Overview of faculty who teach in the Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership Program from the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

One of the advantages of pursuing a graduate degree at the Penn State Smeal College of Business is the opportunity to work closely with distinguished professors who couple world-renowned research expertise with practical business knowledge and expertise. These award-winning teachers, researchers, consultants, and authors specialize in bringing complex business concepts to life.

Program Faculty

Connect with same professors who teach in the first year of the Smeal MBA Program including:

  • Keith Crocker: Chair of the college’s Department of Risk Management, former economist at the Federal Trade Commission, and an expert witness in cases involving antitrust and insurance concerns.
  • Dennis Gioia: Former chair of the Smeal Department of Management and Organization with previous roles on the Apollo lunar program and with Ford Motor Company.
  • Andy Gustafson: Director of the college’s leadership communications program and former consultant in business and industry with clients such as IBM, Lockheed-Martin, and McDonald’s.
  • Glen Kreiner: Expert in team dynamics with research that focuses on areas such as role transitions, emotions in the workplace, and organization identity change.
  • Sajay Samuel: Teacher of topics related to management accounting for undergraduate, graduate students, and executives with research interest that aim to clarify foundational assumptions of management through thought and practice.
  • Chloe Tergiman: Professor in the college’s Department of Risk Management with research expertise in areas such as the political economy and entrepreneurship.
  • Doug Thomas: Multiple-time recipient of the college’s MBA Excellence in Teaching Award with supply chain consulting experience for companies like Accenture, ExxonMobil, and Lockheed Martin.