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Jennifer Edmonds, Ph.D.

It's not uncommon for people to pursue many different interests over the course of their lives, but Jennifer Edmonds, Ph.D. definitely took the path less traveled. Now a business professor with a doctorate in management science, Dr. Edmonds is also a chemical engineer by training. Prior to arriving at Wilkes, she applied her engineering skills at Dow Corning, a global leader in producing silicones. Now she focuses her attention on developing her students' quantitative and analytical skills to solve real-life problems– like making restaurants more "lean and green."

Ken Klemow, Ph.D.

Ken Klemow combines his two passions—nature and teaching—in his role as professor of biology and geo-environmental science. His goal is for students to understand nature through a scientific approach--making objective observations and understanding the results of their actions. In addition to teaching, he serves as the director of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research of Northeast Pennsylvania, and in 2010 he received the Ecological Society of America's Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education.

Robert Taylor, M.B.A.

At Wilkes, your professors don't come to class everyday just to work. They come to fuel a passion for their field. For an example, look no further than Robert Taylor, director of engineering management. Professor Taylor has worked for nuclear and defense corporations as a technical operations director, design engineer, and project engineer. He has developed new technologies and overseen leadership development for Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace and security company. He has also worked in the electrical field for Emerson Electric Electronics and Space Division in product design engineering. Now he uses this knowledge to enhance the learning environment of Wilkes students.

Dr. Jane Elmes-Crahall Ph.D.

Dr. Jane Elmes-Crahall, Ph.D., or just "Jane" if you ask the communications majors on campus, is committed to ensuring the quality of the communication studies program. She is the faculty advisor to Zebra Communications, the University's student-run public relations firm and is a five-time recipient of Wilkes' Outstanding Faculty Merit Award. She was 2001's "Outstanding Professor of the Year," as chosen by the National Speakers Association and has provided her expert analysis of political rhetoric for USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Bill O'Reilly's national radio broadcast.

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