Office of Academic Affairs

Academic Officers

Officers and Contact Information




Carl N. Drummond
Vice Chancellor for Academic
  Affairs and Enrollment  
Kettler Hall, Room 169

Carl Drummond came to Purdue Fort Wayne in 1994 is a professor of Earth and Planetary Science and assumed the role of vice chancellor for academic affairs in 2014. He earned his Ph.D. (1993) and M.S. (1991) from the University of Michigan and his B.S. from James Madison University (1989).

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Marcia D. Dixson
Associate Vice Chancellor for
  Teaching and Learning
Kettler Hall, Room 176
Faculty Support & Resources

Marcia Dixson, assistant vice chancellor for teaching and learning and associate professor of communication, earned a B.S.E. and M.A. in English Education from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and a Ph.D. in communication research from University of Iowa, Iowa City. She began at Purdue Fort Wayne in 1993 as an assistant professor and assumed the duties of associate vice chancellor in 2011.

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Melissa L. Gruys
Dean, Richard T. Doermer
  School of Business
Neff Hall, Room 360B

Melissa Gruys came to Purdue Fort Wayne in 2016 as dean of the Doermer School of Business and professor of management. Dean Gruys earned a B.A. in management, economics, and communication from the University of Minnesota-Morris (1994), and a Ph.D. in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota (2000).

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Eric Carl Link
Dean, College of Arts and
Liberal Arts Building, Room 176
Links to email Eric

Eric Link joined the Purdue Fort Wayne College of Arts and Sciences in 2015 as dean and professor of American literature. Dean Link holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University (1995), where his primary field was 19th-Century American Literature. His earned an M.A. in English Language and Literature from Southwest Missouri State University (1991)and a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Evangel University in Missouri (1984).

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Alexis Smith Macklin
Dean, Helmke Library
Helmke Library, room 275

Alexis Macklin assumed the role of dean of Helmke Library at Purdue Fort Wayne in January 2017. Dean Macklin earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2007. Her Master of Library and Information Science degree is from the University of Pittsburgh (1997) and her Bachelor of Arts from Chatham College (1992).


James E. Burg
Dean, College of Professional Studies
Neff Hall, Room 250H

James Burg, dean and associate professor of education, came to Purdue Fort Wayne in 1997. Dean Burg received his B.A. in psychology and sociology (1998) and his M.A. in marriage and family therapy (1990) from Michigan State University. His Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy is from Purdue University (1994).


John C. O'Connell
Dean, College of Visual and
  Performing Arts
Visual Arts Building, Room 102

John C. O'Connell came to Purdue Fort Wayne in 2007 as dean and professor of theatre. He earned his B.A. from Moorhead State University in 1983 and his M.F.A. from the University of Alabama in 1998.

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Carol S. Sternberger
Associate Vice Chancellor for
  Academic Programs and
  Director of Graduate Studies
Kettler Hall, Room 174

Carol Sternberger, professor of nursing, came to Purdue Fort Wayne in 1990. She earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University (1998), her M.S. from Ball State University (1988), and her B.S. (1984) and A.A.S. (1977) from Purdue University. Dr. Sternberger assumed associate vice chancellor duties in 2011.

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Karen Van Gorder
Executive Director, Division of
  Continuing Studies
Kettler Hall, Room 145

Karen VanGorder, came to Purdue Fort Wayne in 2006 and became executive director of the Division of Continuing Studies in 2014. She earned her M.B.A. (2011) and B.S. (1980) from Indiana University.

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Manoochehr Zoghi
Dean, College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
Engineering & Technology Building, Room 243B

Manoochehr Zoghi joined the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science as dean and professor of civil engineering in 2016. Dean Zoghi earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati (1988), and his M.Eng. (1981) and B.S. (1979) from the University of Louisville.

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