Dr. Peter S. Whalen

Director of the Garber Center

Dr. Whalen is the director of the Garber Center as well as Co-Director of the Lion Launch Pad and works with various entrepreneurship groups across campus.

Peter came to Penn State in the Fall of 2015 from the University of Denver where he served as an Assistant Marketing Professor for six years.  His academic research has focused on the interface of marketing and entrepreneurship, more specifically on theory related to opportunity creation, effectuation, service dominant logic and planning.

He has over fifteen years business experience in sales, promotions, research, consulting and entrepreneurial start-ups.  He holds academic degrees from the University of Oregon (PhD in Marketing), St. Louis University (MBA) and Florida State University (BS in Marketing).  He is married to his wife of 17 years, Beth Anne, and has three children, Wyatt (11), Lydia (10) and Camille (4).

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Peter S. Whalen
Garber Center for Venture Capital
Smeal College of Business
The Pennsylvania State University
430 Business Building
University Park PA 16802-3603

Phone: 814-865-3822
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