Computer Graphics Technology Directory
Mary A Sadowski
Dean of PEC/Professor of CGT
Campus: West Lafayette
Department: Computer Graphics Technology
Office: Knoy 150
Department of Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University, Knoy Hall
401 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
As Associate Dean at Purdue University, Dr. Sadowski provides leadership for the School’s strategic initiatives in undergraduate education; serves as coordinator of accrediting activities and initiatives, scholarships, and enrollment management; and provides leadership for activities related to student services. She also serves as a senior member of the dean’s leadership team. Dr. Sadowski has taken an active role in developing a university wide component of Service Engagement and Learning to expand learner-centered, interdisciplinary, and experiential opportunities for students and promote personal growth, leadership, real-world problem solving, career development, and citizenship. She is also a member of the Purdue Discovery Learning Task Force whose primary task is to explore futuristic technologies and strategies for teaching excellence. Prior to becoming an associate dean, Dr. Sadowski was a full professor at both Purdue University and Arizona State University, and currently holds an appointment in the Computer Graphics Department. Her specialty is Computer and Technical Graphics and she has taught a variety of courses including CAD, Web Design, Animation, and Creative Thinking. Her research interests include enhancing visualization skills and creative thinking. She has published over 30 papers, presented over 45 technical papers, 12 workshops, and 4 textbooks.
Sadowski, M. A., Birchman, J.A. & Harris, L.V., (2006) An Assessment of Graphics Faculty and Student Learning Styles. Engineering Design Graphics Journal. 70, (2).
Harris, L.V., Sadowski, M. A., & Birchman, J.A. (2006) A Comparison of Learning Style Models and Assessment Instruments for University Graphics Educators. Engineering Design Graphics Journal.
Harris, L. A., Sadowski, M. A., & Birchman J. A. (2005). The Leap from Teacher to Teacher-Scholar: The Quest for Research in Non-Traditional Fields. Engineering Design Graphics Journal 69, (2).
Harris, L. A. & Sadowski, M. A.(2003) Graph Etiquette: A Paradigm for Presenting Technical Data. Visual Communication Journal. Spring, 51-62. Sadowski, M. A. (2002) Evaluation of Teams within the Academic Setting. Engineering Design Graphics Journal 67, (2).
Sadowski, M. A. (2002) Ensuring the Viability of the Engineering Design Graphics Division for the next 50 years: A brainstorming activity. Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 67, (1).
Refereed Conference Proceedings
Sadowski, M. A., Birchman, J.A. & Harris, L.V., (2005) An Assessment of Graphics Faculty and Student Learning Styles. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings, Portland, OR.. cd-rom.
Sadowski, M. A. & Birchman, J.A., (2005). Stategies for Bridging Learning Styles. Engineering. Design Graphics Division 60th MidYear Meeting Proceedings, Ft Lauderdale, FL.
Kelley, D. & Sadowski, M.A., (2005) Peer Evaluation within a Team Design. Engineering. Design Graphics Division 60th MidYear Meeting Proceedings, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.