Caroline K. Marete is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue University. Dr. Marete graduated with a Ph.D. in Technology with a focus on Aviation Technology from Purdue University. She holds a Master of Science in Aviation and Aerospace Management from Purdue University, and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Science and Operations (First Class Honors) from Moi University, Eldoret Kenya.
Dr. Marete has a wide range of global aviation and aerospace industry experience in project management, airline fleet development, customer experience and supply chain management. She previously worked with leading aviation and aerospace organizations including Boeing Company, Kenya Airways, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and Eno Center for Transportation.
Dr. Marete is actively involved in leadership and volunteer roles in different organizations. She currently serves as the VP, Administration for Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) Indianapolis Chapter. She is a member of various professional associations among them YPT, University Aviation Association (UAA) and Women in Aviation International (WAI).
Dr. Marete is currently teaching courses in Aviation Operations and Aviation Projects. Her research interests are in the areas of sustainable aviation specifically, sustainable airports development. Dr. Marete wants to use her research to improvement decision making in airport planning. She is also interested in researching participation of women in aviation education.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Technology, Aviation and Transportation Technology, Purdue University, 2022.
Master of Science (MS), Aviation and Aerospace Management, Purdue University, 2019.
Bachelor of Science (BS), Aerospace Science and Operations, Moi University, 2013.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Certification Training (Module I & II), Arizona State University, 2022.
2021 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellow at Eno Center for Transportation, Washington DC.
2021/2022 ACRP Graduate Research Award
3rd place winner, Airport Management Category, 2020 Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition, Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Fulbright Scholar (2017/2019)
Marete, C.K. (2023). A Framework for Assessing the Impacts of Sustainability Initiatives in U.S. Small Hub Airports: Multiple Case Study. 2023 Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference. Washington DC.
Marete, C.K. (2022). A Systematic Literature Review Examining the Gender Gap in Collegiate Education at 2022 University Aviation Association Annual Conference, Colorado Springs.
Johnson M.E., Marete, C.K., & Gupta, S. (2021). Value Perceptions of Industry Interactions in a National Airport Design Competition Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://strategy.asee.org/38009.