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Mary F. Whitman

Job Title

  • Associate Professor
    Ed.D., Graduate School

Started at Bethel



  • University of Minnesota - B.A., 1979
  • University of Minnesota - M.S.W., 1983
  • University of Sarasota (now Argosy) - D.B.A., 1999

Research interests

Whitman’s research interests include expatriate and repatriate adjustment, motivation, and job satisfaction. She has also worked on research exploring personality factors with both organizational and self-identified expatriates. Her research participants include expatriates and repatriates from around the world.


Whitman serves as the research specialist in Bethel University's Ed.D. program, and was previously director for the MBA program at Bethel. Her primary interest area is research working with doctoral students on dissertation development. She has extensive experience in the development of adult education programs, serving as an administrator of graduate programs and consulting with several online universities. Whitman has more than 15 years of full time academic experience and 20 years experience in management positions in business, government, and the nonprofit sector.