Dr. James (“Jamie”) Larue Mohler is professor of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) at Purdue University. Dr. Mohler began his academic career in 1992 and was promoted to professor in 2009. He has served in the following administrative roles over the last 10 years: Senior Research Scientist of Multimedia and Web Development in Information Technology at Purdue (2002-2003); Director of the ITaP Informatics Group (2003-2005); Assistant Department Head, CGT (2008-2009); Associate Department Head, CGT (2009-2011); Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs (2011), Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Diversity (2011-2015); Interim Director of the Division of Interdisciplinary Technology Studies (2015). He is currently serving as Associate Dean of the Graduate School with a focus on administrative activities related to academic governance, IT and data analysis, and thesis/dissertation deposit and dissemination.
Dr. Mohler is a Purdue University Faculty Scholar, a member of the Purdue University Teaching Academy and a past faculty fellow for the Discovery Learning Center and Owen and Tarkington Residence Halls. Dr. Mohler is a member of Purdue’s ADVANCE team and has served as a Diversity Catalyst at Purdue University for the last two years. He has served as a facilitator for diversity training at the university and has been actively engaged in the college relative to efforts regarding equity, inclusion and advocacy for faculty, staff and students. Dr. Mohler is also a Guest Professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology in the People’s Republic of China.
Over the last 10 years Jamie has taught graduate courses on research methods, perception and visual intelligence, and university honors courses on various computer graphics topics. He has or continues to work with 10 PhD students as committee chair or co-chair. He has or continues to serve as a member of 10 other PhD or MS graduate committees. He continues to teach the required course for all technology MS and PhD students, TECH 646 - Research Methods for Business and Industry.
Dr. Mohler has authored, co-authored, or contributed to over a 21 texts related to computer graphics and media development and over 71 articles for refereed, reviewed, or trade publications. He has been the recipient of 1.5 million dollars in grants.