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College of Business and Engineering

Welcome


David Roland Finley
David Roland Finley, Ph.D., P.E.
Dean
Office: LIB 218, CASET 202A
Phone: (906) 635-2426, 635-2207
Fax: (906) 635-6663, (906) 635-2821

Ms. Jeanne Shibley
Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Ms. Tracey MacQuarrie
Academic Administrative Assistant
School of Business

Ms. Laura Bofinger
Academic Administrative Assistant
School of Engineering & Technology

Mr. Jon Coullard
Mechanical Laboratory Engineer

Mr. Jeff King
Computer & Electrical Laboratory Engineer

Thank you for visiting the College of Business and Engineering website.  We are a college devoted to the education of undergraduates and have a rich history of innovation and service.

Having recently combined the School of Business, School of Engineering and Technology, and the Product Development Center into the newly-formed college, Lake Superior State University (LSSU) forges a bold path forward.  Via this strategic alignment, the innovation and prototyping laboratories currently in place within engineering are leveraged with business school expertise and community resources to allow multidisciplinary teams to design, develop, prototype, finance, market, pilot, manufacture, and distribute products.

Taking the new collaborative linkage to the next level is the South Hall Renovation Project.  This new $12 million facility will provide a Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, where market-needs brainstorming can occur among students and faculty.  South Hall will also include the Global Export Center and the Investment Laboratory.  The Information Commons and multiple meeting spaces of the facility will foster idea interchange, and high-tech classrooms will ensure that students learn both the theory and current “tools of the trade” most expediently.

LSSU is an institution which prides itself in application of theory.  Students receive a very hands-on education.  In essence, they learn by doing, whether in the classroom, laboratory, or via multiple extracurricular activities.  Our exciting future will enable LSSU to reinforce what it already does best!

If you’ve never been to “Lake State”, please visit us.  Less than an hour north of the Mackinac Bridge, the twin Soos (Michigan and Ontario) is a place where you can discover who you truly are within one of the most beautiful natural settings in the Midwest.  Our dedicated, caring faculty and staff sincerely want to see you succeed.

David Roland Finley, Ph.D., P.E.
Dean

 

David Roland Finley was appointed dean of the College of Business and Engineering at Lake Superior State University in January 2012.  Prior to coming to LSSU, he was dean of the Allen School of Engineering and Technology and subsequently Vice President for Academic Affairs at Trine University for a total of eleven years, serving also as Interim Dean of the Ketner School of Business.  Dr. Finley worked in the field of environmental consulting for seven years before earning a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Wayne State University.  Finley earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Atmospheric Science at the University of Michigan.

Asymmetric Synthesis Using Chiral Auxiliaries and Titanium Enolates

Michael Overbeek

Chiral auxiliary-mediated asymmetric aldol additions are an important method for asymmetric carbon-carbon bond formation. Dr. Daveid A. Evans from Harvard University has developed the use of a boron enolate to allow for specific stereochemistry, often called an ďEvanís Aldol Reactioní. The use of a titanium enolate, instead of a borony enolate, has been documented to create the opposite stereocenters when utilizing the Evanís Aldol methodology. This project describes an attempt to form an anti-Evans product with the addition of phenylacetaldehyde to R-(-)-4-Benzyl-3propionyl-2oxazolidinone. The use of an aldehyde substrate when utilizing a chiral titanium enolate has not been well documented in the literature.

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