University of Scranton Business Club Names Professor of the Year


For the third time, Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D., professor of operations management at The University of Scranton, has been chosen as the Kania School of Management (KSOM) Professor of the Year by the university’s Business Club.

“There is no better reward for someone who teaches than to be recognized by her students. I am truly honored,” said Dr. Sebastianelli, who also received the KSOM Professor of the Year Award in 2005 and in 2007.

A resident of Clarks Summit, Dr. Sebastianelli is a member of several honor and professional societies, including Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Business Programs, Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society, the Decision Sciences Institute, the International Institute of Forecasters and the American Society for Quality.

Dr. Sebastianelli joined The University of Scranton in 1988 as an assistant professor. She was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1995, and to full professor in 2003. In 1996, she was named Alperin Chair in Business Administration. She served as interim dean of the Kania School of Management for one year (1996-97) and as interim dean of the Graduate School for two years (2000-02). She 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.

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