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Kelly Blanchard

Kelly Blanchard

Continuous Term Lecturer, Economics

Krannert School of Management
Dr. Blanchard has taught at Purdue in the economics department since 1998. Her current research interests focus on the economics of information, particularly in labor markets and in higher education. In addition, Dr. Blanchard acts as a consultant for clients involved in antitrust litigation. Her expertise has guided nationally recognized institutions such as ARCO and the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). Before her appointment at Purdue, she taught at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Dr. Blanchard received her bachelor's degree in economics from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and completed her MS and Ph.D. degrees in economics at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.
Areas of Expertise: Incentives in labor markets, Incentives in education, Government intervention in markets

John Burr

John Burr

Clinical Assistant Professor, Strategic Management

Krannert School of Management
Dr. Burr is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.  His teaching includes both Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship.  Dr. Burr has been with Purdue University since 2001 when began to pursue his Ph.D. while working full time in Purdue's Discovery Park as an IT manager.  In 2009, Dr. Burr took a Visiting Assistant Professor position with Consumer Sciences and Retailing teaching selling and sales management before joining Krannert.
Following his masters, Dr. Burr took a position with DuPont where he worked for ten years.   In his last position, he was business manager for implementation of a new business model in the Corian® division where he was previously commercial marketing manager.  While at DuPont, he held roles ranging from sales to international business strategy consulting.  During this period, he had the opportunity to work in approximately 30 different countries and consult with brands such as Teflon®, Lycra®, Dacron® and business units ranging from engineering polymers, to crop protection, to packaging.
His degrees include a Ph.D. in Strategic Management with a minor in Finance, a Masters in Science in Industrial Administration, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Brian Chupp

Brian Chupp

Continuing Term Lecturer, Human Resources

Krannert School of Management
Dr. Brian Chupp earned his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from the University of Toledo in 2010. Over the last two decades, he has taught numerous courses, both in academia, as well as in industry. His specialty is in Organizational Behavior, Leadership, HR, and Organizational Communications. His research interests include Entrepreneurial Learning, Strategic HR Practices in Greenfield Sites, and Organizational Communications (specifically how organizations utilize strategic communication principles in creating and maintaining organizational culture).
He is a proven Human Capital professional in creating competitive business advantages through strategic business partnerships, emerging leader development, and effective human capital strategies. He has 20+years of collaborating with business leaders in various organizations, including two Fortune 500 companies (The Home Depot and Advance Auto Parts).
He has also been a Senior Consultant for HRD International, Inc. working with manufacturing, financial, healthcare, and service organizations in the areas of Organizational and Needs Assessment, Strategic Planning, Human Performance Technology, and Talent Development. His partial list of clients include Chrysler/Jeep, Dow Chemical Co., the UAW, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Philips Display Components, RCA, City of Toledo, Mid Am Bank, Jac Products, and Metal Forming and Coining.

Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Associate Professor, Psychology

College of Health and Human Sciences
Jason K. Clark earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University (2007), and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Consumer Science. Prior to his current position, Dr. Clark was an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Clark conducts experimental research in social and consumer psychology—with an emphasis on factors that guide how people cognitively process information conveyed in social communications. Dr. Clark’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has been published in many leading journals including Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyPsychological SciencePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Amy David

Amy David

Clinical Assistant Professor of Management

Krannert School of Management
Amy David joined the Krannert School of Management as a Clinical Assistant Professor in August 2014, after completing her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She teaches experiential learning in operations management, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in production planning and control and supply chain management.
Previously, Dr. David worked as Logistics Planning and Process Development Manager at USG and a Logistics Analyst at Medline Industries. She holds an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and the APICS CPIM designation.
Areas of Expertise: Supply Chain, Game Theory, Nonlinear 

Denise Driscoll

Denise Driscoll

Continuous Lecturer, Communications Managerial Communication

Krannert School of Management
Dr. Denise Driscoll is on faculty at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. She teaches several courses to MBA students, including Managerial Communication Skills, Intercultural Communication and Management, and Managerial Business Writing.

Dr. Driscoll is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Purdue University, as well as founder of a consulting company Diversity Competency LLC. Dr. Driscoll's initial background was in experimental social psychology with an emphasis on social cognition and forming person impressions. As an Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue (1991 to 1999), she taught and conducted research on person impressions, attitude accessibility and persuasion, stereotyping and prejudice, biases in decision-making, nonverbal communication, sexual harassment, and intergroup relations.

After a hiatus as a visiting scholar at the University of Queensland to study diversity initiatives in Australia, Dr. Driscoll returned to Purdue as the Diversity Resource Specialist for the Vice President for Human Relations.

From 2000-2007, she 1) advised colleges, schools, and units about diversity issues and programs, 2) played a major role in two assessments of Purdue's diversity and work-life climate, 3) wrote, assessed, and consulted on diversity-related National Science Foundation grants, and 4) developed, facilitated, and assessed diversity training workshops and programs across the Purdue campus as well as in the local community.

In 2008, Dr. Driscoll founded Diversity Competency LLC to help companies improve their diversity competency. Please see the website diversitycompetency.com for additional information about Driscoll's consulting business.

Now, she combines her experiences as an academic (with its focus on research and theory) with her experiences as an administrator and a consultant (with its focus on applying research and theory to effect positive change in the workplace) to help MBA students hone their managerial communication and intergroup/cross-cultural skills.

Interests
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination; Managerial Communications; Intergroup Relations; Assessment and Survey Methodology; Mentoring and Diversity; Social Cognition: Cognitive Biases; Person Memory and Impression Formation

Nathalie Duval-Couetil

Nathalie Duval-Couetil

Director of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Associate Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Professor, Technology Leadership and Innovation

Krannert School of Management
Nathalie Duval-Couetil is the Director of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, Associate Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, and a Professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University.

Her research focuses on entrepreneurship pedagogy and assessment, the alignment of entrepreneurship and STEM education, and gender and entrepreneurship. Duval-Couetil has served on the board of the United States Association of Small Business and as chair of the ASEE Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation Division. Prior to her work in academia, she spent several years in the field of market research and business strategy consulting with Booz Allen and Hamilton in Europe and Data and Strategies Group in Massachusetts. She received a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MBA from Babson College, and MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University.

Meara Habashi

Meara Habashi

Assistant Department Head, OBHR

Krannert School of Management
Dr. Habashi received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2008 from Purdue University. Since that time, she has spent a number of years teaching and researching at various institutions. Dr. Habashi joined the faculty at Krannert in 2016 after spending 5 years at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Habashi's primary research focus is in the area of motivation and emotion. She is particularly interested in how individual differences and emotion act as motivators of social behavior. Her research takes a traditional social cognitive person X situation approach to examine how different types of motivations affect various domains of behavior, including occupational preference, helping behavior, and information processing.
Areas of Expertise: Women in Management, Gender Differences in Stem, Personality, Prosocial Behavior

Ellen Kossek

Ellen Kossek

Basil S. Turner Professor of Management
Research Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership

Krannert School of Management

Ellen Ernst Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management and Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence with a courtesy appointment in Psychological Sciences.  She holds educational degrees from Yale University (Ph.D. in organizational behavior), the University of Michigan (MBA in human resources); and Mount Holyoke College (with honors in psychology). Her research has won awards including the Rosabeth Moss Kanter award for Research Excellence, the Families and Work Institutes' Work-Life Legacy award for helping to build or advance the work-life movement, and the Academy of Management's Gender and Diversity Division's Sage Scholarly achievement award for advancing understanding of gender and diversity in organizations. She was the first elected president of the Work-Family Researchers Network, a founding member of the Work Family Health Network, and elected a Fellow to the National Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She was elected to serve on the Academy of Management's board of governors, and Chair, of the Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division. She has won grants from the National Science Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the U. S. National Institutes of Health, and the Russell Sage Foundations. In 2018, she was recognized by the Work Family Researchers Network for being an extraordinary top ten contributor to work- family research in 7 modalities of excellence, including overall contribution to research, publishing (academic metrics & reputation among scholars); dissemination, service, mentoring future scholars, and landmark contributions to the field.  She has won distinguished faculty teaching awards for multiple years and was selected as a Fellow at Purdue University for the Big Ten Alliance Academic Leadership Program. Prior to becoming a chaired professor at Purdue, she was awarded the rank of University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. She has been a visiting scholar at Kings' College London, Harvard Business School, the University of Adelaide, Australia, and the University of Michigan's Institute of Social Research, and Center for Education of Women (awarded a Jean Campbell Fellowship). She has work experience in international and strategic human resource management working in Asia, Europe and the U.S. for Hitachi, IBM & GTE. Dr. Kossek works globally to advance knowledge on gender and diversity, employment practices to support work and family, and the development of leader and positive workplace cultures to support well-being and productivity. Her research has been featured in national and international media such as the Financial Times, National Public Radio Morning Edition and Marketplace, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, Time magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Economist, CNN, and the Washington Post.

Areas of Expertise: Work-Family, Work-Life Balance; Work-life leadership & well-being training; Women’s Career Equality, Diversity Gender Inclusion Training on microagressions; Workplace Flexibility; Employment policies interventions to support women, & workers with elder child caregiving demands.


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Joseph “Mick” La Lopa

Associate Professor

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Health and Human Sciences
Dr. Joseph "Mick" La Lopa has been a member of the faculty in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management since 1996. Mick has a passion for teaching and research. He is a highly decorated teacher who has been the recipient of every major teaching award in or related to his field at the department, school, university, and national level. Of all the awards he has received, none compares to being inducted into the Fairport High School Wall of Fame (high school alma mater) in recognition of the achievements he has made in his personal life, education, and career since graduating.
Dr. La Lopa spent many years focusing on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and made a significant impact on hospitality/culinary education through publications, online teaching certifications, and presentations/workshops all over the world. He has recently shifted his attention to sexual harassment in the hospitality industry, especially of females, because it continues to be a major problem in the hospitality industry despite the laws and legislation that have been enacted to prevent it.
In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, and that 60+% of hospitality students are female, La Lopa’s research focuses on ways to help the hospitality industry evolve into a more professional workplace where the rights of everyone to earn a living, free of harassment, is ensured. His groundbreaking research on the sexual harassment of hospitality student interns, which is a Title IX violation of student rights, has already led to changes being made to the way students are prepared by hospitality programs all across the country to successfully complete an internship free of harassment, and if harassed, the proper steps to take to end it.

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth

Professor
Director, Center for Families
Director, Military Family Research Institute
Executive Director, Family Impact Institute
Human Development Family Studies

College of Health and Human Sciences

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth began her career at Purdue two days after defending her dissertation at Penn State, where she earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, and an MBA. The Purdue community has offered her tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth, and today she's proud to be able to say that Purdue has been her academic home for more than two decades.

Her primary research interest is in the relationships between work conditions and family life. Over the past 20 years, she have studied differences between small and large workplaces, how adults grow and develop as a result of their work experiences, and how different kinds of organizational policies make it easier or more difficult for workers to be successful at work and at home. In 1996, she became the Director of the Center for Families (www.cfs.purdue.edu/cff), and in that role have the opportunity to conduct research and engagement activities focused on helping individuals and organizations who serve families to do their work more effectively. In 2000, her work added a new direction when she began to conduct research about and for military families via the Military Family Research Institute (www.mfri.purdue.edu).

Her research has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Henry A. Murray Center, the Department of Defense, the state of Indiana, and the Lilly Endowment; and has earned awards from the Groves Conference and Gamma Sigma Delta. She's a recipient of the Work Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute and serve as a faculty fellow to the Boston College Work-Family Roundtable. In 2005, she was named a fellow of the National Council on Family Relations. She serve on the editorial boards of several academic journals.

Since her first day as an undergraduate, she has spent my educational career at universities with a land grant mission, meaning that they were created with the goal of bringing campus and community together as they carry out their discovery, learning and engagement activities. This mission both exhilarates and challenges her. It is indescribably exciting to have the opportunity to participate in changing lives - the lives of students who are the first in their families to attend college or go to graduate school, or the lives of front-line practitioners who find useful help from the research world. She believes that 'doing' and 'teaching' are great ways to learn, so she try to involve student colleagues in every facet of my work, including design, budgeting, instrumentation, data collection, analyses and publication. Everyone on her team is expected to share their expertise with other team members. Most of her projects also involve collaborations with partners inside and outside of the university, which presents great opportunities to learn about collaboration and life in the "real world."

Areas of Expertise: Work and Family; military families; family stress; job flexibility; marital quality


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James Chet Reeder

Assistant Professor of Management (Marketing)

Krannert School of Management
Areas of Expertise: Pricing and Incentives in Marketing; Dynamic Games; Industrial Organization; Health Care Industry; Sales Force

Charlene Sullivan

Charlene Sullivan

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor of Management, Finance

Krannert School of Management

Professor Sullivan joined the Krannert faculty in 1978. Her main teaching interests are corporate financial management, financial institutions and markets, and financial and managerial accounting.

She was honored in 1993-94 and 1987-88 with the Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, and in fall 1993 she received the Most Effective Master's Program Teacher Award, all from within the Krannert School. In 1988-89 she received the Purdue University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. She is a two-time winner of the Salgo-Noren Award and received a Teaching for Tomorrow Award from Purdue. She has taught in numerous programs offered through the Krannert Executive Education Programs and by the Center for Agri-Business.

Her current research interests are personal bankruptcy, the evolution of cost management systems in manufacturing firms, and capital budgeting processes.

Professor Sullivan serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She also serves on the boards of the Academy of Financial Services, the Midwest Finance Association, Lafayette Family Services, Inc., Home Hospital, Oak Ridge Mutual Fund, and the Lafayette Consumer Credit Counseling Services. Professor Sullivan has authored numerous publications dealing with credit quality, tax reform, deregulation, credit cards, and the structure of consumer credit markets.

Areas of Expertise: Bankruptcy; Business Accounting; Corporate Finance; Credit; Federal Reserve Board; Financial Risk Management; Financial Planning; Finance


Kelly Schwind Wilson

Kelly Schwind Wilson

Associate Professor of Management, OBHR

Krannert School of Management
Professor Wilson conducts research and teaches in the areas of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Her research focuses on three main areas including the work-nonwork interface, leadership and resources. In her research, Kelly examines the implications of spillover, conflict and congruence between individuals' work and nonwork domains for employees, family members as well as dyads. In addition, Kelly also conducts research examining the impact of leader-member exchange on leader resources as well as leader behaviors and effectiveness.
Professor Wilson's research has been published in various leading journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Review. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Kelly was the recipient of the 2009 SIOP Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship for her dissertation work, and the 2011 John and Mary Willis Young Faculty Scholar Award as well as the 2017-2018 Krannert Faculty Fellow Scholar Award for her research at Purdue. Kelly also received the 2018 Impact Award for her service activities in addition to numerous teaching awards both at the undergraduate and master levels.
Areas of Expertise: Work-nonwork interface, Leadership