Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


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Nathalie Duval-Couetil, Director

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Rita Baker, Academic Advisor

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Jeanette Greener, Program Manager

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Jessie Thayer, Administrative Assistant

Nathalie Duval-Couetil

Nathalie Duval-Couetil

Nathalie Duval-Couetil is the Director of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, Associate Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and an Associate Professor of Technology, Leadership and Innovation in the College of Technology. Nathalie received her Bachelor’s from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, her MBA from Babson College and a PhD from Purdue University. Her work experience includes business strategy consulting and market research with Booz Allen & Hamilton in Europe and Data & Strategies Group in Massachusetts. Nathalie’s ambition and drive paved the way for the successful launch of the Certificate Program in the Fall of 2005. Nathalie has directed the program through all stages of development and now has a proven, established program with over 4,000 students having taken ENTR 20000 and over 1,000 Certificate Recipients. Nathalie can be reached at (765) 494-7068 or natduval@purdue.edu.

Rita Baker

Rita Baker

Rita Baker has been with Purdue for over 30 years, as an Academic Advisor for the past 25 years and the Certificate Program is lucky to have her for the last 4 years. Her blood truly runs Black and Gold. Rita received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Public Relations as well as her Master’s degree in College Counseling and Student Personnel Administration both from Purdue University. Her intimate knowledge of academic scheduling, recruitment, the operations of departmental offices and campus-wide course offerings makes her a treasured resource for our certificate program students. Rita can be reached at (765) 496-7912 or bakerr@purdue.edu.

Jeanette Greener

Jeanette Greener

Jeanette Greener has been employed with Purdue University since 2005. Jeanette has an extensive background in financial management and project administration as the previous Business Manager for the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Jeanette received her Bachelor’s degree from the Krannert School of Management in the Spring of 2005. Jeanette’s broad experience and knowledge of university policies and procedures serves as value to the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation as the Program Coordinator through event coordination, reporting, databases, student/alum tracking and development. Jeanette can be reached at (765) 494-3805 or jgreener@purdue.edu.

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Jessie Thayer

Jessie Thayer has worked at Purdue University for over 6 years and has served as Administrative Assistant to the Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program since January 2012.  You’ll find Jessie efficiently managing the Certificate Program’s office day to day activities, serving as the main contact for students, faculty and guests, assisting all program staff and organizing the annual study abroad program. Jessie can be reached at (765) 494-1314 or jthayer@purdue.edu.


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