Monday, December 12, 2022

Faculty research: When roles seem integrated, budgeting may be more flexible

Research conducted by Sara Dommer, assistant professor of marketing, reveals the perception of how integrated a person’s life roles are may influence how they move money across different budget categories. Read the story.

Fall 2022 student marshal inspired by family’s love of finance

Joshua Rubin, who will graduate Saturday with a degree in finance, a minor in information systems management, and a 4.0 GPA, has been selected as Smeal’s fall 2022 student marshal. Read the story.

Consider nominating a great Smeal teacher

The college is seeking nominations for the following teaching awards:

  • Teaching excellence (separate awards for undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. levels)
  • Excellence in online teaching
  • Excellence in teaching by an early career faculty member
  • Excellence in teaching by a Ph.D. student
  • Innovation in teaching tools and methods

Nominations for the 2022-23 academic year (Summer 2022-Spring 2023) will be accepted until May 5, 2023 and recipients will be selected by the Smeal Teaching Awards Committee over the summer. The recipients will be announced and celebrated in September. Visit and nominate someone today. Nominate.

Campbell successfully defends doctoral dissertation

Jamie Campbell, assistant dean for diversity enhancement programs, has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. His program, chaired by William Rothwell, was in the College of Education’s Department of Workforce Education and Development. Jamie specialized in organization development and human resource development. The title of his dissertation is “Identifying Diversity Best Practices in the Workplace: A review of workplace diversity practices that can prevent diversity crises in organizations.” Please join me in congratulating Jamie on this significant achievement.

Three Ph.D. alumni among 2023 class of MSI Scholars

Three Smeal Ph.D. alumni were named to the 2023 class of Marketing Science Institute Scholars, a group of 36 mid-career faculty. The MSI initiative was developed to recognize excellence in marketing scholarship, develop a cohort across marketing disciplines, and strengthen ties between scholars and MSI. Congrats to Simon Blanchard, Frank Germann, and Alok Saboo! Read the story.

Smeal in the News

Politico article features CBoS ESG survey

Politico’s The Long Game, a newsletter from Politico for leaders building a sustainable future, published a story about a survey conducted by the Center for the Business of Sustainability and communications firm ROKK Solutions. According to the survey findings, voters feel that companies should generally be able to conduct business and take ESG risks into account without government interference, among other findings. Read the story.

This week at Smeal

  • Today-Friday: Finals week.
  • Saturday: Fall 2022 commencement, 9 a.m., Bryce Jordan Center.

Know someone who rocks?

Each month the Smeal Staff Advisory Committee names a You Rock! Award recipient. You can nominate a co-worker for the You Rock! Award online. Nominate them.

The Smeal Community Weekly Poll

Participate in this week’s survey. Results will be shared during the next Smeal Community Zoom, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 19. Take the poll.