Our Assistant Manager


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Maria Whipple, Purdue University, Assistant Manager of RCODI

Maria is the Assistant Manager at Purdue’s Research Center for Open Digital Innovation. She is an entrepreneur with leadership experience in the banking, hospitality, retail, higher education, and fitness industries as well as an advocate for corporate social responsibility and human rights in North America, Europe and Asia.  Before RCODI, she was a Department Head at a large Maritime College, French professor, and operations manager of an international charity in the Philippines. She thrives on challenges and bringing out the best in others and is interested in how digital innovation can create a social impact in developing countries. She holds an MBA with honors from Henley Business School, UK.


Research Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI)

Seng-Liang Wang Hall
516 Northwestern Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Email: whipple@purdue.edu
Phone: 765.494-9797