Jody DeKorte

Dean of General Education at Purdue University Global

Jody DeKorte has over 20 years of teaching and education leadership and is the dean and vice president of the School of General Education (SoGE). The SoGE provides instruction in composition, mathematics, social science, science, and humanities. The SoGE also offers two professional studies programs: The Associate of Science in Professional Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies.  In addition, Dekorte oversees another modality of learning through the Alternative Credit Center with open online courses, credit for work and life experiences, military training, and Assessments of Skills and Knowledge.  DeKorte also oversees the Professional Competencies and General Educational Literacies integrated across the curriculum to ensure student skills are learned through repeated practice and study throughout programs.  DeKorte holds a Ph.D. in education and human resource studies from Colorado State University and a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado. DeKorte’s research interests include faculty performance, trends in general education, and online learning leadership.