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Cara Putman

Cara Putman

Continuous Term Lecturer
Business Law

Education

MBA Purdue University - honor scholar (2015)
JD George Mason School of Law - honors (2001)
BA University of Nebraska Lincoln - honors

CV

At Krannert, Cara serves as the School of Management Honors Director and teaches undergraduate and graduate core courses in business law, communications for masters of marketing students, Business Law for masters of accounting, as well as employment law, international law, business ethics, and corporate governance.  She has taught the core graduate business law class since 2006, and journeyed to Germany to teach it in the summer of 2012. In addition she has led undergraduate study abroad experiences in Siena, Florence, and Rome, and looks forward to returning to Florence in summer 2019.

Cara developed MGMT 331 Women in Law as a cultural competency core class through the IMPACT grant process. With a focus on the landmark Supreme Court cases that have affected women in the workplace since the passage of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the class allows students to explore the law in a practical light. 

Cara is a frequent recipient of Distinguished and Outstanding Teaching Awards from her students. She loves it when students follow her from class to class or ask to do an independent study with her. Becoming the School of Management Honors Director was a natural extension of the joy Cara finds in mentoring students. In this role, Cara is building programs and networking across campus to smooth the Honors pathway for Krannert's top students. Students will often find her door open, an invitation to come in and talk about classes, grad school, or career plans. 

In June 2017, Cara was named the Senior Faculty Fellow for Hawkins Residence Hall. The Faculty Fellow program is Purdue's mentoring program that promotes a personalized experience for students through association with faculty on an informal basis outside the classroom and office.

Prior to teaching at Purdue, she also taught in the Legal Research and Writing program at George Mason University School of Law. She is also a frequent instructor at writing conferences around the country.

Cara is a honors graduate of Krannert School of Management's Weekend MBA, George Mason University School of Law, and the University of Nebraska Lincoln. After law school, she clerked for Judge Loren Smith at the Court of Federal Claims. She has been an attorney with Bennett Boehning & Clary since moving to Indiana and is licensed to practice in Indiana and Virginia.

Book (edited)

  • Putman, C. (2019). Till We Meet Again. Guidepost,
  • Putman, C. (2018). MMV #21. Guidepost,
  • Putman, C. (2018). Shark Bait. Guidepost,
  • Goyer, T. & Putman. C. (2018). In the Fullness of Time: novella in collection. Guidepost,
  • Putman, C. (2018). Delayed Justice. Harper Collins Christian Publishing, | Related Website |
  • Goyer, T. & Putman. C. (2017). Making Waves. Guidepost,
  • Goyer, T. & Putman. C. (2017). To Have & To Hold. Guidepost,
  • Putman, C. (2017). Imperfect Justice, best-selling. Harper Collins Christian Publishing, | Related Website |
  • Cara C Putman (2017). Beyond Justice. Harper Collins Christian Publishing, | Related Website |
  • Goyer, T. & Putman. C. (2016). Blessed are the Cheesemakers. Guidepost,
  • Goyer, T. & Putman. C. (2016). Mason Jar Mayhem. Guidepost, | Related Website |
  • Cara C Putman (2014). Where Treetops Glisten: White Christmas. Waterbrook/Random House,
  • Cara C Putman (2014). Mixed Motives. Guideposts,
  • Cara C Putman (2014). Shadowed by Grace, award-winning. B&H, | Related Website |
  • Cara C Putman (2013). Waterfront Weddings (repackage). Barbour,
  • Cara C Putman (2013). Work In Progress. Guideposts,
  • Cara C Putman (2012). A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island. Barbour,
  • Cara C Putman (2012). Cherry Blossom Capers: Dying for Love. Barbour,
  • Cara C Putman (2011). Ohio Brides (repackaged). Barbour,
  • Cara C Putman (2011). Squared Away. Guideposts,
  • Cara C Putman (2010). Timeless Treasures. Guideposts,
  • Cara C Putman (2010). Stars in the Night. Summerside Press,
  • Cara C Putman (2010). A Promise Forged. Heartsong Presents,
  • Putman, Cara C. (2009). Complete Idiots Guide to Business Law. Alpha Books, Indiana.
  • Cara C Putman (2009). A Promise Born. Heartsong Presents,
  • Cara C Putman (2009). Cornhusker Dreams (repackaged). Barbour,
  • Cara C Putman (2009). Trial by Fire. Love Inspired Suspense (Harlequin),
  • Cara C Putman (2009). A Promise Kept. Heartsong Presents,
  • Cara C Putman (2008). Captive Dreams. Heartsong Presents,
  • Cara C Putman (2008). Deadly Exposure. Love Inspired Suspense (Harlequin),
  • Cara C Putman (2008). Sandhill Dreams. Heartsong Presents,
  • Cara C Putman (2007). Canteen Dreams. Heartsong Presents,

Contact

cputman@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 49-42593
Office: KRAN 543

Quick links

Personal website

Area(s) of Expertise

Employment Law Cost of Government Regulations Property Rights Contracting in an International Environment