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    Two Professors Awarded Burkavage Fellowships

    University of Scranton Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D., operations and information management, and professors Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D., accounting,were awarded the William and Elizabeth Burkavage Fellowship in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility for 2018-21.
    August 31, 2018

     

    University of Scranton professors Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D. ’81, G’85, accounting, and Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D., operations and information management, were awarded the three-year William and Elizabeth Burkavage Fellowship in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility for 2018-21. The endowed fellowship was established in 2009 by William J. and Judith G. Burkavage in memory of (his parents) William and Elizabeth Burkavage, and provides support to assist University faculty in new research on issues of sustainability, social responsibility and business ethics.

    Drs. Mahoney and Sebastianelli are award-winning professors who have focused much of their teaching and scholarship in areas related ethics and social responsibility.

    Dr. Mahoney was named the Kania School of Management Professor of the Year five times, receiving the honor most recently earlier this year. In 2001, he was selected Teacher of the Year by the University’s graduating class. He was also named the University’s CASE Professor of the Year, and received the University’s Alpha Sigma Nu University Award for Teaching Excellence and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Educator Award. Dr. Mahoney also held a three-year position as the business school’s Alperin Teaching Fellow.

    A Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner, Dr. Mahoney’s research has been published in numerous professional and academic journals, including The CPA JournalInternal Auditor, Management Accounting Quarterly and Journal of Business and Economics Research, Accounting and Financial Management. Three manuscripts co-authored by Dr. Mahoney and his Scranton colleagues Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., professor of accounting, and Douglas M. Boyle, D.B.A., associate professor and chair of the Accounting Department, received an award medal from Institute of Management Accountants’ Lybrand competition, including the Lydrand Gold Medal as the “outstanding article of the year” in 2016.

    A resident of Clarks Summit, Dr. Mahoney joined the faculty at Scranton in 1990. He earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from The University of Scranton and a doctorate in accounting from Syracuse University.

    Dr. Sebastianelli holds the Alperin Endowed Chair in Business Administration at the University. She was named the Kania School of Management Professor of the Year three times and, in 2013, was named the University’s CASE Professor of the Year.  She also received the University’s Alpha Sigma Nu University Award for Teaching Excellence, the Provost’s Award for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and held a three-year position as the business school’s Alperin Teaching Fellow.

    During her distinguished career, Dr. Sebastianelli has published more than 30 articles on her research in the areas of quality and e-commerce in academic journals such as Decision Sciences, Quality Management Journal, Internet Research, Management Decision and Online Information Review. In recent years, she has applied her research expertise to the areas of sustainability and social justice. The article entitled “Improving the quality of environmental management: impact on shareholder value,” that appeared in the International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, by Dr. Sebastianelli and fellow Scranton professor Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D., operations and information management, was selected as an Outstanding Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence.

    Through her participation in the Ignatian Colleagues Program, Dr. Sebastianelli developed the Business Education for Justice Seminar for Kania School of Management faculty at Scranton, which encourages other faculty to integrate social responsibility and ethics into their teaching and research.

    Dr. Sebastianelli joined the University in 1988. During her three decades of service at Scranton, she also served as interim dean of the Kania School of Management for one year and as interim dean of the Graduate School for two years.

    A resident of Clarks Summit, Dr. Sebastianelli earned a bachelor of science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in management science from the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business Administration.

    Previous Burkavage fellows were marketing, management and entrepreneurship professors Irene Goll, Ph.D., and Abhijit Roy, D.B.A.

     

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