Our interdisciplinary department fosters the integration of technology across Organizational Leadership (OL), Human Resource Development (HRD), and Engineering-Technology Teacher Education (ETTE).

Our graduates are visionary thinkers sought after by employers for their skillful navigation of the intricate relationship between technology, innovation, and human dynamics. Whether as project managers, product developers, corporate trainers, or high school teachers, our alumni confidently embrace roles that catalyze progress and transformation.

Embark with us on the journey to master technology leadership, where possibilities abound, and impact transcends boundaries.

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Organizational Leadership Major at Purdue


Organizational Leadership (OL)

  • Discover your style of leadership
  • Lead high-performing teams
  • Transform organizations and ecosystems  

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Engineering-Technology Teacher Education Major at Purdue


Engineering-Technology Teacher Education (ETTE)

  • Lead the future of STEM education
  • Hands-on project based learning
  • 100% job placement

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Human Resource Development Major at Purdue


Human Resource Development (HRD)

  • High Earning Potential
  • Professional Certification Eligibility
  • Innovative Learning Approaches

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Design and Innovation Minor 

Bring ideas to life from idea formation to functional prototype. 

Organizational Leadership Minor 

Understand leadership principles and how organizations operate. 

Teaching Secondary Education Computational Thinking Certificate 

Earn skills to teach students in grades 7-12 the principles of CT and CS. 




Masters of STEM Education Leadership

Master STEM education technology leadership and innovation.

Ph.D. in Technology 

Conduct cutting edge research and teach at leading universities around the world with a Ph.D. in Technology 


MS Organizational Leadership

Flexible online program for busy professionals.

Doctor of Technology 

The D. Tech. is the first degree of its kind in a tier-one research university and is 100% online.

Student Stories

“A catalyst for change”: First-generation student at Polytechnic shares experience

Suzy Meh, a first-generation college student at Purdue Polytechnic, shares her perspective as the first person in her family to take steps in higher education.

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Student Stories

TLI Students Lead Change and Create Success

As a student in Purdue University's Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation, you'll develop the leadership and communication skills you'll need to lead change and create success.

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Jenny Blackburn shares her injection molded fishing lure, an activity that she learned from TRAILS, a National Science Foundation project that is bringing together high school Biology or Agriculture (life science), and Engineering/ Technology Education teachers through integrated STEM professional development experiences. Read more about TRAILS and the impact on all students.

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Live Q&A with TLI Faculty and Students - March 5, 2024

Watch the live broadcast for admitted students to Organizational Leadership or Human Resource Development. Panelists discuss the degree programs, double majoring, plans of study, and balancing studies with being a Purdue student.

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Interim Department Head of Technology Leadership and Innovation, Professor
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Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor
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Clinical Assistant Professor


For the 2023-24 academic year, 108 research projects were either initiated or received continuing funding within Purdue Polytechnic, altogether totaling over $16 million. Research grants...

Congratulations to the dozens of students who won money to fund their entrepreneurial endeavors during the spring 2024 Design and Innovation Challenge!

Read about the plethora of award-winning faculty and staff within the Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University's college for innovation in technology.

Purdue Polytechnic graduate students presented posters recapping their 2023-24 research projects at Stewart Center in late April. Students received award certificates for first, second and...

Purdue University’s Board of Trustees approved promotions for faculty within the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, effective August 12, 2024.

Purdue Polytechnic’s Diversity Advisory Council convened to determine high-level goals for the college, and achievable benchmarks by which the group can measure progress in the years to...