Purdue Polytechnic Institute at New Albany 3000 Technology Avenue
New Albany, Indiana 47150-6405
Monday - Thursday ARR
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.
Sketching for Storyboarding, Fundamentals of Imaging Technology, Raster Imaging for Computer Graphics, Digital Illustration, Digital Video and Audio, and the senior capstone courses.
In 2017 Richard expanded The STEAM Center to 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/
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 (2021, 2019, 2017). http://www.purdue-steam-center.com/steam-gallery/
Indiana University - Southeast, New Albany, IN - BA
Purdue Good to Great Award, 2020
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
Directed several projects for local startups through the Purdue New Albany STEAM Center.
Facilitates the CGT Senior capstone courses with area companies. Most recently the Drennan Equipment Company and the Clarksville Arts Center startup.
In 2020 he became an Advisory Board Member for ArtEcoTech.org
In 2013 he became a board member, graphic designer, and webmaster 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
Richard still remains active in the art community by participating in the semi-annual Louisville Photo Biennial.