Smeal Update: September 7, 2022

Warrens create early career professorship

Scot and Lisa Warren have committed $400,000 to create the Warren Early Career Professorship in Accounting. The Warrens’ commitment will leverage a $100,000 match from Penn State as part of the University’s Faculty Endowment Challenge, creating an initial endowment value of $500,000. Early Career Professorships provide financial resources for faculty members in the first decade of their careers to actively undertake research that can form the foundation of a successful academic future. Read the story.

Celebrate, sign the Smeal Honor Code

All members of the Smeal community are invited each fall to (re)affirm their support of Smeal’s commitment to continuously develop a culture grounded in honor and integrity. Sign the honor code and share with others why you strive to hold yourself — and our community — to high ethical standards on your social media account (use #SmealIntegrity). There will be a table in the Business Building Atrium each day from today through Friday with some items to help with the celebration. Look for an email from Michelle Darnell with more information about related events. Sign the Honor Code.

Winterich announced as president-elect of AMA

Congratulations to Karen Winterich, the Gerald I. Susman Professor in Sustainability, who was elected to become the next president of the American Marketing Association. The AMA has 38,000 members worldwide and is one of the most important organizations for academics, practitioners, and public policy makers who engage in marketing. Winterich’s term as president will be 2023-2024 and she will serve as president-elect this coming year. She has served on the AMA Academic Council since 2018 and on the executive committee since 2021.

Smeal in the News

Shrivastava featured in The Hill

Paul Shrivastava, professor of management and organization, wrote an op-ed for The Hill: “Here’s how corporations can leverage the Inflation Reduction Act to address climate change.” Read the story.

Yoshida paper published in Regional Science and Urban Economics

Jiro Yoshida, associate professor of business and King Faculty Fellow, co-authored a paper titled “Estimating housing rent depreciation for inflation adjustments” that is published in Regional Science and Urban Economics. Read the paper.

Muller paper published in Review of Accounting Studies

Karl Muller, associate professor and Robert and Sandra Poole Faculty Fellow in Accounting, co-authored a paper titled “On the Validity of Asymmetric Timeliness Measures of Accounting Conservatism” in Review of Accounting Studies. Read the paper.

Steiner quoted in Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Eva Steiner, associate professor of real estate and King Family Early Career Professor, was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article, “Texas Dominates Top U.S. Housing Markets: Study.” Read the story.

This Week at Smeal

  • Today through Friday: Honor Code Signing Celebration, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Business Building Atrium
  • Wednesday: Fall 2022 Smeal Involvement Fair, 1-4 p.m., Business Building Atrium

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.

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. Wednesday. Take the poll.