Event Details

Online Classroom Preview: MBA

September 4, 2024 / 12:00 pm (EDT)1:00 pm (EDT)

Join faculty chair Dr. Janet Duck and instructor and teaching support specialist Cheryl Horten on Monday, September 4, from noon to 1:00 p.m. (ET) to learn how the internationally ranked Penn State Smeal College of Business strives to "integrate, collaborate, and engage" students like you in an online world. Join us for an online classroom preview where you can:

  • learn how our course is delivered via the Canvas Learning Management System
  • discuss synchronous versus asynchronous learning environments
  • gain hands-on experience with some of our learning tools
  • see how assignments are submitted, reviewed, and graded
  • discover how easily team-based, collaborative assignments are conducted
  • Janet Duck, Ph.D.


    Faculty Director and Faculty Chair, Penn State Online MBA, and Clinical Professor of Management & Organization

    Dr. Janet Duck, clinical professor of management, serves as faculty director for the Penn State Online MBA. In 2019, the Penn State Smeal College of Business named Dr. Duck as its director of excellence in teaching and learning, a newly formed role to benefit the college’s fast-growing portfolio of professional graduate programs.

  • Cheryl Horten

    Cheryl Horten professional profile image

    Instructor and Teaching Support Specialist

    Cheryl Horten is an instructor and teaching support specialist in business analytics with the Penn State Smeal College of Business. She has a diverse background with more than 20 years of analyzing, interpreting, and translating data across multiple industries. Cheryl joined Penn State in 2018 as a grassroots contributor to the Creative Team Model and also holds the position of academic coordinator, in which she uses analytics to drive innovation and strategic evolution of the professional graduate student learning experience. Cheryl holds an MBA from Penn State and is currently pursuing a DBA with a focus on innovation and technology from Marymount University.