About Us

Our Mission

Catapult cultivates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship by connecting interdisciplinary teams of students, faculty, and practitioners in a rich array of courses, collaborative projects and competitions, and a commercial learning laboratory that immerses students into the creative entrepreneurship process.

Where we are located

Parking for Catapult is located behind the building. There is alleyway access from Sprigg and Broadway

Our Team

Learn more about the people that make Catapult fantastic

Executive Staff

Kathy Mangels
Kathy Mangels Vice President for Finance & Administration
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Trudy G. Lee Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the University Foundation
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Alberto Dávila Dean, Harrison College of Business and Computing

Operational Staff

Catapult creative house
Leah Powers Operations Manager

Fashion and Consumer Studies

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Allie S. Helfrich, Ph.D Instructor of Fashion and Consumer Studies

Interior Design

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Michelle Brune, Ph.D., NCIDQ, EDAC Professor of Interior Design
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Morgan Schmid (Campbell), MA Instructor, Interior Design

Hospitality Management

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Quantella Noto, Ed.D. Associate Professor, Hospitality Management Program Director
Lisa Essmyer
Lisa Essmyer Culinary Chef & Instructor of Hospitality Management
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Nicholas “Nick” Johnston, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management

Marketing

Sandipan Sen - Associate Professor of Marketing - Management and Marketing
Sandipan “Sandy” Sen, Ph. D. Professor of Marketing
Scott Thorne
Scott Thorne, Ph.D. Instructor of Marketing

Management

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Ed Crowley, DBA Assistant Professor of Management

Art

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Chris Wubbena, MFA Professor of Sculpture
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Joni Hand, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Art History
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Hannah Sanders Assistant Professor of Art & Letterpress Artist
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Nancy Palmeri, MFA Chairperson, Department of Art & Design
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Joshua Newth, MFA Assistant Professor and Foundations Coordinator, Foundations

Commercial Multimedia

Bradley Phillips Associate Professor of Commercial Multimedia