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Jamie Woodyard

Pharmacy professor strikes ideal balance as instructor, mentor in preparing next generation of industry leaders

In preparing the next generation for careers in pharmacy, Purdue professor Jamie Woodyard strikes a balance, stressing the value of students learning from their mistakes while underscoring the consequences of errors in dispensing medicine.

Swati Srivastava smiling and standing with arms crossed.

Current events, free-flowing conversations offer students an impactful environment for innovative learning

Current events take center stage in Professor Swati Srivastava’s classes as students examine the complex intersections where social media and ethics meet economic inequality and institutional power.

Longtime Purdue aeronautics and astronautics professor William Crossley is excited about the impact his former students are having on the space industry. (Photo by John Underwood/Purdue Marketing and Communications)

Longtime aeronautics and astronautics professor views teaching honor as lifetime achievement award

Aerospace and aeronautics professor William Crossley is energized by the strong desire of his current students looking to make an impact on the world and is proud of the industry contributions from hundreds of alums who sat in his classroom …

Elizabeth Karcher is an associate professor of animal sciences and serves as undergraduate programs coordinator for the Department of Animal Sciences in Purdue’s College of Agriculture. (Photo by John Underwood/Purdue Marketing and Communications)

Animal sciences professor keeps career and family at center of instruction, mentoring, diversity efforts

The goal of Purdue animal sciences professor Elizabeth Karcher is to motivate students and challenge them with new concepts and learning experiences. Paying forward the role as mentor, she makes every effort to walk with her students through the process …


Computer graphics technology professor views being a teacher as an ‘act of love, generosity’

2021 Murphy Award: Esteban García Bravo Growing up in Colombia, Esteban García Bravo learned early of a world of inequality. He vowed to pursue a career to help break down social barriers and subscribed to a philosophy that teaching is …


Tony Zamora: Purdue’s Renaissance man for 5 decades

Widely described as a friend, a mentor, a legend and an icon, Zamora served as director of the Black Cultural Center from 1973 to 1995 and retired as BCC director emeritus. A determined driver and advocate of cultural and diversity …