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Smeal Welcomes New Faculty Members to the College

The Penn State Smeal College of Business has added several new members to its faculty for the 2013-14 academic year.
August 22, 2013

The Penn State Smeal College of Business has added the following new members to its faculty for the 2013-14 academic year.

Aydin Alptekinoglu – Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
Alptekinoglu holds a doctorate in management from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include product variety management, supply chain management, and pricing.

Dane Christensen – Assistant Professor of Accounting
Christensen holds a doctorate in accounting from the University of Arizona. His research interests include auditing and financial accounting with a focus on the impact of political forces, corporate misconduct, and corporate social responsibility.

Matthew Gustafson – Assistant Professor of Finance
Gustafson holds a doctorate in finance from the University of Rochester. His research interests include how corporations interact with financial intermediaries and the capital markets and the impact assessment of market-based consumption on labor supply.

John Howell – Assistant Professor of Marketing
Howell holds a doctorate in marketing from the Ohio State University. His research interests include Bayesian statistics, economic theory and modeling, strategic pricing, multiple stakeholder optimization, and models for making software and computer hardware.

Razvan Lungeanu – Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
Lungeanu holds a doctorate in management and organizations from Northwestern University. His research interests include strategic management, corporate governance, and organization theory.

Johanna Slot – Assistant Professor of Marketing
Slot holds a doctorate in marketing from Tilburg University. Her research interests include innovation, interfirm collaboration, high-tech markets, marketing channels, and crowdsourcing. She will begin her tenure at Smeal in January 2014.

Zhongyi Yuan – Assistant Professor of Risk Management
Yuan holds a doctorate in statistics with a concentration in actuarial science and financial mathematics from the University of Iowa. Yuan’s research interests include quantitative risk management, extreme value theory in insurance and finance, dependence structures, statistical interface for risk measures, and importance sampling algorithms.

Heather Lutz – Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
Lutz holds a doctorate in supply chain management from Syracuse University.

Abdou Jallow - Instructor in Management Information Systems
Jallow holds a doctoral degree in engineering informatics and management and has experience in both independent research and business management.

Karen Maull - Instructor in Business Law
Maull received her law degree from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and has experience as an attorney as well as teaching and research.

Barbara Yener - Instructor in Accounting
Yener holds a master of accounting degree from Penn State and is a Certified Public Accountant with eight years of experience in public accounting.

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