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The Department of Technology Leadership and Communication (TLC) congratulates Dr. Charles Feldhaus on his new role with the STEM Innovation and Research Institute (SEIRI) as a Faculty Associate. Dr. Feldhaus, Chair of the TLC Department and Professor of Organizational Leadership, was invited to join SEIRI in this capacity based on his scholarship in STEM education, engagement with SEIRI, and qualifications. SEIRI Faculty Associates are tenure-track faculty in the Schools of Science, Engineering & Technology, or Informatics & Computing at IUPUI. They must also have prior experience engaging in scholarly practices in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or informatics education, as well as experience in mentoring graduate or undergraduate students in these areas.

As a SEIRI Faculty Associate, Dr. Feldhaus will serve as a departmental and school leader cultivating an IUPUI culture that is open to continuous improvement and values scholarly practice in STEM education, teach in ways consistent with research on learning, disseminate Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) or Discipline-Based Research (DBR) findings locally and nationally, collaborate with other IUPUI colleagues with the aim of improving IUPUI STEM curricula across the school and department, and serve and support SEIRI programming. SEIRI programming support will be through consultations, feedback, evaluation plans, collaboration on education research components of studies, and publicity of accomplishments.  For more information regarding SEIRI, visit

Posted 9/19/18

Build employable skills with IUPUI's new multidisciplinary certificate

"The hardest conversations to have are often the most important. It's vital to be able to face conflict, communicate across differences and work through difficult situations. To gain the skills to help you do that, and make you more employable in the process, IUPUI now offers the intergroup dialogue certificate, the first undergraduate interdisciplinary certificate on campus." Read Becky Hart's article about the IGD Certificate here.

Posted 9/5/2018

TLC Grad Students Receive Yurtseven International Initiative Scholarships

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In summer 2018, Technology & Leadership graduate students Stacy Gudas and Tyram Parrish, received the campus Yurtseven International Initiative Scholarship to support their participation in OLS 56300 Sustainable Practices in Business & Industry in the European Union, a course that involved studying in Germany.

The scholarship, named after a former Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology, enabled the students to expand their understandings of international organizational leadership.    

Noted Gudas, “The course is focused on green initiatives and sustainability.  Prior to the trip, we visited different companies in Indianapolis and then had the opportunity to visit companies in Mannheim, Germany in order to compare practices.  Upon completion of the course, I hope to be able to take what I have learned there to improve our practices here.”

Parrish shared his experiences via social media (e.g. Instagram), with the hashtags #Yurtseven and #IUPUIGoGreen. 

Gudas recently completed her Masters in Technology with a Concentration in Organizational Leadership. She is currently employed as a trainer at Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis.

Parrish holds the IUPUI Graduate Certificate in Public Management and is nearing completion of the Masters in Technology with a focus on Organizational Leadership.  He is currently employed as an Operations Manager at IUPUI.

Posted 8/22/2018

Professors Hovde and Renguette Elected to CPTSC Executive Committee 


The TLC Department congratulates Dr. Marjorie Rush Hovde and Dr. Corinne Renguette on their election to the Executive Committee of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC). Dr. Marjorie Rush Hovde, Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Director of Graduate Programs in the TLC Department, will serve as President. Dr. Corinne Renguette, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Director of the Technical Communication Program and Technical Communication Writing Center, will serve as a Member at Large. Professors Hovde and Renguette will take office this fall at the CPTSC’s annual conference in Minnesota.

CPTSC is an international organization, working to bring together directors, administrators, and faculty of technical, professional, and/or scientific writing and communication programs to “promote programs and research in technical, professional, and scientific writing; develop opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information concerning programs, research, and career opportunities; [and] assist in the development and evaluation of new programs in technical, professional, and scientific communication, if requested.” For more information about CPTSC, visit  

Posted 8/1/2018

Dr. Corinne Renguette Receives Outstanding Teaching Award

crenguet_md.jpgDr. Corinne Renguette, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication (TCM) and Director of the TCM Undergraduate Program and TCM Writing Center, received the 2017-2018 Outstanding Teacher Award. She will be recognized this fall at the Convocation of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. Congratulations, Dr. Renguette! 

 Posted 7/19/2018

OLS Senior Jon Madrigal selected as 2018 IUPUI Commencement Speaker


Jon Madrigal, senior student of Organizational Leadership, was selected as the 2018 IUPUI Student Commencement Speaker. Madrigal will be addressing thousands of graduates at commencement on May 12 at Lucas Oil Stadium. In addition to his OLS degree, he will be graduating with a minor in Public Safety Management and a certificate in Human Resource Management. Madrigal will be the second OLS student in a row to be selected as commencement speaker. For more on his story, visit

Posted 5/1/2018

 Dr. Hovde Nominated for the 2018 Outstanding Graduate and Professional Student Mentor Award


Dr. Marjorie Rush Hovde, Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Chair of Graduate Programs in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication at IUPUI, was recently nominated to receive the 2018 IUPUI Outstanding Graduate and Professional Student Mentor Award. This Award is offered by the IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center. The Graduate Mentoring Center “strives to provide resources and opportunities for faculty and staff to strengthen their skills in mentoring graduate and professional students.” As a nominee, Dr. Hovde has been invited to share her mentoring expertise by 1) joining a program to improve mentoring at IUPUI, 2) sharing her “best practices” on the IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center website, and 3) attending workshops and programs sponsored by the IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center. For more information about the Graduate Mentoring Center, visit 

Posted 4/18/18

Clinical Assistant Professor Patricia Fox Wins ASEE’s Spread the Word/Campus Representative Award


Patricia Fox, Clinical Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership, was honored by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) with the Spread the Word/Campus Representative Award this month for “the highest number and the highest percentage of faculty recruited in the Illinois-Indiana Section during the 2017-2018 membership promotion campaign.” She will be honored at the Annual Campus Representatives Reception at the ASEE annual conference this summer. ASEE seeks to advance “innovation, excellence, and access at all levels of education for the engineering profession.” Professor Fox serves as Vice President of Institutional Councils and Chair of the Engineering Technology Council of ASEE (Executive Committee). For more information about ASEE, visit

Posted 4/18/18

Dr. Corinne Renguette Welcomed Into FACET

2018-Induction-Ceremony-Slides-Template.pngDr. Corinne Renguette, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication, recently earned membership into the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET). FACET selected twenty faculty members from IU campuses across Indiana to be the Class of 2018 for showing “exceptional commitment to teaching and learning through areas of self-evaluation, course preparation, research, instructional skills, and student impact.” FACET is an IU Presidential initiative established in 1989 as a community of exceptional faculty to promote and enhance teaching excellence at IU and beyond. For more information about FACET and the Class of 2018, visit

Posted 4/18/18

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