Office of Sponsored Programs

Purdue Fort Wayne Centers of Excellence

The purpose of the Centers of Excellence Program is to:

  • Recognize and advance faculty expertise
  • Engage undergraduate and graduate students in experiential learning opportunities through service and research
  • Market those capabilities to the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors
  • Provide opportunities to integrate teaching, research, and service
  • Encourage multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Facilitate the administration of externally supported projects

Criteria for Establishment of a Center of Excellence (pdf)

Purdue Fort Wayne Centers of Excellence

Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Co-Director: Jeff Anderson
Co-Director: Yihao Deng
Co-Director: Peter Dragnev

Phone: (260) 481-6382

Center for Collaborative Media

Director: Art Herbig

Phone: (260) 481-5792

Community Research Institute
Director: Rachel Blakeman

Phone: (260) 481-0274

Environmental Resources Center
Director: Bruce Kingsbury

Phone: (260) 481-5755

Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies                                         

Co-Director: Steven Carr
Associate Director: Lee Roberts

Phone: (260) 481-6545

Information Analytics and Visualization Center
Director: Beomjin Kim

Phone: (260) 481-6180

Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics
Director: Andrew Downs

Phone: (260) 481-6691

Northeast Indiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education Resource Center 
Director: Jeffrey Nowak

Phone: (260) 481-6108

Center for Social Research
Director: Donna Holland

Phone: (260) 481-6235

Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering
Director: David Cochran

Phone: (260) 481-0341

Three Rivers Language Center
Director: Shannon Bischoff

Phone: (260) 481-6989

Wireless Technology Center
Director: Todor Cooklev

Phone: (260) 481-0151