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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Kenneth B. Kahn, Director


Kenneth Kahn is a nationally recognized scholar and consultant in the field of product development. Kahn previously was at Purdue University, where he was a professor and director of Purdue’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Kahn authored the books, “Product Planning: Essentials” and “New Product Forecasting: An Applied Approach.” Kahn’s industrial experience includes serving as an industrial engineer and project engineer for the Weyerhaeuser Company and a manufacturing engineer for Respironics Inc. He has consulted with and facilitated benchmarking sessions with numerous companies, including recently Acco Brands, Coca-Cola, ConAgra, Honeywell, John Deere, Lego, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever.


Seth Caskey, Program Coordinator

Seth Caskey is a nationally recognized lover of all things Mac. (that, in and of itself already makes him cool) Caskey was previously at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation where he was the Director of New Media Technology. There he developed a program to deliver the organization’s educational programs to members around the world. He holds a BA in Mass Communication, is a freelance graphic designer and has appeared as an actor on CBS’s “The Mentalist”, and the short-lived NBC drama, “The Event.” He loves working with students, and will always say yes to coffee or pizza.


Amy Shankle, Administrative Specialist


 (bio coming soon)