EMBA Faculty

Overview of faculty who teach in the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia.

Top faculty from Penn State's University Park campus travel across the state to Philadelphia to teach in the Smeal Executive MBA. They also reside on site at Union League Liberty Hill each weekend of the program, providing students with unparalleled access.


Our faculty members are award winners, consultants to government and the world's top companies, and professors in the college's internationally ranked on-campus MBA Program. These are engaging teachers who have extensive experience working with executive-level students, including:

  • Saruabh Bansal: Associate professor of supply chain management with expertise in decision-making under risk and uncertainty. 
  • Forrest BriscoeFormer consultant at John Snow Inc. in Boston and winner of the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Fellowship.
  • Keith Crocker: Former economist at the Federal Trade Commission and an expert witness in cases involving antitrust and insurance concerns.
  • Lou GattisFaculty director for Penn State Smeal MBA and EMBA programs with 15 years of career experience in corporate finance and investment management.
  • Terrence Guay: Clinical Professor of International Business, Associate Dean of Office of International Programs, and Director of Center for Global Business Studies with a background in Political Science.
  • Andy Gustafson: Director of the Smeal MBA Communications Program with expertise in oral, written, and graphic presentation strategies and skills.
  • Donald Hambrick: Winner of the prestigious Academy of Management Distinguished Educator Award and author of the widely noted worldwide study of executive leadership Reinventing the CEO.
  • Stephen Humphrey: Alvin H. Clemens Professor of Management and member of the Academy of Management and INGroup with expertise in teamwork and the drivers of team success
  • Aparna Joshi: An Arnold Family Professor of Management, Joshi has received many accolades for her work in diversity and gender dynamics and her research has been featured in publications such as USA Today and the Times of India
  • Tony Kwasnica: Director of the Laboratory for Economics Management and Auctions (LEMA), Penn State's only dedicated experimental economics laboratory, and expert on microeconomic theory, game theory, and experimental economics. 
  • John Liechty: Professor of marketing with extensive experience in developing solutions for top investment banks and marketing research firms. 
  • Margaret Luciano: An associate professor of management and organization with expertise in team dynamics, multiteam systems, leadership, and healthcare.
  • Nancy Mahon: Former director of public relations efforts for a Long Island, NY school system and an expert in oral, written, and presentational business communications.
  • Jeanette Miller: Assistant clinical professor of management and organization and associate director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Vilmos Misangyi: Chair of the Penn State Smeal Department of Management and Organization, former director of financial analysis and planning for the Carvel Corporation, with expertise in strategic decision-making, planning, and analysis.
  • Andrew Petersen: Associate professor of marketing with previously published research in journals including Journal of Marketing, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
  • Sajay Samuel: Extensively published clinical professor of management accounting with research interests in political philosophy and history.
  • Chloe Tergiman: Expert on the relationship between human behavior and economic theory, including the dynamics of entrepreneurship, bargaining and legislative decision making.
  • Albert Vicere: Leadership consultant to numerous firms including BASF, Cisco Systems, McDonald’s, Samsung, and Unilever, and the author of the books Leadership by Design and The Many Facets of Leadership.
  • Hui Zhao: Associate professor of supply chain & information systems, Robert G. and Caroline Schwartz Fellow with expertise in healthcare; pharmaceuticals; and incentives and contracts.