Sebastianelli Named Scranton’s CASE Professor of the Year

05/14/13

The University of Scranton named Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D., as its CASE Professor of the Year in recognition of her outstanding performance as a member of the faculty. Dr. Sebastianelli is a professor of operations and information management and the Alperin chair in business administration at the Kania School of Management (KSOM).

Professors awarded by individual schools are then eligible for further recognition by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at the state and national levels.

In addition to teaching a broad range of undergraduate- and graduate-level business and management courses, Dr. Sebastianelli served as interim dean of Scranton’s Graduate School and director of research from 2000 to 2002 and interim dean of the School of Management for the 1996-97 academic year.

Dr. Sebastianelli has received numerous awards from the University, as well as state and national organizations. In 2005, 2007 and 2008, she was named KSOM Professor of the Year, a student appreciation award. In 2003, she received the KSOM Scholarly Achievement Award and was named Alperin Professor of Business Administration, an endowed chair, in 1996. Her 1990 dissertation was awarded honorable mention by the Decision Sciences Institute as one of the top three in the nation.

Credited with dozens of journal publications, conference proceedings and conference presentations, Dr. Sebastianelli received the Best Paper Award at the Proceedings of the European Applied Business Research Conference in Siena, Italy, in 2006.

Dedicated to serving her students and the University, Dr. Sebastianelli was co-chair of the KSOM’s successful accreditation maintenance from 2003 to 2006; she has been a member of the KSOM Scholarship Committee and a mentor to MBA students since 2007. A regular reviewer for several journals of management, she is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute, American Society for Quality, International Institute of Forecasters and Association for Operations Management.

A resident of Clarks Summit, Dr. Sebastianelli also has established a long record of service to the local community. She was an invited speaker at Managing Your Workforce Through a Down Economy, a 2008 seminar and roundtable for northeast Pennsylvania employers, and served as a member of the Sesquicentennial Jubilee Committee at St. Peter’s Cathedral in 2002, among other initiatives.

Dr. Sebastianelli earned a bachelor’s degree in geosciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in management science from The Pennsylvania State University. She joined the faculty at The University of Scranton in 1988. Previously, she was a research technologist and a graduate teaching assistant at the Pennsylvania State University.

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