Penn State Smeal welcomes 12 new faculty members

The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes 12 new members to its faculty this academic year.


Laura Wellman, assistant professor

  • Doctorate: Arizona State University
  • Master’s: Arizona State University
  • Bachelor’s: Arizona State University


Stefan Lewellen, visiting assistant professor

  • Doctorate: Yale University
  • Master’s: Yale University
  • Bachelor’s: University of Texas


Michelle Darnell, clinical assistant professor and director of honor and integrity

  • Doctorate: Purdue University
  • Master’s: Purdue University
  • Bachelor’s: University of San Diego

Jamey Darnell, clinical assistant professor

  • Doctorate: University of Florida
  • Master’s: Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Bachelor’s: Pepperdine University

Jeanette Miller, clinical assistant professor

  • Doctorate: Georgia State University
  • Master’s: Webster University (Austria)
  • Bachelor’s: University of Texas

Ozge Pala, instructor in management

  • Doctorate: Radboud University (The Netherlands)
  • Master’s: Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
  • Bachelor’s: Bogazici University (Hungary)


Stefan Wuyts, professor of marketing

  • Doctorate: Erasmus University (The Netherlands)
  • Master’s: University of Ghent (Belgium)
  • Bachelor’s: Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)

Ning Zhong, assistant professor of marketing

  • Doctorate: Emory University
  • Master’s: Georgia Tech and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
  • Bachelor’s: Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Steven Putterman, professor of practice and faculty-in-charge of the Actuarial Science Program

  • Previous experience: Vice president of annuity product management at Sun Life Financial
  • Bachelor’s: Penn State


Rashmi Sharma, clinical assistant professor and managing director of Laboratory for Economics, Management and Auctions (LEMA)

  • Doctorate: Penn State University
  • Master’s: Indira Ghandi National Open University (India) and Penn State University
  • Bachelor’s: University of Rajasthan (India)

Mostafa Sabbaghi, visiting assistant professor

  • Doctorate: University at Buffalo
  • Master’s: Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology (Iran)
  • Bachelor’s: Iran University of Science and Technology (Iran)

Hossein Fateh, visiting assistant professor

  • Doctorate: George Mason University and West Virginia University
  • Master’s: George Washington University
  • Bachelor’s: Isfahan University (Iran)
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Last Updated August 20, 2018