lafayette
  • Cheryl Drake Smith, senior research operations administrator
  • Marvin Fairer, lab manager, Purdue Polytechnic Anderson
  • Dongming Gan, assistant professor, Engineering Technology
  • Kearstynn Goulette, academic advisor, Aviation and Transportation Technology
  • Aimee Griggs, academic advisor, Computer Graphics Technology
  • Kari Ludwig, graduate program assistant, Computer and Information Technology
  • Nicki Morris, development operations & donor stewardship manager
  • Jennifer Ramos, global programs specialist
  • Kasey Richardson, academic advisor, Aviation and Transportation Technology
  • Darlene Russ-Eft, assistant professor of practice, Technology Leadership & Innovation
  • Tawfiq Salem, assistant professor of practice, Computer and Information Technology
  • Rua Williams, assistant professor, Computer Graphics Technology
  • Tracy Yother, assistant professor, Aviation and Transportation Technology