Purdue Polytechnic Institute at New Albany 3000 Technology Avenue
New Albany, Indiana 47150-6405
Monday - Thursday 9-5
Fridays by appointment
Richard D. Kopp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology for Purdue Polytechnic at New Albany. He earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from Indiana University - Southeast and a M.F.A. from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the faculty, Richard worked as a publishing manager, assistant art director, and computer graphics artist. His current interests are in digital illustration and video production. Professor Kopp began teaching for Purdue in 1994.
In 2015 Richard opened The STEAM Gallery at Purdue New Albany. Exhibits by the Computer Graphics Technology students and by both regional and international professionals are displayed each fall and spring. The gallery also participates in the Louisville Photography Biennial Exhibits (2019, 2017, 2015). http://www.purdue-steam-center.com/steam-gallery/
In 2017 Richard opened The STEAM Center which is a student-focused enterprise that will plan, manage, design and produce products and services for internal and external clients. http://www.purdue-steam-center.com/
Indiana University - Southeast, New Albany, IN - BA
Webster, R.D., Kopp, R. D. (2017) "Case Study Of A Small Scale Polytechnic Entrepreneurship Capstone Course Sequence" American Journal of Engineering Education (AJEE). Vol 8, No 1 (2017)
Turner, M., & Webster, R., & Kopp, R., & Reynolds, D., & Cooley, T., & McCart , A., & Dues, J. F. (2016, June), Purdue Mission to Mars: Recruiting High School Students to a Polytechnic College Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26017
Winner of the ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) ETD (Engineering Technology Division) award for best annual conference paper.
Accepted to the Journal of Engineering Technology
Print and web design, videos for W.M. Kelley.
Student project redesigned the logo and web site for local manufacturer.
In 2013 he became a board member and web master for the Vintage Fire Museum in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
In 2010 he became a board member for the Arts Council of Southern Indiana, New Albany, Indiana and from 2011-2013 he was their communications officer. Richard still remains active with the arts council.