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Michelle Dikos

Help Desk Coordinator Information Technology, Staff 1700 University Avenue
2-336 AB

Boyan Dimitrov

Professor of Mathematics Math 1700 University Ave
2-135E AB
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Dr. Boyan Dimitrov, professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. from Moscow State University and Doctor of Mathematical Sciences from Sofia University; with expertise in probability and statistics; applied probability; applied statistics: statistical dependence; environmental modeling, measures for stochastic dependence; operations research and statistical optimization; probability distributions in reliability, risk, and survival analysis; queuing models; reliability, risk, and aging control; statistical quality control; and warranty analysis -- models, cost evaluation, and cost control.

Dimitrov feels Kettering students are ambitious, motivated, and hard working. He finds students at Kettering to be focused on achievement, gathering knowledge, and being appreciated, setting them apart from students at other schools. What he enjoys most about teaching at Kettering is the challenge and the opportunity to "dance on the edge between the possible and the impossible."

Hidden talents and outside interests: When he isn't exploring the world of numbers, Dimitrov enjoys exploring interesting parts of the world, meeting interesting people and working with colleagues in his many areas of expertise.

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Applied probability
Applied statistics
Environmental modeling
Measures for stochastic dependence
Operations research and statistical optimization
Probability distributions in reliability, risk and survival analysis
Queuing models
Reliability, risk and aging control
Statistical quality control
Warranty analysis - models, cost evaluation and cost control

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Julie Dodge

Customer Services Clerk - Sr Business Office 1700 University Ave
2-312 CC

Yaomin Dong

Associate Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-145 MC
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Yaomin Dong, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in computer aided engineering, finite element analysis, metal forming and composite materials.

After 10 years working in industry, Dong enjoys the challenge of teaching students who bring their hands-on engineering experience and critical analysis skills into the classroom. He finds Kettering students have a strong understanding of real-life engineering issues and that the cooperative education experience helps them mature professionally and academically.

He is proud to be a part of Kettering University and feels prospective students will never regret choosing Kettering for college.

Hidden talents and outside interests: A self-avowed sports enthusiast, Dong enjoys playing pick-up games of basketball in the recreation center on campus, and he enjoys fishing.

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Cindy Donner

Administrative Assistant CETL 3-103 AB

Jodi Dorr

Office of Sponsored Research, Staff 1700 University Ave
5-100 CC

Linda Dvorscak

Recreation Center Coordinator Recreation Center, Staff, Student Life 1700 University Ave
2-106 RC

Raghu Echempati

Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-217 MC
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Dr. Raghu Echempati, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in design simulation and metal forming.

Echempati finds Kettering students capable, talented, and goal-oriented, and feels they are different from students at other schools because their extensive cooperative education experience makes it interesting in class discussions. It is through them that Echempati feels a connection with industries. It is this connection with industry partners through co-op experience and the student thesis program that he enjoys the most and what drew him to teach at Kettering.

His hot tip for prospective students is that "they should continue to work hard while enjoying the cooperative education experience."

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not teaching or engaged in research, Echempati enjoys travel, international and cultural experiences, tennis, and jogging.

Research Associations:

Computer aided design
Finite element methods
Machine design
Manufacturing product design, synthesis and conceptual design
Mechanical design
Mechanism design
Metal-forming simulation
Sheet metal forming

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Dale Eddy

Staff Lecturer Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
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Dale Eddy, staff lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
M.S. in Manufacturing Management from Kettering/GMI Engineering and Management Institute.

Eddy, who is a graduate of the Kettering/GMI graduate program, has taught at Kettering since 1990. He feels the biggest distinguishing feature between Kettering students and those at other schools is that a Kettering student can handle a heavy academic load at a very swift pace, then turn around and be a highly productive worker at whatever co-op assignment they have during their work term.

The words he likes to use when describing Kettering students are mature, valuable and innovative. One of his favorite parts about teaching at Kettering is the chance to introduce students to the patent process and watching the gears turn in their heads. He chose to teach at Kettering for the opportunity to be a part in the creation of tomorrow's engineers, scientists and CEOs.

Hot tip for prospective students: "Hang on tight and don't forget to breathe!" In other words, Kettering terms are short like a sprinter's 100-yard dash, so the Kettering educational experience is rigorous but rewarding.

Hidden talents and outside interests: When he's not in the classroom, Eddy enjoys hunting, fishing, woodworking and beekeeping. 

Research Associations:

Creating Patent Drawings
Experimental stress analysis
Photography, high speed

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Kent Eddy

Staff Lecturer Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-115 MC
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Kent S. Eddy, lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E and E.I.T. from Saginaw Valley State University, with expertise in CAD and HVAC.

Professor Eddy finds Kettering students to be intelligent and possessing above-average potential. He believes students are distinguished by a high maturity academically, emotionally and socially. Eddy enjoys encouraging students to set and attain their life goals. He says he was initially attracted to teaching at Kettering because he "wanted to be an encouragement and example to students to define their career and life goals".

Hidden talents and outside interests: When not teaching or learning, Eddy cares for his children and enjoys raising over 35 varieties of apples and other fruit in his home orchard.


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