KSOM Professors Named Alperin Teaching Fellows

Two Kania School of Management professors were named as Alperin Teaching Fellows for 2017-20.
October 31, 2017

The University of Scranton’s Kania School of Management named professors Irene Goll, Ph.D., and Satyajit Ghosh, Ph.D., Alperin Teaching Fellows for 2017-20. Michael Mensah, Ph.D., dean of the Kania School of Management, made the announcement.

The three-year Alperin Teaching Fellow Award was established in 1999 to recognize outstanding teaching in the Kania School of Management. Funding is provided by an endowment established in 1980 through a gift from Irwin E. Alperin, Joel M. Alperin and Myer Alperin and their families.

An associate professor of management, marketing and entrepreneurship, Dr. Goll joined the University in 1988. She was the first recipient of the William and Elizabeth Burkavage Fellowship in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, which was awarded by the University in 2011. The endowed fellowship was established in 2009 and provides support to assist University faculty in new research on issues of sustainability, social responsibility and business ethics.

Dr. Goll is the author of “The Moderating Effect of Environmental Munificence and Dynamism on the Relationship between Discretionary Social Responsibility and Firm Performance,” which appeared in the Journal of Business Ethics. She has also published articles that examine corporate social responsibility as an important component of a firm’s culture, philosophy or ideology in the prestigious management journals Organization Studies and Industrial Relations.

Dr. Goll received her bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University, her master’s degree from the University of Illinois and her doctorate degree from Temple University.

An associate professor of economics and finance, Dr. Ghosh joined the faculty at Scranton in 1986. During his more than 30 years of service, he served on numerous committees including the Committee on Program Evaluation, the Subcommittee on Assessment, the Middle States Accreditation Committee, the Institutional Learning Outcomes Working Group and the Middle States Monitoring Report Coordinating Committee, among others. Dr. Ghosh also served as a faculty assessor for KSOM Day and helped develop student learning goals for economics and finance majors. He also assisted to create a draft of the institutional learning outcomes, with the Institutional Outcomes Working Group, which became an integral part of the University’s assessment plan.

Dr. Ghosh is frequently quoted in news publications regarding a variety of regional economic subjects, appearing in as many as 24 separate news articles in one year. He participates annually in the Scranton Times-Tribune panel discussion for Outlook, which addresses a yearly economic forecast for the region.

Dr. Ghosh received his bachelor’s degree from Presidency College in India, his master’s degree from the University of Calcutta and the State University of New York at Buffalo and his doctorate degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Irene Goll, Ph.D., and Satyajit Ghosh, Ph.D., were named as Kania School of Management Alperin Teaching Fellows for 2017-20.

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