Event Details

Online MBA Sample Class

June 7, 2023 / 7:00 pm (EDT)8:00 pm (EDT)

Join faculty chair Dr. Janet Duck, instructor and teaching support specialist Cheryl Horten, and managing director Stacey Dorang Peeler on Wednesday, June 7, from 7:00 to 8:00 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. Using the web-conferencing tool Zoom, 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.

  • Stacey Dorang Peeler


    Managing Director, Penn State Online MBA

    Stacey Dorang Peeler joined the Smeal College of Business in July 2008 as the Assistant MBA Director of Admissions and moved into the MBA Admissions Director role in Summer 2011. In 2016 Stacey took on the role of Managing Director of the Penn State Online MBA program, where she manages all of the administrative and operational aspects of the Penn State Online MBA.