YORK, Pa. -- Denise W. Streeter will join the business faculty at Penn State York as full-time instructor in business administration beginning Aug. 15. Streeter will teach a variety of courses including business administration, finance, project management, and supply chain management. She will also advise the Business Club.
“Dr. Streeter comes to Penn State York with a wealth of experience from the business world that nicely complements our in-house expertise,” said Robert Farrell, director of academic affairs at Penn State York. “Our students stand to benefit greatly and are very fortunate to have her as their professor.”
In addition to her corporate experience, Streeter brings teaching and research knowledge to her new position at York. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her most recent teaching appointment was at the University of Maryland University College, and she also has taught at the Johns Hopkins University and Old Dominion University.
Streeter’s teaching and research interests include corporate finance, financial markets and institutions, international finance and macroeconomics. She has authored numerous publications, given a variety of presentations, and is a member of Financial Management Association International, serving on the Finance Program Committee from 2008-11. She has served as a referee for conference papers for the Academy of International Business and is a member and past president of the PhD Project Finance Doctoral Student Association.
A participant in The PhD Project, an award-winning program to create a more diverse corporate America, Streeter is one of only 29 female, African-American, finance business school professors in the U.S., since The PhD Project was created in 1994. The project's vision is to diversify corporate America by increasing the number of minority business professors (African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American), to attract more minority students to study business in college.
“I believe that my mission is to ensure that all students bring greater benefit to corporate America after exposure to my Penn State classroom,” said Streeter. “In addition to my work at the York campus, I will continue my work with the PhD Project. As a PhD Project faculty member, I will serve as a mentor to current Ph.D. students and as a role model for the students in my classes."
Streeter earned a doctorate in finance and a master’s in economics from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, where she successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “The Response of Commercial Banks to Credit Stimuli,” in December 2013. She also holds a master of finance degree and a graduate certificate in investments from the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Md., as well as a bachelor's degree in accounting business administration from Howard University, Washington, D.C. She also is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of experience.
Streeter began her doctoral journey by attending the 1999 November PhD Project Conference. Each year, highly qualified professionals who are considering leaving their careers to enter doctoral programs in business are invited to The PhD Project Conference where they hear from deans, professors and current minority doctoral students about the benefits of pursuing a doctoral degree in business.
Conference participants are provided with the tools and resources they need for the application/admission process. Once they enter a program, every minority business doctoral student in an AACSB-accredited U.S. business school becomes a member of one of the project’s five (accounting, finance, information systems, marketing and management) Doctoral Student Associations (DSAs).
Each year, the project holds a conference for each of the five DSAs where the students establish a strong support network while they receive important tools to help them navigate their doctoral programs. Streeter also is a faculty member of The PhD Project’s Finance Doctoral Students Association.