11 Professors Join Drexel LeBow Faculty

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  • Dean Tsetsekos announced that 11 professors have joined the College’s faculty on main campus in Philadelphia or at the Drexel Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, Calif.

  • New professors to will begin their teaching responsibilities this fall.

George P. Tsetsekos, Ph.D., the R. John Chapel Jr. Dean of LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, announced today that 11 professors have joined the College’s faculty on main campus in Philadelphia or at the Drexel Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, Calif. They will begin their teaching responsibilities this fall.

“These scholars come to us from some of the finest institutions in the country and they have impressive records of research and teaching accomplishments,” Tsetsekos said. “I am proud of this new class of professors, and I am confident that they will help Drexel LeBow continue its ascendancy among the top business schools in America.”

The new professors on the Philadelphia main campus are:

Sebastien J. Bradley, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics. He is a specialist in public and international finance, applied microeconometrics and real estate. His current research examines the effects of fiscal policy on economic output.  Bradley holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Williams College.

Pia DiGirolamo, Ph.D., assistant clinical professor of economics. She was most recently senior economist with The Center for Forensic Economic Studies in Philadelphia. She has taught at Purdue University and was a researcher at Merrill Lynch before beginning her academic career. She holds Ph.D. and master’s degrees from Purdue and three degrees from Universita’ Federico II in Napoli, Italy.

George Knox, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. He has been an assistant professor of marketing at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. His work has been published in the Journal of Marketing, International Commerce Review and elsewhere. He holds Ph.D. and master’s degrees from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Penn.

Natalie Pedersen, assistant professor of legal studies. She most recently served as an assistant teaching professor in Drexel’s Earle Mack School of Law. Pedersen holds a law degree from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She served as an attorney with Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, and as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit before beginning her academic career.

Stanley Ridgley, Ph.D., assistant clinical professor of management. He most recently taught at Temple University and served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence prior to launching his academic career. His work has been published in Journal of Internaitonal Management Studies, Journal of International Business and elsewhere, and he has lectured around the world. Ridgley holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Temple.

Mark E. Vargus, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting, who most recently taught at Drexel’s campus in Sacramento, Calif. He has taught at the University of Texas, Purdue University, the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan. Prior to his academic career, Vargus was a senior staff engineer with Martin Marietta Aerospace. He holds three degrees from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., master’s in economics, M.B.A.) and a bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

Min Wang, assistant professor of decision sciences. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University with research interests in supply chain financing and inventory control, among other areas. She has taught at Columbia, Case Western Reserve University and the Yuda Business College in Beijing.

The new professors joining Drexel LeBow in Sacramento are:

Edward D. Arnheiter, Ph.D., clinical professor of decision sciences. He has 13 years experience teaching operations management at Quinnipiac University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Arnheiter has published in The TQM Journal and Rensselaer Journal of Management and Technology. He holds doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a bachelor’s degree from Union College.

Sally A. Hamilton, Ph.D., assistant clinical professor of accounting. She has taught at the University of Maryland, Santa Clara University, the University of Southern California and Cal State Northridge. She also was a visiting professor of finance at the Ecole Superior de Commerce in Rouen, France. She holds a Ph.D. from UCLA, an MBA in finance from the University of San Diego, and a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis.

Leon Schjoedt, Ph.D., associate clinical professor of management. He most recently taught at the University of Central Florida and has also held teaching positions at Illinois State University, Thammasat University in Thailand, the Copenhagen Business School and Wake Forest University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Kenneth E. Scislaw, Ph.D., assistant clinical professor of finance. He has taught at Drury University, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, University College in Dublin, Ireland, and the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Prior to launching his academic career, Scislaw was the founding principal of an independent institutional investment consulting firm, and he held roles with Prudential Securities, Temple Investment Counsel and Merrill Lynch. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama.