(BSIE 1994, MS Eng Tech Ed)
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (2020)
Tamara Markey is an innovative, passionate, and dynamic educator. She draws from and applies to her work in education, nearly a decade of professional experience as an Engineer with Amoco Oil and BP Pipelines. Mrs. Markey is a Woodrow Wilson STEM Teaching Fellow and a certified Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Instructor. She has taught high school Pre-engineering and served as a STEM Instructional Coach in the Lawrence Township Metropolitan School District in Indiana. Tamara presently teaches high school physics at Columbus Academy in Columbus, OH. Additionally, she works with the Purdue University Minority Engineering Program, championing an elementary level math initiative designed to address performance gaps in mathematics for underrepresented students and increase minority interest and program eligibility in STEM majors. Tamara received recognition as the 2019 Indiana Teacher of the Year. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Technology Education, both from Purdue University. Tamara is a devoted wife of thirty years and a proud mother of three children and one Golden Doodle.