PURDUE UNIVERSITY | COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS | ADMINISTRATION
David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean of the
College of Liberal Arts
Associate Dean for Undergraduate
Education and International Programs
Director of Information Technology
David M. Williams
Director of Advancement
Director of Financial Affairs
Chief Operating Officer
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Associate Dean for Research and
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JAMES BUSS (PhD, History) was named the
inaugural dean of the Salisbury University Honors
College after serving as the director of the Thomas
E. Bellavance Honors Program for three years.
TAMARA AMMONS-JONES (BA, Brian Lamb
School of Communication) choreographed the
high-energy 30-minute stage performance of The
Purdue Express, a touring company supported
by the Purdue University Black Cultural Center.
The performance is designed to encourage
underrepresented minority students to become
VERONICA APPLETON (BA, Brian Lamb
School of Communication) published Journey to
Appleville (Mascot Books), a children’s book about
six kids of different backgrounds who embark on
a quest and overcome their fears.
MICHAEL KENNEDY (BA, School of Languages
and Cultures) was named to the 2017 Forbes
“ 30 Under 30” list in the Food & Drink category.
His company, Component Wine, takes some
of the finest varietals that generally become
“components” of popular blends, ages them,
and then bottles them to offer fine wines in the
ALEXANDER PASSO (BA, Sociology and History)
was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising
Star for 2017. He is a commercial litigation
attorney at Patterson Law Firm.
ELISE DERMINEUR (PhD, History) is the
project leader for “Women and Credit Networks
in Finland and Sweden, 1750–1850” at the
Stockholm School of Economics. She is a Pro
Futura IX Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for
Advanced Study in Uppsaladocent, and a docent
and professor of history at Umeå University.
JASON MYLES (BA, Brian Lamb School of
Communication) relocated to Minneapolis in
January 2017 to work for CBS affiliate WCCO-TV.
He produces the weekend evening news.
DAVID BOUDIA (BA, Brian Lamb School of
Communication) medaled twice in his third career
appearance at the Olympic Games. He is among
only a few divers to win a pair of national (NCAA)
championships multiple times in their careers.
PAULA RETO (BA, Sociology) was in the 2017
Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic and the 2017
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
ALLISON KRAFT (BA, History and Political
Science) accepted a position at the Henry Ford
Museum of American Innovation as a curatorial
intern. She is also working on her master’s degree
in museum studies with a focus in museum
collections and registration at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.