Dennis Whittle

Dennis Whittle


Normal>Next, Feedback Labs, and Global Giving

Dennis Whittle is co-Founder of Normal>Next, which provides a unique form of experiential education that enables young people to work on real problems with real public leaders in real time.  He is also co-Founder and former CEO of Feedback Labs and GlobalGiving.  He has served as the Robin Richards Donohoe Professor of the Practice and Global Entrepreneur in Residence at UNC-Chapel Hill; Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University; and Visiting Fellow at New York University and the Center for Global Development. 

From 1986-2000, Dennis was an economist at the World Bank where he worked for many years in Indonesia and Russia and led the Strategy and New Products Groups. His teams there created the Innovation Marketplace and the Development Marketplace. In 1984-85, Dennis worked for the Asian Development Bank and USAID in the Philippines, where he was an extra in one of Chuck Norris’s best movies, “Missing in Action“.

Earlier, Dennis was a cook or busboy at many restaurants in Leitchfield, KY, Manchester, NH, and Chapel Hill, NC.

Dennis was a Religious Studies major at UNC-Chapel Hill, has a graduate degree in public policy from Princeton, and has completed the Executive Development Program at Harvard Business School.