Spring 2021

The Essence of the Penn State Smeal Brand

In 2017, Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors member Richard Bard and his wife, Pam, invited board members to their Colorado home for a strategic discussion about who we are and what we aspire to be as a business school. We had great discussions, but if you have ever engaged in such an activity, you’ll probably agree that it can be difficult to put into words what sits at the core of oneself or one’s organization.

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Career Coaching: A Pandemic-Era Pivot Success Story

Karen Garner Stewart, a 1989 graduate with a degree in accounting, mastered a pandemic-era career reinvention. It began when she registered for career coaching and established her first LinkedIn profile showcasing accomplishments as a senior financial executive at Columbia University.

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Kevin Linderman New Chair of SC&IS

Kevin Linderman has been appointed chair of the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department. Linderman also holds the John J. Coyle Professorship in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

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Karen Winterich Named Inaugural Susman Professor

Penn State Smeal Marketing Professor Karen Winterich has been named the inaugural Gerald I. Susman Professor in Sustainability. Winterich conducts research in the area of consumer behavior, with much of her work examining how consumers’ social identities influence charitable giving as well as (im)moral and sustainable behavior.

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Smeal By The Numbers, Spring 2021

While universities across the nation have experienced a decline in applications and enrollment during the pandemic, interest in many Penn State Smeal programs has increased.

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