Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Partnership Engagement Search

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Neil A. Knobloch

Dr. Neil Knobloch is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication at Purdue University, Chair of the Purdue Agriculture PK-12 Engagement and Outreach Initiative, and Co-Director of the Mentoring@Purdue Program. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Agricultural Education. He provides leadership to enhance K-12, undergraduate and graduate education through innovative and integrated STEM learning experiences at Purdue University, nationally and internationally. He has been recognized nationally for his research, teaching and engagement to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. His scholarship has impacted the quality of education for PK-20 students and teachers by applying scientific principles of learner-centered education to engage in solving grand challenges facing agriculture, food, and natural resources. He has developed partnerships and engagement programs focused on building institutional capacities between 1890 and 1862 land-grant universities to recruit and retain underrepresented minorities in the Ag+STEM disciplines. He has authored and co-authored over 300 scholarly outputs, directed and co-directed 65 grant-funded projects for a cumulative total of $11.5 million (directly responsible for $3.4 million), mentored 32 graduate students, taught 21 different undergraduate and graduate courses, and trained more than 3,500 professionals through invited seminars and workshops.

Candidate Presentation Info

  • Date: October 30, 2019
  • Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Filley 210
  • The Presentation will be followed by open discussion with faculty. A recording of this presentation will be recorded and uploaded to Box.
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Kendra Schmid

Dr. Kendra Schmid is a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics in the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health. In addition to her faculty position, Dr. Schmid serves in university level administrative roles as Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, and the UNMC Campus Director of Assessment, a role that includes directing the Office of Accreditation and Assessment and serving as UNMC’s Academic Liaison to the Higher Learning Commission. Her previous administrative appointments in the College of Public Health include two years as Interim Chair of the Biostatistics Department, one year as Interim Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, and five years as Director of Masters Programs.

Dr. Schmid has taught statistics and biostatistics courses and trainings to multiple audiences including undergraduate and graduate students, in-service teachers, and research groups. She has developed and delivered online courses, including online training modules. Her research portfolio includes leading or collaborating on approximately 40 funded projects studying a variety of health disorders, authoring and coauthoring numerous peer reviewed publications, and working with international companies on commissioned research projects. Dr. Schmid’s work has been recognized by numerous media organizations, and she has received awards for her efforts in research, teaching, and service.

In addition to an MS and PhD in statistics, Dr. Schmid also holds a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration, with an emphasis on Higher Education Administration.

Candidate Presentation Info

  • Date: November 4, 2019
  • Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Chase 116
  • The Presentation will be followed by open discussion with faculty. A recording of this presentation will be recorded and uploaded to Box.
  • View Kendra Schmid's Presentation