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Intramural Official Recreation Center

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Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
1-201 AB

Janet Brelin-Fornari

Professor Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-221 MC
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Dr. Janet Brelin-Fornari, professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Crash Safety Center
Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in dynamic systems and controls, crash safety, biomechanics, and accident reconstruction.

Though Brelin-Fornari finds Kettering students to be somewhat stressed, she also notes that they are driven and astute. She feels that the cooperative education work experience distinguishes Kettering students and makes them more astute in the classroom. She finds that "they have seen the real engineering world and they can relate the theory to it." Brelin-Fornari was initially interested in teaching at Kettering because the University has so many professional ties with industry. Since she is "best at applied research," she finds that Kettering offers an opportunity to continue working in an industrial setting while offering the joys and challenges of teaching talented students. She enjoys the ability "to share with the students the real-world application of engineering principles through crash safety research" and the reward of "seeing students begin to understand complex theories through hands-on discovery." She would tell prospective students that "wherever the student decides to go to college, find opportunities for co-op" because the "work experience (and not just a summer internship) is a great learning experience both academically and socially." She also would tell them "since Kettering has a well organized cooperative education program with so many different companies to choose from, it is the perfect place for the student to do real engineering, starting from the freshman year."

Hidden talents and outside interests: In addition to teaching, research and running the Crash Safety Center, Brelin-Fornari participates in activities that revolve around her family such as watching her children grow and learn, and giving them diverse opportunities through sports, spiritual growth and the arts.

Research Associations:
Specialties:

Automotive accident recontruction and occupant safety
Biomechanics
Dynamic Systems

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Carol Brooks

Assistant Director Academic Success Center 1700 University Ave
3-322 AB

James Brooks

Manager of Custodial & Grounds Auxiliary Services 1700 University Avenue
5-700 CC

John Brown

Safety Officer Campus Safety

Ricky Brown

Director of Pre-College Programs Office of Multicultural Student Initiatives, Pre-College Programs, Staff, Student Life 1700 University Ave
3-300 CC

Trish Brown

Advising Support Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-102 B MC

Wendy Bussure

Application Specialist Information Technology 1700 University Avenue
2-340 AB

Michael Callahan

Professor of History Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-520 AB
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Education

PhD from Michigan State University in the History of International Relations

Courses Taught

International Relations

America and the World

Imperialism

Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues

Introduction to the Social Sciences

Kettering Awards          

Outstanding Teaching Award (2007)

Outstanding Researcher Award (2006)

Outstanding New Researcher Award (2000)

 

 

 

 

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"The League of Nations and the Problems of Health and the Environment:  Leadership for the Common Good in Historical Perspective" in Benjamin W. Redekop, ed., Leadership and Environmental Sustainability (2010).

"'Mandated Territories Are Not Colonies:'  Britain, France, and Africa in the 1930s" in R.M. Douglas, Michael D. Callahan, and Elizabeth Bishop, eds. Imperialism on Trial:  International Oversight of Colonial Rule in Historical Perspective (2006).

A Sacred Trust:  The League of Nations and Africa, 1929-1946 (2004).

Mandates and Empire:  The League of Nations and Africa, 1914-1931 (1999/2008).

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