IT - Rhonda Chicone

Rhonda Chicone

Dr. Chicone has over 27 years’ experience in the software industry, taking on roles as a software engineer, software architect, engineering manager, vice president of engineering, chief technology officer, chief security officer, and president. In 1998, Dr. Chicone pioneered the Research and Development division of a Silicon Valleybased software company in Canfield, Ohio. The division started with her as a software engineer working out of her home to the Ohio division employing over 84 people. In 2013, the company was acquired by an international software company that is an industry leader in the mobile enterprise application market. The Ohio division is still growing strong.

Dean’s Message:

Dr. Chicone started working for Purdue Global in 2010 as an adjunct and is now a full-time faculty member. Dr. Chicone strongly believes in online education and bringing the real-world into the classroom.


  • PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Applied Computer Science from Northcentral University
  • Master of Science in Technology from Kent State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Youngstown State University