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Hammond brings industry, academic expertise to Penn State Smeal marketing analytics graduate certificate

July 17, 2017


Chelsea Hammond, who combines 10 years of industry experience with a Ph.D. in communication science, heads Smeal's new Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics and will teach the first of the program's four courses.

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Penn State Smeal Board of Visitors member Martha Jordan named Penn State Distinguished Alumna

July 14, 2017


Penn State has named Smeal grad Martha B. Jordan a 2017 Distinguished Alumna for her service and giving in support of the University. Jordan is the current chair of the Penn State Advisory Council on Philanthropy, which has led Penn State’s effort to launch a new University-wide fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence."

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Penn State Smeal’s Wehr selected for prestigious Masie 30 Under 30 program

July 13, 2017


Katrina Wehr, an instructional designer in the Penn State Smeal College of Business eLearning Design and Innovation Group (eLDIG), has been selected to participate in the Elliott Masie 30 Under 30 Learning 2017 Program, a prestigious honor within the learning community.

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Jeff Sharp transitions to associate dean of international programs at Penn State Smeal

July 12, 2017


Jeff Sharp, a member of the Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty for more than 25 years, is transitioning to a new role within the college. Sharp has been appointed associate dean for international programs after having served as associate dean for undergraduate education for nearly five years.

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Penn State Smeal names Sustainability Leadership Award in honor of inaugural winner, Gerald Susman

July 5, 2017


Gerald Susman, Klein Professor Emeritus of Management, director emeritus of the Center for Management of Technological and Organizational Change, and director emeritus of the Sustainability Council, has long spearheaded Smeal's sustainability efforts. Smeal has chosen to honor his legacy and present him with the inaugural Susman Sustainability Leadership Award.

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Eight Penn State Smeal Ph.D. grads to begin academic careers at Carnegie Research Institutions

June 29, 2017


Continuing the tradition of success in the Penn State Smeal College of Business Ph.D. Program, eight of the 13 2017 Smeal Ph.D. graduates have secured positions at universities with high or very high research missions, as defined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

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Penn State Smeal launches new certificate in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship

June 27, 2017


Penn State is accepting applications for its new graduate certificate in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, which is being offered online through Penn State World Campus by the internationally ranked Smeal College of Business. The certificate consists of 12 credits.

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For Penn State Smeal’s Winterich, research is around every corner

June 26, 2017


Penn State Smeal College of Business Associate Professor of Marketing Karen Winterich says where most people see conversation starters and curiosities, she sees potential research studies. Considering Winterich is also a Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow, that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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Penn State Smeal’s Lilien receives prestigious Buck Weaver Award

June 20, 2017


Gary L. Lilien, distinguished research professor of management science and the research director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Buck Weaver Award, presented by the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS).

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Penn State Smeal research helps assess humanitarian response capacity in natural disasters

June 7, 2017


Immediately following a natural disaster that outpaces a community’s ability to respond, various outside organizations rush to provide life-saving commodities to meet health, water, food, shelter or other needs. That response is expedited by inventory prepositioned independently by governmental and non-governmental organizations. Research co-authored by Jason Acimovic, assistant professor of supply chain and information systems at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, would help these disparate organizations better coordinate and locate stockpiles while at the same time saving as much as 20 percent of current costs.

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