Date: April 16, 2007
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PNC Names Dean of the College of Science
WESTVILLE - Purdue University North Central announces that the Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Dr. Keith E. Schwingendorf as dean of the College of Science, effective July 1.
Schwingendorf has served the Purdue University system for more than 35 years, coming to PNC in 1991. He had served as interim dean since July, 2006. Prior to serving as interim dean, he served as the chair of the Mathematics/Physics/Statistics Department. Schwingendorf earned his bachelor’s of science, master of science and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Purdue University.
In this position Schwingendorf will provide academic leadership for the Mathematics/Physics, Biology/ Chemistry and Nursing departments.
“Dr. Schwingendorf has been a member of the Purdue faculty for many years,” said PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. “He is an elected member of four academic honor societies and been active in campus leadership roles, search committees, governance and student activities while maintaining a mathematics research agenda. He has also served as an active faculty advisor for individual students and student organizations and he has mentored for tenure-track faculty. I know he will do an excellent job in this new role.”
Schwingendorf is the recipient of four outstanding teaching awards and has received several grants from the National Science Foundation in the area of teaching mathematics. He is author or co-author of several textbooks and serves as a reviewer and educational consultant for several publishing houses.
Schwingendorf and his family reside in LaPorte.