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Office of Discovery and Faculty Development

The Office of Discovery & Faculty Development has responsibility for:

  • Research information and initiatives
  • College of Education centers and institutes
  • Information about internal and external funding opportunities
  • Faculty support and research incentive programs
  • Faculty development and mentoring
  • Faculty awards, policies, and resources
  • Graduate education
  • Graduate student support programs
  • College of Education emergency planning

Contact Information

For more information on any of the above responsibilities contact:

The Office of the Associate Dean for Discovery and Faculty Development
College of Education
Purdue University
Beering Hall, Room 6134
100 N. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
Phone: 765-494-0019
Fax: 765-494-5832


Carla JohnsonCarla Johnson
Interim Associate Dean for Research

Phone: 765-494-0780


James LehmanJames D. Lehman
Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Phone: 765-494-5670


Rita NeidlingerRita Neidlinger
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans
Phone: 765-494-0019


Karen George-FriedmanKaren George-Friedman
Grant Support Specialist
Phone: 765-494-2359