Apr 16, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Listed below are the full-time faculty, emeritus faculty and academic staff of Indiana Tech with the year of initial appointment given in parentheses.


Timothy Allwein (2000)

Associate Vice President and Director of the Office of Quality and Accreditation
B.A., Indiana University, 1979
M.B.A., Indiana University, 1980
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1986
Certified Human Resource Specialist (CHRS)
Certified Employer Rights & Responsibilities Professional (CERRP)
Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional (CWCP)

Gail Amstutz (2015)

Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.S., Indiana University, 1993
M.B.A., Taylor University, 2005
Certified Public Accountant

David A. Aschliman (2002)

Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E., Purdue University, 1976
M.S.M.E., Purdue University, 1987


Justin Boyce (2010)

Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of the Virgin Islands, 1994
M.A., University of the Virgin Islands, 1996
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2000

Lisa Brown (2012)

Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., University of Phoenix, 2006
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2008
Certified Public Accountant


Margaret A. Canales (2001)

Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
B.S.M.E., Tri-State University, 1985
M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, 1992
Ph.D., Columbus University, 2001
Certified Instructor by the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Kayla Crecelius (2014)

Director of Fashion Marketing and Management
Assistant Professor of Fashion Marketing and Management
B.S., Ball State University, 2007
M.S., Ball State University, 2013

Tyler Counsil (2017)

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.S., Criminal Justice, Oakland City University
B.A., Biology, Hanover College
M.S., Biology, Ball State University
Ed.D., Biology, Ball State University


Vicki J. Davis (2017)

Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of Tennessee, 2006
M.S., University of Tennessee, 2009
M.A., Tennessee Technological University, 2012
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2017

Kevin G. Davis-Smith (2017)

Assistant Dean-CPS
Assistant Professor
B.A., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1989
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 2004
Master’s Certificate, Instructional Design
Certificate, Master Online Teacher

Michael Dunne-Steece (2018)

Assistant Professor of Human Services
B.S., Indiana Institute of Technology
M.S.Ed., Indiana University

Steve Dusseau (1996)

Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
B.S., Michigan Technological University, 1989
M.B.A., Northwest Missouri State University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1996

Craig Dyer (2006)

Associate Professor of Sports Management
B.S., Indiana State University, 1995
M.B.A., Indiana Tech, 2004


Karl W. Einolf (2017)

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1989
M.S., John Hopkins University, 1994
Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1999

Oliver Evans (2018)

Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
B.A., Albion College
M.A., Purdue University
Ph.D., Purdue University


Robert J. Fontaine (2000)

Associate Professor of Information Systems
B.S.E.E., Union College, 1987
M.B.A., Indiana Tech, 2002

Robert Freewalt (2002)

Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., University of Illinois, 1971
M.B.A., Northwestern University, 1974
Certified Public Accountant

Norma Friedman (1978)

Professor Emeritus
B.S., University of Massachusetts, 1976
M.Ed., Antioch Graduate Center, 1978
M.A., Columbia University, 1985
Ed.D., Columbia University, 1988

Shane Fudge

Assistant Professor of Sports Management
B.A., Carleton University
M.A., University of Ottawa
Ph.D., University of Canberra, Australia


Meg Gardinier (2018)

Associate Professor of Global Leadership
B.A., Oberlin College, 1993
Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2012

Sagnika Ghosh (2018)

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.T., Electrical Engineering, 2010
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2013
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2018


Sherrill L. Hamman (1985)

Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Ball State University, 1976
M.S.Ed., Indiana University, 1996

Jerome Heaven (2005)

Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of the West Indies, 1998
M.S., Temple University, 2000


Rex W. Joyner (1990)

Professor of Physics
B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1980
M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1983
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1988


Crystal Karn

Associate Professor of Marketing and Management
B.A., Purdue University, 2004
M.B.A., Indiana Tech, 2009
Ph.D., Indiana Tech, 2013

Thomas E. Kaplan

Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.S., Ohio Northern University, 1987
M.B.A., Baldwin Wallace University, 1991
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1997

Mohammadreza (Reza) Khani (2018)

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering
B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2003
M.S., Electrical Engineering, 2015
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2018

Lisa Kindred (2012)

Assistant Dean-CPS
Associate Professor of Business
B.S., Rutgers University, 2000
M.H.R.M, Rutgers University, 2001
Senior Professional in Human Resources

Stacie Kreinbrink (2018)

Associate Professor of Health Information Management
M.Ed., University of Toledo


Yungbin (Benjamin) Lee (2005)

Associate Vice President, Distance Education
B.A., Fu Jen Catholic University, 1981
M.S., Purdue University, 1986
M.S., Purdue University, 2003
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1989

Maria Lee (2013)

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Indiana Tech, 1982
M.S.E., Indiana Tech, 2007

Brian Lewandowski (2008)

Director of Software Engineering
Associate Professor of Software Engineering
B.S., Indiana Tech, 2008
M.B.A., Indiana Tech, 2010

Scott Liebhauser (2018)

Assistant Dean-CPS
B.S., Park University, 2001
M.A., Spring Arbor University, 2008
Ph.D., Regent University, 2017

Dominic Lombardo (2013)

Director, Center for Criminal Justice
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Pre-Law Programs
B.S., Ball State University, 1980
M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, 1999

Joshua Long (2013)

Interim Director, Indiana Tech Ph.D. in Global Leadership
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., Wadhams Hall Seminary-College, 2002
M.A., Walsh College, 2004
A.A., Christendom College, 2005
Ph.D., Capella University, 2007
M.B.A., Indiana Tech, 2015

Staci Lugar Brettin (2012)

Associate Professor Marketing and Management
B.A., Ball State University, 1995
M.B.A., Bethel College, 2003
D.B.A., Anderson University, 2011


Steve M. Malloris (2002)

Associate Professor of Humanities and Communication
Director, Indiana Tech Honors Program
B.A., Indiana University, 1976
M.L.S., Indiana University, 1999
M.A., Butler University, 2008
M.A., California State University at Dominguez Hill, 2016

Julie Mansfield (2002)

Associate Professor of Computer Sciences
B.S., Indiana Tech, 1993
M.B.A., Indiana Tech, 2004
CCNA, Cisco Certified Networking Associate
CCAI, Cisco Certified Academy Instructor

Yulia Tolstikov-Mast (2011)

Associate Professor of Global Leadership
B.A., Rostov State Pedagogical University
M.A., Purdue University
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2006

Susan McGrade (2002)

Professor of English
B.A., Earlham College, 1996
M.A., Indiana University, 2002
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2012

Gary A. Messick (1987)

Associate Dean, School of Computer Sciences
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S.Ch., Purdue University, 1970
M.S., Purdue University, 1975

Heidi Miller (2015)

          Lecturer of Business
          B.S., University of South Carolina, 2001
          M. S., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2004

Lisa Moeller (2015)

Assistant Dean-CPS
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Beckfield College, 2006
M.S., Devry University, 2009


Anna Nagle (2018)

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2005
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, 2015

Christopher Nelson (2016)

          Assistant Professor of Business
          B.S., Southeastern Louisiana University, 2011
          M.B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, 2012
          M.S., Southern New Hampshire University, 2015


Maximo Ortega (2006)

Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
B.S., Chihuahua Institute of Technology, 1982
M.S., Research and Advanced Studies Center, 1990
M.S., Juarez institute of Technology, Mexico, 1995
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2001


Katie Parrish (2016)

           Assistant Professor of Special Education
           B.S., Ohio State University, 2006
           M.A., Bowling Green State University, 2012

Jack Phlipot (2005)

Coordinator of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1986
M.B.A., Indiana Tech, 2004


John Renie (2010)

Associate Professor of Energy and Mechanical Engineering
B.S., Purdue University, 1974
M.S., Purdue University, 1976
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1982
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Purdue University, 1983

Cortney Robbins (2007)

Associate Professor of English
B.A. Ball State University, 2004
M.A. Ball State University, 2007

Beth A. Robinson (2002)

Associate Professor of Recreation Therapy
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University, 1992
M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2000

David Rumsey (2011)

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
B.S., Purdue University, 1999
M.S., Purdue University, 2001
Ph.D., Bowling Green University, 2012


Carole Sanders (1975)

Associate Professor of Health Information Management
B.S., Loma Linda University
M.A., The College of St. Scholastica
Certificate, Health Care Informatics
Certificate, Cancer Information Management

Robert Savage (1975)

Professor Emeritus
B.A., Grinnell College, 1964
M.A., University of Iowa, 1966
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1976

James Schaffer (1997)

Professor of Business Administration
B.A., Oral Roberts University, 1997
M.S., Oklahoma University, 1981
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000

Constance Scott (2005)

Director, McMillen Library
B.A., Indiana State University, 1980
M.L.S., University of Wisconsin, 1982

Amy L. Shank (2017)

Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Illinois at Champaign - Urbana, 1993
M.S., Purdue University, 1995

Brad Shank (2002)

Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Purdue University, 1990
M.A., Ball State University, 1995

Terri Shaw (2013)

Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Purdue University, 2004
M.S.Ed., Indiana University, 2008

Gaylene Sherman Mertz (2016)

           Assistant Professor of Developmental Mathematics
           B.S., Purdue University, 1974
 M.A., Purdue University, 1976

William Shrader (1960)

Professor Emeritus
B.C.E., University of Louisville, 1959
M.C.E., University of Louisville, 1960
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1972
Professional Engineer, Indiana

Courtney Shull (2015)

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Defiance College, 2005
M.A., University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2005

Arthur E. Snyder (2003)

President Emeritus

Reisa Snyder (2013)

Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Huntington College, 1980
M.S., Indiana University, 1984

Kim Spielman (2009)

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Pre-Law Programs
B.S., Indiana University, 1982
M.P.A., Indiana University, 1984
J.D., Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, 1986

Donald Stafford (2016)

          Assistant Professor of Information Technology
          B.S., Ball State University, 1991
          M.S., Western Governor’s University, 2015
          Certified Netware Engineer
          Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
          Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
          Certified Netware Administrator

Yun Su (2016)

           Assistant Professor of Mathematics
           A.S., Harold Washington College, 2007
           B.S., University of Illinois, 2009
           M.A., University of Wisconsin, 2011
 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2016       


Tammy Taylor (2012)

Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Indiana University, 1990
M.Ed., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2003

Thomas Tran (2018)

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2014
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2017
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2018

Tommy Tran (2015)

Lecturer of Business
B.S., Indiana Institute of Technology, 2007
M.S.M., Indiana Institute of Technology, 2009                                                                                                                                            
M.B.A., Indiana Institute of Technology, 2010


Linda Valley (2016)

          Assistant Professor of Developmental Composition
          B.S., Indiana University, 2001
          M.A., Ball State University, 2011


Jeffrey L. Walls (1989)

Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Indiana University, 1980
M.B.A., St. Francis College, 1986
Ed.D., Ball State University, 1998
Senior Professional in Human Resources

Joseph Warning (2016)

          Assistant Professor of Exercise Science 
          B.S., Illinois State University, 2007
          M.S., Illinois State University, 2011

Kathleen Watland

          Dean, College of Business, Associate Professor
          B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 1983
          M.S., Purdue University, 1993
          Ed.D, Loyola University - Chicago, 2002

Craig Welch (2015)

           Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
           B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1984
           M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1986

Bonnie Wilkins (2013)

Associate Professor of Health Information Technology
Director, Health Information Technology
B.S., City University of Seattle, 1984
M.S., College of St. Scholastica, 2012
Registered Health Information Administrator

Alicia Wireman (2015)

Assistant Professor of Communication
Instructor for the Intensive English Program
B.A., Grand Valley State University, 2009
M.A., Purdue University, 2011

Dale Wright (2013)

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH, 1976
M.S., Grace Seminary, Winona Lake, IN, 1983