People

Farrell Center's faculty members

Staff

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Doris Confer

Doris joined the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship in June 2014 as the Center’s Administrative Staff Coordinator. Prior to joining the Farrell Center she provided staff support for the Smeal Alumni Relations team, serving the Director of Alumni Relations, and the Special Events Coordinator. She also was lead staff support for the Enterprise Informatics and Integration Center at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology. Before that, she was a 15-year member of Corporate Relations for the Smeal College of Business. She started her career at Penn State in the Undergraduate Program Office for the Smeal College of Business in 1986.

Doris served as an Affiliate member with the Commission for Women, and volunteers for many charitable organizations including Relay for Life and many animal rescues in Center and Huntingdon counties. She and her husband Carl reside in Huntingdon, PA with their rescue dog, Lucy.

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Mandy Laub

Mandy Laub is an Administrative Assistant at the Smeal College of Business Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In that role she supports the activities of the Garber Venture Capital Fund. Mandy started her Penn State administrative career over 12 years ago, originally at Smeal College before expanding her expertise to the Materials Science and Engineering Department as their financial coordinator. Ms. Laub also has experience serving as the Chair for the EMS Staff Advisory Council.

Affiliated Faculty

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Dr. Shawn M. Clark

Dr. Shawn Clark is the Michael J. Farrell Endowed Professor for Entrepreneurship, and Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Pennsylvania State University.

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Dr. Jeanette Miller

Dr. Jeanette Miller is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Management and Organization at the Smeal College of Business, and Associate Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Pennsylvania State University.

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Forest Briscoe

Forest Briscoe is an associate professor of Management and Organization, and a Frank & Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, in Smeal College of Business.

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Dr. Jamey Darnell

Dr. Jamey Darnell is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at the Smeal College of Business, and a member of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at The Pennsylvania State University.

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Dr. Raghu Garud

Dr. Raghu Garud is Professor of Management and Organization and the Farrell Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at the Smeal College of Business, and a member of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at The Pennsylvania State University.

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Dr. David Lenze

David Lenze is the Director of the APEX Program at Penn State and a member of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Pennsylvania State University.

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Brad Leve

Brad Leve is an Instructor of Entrepreneurship in the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University.

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Richard Weyer

Richard M. Weyer is an Instructor of Entrepreneurship in the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University.

Portrait of Dr. Charlene Zietsma.

Dr. Charlene Zietsma

Charlene Zietsma is Associate Professor, and John & Becky Surma Dean's Research Fellow, Management and Organization at the Smeal College of Business, and a member of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Pennsylvania State University.