Smeal Update: August 22, 2022

Looking forward to another great semester

As we all get settled in for the start of another semester, I wanted to take this time to thank the Smeal community for its ongoing exemplary work. Through an unprecedented pandemic and the transition to hybrid work arrangements, we have maintained our high standards. Best wishes to everyone for another successful semester!

11 new faculty members join Smeal

The college will welcome 11 new members to its faculty this academic year.

  • Jing Pan, assistant professor, accounting
  • Delina Agnosteva, assistant teaching professor, finance
  • Patrick Higgins, instructor, finance
  • Travis Lesser, instructor, management and organization
  • Amin Zadeh, visiting associate professor, risk management
  • Jing Tian, assistant professor, supply chain & information systems
  • Lina Wang, assistant professor, SC&IS
  • Serkan Yilmaz, assistant clinical professor, SC&IS
  • Qian Chen, assistant professor, SC&IS
  • Lu Huang, assistant clinical professor, SC&IS
  • Olga Pak, instructor, SC&IS

Zhao, Moritz now co-directors of research for CSCR

Hui Zhao, professor of supply chain management and Charles and Lilian Binder Faculty Fellow, and Brent Moritz, associate professor of supply chain management, have been named co-directors of research for the Center for Supply Chain Research. They succeed Aydin Alptekinoglu.

Guay named associate dean for international programs

Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business and director of the Center for Global Business Studies, has been named associate dean for international programs.

Major change announced for online MBA application

Smeal and Penn State World Campus recently announced that applicants are no longer required to submit either their GRE or GMAT test score when applying to the Penn State Online MBA. Read the story.

Smeal’s focus on honor and integrity inspired summer student marshal

Shahriar Rayhan, who graduated Aug. 13 with a 4.0 GPA in supply chain and information systems and a minor in economics, was the first person in his family to attend college in the United States. Read the story.

Gee awarded 2022 Shonto Award

Kurt Gee, assistant professor of accounting, has been named the recipient of the Department of Accounting’s 2022 Les Shonto Faculty Teach Award. The award is open to those accounting faculty who teach in the undergraduate program. The Accounting Department Advisory Committee selects the winner based on the development of new courses and SRTEs.

Know someone who rocks? Nominate them!

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.

The Smeal Community Weekly Poll

Click this link to participate in this week’s survey. Results will be shared during the next Smeal Community Zoom, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sept. 7.