New role for Hendricks

Renee Hendricks
Renee Hendricks, Teaching Assistant Professor

The iSchool is pleased to announce the appointment of Renee Hendricks as a teaching assistant professor. She has served as an adjunct lecturer in the iSchool, teaching the Methods of Data Science (IS 517) course online.

Previously, Hendricks worked for the federal government in engineering, test and evaluation, research and development, and analyst roles, at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Prior to her federal government work, she was a faculty member at Purdue University, teaching in the aeronautical program and conducting research in biometrics and aviation security. 

"Throughout my life, I've taken the approach of 'Why not ask?' If I have an idea or different approach to a task or problem, why not pose the question of applying it? I take that same approach in the classroom. I want students to ask questions, and I tell them no question is dumb. The classroom should be a place where students feel safe to express their thoughts and questions about the topics they're learning," she said.

Hendricks holds a PhD in industrial and systems engineering from Binghamton University. Her teaching and research interests are in public health informatics, data and process mining, and predictive analytics. 

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