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Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Abbie spent many of her formative years on the Fort Wayne campus. She went on to obtain a degree in Secondary Education (specializing in Social Studies and English/Language Arts) from IPFW in 2009. Her campus work experience prior to joining the Doermer School of Business includes student employment as a Peer Advisor with the Honors Program and four years of service as the administrative assistant in IT Services.
Adam Coﬀman is a Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Purdue University Fort Wayne. He was previously a Lecturer at the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD in 1997. His research is in geometric analysis, several complex variables, and real algebraic geometry. He was the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Adam earned his Master’s degree in Professional Communication at IPFW in 2002 and has since taught for the Department of Communication. From 2008-2016, he served as Online Course Director for the Department of Communication, as a member of the Online Course Design Review Team, as Lead CELT Teaching Fellow, and as an Online Course Retention Mentor. He is a member of FACET and has served on a FACET Leadership teams (investigating IPFW student success in online courses) and on IPFW’s Teaching Alliance Outreach team. He is committed to the continuous improvement of teaching at Purdue University Fort Wayne.