Faculty: Announcing the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professorship in Engineering Education

Thanks to a generous gift from Dale and Suzi Gallagher, ENE now has a new endowed professorship.

The Gallaghers“The Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professorship in Engineering Education will help us attract and retain outstanding senior faculty and build on the excellent foundation that’s been established over our school’s first six years,” says David Radcliffe, the Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education and Epistemology Professor of Engineering Education. “We’re profoundly grateful to the Gallaghers [shown at right] for making this professorship possible.”

The School of Engineering Education currently has 22 faculty members, five at the rank of full professor. The search for the inaugural recipient of the Gallagher professorship, soon to commence, will bring to ENE a scholar and researcher having an international reputation and the demonstrated ability to envision and execute major research and/or academic programs. 

For the Gallaghers, both Purdue alumni, funding this professorship is a meaningful way to give back to the university. “What we have accomplished professionally and personally began with the educations we received from Purdue University,” says Dale (BS ’69, industrial engineering), who retired from PepsiCo as senior vice president of operations for Frito Lay in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Suzi (BS ’70, liberal arts) is a retired academic language therapist.