Gena Bugda, MS
Gena Bugda teaches online undergraduate early childhood bachelor degree courses for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She joined Purdue Global as an adjunct faculty member in 2018. Previously, Gena served as an adjunct faculty member for Kaplan University. She has been teaching a variety of early childhood education courses including classroom management, curriculum planning, creative activities for young children, autism electives amongst other courses since 2009.
Education: MS, Nova Southeastern University
Research Interests: Creating success in the online learning environment including teaching practices, outreach ad technology
Cathy Hochanadel, PhD
Cathy Hochanadel currently manages the Master of Science in Management and Leadership program, as well as courses in human resources, marketing, and supply chain management. She began her career with Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in 2002 as a faculty member, transitioning to the department chair role in 2003. Hochanadel teaches in the areas of marketing and mentoring/coaching. Previously, she worked as a business analyst, as a marketing manager at a commercial real estate firm, and in marketing for a small direct marketing company. In addition to her current roles, she is a reviewer for the American Marketing Association academic conferences and is an editorial board member for the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.
Education: PhD, Trident University; MBA, Rockhurst University; BS, Saint Louis University
Honors and Achievements: 2009 Outstanding Chair Award (Kaplan University)
Research Interests: Electronic word-of-mouth marketing, online student success, faculty coaching
Holly Parker teaches several courses in the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University Global. She began her career with the university as an adjunct faculty member and transitioned to full-time faculty and course leader. She has experience managing the office of a medical clinic as well as owning a company responsible for creating electronic health records.
Education: MA, Missouri State University; BS, Missouri State University; BS, Kaplan University
Certifications: Medical Billing and Coding Certificate (Kaplan University); Medical Records Transcription Certificate
Honor and Achievements: 2016 Spirit of Excellence Award (Kaplan University); 2014 Outstanding Full Time Faculty (Kaplan University)
Memberships: National Wellness Institute; American Holistic Health Association
Research Interests: Food security in economically insecure populations
Denise Schoenherr, DBA
Denise Schoenherr serves as a faculty member in the Finance Department, teaching undergraduate and graduate finance courses. She developed and designed the course on personal financial management and worked with the curriculum team to convert the course into a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. Schoenherr is also the course lead for several different finance courses. Before joining Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in 2005, Schoenherr taught accounting and finance courses at the community college level and worked as a business officer for a local college. Her dissertation, "Mathematics Anxiety and Coping Strategies in Nontraditional College Students," examined nontraditional students and techniques to help them cope with math-related anxiety.
Education: DBA, Baker College Graduate School; MBA, Baker College Graduate School
Research Interests: Nontraditional adult learners and students who go to college after entering the workforce, obstacles adult learners face when returning to school
Heather Dana, PhD
Heather Dana is a department chair in the School of Business and Information Technology and oversees the finance and economics courses. Additionally, she is responsible for the Bachelor of Science in Finance program as well as the Master of Science in Finance program. Dana first joined Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) as a faculty member in 2007 and moved into the department chair role in 2008. She has co-authored publications in various fields such as human resources and higher education.
Education: PhD, Northcentral University
Research Interests: Behavioral finance field, including the spending and savings trends of Americans as well as the financial obligations of households
Pam DeLotell, PhD
Pam DeLotell is engaged in a number of innovations and initiatives at the School of Business and Information Technology, including the modularization of curriculum and overseeing initiatives to improve student success. DeLotell previously worked in private business as a vice president for a conveyor company and as assistant vice president in banking before moving to academia. She has served as full-time faculty, director of financial aid, director of human resource management programs, director of online programs, and department chair at several nonprofit and for-profit universities. DeLotell has also received both teaching and research awards, most recently having won a best paper award at an international conference.
Education: PhD, NorthCentral University; MBA, Lindenwood University; BA, Loyola Marymount University
Research Interests: Organizational commitment, culture, and leadership behavior within organization
Dawn Cox, MS
Dawn Cox teaches online undergraduate mathematics courses for the School of General Education. She joined Purdue Global as an adjunct faculty member when Kaplan transitioned to its new identity. She previous served as an adjunct faculty member at Kaplan University from 2003. She also teaches online chemistry courses for Georgia Military College and online developmental mathematics courses for Wilmington University in Delaware and Cochise College in Arizona.
Education: MS in Physical Chemistry, University of Notre Dame
Certifications: Presently working on a Graduate Certificate in E-Learning Design and Technology through Wilmington University
Research Interests: Online course design, math anxiety
Honors: Cochise College Star Award, 2001, Wilmington University Pathways to Instructional Excellence 2018
Jesse Munoz, MA
Jesse Munoz teaches online undergraduate composition courses for the School of General Education. He joined Purdue Global as an adjunct faculty member in 2018 and now serves as a full-time adjunct. Previously, Munoz served as an adjunct faculty member for Kaplan University, New Mexico State University, and other post-secondary institutions. He has been teaching composition, English, and literature courses since 2012.
Education: MA, New Mexico State University
Memberships: Modern Language Association
Research Interests: Teaching composition in an online environment, Gothic literature
Jane McElligott, JD
Jane McElligott is a full-time faculty member in Purdue Global’s legal studies and legal support and services programs, where she serves as a course lead and teaches courses on legal philosophy, law and society, constitutional law, and business law. Before joining Purdue Global, McElligott practiced family law and Social Security disability law and served as an adjunct faculty member for University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts School of Law, and Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts.
Education: JD, Suffolk University Law School; MS, Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global); BA, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Honors and Achievements: Presentations on topics relating to criminal justice, education, and animal law at the Southern Criminal Justice Association and Western Criminal Justice Association conferences
Memberships: Purdue Global Library Committee, Faculty Curriculum Committee, and Institutional Review Board
Robert Winters, JD
Robert Winters joined the University in 2004 as an adjunct professor in the School of Criminal Justice and subsequently served as an academic department chair, assistant dean of faculty, and assistant dean of curriculum (interim) for the graduate and undergraduate criminal justice programs. He is currently a full-time professor, teaching a wide variety of courses as well as course lead and prior learning analyst. He has also served as a four-term president of the Faculty Senate as well as on multiple academic and administrative task forces and committees. Winters is a prolific writer in the corrections and related areas, and his research is regularly cited in other corrections, criminal justice, and social justice works. He has presented at multiple conferences and University-sponsored events on criminal justice and education-related topics.
Education: JD, Western State University College of Law
Publications: Author of five textbooks in the criminal justice field, Procedures in the Justice System, 12/e (in progress); regular contributor to corrections.com
Calliope Pappadakis, BA, MLA, MSEd
Calliope Pappadakis has been teaching online undergraduate Humanities courses for the School of General Education since 2010. In addition to teaching for Purdue Global, since 2004, Calliope has and continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University, Harrisburg Area Community College, and other institutions of Higher Education where she teaches humanities, arts, and culture courses; works with curriculum development teams; and champions student learning and success.
Education: BA, Messiah College; MLA, University of Richmond; MSEd, Purdue University Global
Research Insterests: Adult education, curriculum development and assessment in online learning, food culture in art and mythology, creative writing
Honors and Achievements: 2018 Star Faculty Member Nominee (HACC); 2017 Excellence in Teaching Nominee and Finalist (SNHU); 2016 Adjunct Faculty Super Star Nominee (KU); 2013 Faculty Scholar Award (HACC)
Peggy Terrell, MA
Peggy (Peg) Terrell teaches online undergraduate courses for the School of Business and Information Technology, specifically the Microsoft Office on Demand courses. She joined Purdue Global as an adjunct faculty member in 2018. Previously, Peg served as an adjunct faculty member for Kaplan University, Indiana University East, Purdue University, and University of Phoenix. She recently retired as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Ivy Tech Community College where she was employed for 35 years.
Education: MA, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Certifications: IC3; Distance Education Online Faculty Certification; and Microsoft Office Certifications in Word, Access, and PowerPoint
Honors and Awards: Chamber of Commerce Business Education Award; President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction
Research Interests: The effects of the instructor’s skills on online learning; the success of Competency Based Education vs. Competency Based Assessment
Paul Franklin, EJD
Paul Franklin is the chair for accounting programs in the School of Business and Information Technology, a role he has held since 2010. His teaching interest is in managerial accounting. Prior to his teaching career, Franklin spent 20 years in the banking industry in Kansas City. He retired from his position as president of the Arrowhead State Bank in 1987. Franklin began teaching in 1980 as an adjunct professor at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City and taught and designed courses for the American Institute of Banking. In 1989, he began teaching full time at DeVry Institute of Technology, also serving as the director of graduate business programs at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. In addition to his academic and professional experience, Franklin is a CPA.
Education: EJD, Concord Law School; MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management; MS, University of Missouri; BS, Rockhurst College
Mary Fitzpatrick facilitates the Professionalism: Theory and Practice in a Global Workplace class for the Open Learning College at Purdue Global University. In addition, she teaches the same class in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at PG. Mary currently works as the Manager of Career Services for Prairie State College bringing together students and employers for meaningful employment. She has over 20 years of experience working in higher education as well as experience recruiting employees for an educational institution.
Education: MBA, Saint Xavier University; BA, Columbia College
Certifications: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Memberships: National Association of Colleges and Employers; Association of Training and Development
Research Interests: Generational diversity in the workplace; employer motivation and training
James Mason, MA
James Mason teaches online courses in the Composition Department at Purdue Global University. With 12 years of online teaching experience, he has a passion for helping adult learners and nontraditional students. In addition to his work as an adjunct faculty member at Purdue Global, he is a full-time writing professor at Army Logistics University (Fort Lee, VA).
Education: MA, Virginia Commonwealth University; BA, University of Virginia
Research Interests: Online learning technologies, nontraditional students, and creative writing