Date: April 16, 2007
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PNC Promotes Faculty Members
WESTVILLE - Purdue University North Central announces that the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the promotion of two faculty members. These promotions become effective with the 2007 -2008 academic year.
Those promoted are:
Dr. R. Derek Bjonback to associate professor of Business. Bjonback has been with PNC since 2000. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Simon Fraser University in Canada. He holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and his PhD from Colorado State University.
Dr. Deepa Majumdar to associate professor of Philosophy. She joined the PNC faculty in 2001. Majumdar has her bachelor’s degree from Delhi University, a master’s degree from the Delhi University School of Economics, a PhD from Iowa State University and a doctorate of social science from the New School University in New York.
“These promotions recognize the achievements of Dr. Bjonback and Dr. Majumdar,” said Dr. James B. Dworkin Chancellor of Purdue North Central. “They are both dedicated teachers who promote excellence in the classroom. They both are engaged on our campus and in our communities. We are proud to have these outstanding professionals as members of our PNC faculty.”
Bjonback’s research interests include regional economic development, land use planning and small business development. In addition, he is currently serving as the acting director of the MBA program offered at PNC - Porter County.
Majumdar is the author of a recently published book, “Plotinus on the Appearance of Time and the World of Sense: a Pantomime.” She has also been published in a number of refereed journals. Majumdar serves as the faculty advisor for the campus’ Philosophy Club.
Academic tenure is acquired on promotion to associate professor. Candidates promoted to this rank have a significant record of accomplishment as a faculty member and show promise of continued professional growth and recognition.