Scholarship reception remarks
October 10, 2011, No Comments

I thought I would share the remarks I made at the College of Technology’s Scholarship Reception that was held on Satur ...

Steve Jobs; an innovator we can aspire to
October 6, 2011, No Comments

I was saddened to hear of the death of Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computer. Steve had an enormous positive impact ...

Solar Decathlon
October 6, 2011, No Comments

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC for a series of meetings but also to see Purdue’s Sola ...

Preparing the 21st Century Technologist
September 21, 2011, 1 Comment

My next few blogs will be excerpts from a document I created when I interviewed for the position of Dean of the College ...

Diversity in the College of Technology
September 11, 2011, 1 Comment

A few days ago a writer from the campus newspaper, The Exponent, contacted me about an article she was going to write re ...

Purdue’s Common Reading
August 24, 2011, 5 Comments

I just finished reading this year’s common reading selection for Purdue’s incoming first year students. The true sto ...

Good to Great in Social Organizations
August 17, 2011, 2 Comments

As many of you know, I am using the tag line “Good to Great” to describe our efforts to transform the College of Tec ...

The Startup of You
July 20, 2011, No Comments

Thomas Friedman wrote an opinion piece in a recent edition of the New York Times titled, “The Start-up of You̶ ...

Stuck in the Shallow End
June 30, 2011, No Comments

I just finished reading a book titled Stuck in the Shallow End.  It is a very good book based on a study done at UCLA r ...

What makes Technology special?
June 24, 2011, No Comments

The College of Technology at Purdue University is nearly 50 years old. By academic standards, that is pretty young. But ...