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Administration

The administrative team of the Penn State Smeal College of Business oversees all aspects of one of the nation's largest business schools.

Charles H. WhitemanCharles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean

Charles H. Whiteman, who has more than 32 years of experience in higher education and business, assumed the leadership position at the Penn State Smeal College of Business in 2012. He oversees all aspects of one of the largest business schools in the nation. Prior to joining Penn State, he was senior associate dean for the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.

Whiteman holds a Ph.D. in economics form the University of Minnesota and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Kansas. He has conducted research that has been supported by a number of grants from the National Science Foundation, published dozens of academic papers, written two books, and served as associate editor of several economics journals. He has also advised the state of Iowa's Department of Management on economic issues and served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Minneapolis.

The dean regularly communicates with constituents through monthly notes to alumni and webinar updates. View his most recent communications.

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty

Russell Barton, senior associate dean for research and faculty, is responsible for the general academic and research strategies of the college as well as strategies associated with international collaborative relationships. He oversees the Ph.D. Program, research funding and budgets, faculty development, all academic departments and research centers, and the office of international business.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Jeff Sharp, associate dean for undergraduate education, oversees all undergraduate programs in the college, which spans majors and minors in six academic departments.

Assistant Dean for Administration and Chief Information Officer

Ginger Breon, assistant dean for administration and chief information officer, oversees the college's Research, Instruction, and Information Technology Group and is responsible for developing and implementing information technology strategy. In addition, she manages the college's accreditation process as well as the building's infrastructure.

Assistant Dean for Diversity Enhancement Programs

Jamie Campbell, assistant dean for diversity enhancement programs, oversees educational support, professional development, and networking programs available to students of all levels in support of diversity enhancement in the college.