Department Chair
C. Helen Takacs
Associate Professor of International Business and Management (2007).
Althouse Hall Room 104
(717) 245-1024
Department Faculty
Dengjian Jin
Professor of International Business and Management; John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair in International Studies, Business and Management (1997).
Althouse Hall Room 211
(717) 245-1487 |
B.S., Zhejian University, 1983; M.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1986; Ph.D., George Mason University, 1998.

Professor Jin is the co-winner of 2016 Schumpeter Prize for his recent book, The Great Knowledge Transcendence: the Rise of Western Science and Technology Reframed (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). He is also the author of The Dynamics of Knowledge Regimes: Technology, Culture and Competitiveness in the USA and Japan (Continuum 2001). His research interests focus on the evolution of knowledge and systems of knowledge creation throughout human history. He is currently working on a book project titled, The Skeptical Stance: Toward a Transcendental Theory of Knowledge.
Michael J. Fratantuono
Associate Professor of International Studies, Business and Management (1988).
Althouse Hall Room 217
(717) 245-1075 |
B.A., Brown University, 1974; M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1982; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1988.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2004-2005; Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2005-06.

Professor Fratantuono is interested in international economics, government-business relations, and U.S. foreign economic policy. He has worked as a project manager in the software development industry. He has also been visiting professor in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College.
Stephen E. Erfle
Associate Professor of International Business and Management (1989).
Althouse Hall Room 102
(717) 245-1635 |
B.S., University of California at Davis, 1977; B.A., 1977; M.A., Harvard University, 1981; Ph.D., 1983.

Is author of Intermediate Microeconomics: An Interactive Approach, Textbook Media Press, 2016, and is coauthor of Managerial Economics: Economic Tools for Today’s Decision Makers, 7th edition, Pearson, 2013 with Paul Keat and Philip Young. He is interested in interdisciplinary research and teaching pedagogy. He has consulted for Seagram Classics Wine Company and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and his published research ranges from economics and economic pedagogy to political geography and communications theory to physical education and public health.
David M. Sarcone
Associate Professor of International Business and Management (2001).
Althouse Hall Room 218
(717) 245-1261 |
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1975; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1978; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2008.

C. Helen Takacs
Associate Professor of International Business and Management (2007).
Althouse Hall Room 104
(717) 245-1024 |
B.A., Bowdoin College, 1978; M.B.A., Cleveland State University, 1982; Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2005.

Her doctoral work was in the areas of strategic management and international business. Prof. Takacs's research explores the intersections between financial and non-financial organizational performance. She studies sustainable practices in business, business and climate change, and how business can be a force for good. An extension of this is research and teaching on social entrepreneurship, which applies market-based tools to addressing social and environmental challenges.
Qing Bai
Assistant Professor of International Business & Management (2016).
Althouse Hall Room 103
(717) 254-8714 |
B.A., Peking University, Beijing, China, 2005; MPhil., University of Cambridge, England, 2006; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2014.

Xiaolu Wang
Assistant Professor of International Business & Management (2016).
Althouse Hall Room 210
(717) 254-8725 |
B.S., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2004; M.A., Columbia University, 2009; M. Phil., 2010, Ph.D., 2015.

Anat Beck
Visiting Assistant Professor of International Business & Management (2015).
239 W Louther St Room 203
(717) 254-8059 |
LL.B.,Tel Aviv University, 2004; LL.M., Cornell Law School, 2006; J.S.D., 2015.

Prof. Beck's research interests include innovation, entrepreneurship & technology; sustainability; international business & management; economic empowerment; justice & the Rule of Law; leadership and politics. She received her J.S.D. (Doctorate in Corporate Law) in January 2015 from Cornell Law School. Her dissertation “The Coalition Model,” portrays entrepreneurs as agents of change, who contribute to growth at the levels of the firm, region, nation and international arenas. Entrepreneurial firms have an important role in contributing to job creation, to generating technological innovation and to stimulating the economy. The dissertation describes the many underlying challenges that the financing of young entrepreneurial firms present to prospective investors and innovators, and proposes policy suggestions.
Sherry Ritchey
Visiting Instructor in International Business and Management (2015).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 107
(717) 254-8327 |
B.S., Elizabethtown College; M.S., Duquesne University.

Joy Middaugh
Lecturer in International Business & Management (2016).
Althouse Hall Room G12
(717) 254-8057 |
B.A., Shippensburg University, 1991; M.B.A., Kutztown University, 1999,

Joy Middaugh received her M.B.A. from Kutztown University in 1999. She holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Shippensburg University. In addition, she has been a licensed C.P.A. in the state of Pennsylvania since 1994 and has extensive experience teaching all levels of financial and managerial accounting at Penn State University. After several years in public accounting, she transitioned to the roles of Controller and then Chief Financial Officer in the technology industry. She also has significant experience in the areas of integrated accounting systems, entrepreneurship and equity financing.
Steven J. Riccio
Lecturer in International Business and Management (2015).
Althouse Hall Room 101
(717) 254-8014 |
B.S., Millersville University, 1992; M.P.A., Kutztown University, 1998; Ed.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010.

Adjunct Faculty
Ivo V. Otto, III
Adjunct Faculty in International Business & Management

(717) 245-1177 |
B.A., Washington & Jefferson College, 1975; J.D., Dickinson School of Law, 1978; M.L.T., Georgetown University Law Center, 1982.