University of Scranton Faculty Members Receive Award

Nov 13, 2009

        The University of Scranton's Kania School of Management has named Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D. and Edward Scahill, Ph.D., Alperin Teaching Fellows for 2009/10 in recognition of achievement and exceptional teaching. This award, which began in 2000, was created through the Alperin Endowment Fund.

        Dr. Sebastianelli, a resident of Clarks Summit, is a professor of operations management at The University of Scranton. She 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 in 1988 and has been named the Kania School of Management (KSOM) Professor of the Year by the university's Business Club three times. She earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in management science from Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business Administration.

        Dr. Scahill, a resident of Clarks Summit, is an associate professor of economics/finance at The University of Scranton. Dr. Scahill has been actively involved in leading efforts to teach economics and finance to area elementary and high school students. He organizes the Stock Market Game, a ten-week EconomicsAmerica program of EconomicsPennsylvania for students in grades 4 to 12, and has conducted several training sessions for high school educators in ways to teach economics and finance to their students.

        Dr. Scahill joined the University in 1989 and serves as director of the University's Center for Economic Education. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from St. Bonaventure University and received a master's degree and Ph.D. in economics from The State University of New York at Binghamton. He received the Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education for his program, "Teaching Economics by Teaching Baseball."

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