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Ray Rust

Academic Lab Coordinator-Sr Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
1-127 MC

Gillian Ryan

Assistant Professor of Physics Physics 2323 M AB
Kettering University

Joseph Sabin

Senior Carpenter Physical Plant 1700 University Ave
5-700 CC

Joe Salacuse

Math 1700 University Ave
2-100I AB
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Dr. Joe Salacuse is professor of mathematics. His area of interest is computational physics which includes molecular dynamic simulation of atomic and molecular systems in the fluid state to obtain equilibrium thermodynamic and structural properties of a substance. His most recent efforts involve comparing simulation results with real experimental results as a means of better understanding the interaction forces in a simple fluid such as krypton. Dr. Salacuse has published or presented several papers.

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Fluid systems

Atomic/molecular modeling

Computer simulation

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Cheryl Samaniego

Assistant Professor Biology, Chemistry / Biochemistry 2212E - AB

Matthew Sanders

Professor of Industrial Engineering Center for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences, Graduate Faculty, Industrial Engineering 1700 University Ave
1-700H AB
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Dr. Matthew S. Sanders, professor of Industrial Engineering
Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Texas Tech University, with expertise in engineering economy, systems analysis, and project management.

Sanders views Kettering students as focused, mature and productive. He feels that Kettering students reach a high level of maturity in only two or three terms which distinguishes them from students at other universities. Sanders came to Kettering for the opportunity to see his "impact on students while they are here or not long after they graduate." He enjoys the practical applications of the academic curriculum and interactions with both students and their co-op employers.

He would tell prospective students to "get to know as many professors and friends as possible, interact with them and do not rush in selecting a major or work type."

Hidden talents and outside interests: Sanders' dedication to Kettering is at such a high level that most of his activities are related to or are in Kettering.

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Mike Schaal

Director of Recreation Services Recreation Center, Staff, Student Life 1700 University Ave
2-110 RC

Kathryn Schaefer

Lecturer Department of Business, Graduate Faculty 1700 University Drive
4-318 N
x7943
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Kathryn Schaefer, lecturer in the Business department
Master of Business Administration from Oakland University, with expertise in Accounting.

Schaefer finds Kettering students to be bright, ambitious and diligent, and believes that they "are definitely motivated to learn and desire to go beyond the textbook in their quest for knowledge. The practical, real-world experience through the co-op education program really gives Kettering students an advantage over their non-Kettering peers because it prepares them for life after graduation." Her favorite part about teaching is interacting with students in a small classroom environment. In order to teach Kettering students, you don't lecture to them, you interact with them via class discussions, group projects, and in-class exercises. The interaction is what really fosters the learning experience.

Her advice for prospective students: "A Kettering education is an unsurpassable investment in your future. In addition to acquiring the knowledge and skills vital to your area of study, the real-world experience gained through the co-op education program will jump-start your career ahead of your non-Kettering peers and better prepare you for life after graduation."

One of Schaefer's first experiences with Kettering students was subbing for an accounting class. As she was covering the topics that she was asked to cover, one student commented, "We already learned that." A few nodded in agreement as the rest of the class was silent. She then stated, "Excellent, then why don't you demonstrate to the class how to figure out the problem?" The student was speechless and the class started laughing. A few students finally mentioned that they hadn't covered that particular topic yet. So much for the attempt to get out of class early!

Hidden talents and outside interests: Shaefer and her husband have three very active daughters so they're usually at swim classes, dance classes, scouting events, or at home helping with homework. Shaefer also finds time to be outside as much as possible for walking, biking, rollerblading and swimming. As an avid gardener, Summer has become her favorite season.

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Stacy Seeley

Department Head, Professor, Program Director Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry / Biochemistry 1700 University Ave
3-213 MC
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Dr. Stacy Seeley, Department Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Program Director of Chemical Engineering; and Professor of Biochemistry

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B.S. Chemistry,1989 - Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Ph.D. BioPhysical Chemistry,1995 - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Post-Doc Biochemistry 1997-1997, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Seeley has taught at Kettering for more than eleven years and feels that some of the best descriptors of Kettering students are motivated, bright and hard-working. Additionally, she says that Kettering students are more driven to succeed and learn, and more focused than students at other institutions.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of teaching at Kettering for Seeley is the chance to work with students in labs, since this provides the best opportunity to get to know her students better. She also says that when looking at institutions where she would like to teach, she held Kettering in high regard, since the school is focused on teaching.

Hot tip for prospective students: "Come to Kettering!  Our programs are rigorous but we provide a nurturing environment"

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Cynthia Seymour

Administrative Assistant Senior Customer Service and Programs, Marketing, Communications and Enrollment, Staff 1700 University Ave
2-328 CC

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