Exhibit Services Staff

As exhibit manager of the Department of Agricultural Communication's Exhibit Services, Jeff Rollins works with faculty and staff to create one-of-a-kind, interactive learning experiences. Before joining the Purdue staff, Jeff worked as an installation supervisor in the commercial furniture industry and as a custom cabinet maker in the yacht industry. Jeff has an AAS degree in Industrial Technology, a BS in Technology Leadership, and an MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology.​

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Rebecca Stephens contributions to the Exhibit Services unit are the results of her 20 years of experience in industry. She has a strong background in engineering and technical graphics from her duties as an engineering draftsperson, technical illustrator and photographer for FMC Corporation, a global manufacturing Fortune 500 Company. She earned a bachelors degree in Computer Graphic Technology in 1998 from Purdue University and worked in page layout and design until her employment as a graphics designer with Ag Communications in 2002. Her specialty is now designing large exhibits for the Indiana State Fair and local, state and regional science museums.

She is attending IUPUI in the Museum Studies Masters Program and annually attends museum/exhibit conferences. Rebecca enjoys being part of the entire conceptualization, design and production process as a member the Ag Communications Exhibit Services team.​​​​​​​

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Craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a willingness to help others are the main characteristics that make Mike Weber an important part of the AgComm’s Exhibit Services team. A master craftsman, Mike is a Jefferson High School graduate. Prior to coming to the Exhibit Services unit, Mike spent four years in the U.S. Air Force and was owner/operator of his own hobby shop. (He was named the National Hobby Dealer of the Year in 1971.) He originally came to Purdue in 1981 where he supervised the cabinet shop for the Biology Department. His responsibilities included designing and fabrication of lab furniture and equipment, as well as, maintaining the shop and its equipment. After 22 years of service he retired from his full time position in 2002 and joined our team on a part time basis. His responsibilities here include the fabrication and installation of exhibits for the College of Agriculture and Purdue Extension.​

Tom Kronewitter joined the Exhibit Services unit in 2014 as a Visual Designer and Animator. His responsibilities include designing exhibit furniture, 2D graphic creation, 3D modeling, character design and animation. Tom graduated from Purdue in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Graphics Technology. Before graduating, he was a student intern with Exhibit Services, and played a key role in designing and animating characters for various exhibits.

In his spare time he enjoys playing drums, drawing, video games, building computers, and when it’s warm enough, swimming.​

Martin Douglas joined the Exhibit Services Unit in 2016 as the Exhibit Specialist. Prior to Purdue, Martin worked as a fabricator at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis where he built custom cabinets and interactive displays. He also developed extensive experience in exhibit and graphic design while working at Mackinaw State Historic Parks and the Indiana Historical Society. Martin has a MFA in printmaking from Wayne State University and a BFA from the University of Windsor.

 

In his spare time he enjoys playing hockey, camping, biking, restoring his old car and off-roading his Jeep.​

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