MBA Program

Faculty

Joseph B. Beck, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1610 
jbbeck@ship.edu
University of California, Irvine.  Strategy. 
Research Interests: Corporate Governance; Corporate Strategy; Dynamic Capabilities.  Past Reviewer for Strategic Management Journal and Southern Management Conference.

Wendy S. Becker, Ph.D.
(717) 477-1410 
wsbecker@ship.edu
The Pennsylvania State University. Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
Research interests: industrial-organizational psychology, qualitative research methods, ethics and sustainability. MBA courses: Human Resource Development, Leadership and Organizational Behavior.

Jerry Carbo, JD/Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1428 
jacarbo@ship.edu
JD - The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, PhD Cornell University's  School of Industrial and Labor Relations.  
Research interests - Socially Sustainable Business Practices, Workplace Bullying, Labor Revitalization.  Teaches Ethics and Sustainability in the MBA program.

Joseph Catanio, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1526 
jtcatanio@ship.edu
New Jersey Institute of Technology. Management Information Systems.
Research and Teaching Interests: Business Systems Analysis and Design, Project Management, Management Information Systems, Information Analysis, Information Technology and Business Operations, Business Programming.

Sunhee Choi, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1691
SChoi@ship.edu
Texas Tech University, Marketing
Research interests: Corporate Social Responsibility, Retailing, Pricing, Research Method, and Big Data Analysis.Teaches Marketing Management in the MBA program. 

Azim Danesh, Ph,D,
(717) 477-1674
danesh@ship.edu
Temple University. Computer and Information Sciences. 
Research and Teaching Areas: Information Technology and Business Process Redesign, Database Design, Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce.

Viet Dao, Ph.D., 
(717) 477-1415 
vtdao@ship.edu
University of Oklahoma. Management Information Systems.
Research interests: IT and Innovation Management, Business Value of IT, IT and Sustainability.

David Hwang, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1775
dhwang@ship.edu 
University of Toledo.  Manufacturing and Technology Management.
Research interest: Supply Chain Management, Logistics, information technology (ERP systems), and operations strategy.

Hyunpyo Kim, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1641
HKim@ship.edu
Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea).
Research interests: Asymmetric cost behavior, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), CFO (Cash Flows from Operations) management, Stock price crash risk, Corporate governance, ERT (Earnings Recognition Timeliness).

Ian M. Langella, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1434
imlangella@ship.edu
University of Magdeburg, Germany.  Supply Chain Management and Business Operations and Analysis.  Research Interests: Sustainable and Responsible Global Supply Chain Management.

James Jay Mackie, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1675 
jjmack@ship.edu
Texas A&M University. Managerial Accounting; Essentials of Accounting and Finance. 
Research interests: Strategic cost management, Healthcare Finance and cost management, and accounting information and technology.

Otso Massala, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1422
oamassala@ship.edu
INSEAD, France, Decision Sciences.
Research interests: Innovation management, Global Logistics, Stochastic Models, Optimal Search, Decision Analysis, Technology an Operation Management.

Shelley Morrisette, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1722 
shmorr@ship.edu
University of Mississippi. Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Management.
Research Interests: Corporate Entrepreneurship, Corporate Strategy.

Robert Neidigh, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1233 
roneid@ship.edu
The Pennsylvania State University. Supply Chain Management.
Research Interests: Production Scheduling, Quality, and Optimization.

William D. Oberman, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1625 
wdober@ship.edu
University of Pittsburgh. Leadership, Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Ethics, Business & Society.
Research Interests: Corporate Public Affairs & Political Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Network Analysis, Resource-Based View of the Firm.

June Pham, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1139 
dapham@ship.edu
University of South Florida. Finance.
Research Interests: Corporate restructuring, share repurchases, corporate governance, banking accessibility, event studies. 

Edward Pitingolo, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1057
edpitingolo@ship.edu

Hong Rim, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1172
hkrim@ship.edu
The Pennsylvania State University. Finance.
Research Interests: International finance, foreign investments, relationships between foreign currency
markets and financial markets, event studies.
 

Robert Setaputra, Ph.D.
(717) 477-1171 
rsseta@ship.edu
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Operations Management.
Research Interests: Reverse Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Operations - Marketing Interface.

Robert D. Stephens, Ph.D.,
(717) 477-1684
rdstep@ship.edu
Indiana University. International Business, European Business Environment.
Research Interests: International Strategic Alliances, Organizational Commitment, International Management Strategy.

Vicki Fairbanks Taylor, Ph.D., 
(717) 477-1217 
vltaylor@ship.edu
Temple University.  Human Resource Management, Compensation, Training & Development, Leadership, Organizational Behavior. 
Research Interests: Organizational Culture, Interviewing, Employee Discipline, Management Education.