Andrea Fay Barber-Dansby (Fay) serves Purdue University Polytechnic Institute as a faculty member with The School of Engineering Technology instructing students in Industrial Engineering Technology. Fay’s area of focus is system thinking/application and lean systems.
Prior to joining Purdue, Fay was an adjunct professor with Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Wesleyan University and spent 18 years in industry with General Motors. At General Motors, she served in multiples capacities: industrial and project engineering/flexible manufacturing systems and simulations, and sales/marketing. Fay has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and MBA from Columbia University.
Fay has conducted collaborative projects with Purdue Black Alumni Organization, a local church and campus/community engagement.
Brad uses Strategic Doing to achieve transformation in large organizations. He has extensive experience is operations and maintenance and is currently helping Evonik re-imagine maintenance and reliability in manufacturing. He also has several projects running that are working toward implementation of modern digital tools. Think about “automation” while thinking about business processes and you’ll line up with Brad. He is certified in Strategic Doing with 15 years of work experience in two industries: oilfield services and pharmaceutical manufacturing. He worked for Schlumberger for 13 years in their Wireline business segment and gained experience in operational systems, asset management, and technology development and commercialization. Brad has an engineering degree from Purdue (BSME with EE minor) and is currently employed by Evonik in Lafayette, IN.
Mark Canada, Ph.D., is Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Indiana University Kokomo, where he oversees all Strategic Doing efforts on the institution’s strategic priorities. He also leads the KEY, an experiential-learning initiative that provides all IU Kokomo students with opportunities to learn through internships, retreats, research, community projects, and educational trips to businesses, museums, and natural and historic settings in Chicago, New York, Yellowstone National Park, Disney World, Silicon Valley, and other destinations. A professor of American literature, he spent many years in the classroom at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he was a recipient of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. His seven books include the Audible Original What Would Franklin Do? (forthcoming), Edgar Allan Poe: Master of Horror (Audible, 2020), Introduction to Information Literacy for Students (Wiley, 2017), and Literature and Journalism in Antebellum America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). His articles on student success, truth in the media, Henry David Thoreau, Rebecca Harding Davis, and other subjects have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Academic Minute, The Conversation, Southern Cultures, Edgar Allan Poe in Context, and other outlets. More information is available at markcanada.info.