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About Dean's Message Minority Engineering Program Giving

The We Support Black Engineers Campaign was curated to celebrate and show support for Purdue's College of Engineering Black students, faculty, staff and alumni. This campaign pays homage to the Civil Rights Movement and to the historical I AM A MAN imagery birthed from the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968. It also acknowledges modern day racial injustice towards historically underrepresented populations, especially members of the Black community.

This campaign pauses to acknowledge both triumph and tribulations. It provides personal testimonies that aim to educate, help dispel myths and discuss meaningful solutions that will positively impact the College of Engineering. This campaign aims to show support, allyship and the power of what can happen when Boilermakers unite to make the next giant leap! We invite you to engage with these stories and join us on the journey to build a more inclusive community, together.

~ Dr. Jacqueline M. Gatson
Associate Director, Minority Engineering Program

All Profiles

Joyce Adebonojo

Junior
School of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Alina Alexeenko

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education
Professor, Schools of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Chemical Engineering

Chibale Anwisye

Freshman
First-Year Engineering

Dr. David Bahr

Head and Professor
School of Materials Engineering

Britney Bailey

Junior
School of Materials Engineering

Funmi Baker

Purdue Alumna BSN '17
School of Nursing

Ryan Beasley

Instruction Specialist
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Arly Black

PhD Student and Graduate Research Assistant
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Kwame Boateng

Senior
School of Materials Engineering

Virginia Booth Womack

Director
Minority Engineering Program

David Bowker

Director, Office of Future Engineers

Dr. Douglas Brubaker

Assistant Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. David J. Cappelleri

Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Wayne Chen

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
Reilly Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Materials Engineering

Dr. George Chiu

Assistant Dean of Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships
Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering

Asha Sydney Collie

Senior
School of Industrial Engineering

Donovan Colquitt

PhD Student
School of Engineering Education

Christina Core

Senior
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering

Dr. William Crossley

J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head and Professor
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Fantasi Curry

PhD Student
School of Engineering Education

Dr. Patricia Davies

Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Kyndall Davis

Sophomore
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Jennifer DeBoer

Associate Professor
Schools of Engineering Education and Mechanical Engineering

Rasul Diop

PhD Student
Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Dr. Denise Driscoll

CISTAR Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Kaisa Ejendal

Research Scientist
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Lindsay Elias

Office Manager
Office of Future Engineers

Holly Englert

Associate Director of Advising
School of Mechanical Engineering

Russell Flewellen Jr.

Senior
Construction Engineering and Management

Morgan Fuller

Junior
School of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Jacqueline M. Gatson

Associate Director
Minority Engineering Program

Dr. James Gibert

Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Andrea Gibson DuPerry

Junior
School of Industrial Engineering

Terrell Glenn

PhD Student
School of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Allison Godwin

Associate Professor
Engineering Education and Chemical Engineering (by courtesy)

Dr. Rao S. Govindaraju

Bowen Engineering Head and Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor
Lyles School of Civil Engineering

Dr. Eckhard A. Groll

William E. and Florence E. Perry Head and Reilly Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Adrienne Guyton

Senior
Multidisciplinary Engineering; concentration in Biomechanics

Rhonda Haan

Senior Administrative Assistant
Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships

Jordan Harris

Junior
School of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Makarand (Mark) Hastak

Dernlan Family Head and Professor
Construction Engineering and Management

Dr. Beth Holloway

Assistant Dean of Diversity and Engagement
Leah H. Jamieson Director of Women in Engineering

Dr. John Howarter

Associate Professor
Schools of Materials Engineering & Environmental And Ecological Engineering

Karen Hubbard

Senior
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies

Chicoyah Hunt

Sophomore
Construction Engineering and Management

Annie Jarrard

Academic Advisor
First-Year Engineering

Dr. Mark C. Johnson

Director of Instructional Laboratories
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Colin Keyes

Junior
Department of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Sangtae Kim

Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head and Distinguished Professor
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Seungjin Kim

Capt. James F. McCarthy, Jr. and Cheryl E. McCarthy Head and Professor
School of Nuclear Engineering

Dr. Tamara Kinzer-Ursem

Marta E. Gross Associate Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Vanessa Kwarteng

PhD Student
School of Mechanical Engineering

Tyler Lamar

Senior
School of Industrial Engineering

Dr. Jacqueline Linnes

Marta E. Gross Assistant Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Marcus Lloyd

Purdue Alumnus BSAAE'19
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Dr. Mark Lundstrom

Acting Dean of Engineering
Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor

Maya Luster

PhD Student and Graduate Research Assistant
School of Industrial Engineering

Dr. Cornelius Masuku

Associate Professor of Engineering Practice
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Jacqueline McDermott

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment and Retention
College of Engineering Graduate Education Office

MaryBeth Miller

Instructional Specialist
Department of Chemistry

Colin Mixon

Senior
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Jason Morphew

Visiting Assistant Professor
School of Engineering Education

Dr. Nathan Mosier

ISA Soy New Uses Professor and Head
Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Zion Moss

Sophomore
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Vivek Muralidharan

PhD Student
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Dr. Eric Nauman

Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and Basic Medical Sciences

Nadia Michaella Numa

PhD Student
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Roan Numa

Sophomore
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. William Oakes

Director of EPICS
Professor, School of Engineering Education

Curt Oechsle

Senior Academic Advisor
First-Year Engineering

Bolaji Oniwinde

Senior
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering

Folabi Oshinubi

Purdue Alumnus, BSMDE '19
Multidisciplinary Engineering

Dr. Alice Pawley

Associate Professor
School of Engineering Education

Elizabeth (Allum) Pearson

Senior Academic Advisor
School of Industrial Engineering

John Pearson

Senior Academic Advisor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Dimitrios Peroulis

Michael and Katherine Birck Head
Reilly Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Elsje Pienaar

Assistant Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Brandon Pitts

Assistant Professor
School of Industrial Engineering

Dr. Arvind Raman

Executive Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff
Robert V. Adams Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Arianna Rambaram

Graduate Student
Lyles School of Civil Engineering

Dr. Tahira Reid Smith

Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Jeff Rhoads

Director, Ray W. Herrick Laboratories
Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Fabio Ribeiro

Director of CISTAR
R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Donna Riley

Kamyar Haghighi Head and Professor
School of Engineering Education

Nadim Sammur

Purdue Alumnus, BSIE '20
School of Industrial Engineering

Brandon Sells

PhD Student and Research/Teaching Assistant
Aerospace Systems Design, Analysis, and Optimization Lab

Kay Shepherd

Administrative Assistant
School of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Carol Stwalley

Recruitment And Retention Analyst
Minority Engineering Program

Dr. Robert M. Stwalley III, P.E.

Assistant Clinical Professor
Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Nathan B. Thomas

Senior Academic Advisor
First-Year Engineering

Joe Tort

Associate Director
Office of Professional Practice

Abraham Vendredi

Senior
Multidisciplinary Engineering; concentration in Engineering Management

Pamela Walker-Stokes

Senior Event Planner
Purdue Conferences

Dr. Dana Weinstein

Associate Dean of Graduate Education
Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brandon Wells

Senior
School of Materials Engineering

Destiny White

Junior
School of Nuclear Engineering

Alyssa Wilcox

Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement
Purdue Research Foundation

Derrick Williams-Bacon

K12 and Undergraduate Programs Administrator
Minority Engineering Program

Alexandria Zavala

Junior
Sociology and Nursing

Tasha Zephirin

PhD Candidate
Engineering Education