Academic Division Director, School of Allied Health, Business, and STEM
Office Location: Wheaton 209
Dr. Rayappan is the Academic Division Director of the School of Allied Health, Business, and STEM. For several years, Dr. Rayappan had been immersed in the world of mathematics – in academics and in the IT industry. Dr. Rayappan was educated in India, earning a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and a master’s in business administration. In her career in higher education as well as information technology, she has gained international experience in teaching, technical as well as managerial roles.
She has a great love of math, how it solves problems, how it changes the way people view the world, and how it affects our lives. She is always delighted to share that passion with students – those who may be enthusiastic about numbers and formulas, as well as those who struggle with an “active dislike” of the subject.
Dr. Rayappan has been an ardent proponent of STEM education and career paths. She is confident that the key to our economic future is the production of sufficient graduates to meet the STEM needs of our companies and country. She believes that we have the focus but we have to continually be determined to win the hearts of our students toward STEM education and careers. Dr. Rayappan considers her job as a precious opportunity to work toward that end goal and as an honor to collaborate with experienced and dedicated faculty and staff of this academic division and the college as a whole.