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Beth Covers

Controller Business Office 5-947 CC

Rachael Cowan

Employer Records & Special Projects Co-op Support Staff

Tom Creech

Director of Sponsored Research/Faculty Math, Office of Sponsored Research 1700 University Ave
5-105 CC

Prudence Croom-Larry

Wellness Coordinator Wellness Center 1700 University Avenue
1-701 CC

Robert Cunningham

Physics 1700 University Ave
2-615 AB

Kip Darcy

Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Enrollment 1700 University Ave
4-109 CC
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Kip Darcy is head of all activities involving marketing, public relations, communications, admissions, financial aid and enrollment services.  He previously directed admissions for both the Washington University School of Law and the University of California Hastings College of Law.  Most recently, he managed field enablement and communications for Blue Coat Systems, Inc.  He holds both an MBA and a Master’s of Art degree in International Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Susanta Das

Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-213 MC
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Dr. Susanta Das, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, with expertise in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Technology and Renewable Energy Systems; Alternative Fuels Reforming process and Integration; Advanced Powertrain Integration Systems with Fuel Cells and Battery/Ultracapacitors for Transportation and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Applications; Advanced Materials for Energy Applications; Multiphase Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer in Thermo-fluids; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis of Turbulent and Complex Fluids; and Phase Separation Dynamics in Multiphase Polymer-Liquid Crystalline Composite Materials.

Das has taught at Kettering since 2006 and finds Kettering students to be very focused, committed and mature compared to students at other institutions. Due to hands-on classroom and co-op engineering education, by the time students graduate from Kettering they are equipped with the essential know-how to work in a professional environment. It sets them apart from others who are lost when they first enter into the professional work place.

He came to Kettering to teach because of Kettering's students being active learners and eager to become knowledgeable about the subject matter. Das likes their curiosity, passion and drive to succeed attitude. He enjoys seeing what students are learning in the classroom and that they are able to implement the gained knowledge in the real-world applications. 

Hot tip for prospective students: "If you want to pursue cutting-edge engineering education and innovative emerging technology, and would like to be one of its leaders, you need helpful friendly professors 'who care' and a reputed engineering school with a hands-on, real world engineering program like Kettering that will nourish you to be successful."

When not teaching or engaged in fundamental research activities in hisgroup, Das enjoys travel, international cultural experiences, badminton, tennis, camping, hiking and fishing.

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Jill Davie

Manager/Educator Cooperative Education 1700 University Ave
4-823 CC
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Call Jill toll-free: 1-800-955-4464, extension 9572

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Out of State
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming
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Susan Davies

Vice President of University Advancement and External Relations Development, University Advancement 1700 University Avenue
4-945 CC
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Susan Davies, Vice President for University Advancement and External Relations, joined Kettering in March, 2012.  She is head of all activities involving alumni relations, development including corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, estate and planned giving, and prospect management.  Susan has over 20 years of fund-raising and management experience.   She is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (C.F.R.E.) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from CMU.

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Gregory Davis

Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-121 MC
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Dr. Gregory W. Davis, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in automotive engineering and energy systems.

Davis finds Kettering students to be motivated gearheads and feels that it is the cooperative education experience that distinguishes them from students at other colleges. He enjoys working with students, especially those involved in the SAE design teams (Clean Snowmobile, Baja, and Formula). It was automotive engineering and the teaching reputation of Kettering which first attracted Davis to teaching here.

Once a student came to Davis' office to ask about his grade during the last week of the term. He wanted to know if was going to pass the Plastics course. Davis doesn't teach Plastics; at the time it was taught by an older faculty member, Dr. C. Davis! Davis informed him that he was probably not doing well and sent him down the hall to discuss his situation with Dr. C. Davis.

His hot tip for prospective students is to "join an SAE student team to maximize your experience!"

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not teaching or working with SAE students, Davis spends time camping, hiking, fishing, and off-roading.

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Automotive emissions
Computer software packages
Engine development, multifuel
Engine testing
Finite element methods
Numerical methods

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