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David Vineyard

Assistant Professor Computer Science 1700 University Ave
2-300M AB
x5768
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Dr. David R. Vineyard, assistant professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Computer Science, with expertise in data bases and distributed algorithms.

Vineyard finds Kettering students to be intelligent, organized and dedicated. He enjoys those "aha!" moments when a difficult concept becomes something the student truly understands.

His insider information for incoming Computer Science students is that through the co-op structure they will be able to use what they learn in class immediately.

Hidden talents and outside interests: A true computer geek, Vineyard noodles around with computers and electronic gaming when he's NOT teaching, but don't let that fool you, he is also into martial arts.

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Eve Vitale

Director of Philanthropy - Corporate & Foundation Relations Development, Staff, University Advancement 1700 University Ave
4-930 CC
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Eve is responsible for finding and maintaining corporate and foundation partners who share Kettering’s mission and vision and procuring funding for the vital work done by the University’s faculty, staff and students.

In her previous position Eve was the Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry at the Church of the Holy Family in Grand Blanc. She holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Oakland University.

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Connie Vlachovic

Operational Services Assistant Auxiliary Services 1700 University Ave
1-217 AB

Alvin Wallace

Stadium Assistant Recreation Center

Lihua Wang

Associate Professor, BioInorganic Chemistry Chemistry / Biochemistry 1700 University Ave
3-109 MC
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Dr. Lihua Wang, Associate Professor of BioInorganic Chemistry
Ph.D. in Bioinorganic Chemistry from Purdue University, with expertise in the study of the properties of anti-cancer metal complexes and in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds and nanomaterials for biomedical imaging applications.

Wang sees Kettering students as good communicators, who are mature and capable and feels these qualities are the result of the cooperative education experience. She enjoys teaching and interacting with the high quality students at Kettering and was initially drawn to Kettering by their outstanding quality.

During one of her general chemistry classes, Wang mentioned that stomach acid is made of HCl. A few weeks later, she discussed the reaction of Zn with HCl to form ZnCl2 and hydrogen in class. One student who was interested in fuel cells quickly made an interesting connection between the two. He joked, "So, theoretically, if I swallow a piece of Zn, my stomach can generate the hydrogen gas that can be used to power fuel cell cars." (Warning: Danger! Do not try this at home!) This "Human Hydrogen Generator" will not work well in practice. However, imagination and innovation are the spirit of Kettering students.

Wang has two pieces of advice for prospective students. First, "as a Kettering student, you will not only gain classroom knowledge of science, engineering, or business but also gain valuable real-world work experiences" through Kettering's unique cooperative education program. This cooperative education provides the student "with the competitive edge that is necessary to face the ever more challenging global economy in your future career." Second, "you are not only expected to fulfill the academic requirements of a regular four-year college degree within 4-5 years, but also finish at least 15 months of co-op work within the same time period," making good time management and organizational skills very important in order to be successful at Kettering.

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not involved with teaching or her students, Wang enjoys travel, listening to music and reading.

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Yunsheng Wang

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Computer Science 1700 University Avenue
Room: 2-300 F AB
x5979

Anna Ward

Retail Manager Kettering Dining Services

Ravi Warrier

Professor of Electrical Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering, Graduate Faculty 1700 University Ave
2-703 Q AB
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Dr. Ravi Warrier, professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Electrical Engineering, with expertise in signal processing.

Warrier finds Kettering students to be positive, prepared and perspicacious. He feels that what distinguishes a Kettering student from students at other colleges is that "a Kettering student applies education to real world problems instantaneously." Warrier was originally attracted to teaching at Kettering by the unique learning environment but what became his favorite part of teaching at Kettering is the interaction with the students.

He would tell prospective students to be themselves, "be willing to be challenged and Kettering will open a door for you to a successful career."

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not teaching, Warrier takes part in social and humanitarian activities.

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Digital signal processing and controls

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Frances Webster

Residence Life Coordinator Residence Life, Staff, Student Life 1700 University Ave
2-099 RH

Elizabeth Welch

Library 1700 University Avenue
2-202 AB

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