How social media influencers affect more than voter opinions

Feature/Driven Community

Forging Their Own Paths

How Five Black Alumni Created Entrepreneurial Success after Smeal

Feature/lifelong learning

Executive Scholars

Meet a few of the lifelong learners who comprise the inaugural cohort of Penn State Smeal’s new doctorate in business administration.

Feature/faculty research

Richer Data, Better Decisions

New format leads to enhanced interpretability and consistency of financial data.

Charles H. Whiteman

DEAN’s Perspective

Competing with the best in the world — with a lot of help from our friends


Smeal Thought Leaders: Better Business Podcast

The Better Business Podcast offers research-based insights and industry perspectives on the issues and trends shaping the world of business. Hosted by award-winning financial journalist and Smeal alumna Farnoosh Torabi, the podcast series features Smeal alumni and faculty members as well as other high-achieving thought leaders in the world of finance, accounting, supply chain, marketing, management, real estate, and international business. Listeners can subscribe to or download episodes at most popular streaming services or at www.smeal.psu.edu/podcasts.
Stories written by Scott Edwards

Smeal Podcast Epoisode 8: Winterich Susman

Episode 8

The Circular Economy:

As we attempt to eliminate waste and slow climate change, we’re seeing a shift to a circular economy, where products and materials are repurposed in new cycles. | Read More

Smeal Podcast Epoisode 9: Miller Callahan

Episode 9

Funding Options for Entrepreneurs

Funding for new entrepreneurs has quickly dried up. Over the final quarter of 2022, startup investments in North America declined by more than 60% compared to the same period in 2021, according to a Crunchbase report.| Read More

Smeal Podcast Epoisode 10: Steiner Borelli

Episode 10

Climate Change and Commercial Real Estate

From investors to business owners to those tasked with expanding their company, everyone in commercial real estate is now feeling the early effects of climate change. | Read More


Higgins named Donan Professor of Business Administration

Felisa Higgins, Smeal’s associate dean for undergraduate education and a clinical professor of supply chain management, has been appointed as the William A. Donan Professor of Business Administration. | Read More

Cahoy, Cornaggia appointed as department chairs

John and Karen Arnold Dean Charles Whiteman has announced the appointment of Dan Cahoy as chair of the Department of Risk Management and Kimberly Cornaggia as chair of the Department of Finance.  | Read More

Lewellen Receives Michael J. Brennan Award

Stefan Lewellen (left), assistant professor of finance, received the Michael J. Brennan Award for the best paper published in The Review of Financial Studies. | Read More

Veruete promoted to Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Juan Veruete has been appointed as Smeal’s inaugural assistant dean for undergraduate affairs. | Read More

Anonymous donors make $6 million estate commitment to Smeal

The Penn State Smeal College of Business will benefit from a $6 million estate commitment by a couple who has chosen to remain anonymous.  | Read More

Luciano named to Poets & Quants 40 under 40 MBA Professors list

Margaret Luciano, associate professor of management and organization and BNY Mellon Faculty Fellow, has been named to Poets & Quants’ 2023 Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors list.| Read More

Master of Supply Chain Management added to portfolio

Smeal has expanded its portfolio of professional graduate programs with the addition of a STEM-designated resident master’s degree in supply chain management.| Read More


Employee recruitment and retention key to future of work

Competition for talent. The need to navigate corporate layoffs. Employees’ desire to develop more meaningful careers. | Learn More

Alumni Society Board president pays it forward

More than a decade after graduating, Smeal Alumni Society Board President Marissa Presser says she wants to make the Penn State experience even better for today’s Smeal students. | Learn More

Two Smeal graduates receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Smeal graduates Lou D’Ambrosio and Julie McHugh were among eight Penn State alumni to receive Penn State’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the University’s highest honor, in June. | Learn More

Save the Date

Join us for Impact Smeal Day on Nov. 3, 2023. | Learn More