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Minu Ipe

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Managing Director, University Design Institute
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7005
Managing Director & Vice Chair, University Design Institute
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7005
Managing Director & Vice Chair, University Design Institute
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7005
Biography: 

Dr. Minu Ipe is the Managing Director and Vice Chair of the University Design Institute (UDI) at Arizona State University.  At UDI, Dr. Ipe brings her expertise in organizational design, leadership and culture to partner with higher education leaders to co-design solutions that enable universities to be more relevant, successful and sustainable. She manages UDI’s global portfolio of over 140 universities to advance innovative designs across different levels within these institutions. 

As an Advisor to the President at ASU, Dr. Ipe continues to lead large-scale design initiatives that strengthen ASU’s capacity for innovation and long term impact. For four years, she served as ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise Architect, leading transformational change efforts across various levels of the institution. Results include the redesign of multiple interdisciplinary academic units with new strategies, structures, and cultures as well as new tools and methodologies to advance innovation at ASU. She has also designed and led multiple leadership development efforts to identify and support high potential talent across the institution, engaging over 400 faculty and staff leaders.

Dr. Ipe’s track record includes academic program leadership and initiatives at the intersection of business and academia. For seven years, she was the Director of the Working Professionals MBA programs at the W. P. Carey School of Business, responsible for on-campus, online and hybrid delivery models with over 750 students. She is a Clinical Professor in the department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the W.P. Carey School of Business.  

Her academic work and consulting efforts includes intra- and inter-agency collaboration, interdisciplinary collaborations within organizations, organizational design and leadership development. In addition to her work at ASU, Dr. Ipe has nearly 20 years of experience designing and delivering executive education programs for local and global organizations.

Dr. Ipe earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India and a B.A. from Bangalore University, India.  Prior to joining academia, she held roles in SAP consulting and Human Resource Development.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • M.A. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • B.A. Bangalore University, India
Publications: 
  • Liu, Y and Ipe, M. (2010). How do they become nodes: Revisiting team member network centrality. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 144(3), 243-258.
  • Liu, Y and Ipe, M. (2010). Organizational and leader-member forms of support on expatriate commitment.International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(7), 1035-1048.
  • Ipe, M., Raghu, T. S., & Vinze, A. (2010). Information intermediaries for emergency preparedness and response: A case study from public health. Information Systems Frontier, 12(1), 67-7
  • Applegate, L., Ipe, M., Raghu, S., and Vinze, A. (2006). Arizona Department of Public Health: The Challenges of Preparing for a Public Health Emergency. Harvard Business School Case 807-016.
Research Activity: 
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 545Becoming Leaders Who Matter
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 545Becoming Leaders Who Matter
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LIA 194Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 545Becoming Leaders Who Matter
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 545Becoming Leaders Who Matter
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 594Conference and Workshop
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 545Becoming Leaders Who Matter
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 594Conference and Workshop
Honors / Awards: 
  • Recipient of the Outstanding MBA and Masters Teaching Award, 2016
  • Nominated for the Outstanding MBA and Master Teacher Award: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015
  • Nominee – Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s ATHENA award, 2014
  • Nominee – ASU Faculty Women’s Association, outstanding faculty mentor award, 2011
  • Dissertation awarded second place – Outstanding Dissertation Award, University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education