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James Stratton, Ph.D.

Lead Business Partnership Manager


(217) 232-2127


Jim is responsible for managing the 40-hour faculty assistance projects within the Technical Assistance Program.


He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in Engineering Technology, where he focused on industrial automation.  Jim’s graduate studies at Purdue University were a continuation of his interests in the manufacturing industry, where he obtained a Master of Science, as well as a Ph.D., in Mechanical Engineering Technology. 


Particular areas of interest and expertise:

Technology adoption practices

Industrial automation (PLC configuration and programming, hardware installation)

Manufacturing processes (specification, troubleshooting, operation)

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