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Master's in
Strategic Management and Executive Leadership


Ph.D., Management, MIT Sloan
B.A., Harvard College

Forrest Briscoe is a professor of management and a Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow in the Smeal College of Business. He teaches courses in strategic management, business ethics, social entrepreneurship, and organizational theory. His research examines strategic decision-making in relation to a variety of topics, including corporate stakeholders, workforce management, resource allocation, social responsibility, and data governance.

Ph.D., Higher Education, Penn State
M.S., Business Administration, Penn State
M.Ed., Higher Education, Penn State
B.A., Advertising-Public Relations, Penn State

Dr. Jennifer Eury is a clinical assistant professor of management and organization at the Smeal College of Business, and an affiliate faculty member in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. She teaches courses in ethical leadership, leadership and change in organizations, and management and organization. Her research focuses on individuals’ and organizations’ responses to identity threat, and organizational culture, specifically how culture can foster integrity and ethical behavior.

Ph.D., Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
M.Phil., Industrial Relations, IIT, Mumbai, India
M.S., Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India
B.A., Political Science, Elphinstone College, Mumbai, India

Aparna Joshi is the Arnold Family Professor of Management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Her research is focused on resolving diversity and leadership challenges across a number of industries and occupations. Her teaching focuses on building leadership competencies — including self-awareness, empathy, and perspective-taking — that are directed toward leading inclusively across differences. She also teaches courses on diversity and leadership in the undergraduate MBA, MOL, and EMBA programs at Smeal.

MLE, Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, Harvard University
Ph.D., Strategic Management, Indiana University Bloomington
M.S., International Business, Penn State
B.A., Economics, Penn State

Dr. Jeffrey A. Krug is the program director for the Master’s in Strategic Management and Executive Leadership program in the Smeal College of Business, where he teaches courses in strategic management. He also advises startup companies through the Penn State Startup Leadership Network and Happy Valley LaunchBox. His research focuses on corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), global strategy, and the effects of M&As on acquired top management teams.

Ph.D., Strategic Management, University of Florida
B.A., Financial Administration, Michigan State University

Dr. Vilmos F. Misangyi is a professor of strategic management, the BNY Mellon Fellow, and chair of the Management and Organization Department of the Smeal College of Business. He teaches courses in corporate strategy, strategic management, and power and influence. His research seeks to contribute to an understanding of strategy that extends beyond standard economic and financial accounts by taking a social and behavioral approach to examining how executive and organizational actions influence, and are influenced by, their surrounding environments.

D.Ed., Higher Education, Penn State
M.Ed., Counselor Education, Penn State
B.A., Advertising, Penn State

Dr. Albert A. Vicere is professor of business administration in the Smeal College of Business where he teaches courses in strategic leadership. He has served as Smeal's associate dean for executive education, faculty director of the Smeal Executive MBA program, and director of the College's Institute for the Study of Organizational Effectiveness. His research interests focus on leadership development and strategy implementation.

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