Edward G. Whipple
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Edward G. Whipple is the Bowling Green State University vice president for student affairs, an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs, and serves as a member of the graduate faculty. He received his Ph.D. from Oregon State University, his M.A.T. in English from Northwestern University and his B.A. in English from Willamette University. Whipple studied in France as an undergraduate at the Université de Caen, and as a graduate student at the Université Catholique de l'Oeust in Angers.
Whipple, as one of five university vice presidents, oversees a comprehensive student affairs division that provides key programs and services for students outside the classroom.
Before coming to BGSU, he served as vice president for student affairs and associate professor of education at Montana State University, Billings. He has also held various administrative and teaching positions at the University of Alabama,Tuscaloosa, Texas Tech University, and Iowa State University. He started his career in education as a high school English and French teacher and swim and track coach.
Whipple has been invited to speak at various national and international meetings regarding various aspects of student affairs programs and services. He has not only addressed conferences in the United States, but also at the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services and the Australian/New Zealand Student Services Association conferences.
Whipple teaches graduate courses in the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs. He helped lead a 2007 graduate study tour to New Zealand and will be doing the same in May 2010.
Whipple is the author of various refereed journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews pertaining to different aspects of student life. He is the editor of the monograph, New Challenges for Greek Letter Organizations: Transforming Fraternities and Sororities into Learning Communities. Also, he has written two chapters in the higher education graduate preparation text Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education (three editions). He has written chapter for 2008 publication of African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, II and an encyclopedia entry on fraternities in press in Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia. He was an author for one of the latest student affairs publication, Responding from the Heart, a book on how to deal with crisis situations on campus. Finally, he is on the editorial board of the NASPA journal Women in Higher Education.
Whipple serves on the Foundation Board of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) as past-president and is also a former chair of the Council on Student Affairs of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. He has been honored for student affairs leadership by numerous associations, including NASPA with its Distinguished Service to the Profession award, by the Ohio Association of Student Personnel Administrators with its Gerald Saddlemire Leadership Award, by the National Fraternity Executives Association with its Order of Fraternity Excellence award, and by his own fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, with the Legion of Honor award highlighting his service to higher education and the fraternity.
Whipple is a past international president of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and recently retired, after 23 years, as national president of Order of Omega, the fraternity and sorority scholarship, leadership and service honorary.
Whipple currently serves as a past-president of the Bowling Green Exchange Club and on the boards of the Bowling Green School District Foundation, Woodlane Industries (job opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities) and the Wood County Chapter of the American Red Cross.