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Ph.D., Workforce Development, Penn State
MBA, Lebanon Valley College
B.S., Business Administration, Slippery Rock University

Dr. Janet Duck has more than 15 years of teaching, authoring, and designing experience in online graduate environments. She teaches courses in organizational change management, leadership communication, organizational development and intervention, and team performance. Additionally, Dr. Duck serves as the faculty lead for the Professional Graduate Portfolio (PGP) at the Smeal College of Business, where she facilitates data-driven course design for the graduate business population. She has received the Outstanding Faculty award for the iMBA. She has more than 15 years of industry experience in organizational change and development in both domestic and international markets. Dr. Duck's work in online teaching has been highlighted in The New York Times and Delta Sky Magazine.

Program Faculty

nihal bayraktar
Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park
B.A., Economics, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

Dr. Nihal Bayraktar is a professor of economics at Penn State Harrisburg. Her basic research interests are in development economics, public finance, microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics, applied economics, and modeling. She works on problems related to fixed investment behavior of firms, public capital spending, taxation, monetary policies, inflation, growth, poverty, gender gap, banking sector, and financial markets. Her teaching interests include microeconomic analyses, macroeconomic analyses, money and banking, business analytics, business statistics, international financial markets, public finance, and managerial economics.

John Cameron
J.D., Widener University School of Law
LLM, Corporation Law, New York University School of Law
MBA, Temple University
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

John C. Cameron, associate professor of management and organization, held corporate positions in health care administration and corporate law. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. Currently he serves as the co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Health Care Law Committee. Mr. Cameron teaches courses in leadership development, business ethics, bioscience management and negotiations. His research interests are in the areas of corporate governance, bioethics, leadership, and regulatory compliance.

Shawn Clark
Ph.D., Business Administration, Penn State
Master of Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University
B.S., Brigham Young University

Dr. Shawn Clark is director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a clinical professor of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Smeal College of Business. He teaches courses in corporate innovation, entrepreneurship, business planning, strategic management, enterprise modeling, project management, and business transformation consulting. His research focuses on business architecture modeling, corporate innovation, global prescience, enterprise transparency, and the strategic alignment of business and information technology.

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Memphis
MBA, Finance, University of Alabama
DCM, Computer Programming, University of Mumbai
B.S., Chemistry, University of Mumbai
Professional Certifications: CPA, ACA, CFE, CMA, CISE

Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh is a professor of accounting and MIS at Penn State Behrend. He holds certification in public accounting, information systems auditing, management accounting, and fraud examination, and he has served as an expert witness in the U.S. House of Representatives, estimating the potential for fraud, waste, and abuse of grant money awarded over a five-year period by the U.S. EPA. He has published more than 40 papers and presented at more than 50 conferences. He is also the associate editor of the International Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Performance Evaluation and the author of the book Digital Accounting: The Effects of the Internet and ERP on Accounting. 

Chelsea Hammond
Ph.D., Communication Science, University of Connecticut
M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University
B.A., English, Philosophy, University of Connecticut

Dr. Chelsea Hammond is an assistant clinical professor of marketing and program director of the online marketing analytics certificate. Prior to joining the Penn State Smeal College of Business, she spent more than a decade in the market research and marketing analytics industry, where she helped the world's most iconic and well-known brands leverage data to drive business success.

Ph.D., Operations and Strategic Management, Schulich School of Business, York University (Canada)
MBA, Operations Management, Schulich School of Business, York University (Canada)
B.A., Economics, York University (Canada)
B.S., Biological Sciences, McMaster University (Canada)

Dr. William H. A. Johnson is an associate professor of management at Penn State. His research and teaching interests include innovation, strategy, and international management. His research is published in high-quality innovation-based journals including Research Policy, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Technovation, Journal of Business Research, Research-Technology Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Journal of International Management, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Engineering Management Journal, and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, among others. He has authored several practitioner-oriented books on developing a competitive global strategy at Routledge (Managing Global Strategy: Developing an Effective Strategy in International Business), the push toward an innovation economy by the Chinese at BEP (Innovation in China: The Tail of the Dragon) and creating effective project-based strategies, also at BEP (Project Strategy and Strategic Portfolio Management).

David Morand
Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Cornell University
M.A., Industrial and Labor Relations, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Humanism and Cultural Change, University of Wisconsin

Dr. David Morand is a professor of management at Penn State Harrisburg. He teaches courses in organizational behavior, human resource management, and labor relations. His research interests include power and influence in organizational interaction, formal/informal social environments in organizations, cross-cultural communication, and labor law. His research has been cited prominently in the media, including such business media as the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, New York Times, Times of London, Chicago Tribune, Business Week Magazine, and Psychology Today.

Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University

Dr. Sourish Sarkar is an associate professor of operations and supply chain management. He teaches supply chain management and operations planning (using SAP) for MBA and undergraduate students. Dr. Sarkar’s research interests are inventory and supply chain management and behavioral operations. His research has appeared in the International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, and International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.

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Ph.D., Arizona State University

Dr. Sagnika Sen is an associate professor of information systems at Penn State Great Valley. Her research focuses on process performance, metrics, and incentive design in organizations. She has published in top academic journals in the field of information systems, such as Information Systems Research and Journal of Management Information Systems. Dr. Sen teaches courses in management information systems, business process management, and business statistics.

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Connecticut
M.A., Strategy, U.S. Army War College
M.S., Administration, Central Michigan University
B.S., Business Management, West Chester University

Dale Watson, Ph.D., Colonel (U.S. Army, Retired), is an assistant teaching professor at the Penn State Harrisburg School of Business. A career Army Aviator and former Chairman of the Department of Command, Leadership, and Management at the United States Army War College, Dr. Watson has served at multiple levels of command, including multinational headquarters assignments overseas. His research interests include multi-team systems, team adaptation, team resiliency, organizational change, and leadership. Dr. Watson blends academic foundations with a practitioner’s view of organizational phenomena to better understand these complex environments.

MBA, Supply Chain, Penn State
B.S., Accounting, Penn State
Certified Public Accountant

Suzanne A. Wright enhances her teaching with practical experience in managerial and financial accounting and various areas of supply chain. She thoroughly enjoys teaching Accounting Systems and Control and Intermediate and Advanced Financial Accounting. She has been involved in Smeal Sustainability for twenty years and is past chair of the education group of the Center for the Business of Sustainability. Suzanne taught two summer programs in China and three-week courses on sustainability and technology at Pforzheim University in Germany.

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