Date: April 11, 2006
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PNC Promotes Five Faculty Members
WESTVILLE - Purdue University North Central announces that the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the promotion of five outstanding faculty members. These promotions become effective with the 2006 -2007 academic year.
Those promoted are:
Dr. Judy Serwatka, to professor of Computer & Information Technology. Those promoted to the rank of professor are recognized as authorities in their fields of specialization at the national and international level and are valued for their intramural contributions as faculty members, said Dr. James B. Dworkin, PNC chancellor.
Serwatka is also director of the PNC MBA program. She started her teaching career at PNC in 1979 as a guest lecturer in the Computer Information Systems Department. She taught for a number of years at Purdue University Calumet before returning to PNC in 2002. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue Calumet and her Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University.
Dr. Jesse Cohn to associate professor of English. A PNC faculty member since 2000, Cohn earned his bachelor’s degree from Earlham College and master’s degree and Ph.D. from Binghamton University.
Dr. Diane Maletta to associate professor of Education. Maletta earned her bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University, her master’s degree from Butler University and her Ph.D. from Indiana University. She has been with PNC since 2000.
Cynthia Roberts to associate professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision. A member of the PNC faculty since 2000, Roberts earned her bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and holds two master’s degrees from Loyola University in Chicago.
Dr. Alain Togbe to associate professor of Mathematics. Togbe earned his bachelor’s degree from the National University of Benin, and earned his master’s and Ph.D. from Laval University in Quebec, Canada. He has been with PNC since 2003.
Academic tenure is acquired on promotion to associate professor. Candidates promoted to this rank have a significant record of accomplishment as a faculty member and show promise of continued professional growth and recognition, explained Dworkin.