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Eight Smeal Faculty Members Earn Promotions

Effective today, July 1, four Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members and four clinical faculty have received promotions.
July 1, 2014

Effective today, July 1, four Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members and four clinical faculty have received promotions.

Tenure-Track Faculty Promotions

Stephen Humphrey has been promoted to professor of management. Humphrey, who directs the Center for Teams and Negotiation, has been a Smeal faculty member since 2008 and has research expertise in teamwork and team design. He holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human resource management from Michigan State University.

Anthony Kwasnica has been promoted to professor of business economics. Kwasnica, a Smeal faculty member since 1999, directs the Laboratory for Economic Management and Auctions. He has research expertise in microeconomic theory, game theory, and experimental economics. Kwasnica holds a Ph.D. in social science from the California Institute of Technology.

D. Lance Ferris has been promoted to associate professor of organizational behavior and human resources. A Smeal faculty member since 2011, Ferris studies motivation processes within organizations, examining constructs such as job performance, self-esteem, ostracism, abusive supervision, and social comparisons. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Waterloo.

Karen Winterich has been promoted to associate professor of marketing. Winterich, a Smeal faculty member since 2010, has research expertise in consumer behavior and identities, emotion, charitable giving, brand evaluations, and sustainability. She earned her Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.

Clinical Faculty Promotions

David Cather has been promoted to clinical professor of risk management. A Smeal faculty member since 2006, Cather studies corporate governance, corporate risk management, insurance regulation, and auto and health insurance. He holds a Ph.D. in risk management from the University of Georgia.

Jennifer Coupland has been promoted to clinical professor of marketing. Coupland has been a member of the Smeal faculty since 2008 and has expertise in consumer behavior, brand meaning, symbolism, and food consumption. She holds a Ph.D. in marketing from Northwestern University.

Sajay Samuel has been promoted to clinical professor of accounting. Samuel, a Smeal faculty member since 2003, has expertise in management and cost accounting, strategic cost management, and federal budgets. He holds a Ph.D. in business administration from Penn State.

Brian Davis has been promoted to clinical associate professor of finance. Davis conducts research in the areas of financial market regulation and oil markets. He holds a Ph.D. in public policy and administration from the State University of New York in Albany.

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