Faculty Profiles

  • August 17, 2023

    PNW names 2023 Academic and Student Success Advisor of the Year

    Martha Jackson, academic and student success advisor at PNW has been named the 2023 Academic and Student Success Advisor of the Year.

  • April 26, 2023

    Lionhearted Leaders: Robert Hallock

    Professor Robert Hallock's wide-ranging research interests in psychology include animal conditioning, taste and smell perception, and also undergraduate drug use.

  • March 14, 2023

    PNW faculty member publishes book on women ska musicians

    Heather Augustyn, continuing lecturer and Westville Writing Center Coordinator, recently released her latest book, Rude Girls: Women in 2 Tone and One Step Beyond, which details women ska musicians that performed in bands during the 1970s and 1980s.

  • December 2, 2022

    Lionhearted Leaders: Mark Mabrito

    Meet Mark Mabrito, professor of English and a Lionhearted Leader in the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

  • October 25, 2022

    Lionhearted Leaders: Erin Okamoto Protsman

    Erin Okamoto Protsman's students do deep dives and have ongoing, open discussions on how culture influences the way we send, receive, and interpret messages.

  • May 31, 2022

    Alicia January has a goal of classroom innovation and engagement

    Alicia January, assistant professor of Psychology, has a goal. That goal is to be an innovative and engaging educator.

  • May 5, 2022

    Amanda Zelechoski is helping to build capacity and synergy in mental health training at PNW

    Psychology professor Amanda Zelechoski’s came to PNW’s Department of Psychology in fall 2021 to fulfill a long-term goal: putting a dent in the concerning shortage of mental health assessment resources and training opportunities in Northwest Indiana.

  • April 6, 2022

    Lionhearted Leaders: Mary Beth O’Connor

    Students of Mary Beth O’Connor, associate professor of Communication at Purdue University Northwest (PNW), have won more than 100 prestigious awards for the work they’ve done in the classroom. Many go on to successful careers within the television and film industry, often winning industry awards. 

  • March 22, 2022

    Lionhearted Leaders: Wendy St. Jean

    Wendy St. Jean, associate professor of History in the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences, constantly surveys her students to see what contemporary interests they have when it comes to learning about the past.

  • February 15, 2022

    Lionhearted Leaders: Bethany Lee

    Bethany Lee, assistant professor of English and director of the PNW Writing Center, feels her role as a creative writing instructor has helped her students find media to share their feelings as they navigate a complicated educational career affected by the COVID-19 pandemic