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Penn State Smeal welcomes 12 new faculty members

August 20, 2018

The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes 12 new members to its faculty this academic year. 

ACCOUNTING 

Laura Wellman, assistant professor
Doctorate: Arizona State University
Master’s: Arizona State University
Bachelor’s: Arizona State University

FINANCE 

Stefan Lewellen, visiting assistant professor
Doctorate: Yale University
Master’s: Yale University
Bachelor’s: University of Texas

MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 

Michelle Darnell, clinical assistant professor and director of honor and integrity
Doctorate: Purdue University
Master’s: Purdue University
Bachelor’s: University of San Diego

Jamey Darnell, clinical assistant professor
Doctorate: University of Florida
Master’s: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Bachelor’s: Pepperdine University 

Jeanette Miller, clinicial assistant professor
Doctorate: Georgia State University
Master’s: Webster University (Austria)
Bachelor’s: University of Texas 

Ozge Pala, instructor in management
Doctorate: Radboud University (The Netherlands)
Master’s: Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
Bachelor’s: Bogazici University (Hungary) 

MARKETING 

Stefan Wuyts, professor of marketing
Doctorate: Erasmus University (The Netherlands)
Master’s: University of Ghent (Belgium)
Bachelor’s: Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) 

Ning Zhong, assistant professor of marketing
Doctorate: Emory University
Master’s: Georgia Tech and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Bachelor’s: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

RISK MANAGEMENT

Steven Putterman, professor of practice and faculty-in-charge of the Actuarial Science Program
Previous experience: Vice president of annuity product management at Sun Life Financial
Bachelor’s: Penn State University  

SUPPLY CHAIN AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Rashmi Sharma, clinical assistant professor and managing director of Laboratory for Economics, Management and Auctions (LEMA)
Doctorate: Penn State University
Master’s: Indira Ghandi National Open University (India) and Penn State University
Bachelor’s: University of Rajasthan (India)

Mostafa Sabbaghi, visiting assistant professor
Doctorate: University at Buffalo
Master’s: Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology (Iran)
Bachelor’s: Iran University of Science and Technology (Iran)

Hossein Fateh, visiting assistant professor
Doctorate: George Mason University and West Virginia University
Master’s: George Washington University
Bachelor’s: Isfahan University (Iran)

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