faculty and staff
Dr. Andy Schaffer
Dr. Andy Schaffer is the associate Professor of Industrial Technology. He earned his Baccalaureate degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision "with highest distinction" at Purdue University, West Lafayette. He completed his Master of Business Administration degree "with distinction" at the University of Louisville and earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration at The Ohio State University. His Doctoral program emphases were in Organization Theory and International Business.
Before joining Purdue, Dr. Schaffer was Associate Professor of Management and Assistant Department Head at the School of Business at North Georgia State University, north of Atlanta. Prior to the North Georgia assignment he was Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
Before embarking on his teaching career, Dr. Schaffer was Manager of US Production Operations Development for United Distillers, the American whiskey subsidiary of Guinness, PLC, in Louisville. He also served six years in the US Air Force on active duty as a computer maintenance technician and maintenance supervisor.
Dr. Schaffer has received numerous awards and recognitions in his academic career including Rookie of the Year and Faculty of the Year awards at North Georgia State University and the Trustee's Teaching Award, the Outstanding Teacher Award , and the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. He is published in a variety of outlets including the Journal of Engineering Technology, Journal of Business and Management, and Journal of Management Education.