The Decline of innovation and what that means to higher education
February 5, 2013, No Comments

Mary Johnson, a professor in our Department of Aviation Technology,  shared this article about Boeing’s 787 Dream ...

Change is a contant in technology
February 4, 2013, No Comments

Steven Lincoln from our Communications group was reading the 25th anniversary history of the College of Technology and s ...

Manufacturing curriculum
January 23, 2013, No Comments

Manufacturing is making a comeback in the U.S. thanks in part to the re-shoring of jobs as well as a slowly healing econ ...

Transformation of the College of Technology
January 22, 2013, 2 Comments

On December 7, 2012, I presented to the faculty and staff my recommendations for transforming the college. To paraphrase ...

What’s wrong with engineering/technology education in our nation
March 27, 2012, 3 Comments

Shown below is the text of a presentation I made on Friday, March 23, in Richmond, Ind. The College of Technology at Pur ...

International Women’s Day and the College of Technology
March 4, 2012, No Comments

In the College of Technology we have made “good” progress over the last few years with increasing the number ...

True Innovation and Bell Labs
February 27, 2012, 1 Comment

I just read an article in the New York Times titled “True Innovation“. The article is a brief history of Bel ...

New challenges create opportunities
November 11, 2011, No Comments

There is a lot of talk these days about the shortage of engineers in this country and the lack of interest in general in ...

What is a technologist?
November 1, 2011, 1 Comment

This is another excerpt from a document I created when I interviewed for the position of Dean of the College of Technolo ...

More teaching…less research?
October 18, 2011, 4 Comments

About a week ago I returned from our fall break and looked through the mail I had received while away from campus.  In ...