FacultyApr 17, 2019Campus News
By: Debra Parry

Updates on Retired KSOM Faculty

What are some of the retired KSOM faculty up to? Read on!
Updates on Retired KSOM Faculty

What are some of the retired KSOM faculty up to? Read on!

Dr. Gerald Biberman retired in 2012 after teaching management for more than 30 years. Since then, he has written book chapters and journal articles on spirituality and management. He is also a reviewer for academic management journals and teaches meditation classes.

In 2016, he received the Distinguished Service Award of the Management Spirituality and Religion Interest Group of the Academy of Management. He and his wife live in Las Vegas.

Since retiring to Florida in 2018, Dr. Alan Brumagim has mentored a young man whom he met as a high school senior. The teen was a potential first-generation college student, and Dr. Brumagim worked with him to determine his interests and potential fields of study.

The student is currently attending the State College of Florida and earning straight A’s.

Dr. Cynthia Cann, a former management professor, retired in 2015. She and her husband, Michael, spend winters in Estero, Fla., where they play pickleball, explore nature preserves and partake in cultural activities at Florida Gulf Coast University.

When in Pennsylvania, Dr. Cann enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren.


Dr. Ying Chien, of Huntingdon Valley, is enjoying his retirement years. Since leaving Kania in 2009, he is active in his church, spends time with his daughter and granddaughters and enjoys gardening.

He keeps up with business news by reading Knowledge@Wharton, an online business analysis journal.


In 2009, Dr. Frank Corcione retired after 28 years of teaching economics and finance. During his Scranton tenure, he used strong connections with alumni to help students secure internships and jobs.

He was active with the faculty union and served as a consultant on economics damages in civil trials. He and his wife live in Bethlehem, Pa.


Dr. Ron Grambo is finding retirement is “at times all that it is cracked up to be.” He enjoys having extra time for his family, helping at his church and taking his golden retriever, Oliver, a registered therapy dog, for long walks.

His favorite indoor hobby is woodworking. He retired in 2016 from the accounting department.


Dr. Riaz Hussain retired in 2018 after teaching at Scranton for 51 years. He was a physics professor for 18 years and taught finance for 33 years in the Kania School.

He continues to serve as the imam of the campus mosque and is a member of the Scranton Area Ministerium, a group of religious leaders who work to promote interfaith dialogue and cooperation.

After retiring in 2009, Dr. Prasadarao Kakumanu moved to Middleton, Wisconsin. He is enjoying retirement and spends most of his time reading and relaxing.




Read more about the Kania faculty in the new Kania Magazine, here.

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