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Dan Nowaczyk

Information Technology 1700 University Ave
2-340 AB

Matthew O'Toole

Math 1700 University Avenue
2-100 F AB

Birikorang Okraku

Lecturer of Economics Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-318Z AB
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Education

MA from Michigan State University

Courses Taught

ECON 201:  Economic Principles

ECON 348:  History of Economic Thought

ECON 350:  Comparative Economic Systems

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Bob Olivarez

Systems Administrator Information Technology, Staff 1700 University Ave
2-340 AB

Amy Owens

Administrative Specialist Electrical & Computer Engineering 2-703 AB

Karen Palmer

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering 1700 University Ave # 2-939AB
2-703 H AB
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Dr. Karen Palmer, associate professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering, with expertise in controls.

A Kettering alumnae, Palmer thinks Kettering students stand out because the cooperative education experience helps them mature quickly. "Our freshmen are like those at other schools," she said, "but by the time they graduate they are years ahead of recent grads from other schools - employers recognize that."

Palmer enjoys working directly with students both in and out of the classroom. She joined Kettering to be part of launching students toward successful careers in academics and industry.

For prospective students Palmer has this to say: "if you know you want to study engineering, science or business you won't find a better school."

Hidden talents and outside interests: Palmer relaxes by bicycle touring, cross-country skiing, hiking, camping and doing handcrafts like quilting and knitting.

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Mark Palmer

Associate Professor of Manufacturing Engineering Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering 1700 University Ave
1-700G AB
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Dr. Mark A. Palmer, associate professor of Manufacturing Engineering
Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with focuses in environmentally conscious electronics manufacturing, including reducing processing temperature for forming lead-free solder joints and thermal fatigue and reliability; solidification processing, including grain growth and microstructural evolution, and development of as-cast microstructure; and innovative pedagogical practices, including development of student centered learning experiences, educational evaluation/assessment and continuous improvement, technology enhanced learning, integration of research and undergraduate education, and novel masters programs.

Palmer feels Kettering students set high standards for themselves and work very hard to achieve those standards and want to apply what they learn. He enjoys teaching at Kettering because he is able to teach the entire course, including the class session and laboratory. He feels there is a lot of equipment for student use and a clear dedication to student learning.

Palmer would tell prospective students that "this is a college where you will have small classes, access to faculty, be taught by faculty, and are guaranteed a relevant education."

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Michael Panchula

Custodial-CC Auxiliary Services 1700 University Ave
5-700 CC

Anthony Parker

Maintenance Services Manager Physical Plant 1700 University Avenue x9923

Michael Parkhurst

Budget Analyst Business Office 1700 University Ave
5-940 CC

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