Kathy Newton


Member Company
Purdue University

Member Title
Professor, Supply Chain Mgmt. Technology

Board Role
Faculty Representative

Term Dates
1/1/2013 to 12/31/2015

Contact Information
Phone: 765-494-6080
Fax: 765-496-2519
Email: kanewton@purdue.edu

Member Bio
Dr. Kathy Newton is a Professor and Coordinator of the Supply Chain Management Technology Program in the Technology Leadership and Innovation Department at Purdue University. She also chairs the TLI Graduate Studies. Kathy is an accomplished speaker, consultant and author of a wide variety of topics and frequently works with distributors, manufacturers and trade associations internationally. She currently serves as the Coordinator and speaker for the University of Industrial Distribution, the premier international executive education program for the distribution industry.

Dr. Newton has a Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development, an MBA, and a B.S. in Industrial Distribution, each from Texas A&M University. Kathy started her teaching career in the ID Program at Texas A&M in 1984 and from there moved to Purdue to build a new ID Program. She also served as the Excellence 21 Coordinator in the Provost’s Office for 6 years and as Head of the Industrial Technology Department from 2007-2010.