Donuts with the Dean
- Date 04/12/18
- Time 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
- Location Simmon Hall GLOBE Floor
Come out and join Dean Johnson, Dean Lee Kump from Earth and Mineral Sciences, Dean Marie Hardin from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and Dean Charles Whiteman from Smeal College of Business for Donuts with the Dean. Be sure to stop by for a donut, piece of fruit, cup of coffee or hot chocolate and of course good conversations with Dean Johnson, our special guests, your fellow Scholars and our staff.
Dean Lee Kump Bio
Lee R. Kump is Professor of Geosciences and Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. He received his A.B. degree in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago in 1981 and his Ph.D. in marine sciences from the University of South Florida in 1986. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Geosciences at Penn State since 1986. He is the senior author of the textbook "The Earth System," now in its third edition. Other books include “Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change,” co-authored with Michael Mann, now in its second edition, and “Mathematical Modeling in the Geosciences: A Primer” with Rudy Slingerland. He has published over 100 refereed papers and book chapters on a wide range of Earth science topics. Kump's research interests include the evolution of ocean and atmosphere composition on geologic time scales, biogeochemical cycling in aquatic environments, the behavior of nutrient and trace elements in natural environments, human impact on coastal environments including coral reefs, and environmental change during extreme events (mass extinctions, extreme warm periods, glaciations) in Earth history.
Dean Marie Hardin Bio
Marie Hardin is professor of journalism and dean in the College of Communications at Penn State. The College is the largest nationally accredited program of its kind in the U.S., with more than 3,000 students across the Commonwealth.
Hardin has been in the College since 2003, where she served as associate dean for five years before becoming dean. She also served as associate director for the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and as director of the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication until 2014. She directed the College’s Center for Editing Excellence, affiliated with the Dow Jones News Fund, from 2005 to 2010.
Hardin’s work as a professional journalist includes work as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Georgia and Florida and as a writer for Georgia Trend magazine, where she covered environmental issues. She earned her Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Georgia, where she was named a Distinguished Alumni Scholar in 2013 by UGA’s Grady College.
Hardin has taught courses focusing on the intersection of sports, media and society at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has also taught journalism skills and ethics-related courses. Her research concentrates on diversity, ethics and professional practices in sports journalism. She regularly provides media commentary on issues related to coverage of women’s sports and issues related to women in sports journalism. Her work has been published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Sociology of Sport Journal, International Journal of Sport Communication, Sex Roles, Newspaper Research Journal, Mass Communication & Society, New Media & Society, and Journal of Sport Management, among others. She is co-editor of a 2014 handbook on new media and sports, published by Routledge. She is also associate editor of Communication & Sport, a Sage journal.
Dean Charles Whiteman Bio
The John and Becky Surma Dean of the Smeal College of Business oversees all aspects of one of the largest business schools in the nation. Smeal offers highly ranked programs to more than 5,000 students at all levels; supports the research activities of faculty members in six academic departments; is home to a network of leading research centers in business; and features an alumni network of more than 75,000 Smeal graduates around the world. Whiteman, who has more than 36 years of experience in higher education and business, assumed the leadership position at Smeal in July 2012. Prior to joining Penn State, he was senior associate dean for the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.
Whiteman holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Kansas. His academic expertise is in macroeconomics, econometrics, and economic forecasting. He has conducted research that has been supported by a number of grants from the National Science Foundation, published dozens of academic papers, written two books, and served as associate editor of several economics journals. He has also advised the state of Iowa’s Department of Management on economic issues and served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Minneapolis.
Whiteman’s initiatives for the Smeal College include a certificate program to enable more non-business majors to learn business fundamentals, increasing quality online offerings, increasing participation by students in study abroad programs, and enhancing the college’s culture of honor and integrity.