Equipping you with the capabilities and connections to thrive across the arc of your career.


One of the advantages of pursuing an MBA at the Penn State Smeal College of Business is the opportunity to work closely with distinguished professors who couple world-renowned research expertise with practical knowledge and experience. These award-winning teachers, researchers, consultants and authors specialize in bringing complex business concepts to life.


Smeal MBA Faculty
Faculty Members within the Smeal MBA Program
Former consultant at John Snow Inc. in Boston and winner of the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Fellowship.
Former economist at the Federal Trade Commission and an expert in cases involving antitrust and insurance concerns.
Former member of the Nobel Prize Committee and a marketing research consultant to firms such as Pfizer, General Motors, Merck, and Motorola.
Former steering committee member of the Center for the Study of Global Financial Stability at Penn State with research interests in how investors interact with portfolio managers.
Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Smeal with research expertise on how new ideas emerge, are valued, and become commercialized.
“Top 100 Stars of Finance” and a recipient of AT&T’s prestigious 5.0 award for teaching excellence.
Chair of the Smeal Department of Management and Organization with previous roles on the Apollo lunar program and with Ford Motor Company.
Former Chairman of the Financial Standards Accounting Board in Israel.
Serves as a Resource Board Member at the Center for International Relations in Arlington, VA and as a Regional Advisory Board Member for the European Union Center and the Center for West European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.
Director of the Smeal MBA communication program and former consultant in business and industry with clients such as IBM, Lockheed-Martin, and McDonald’s.
Past president of the Academy of Management and author of the widely noted worldwide study of executive leadership Reinventing the CEO.
Part of the nation’s top supply chain management program with expertise in supply chain modeling, large-scale production and distribution systems, and management of natural resources.
Clinical Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems at Smeal with prior experience working for management and technology consulting firms including Capgemini and CSC Consulting.
Winner of the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for best publication in work-family research and the Best Paper Award from the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology.
Studies the role of private information in microeconomic systems and has conducted experiments used by the FCC to consider new designs for broadband spectrum auctions.
Received the Churchill Award for lifetime achievement in the study of marketing research from the American Marketing Association.
Longtime entrepreneur and member of the Oregon State Bar focusing on new ventures and business transactions for online companies, small and medium sized enterprises, joint ventures, and start-ups.
Former director of public relations efforts for a Long Island, NY school system and expert in oral, written, and presentational business communications.
Previously served on the faculty in the Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Research emphasis explores how moods influence consumer behavior.
Serves on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Review and the Academy of Management Journal and was awarded the Calvin A. VanderWerf Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.
Former senior financial economist with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with expertise in corporate finance, initial public offerings, limited partnerships, patents, and venture capital.
Longtime marketing executive at Texas Instruments and the executive director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, a Smeal research center focused on helping address business-to-business marketing challenges.
Has taught Management Accounting and related subjects to undergraduates, MBAs, and Executives, and his research interests aim to clarify some of the foundational assumptions of management thought and practice.
Multiple-time recipient of the MBA Excellence in Teaching Award and has consulted for several large organizations including Accenture, ExxonMobil, and Lockheed Martin Aerospace Corporation.
Leadership consultant to numerous firms including BASF, Cisco Systems, McDonald’s, Samsung, and Unilever, and the author of the books Leadership by Design and The Many Facets of Leadership.