Associate Professor of Engineering Practice in Engineering Education
Mary Pilotte received her B.S. in organizational leadership and supervision at Purdue in 1986, an MBA from the Goizueta School of Business, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, in 2001, and returned to Purdue for her Ph.D. in engineering education in 2013.
She has worked for more than 20 years in automotive, aerospace, airline, and commercial products industries, having held a variety of industrial leadership roles including manufacturing plant management, design-engineering management for new product and process development, and leadership of interdisciplinary integration teams for strategic mergers and acquisitions. She also has worked in the academic setting as managing director of the Dauch Center for Management of Manufacturing Enterprise and the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative for Krannert School of Management at Purdue.
Her research interests include industrial knowledge sharing and transfer, and the exploration of engineering work culture including generations-based engineering practices and norms.