Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication Faculty

Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication Faculty

Daniel Mansson, Associate Professor of Communication Arts and SciencesDr. Daniel H. Mansson
Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences
Corporate Communication Program Coordinator
107 Memorial

Dr. Mansson earned his M.S. degree in Corporate and Professional Communication at Radford University and he earned his Ph.D. in Instructional and Interpersonal Communication at West Virginia University. Dr. Mansson is a quantitative social scientist who studies the grandparent-grandchild relationship, the student-instructor relationship, and intercultural communication. In 2013, he received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the International Communication Association. The following year, he co-authored a cross-cultural study with his student, Han Bin Lee. Dr. Mansson and Mr. Lee received the Top Paper Award at the 2014 annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association and the paper was published in the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. Additionally, Dr. Mansson recently completed a co-authored national textbook titled Mastering Public Speaking.

Paul MPaul McDermott, Business Instructor and Business Program CoordinatorcDermott
Instructor in Business
301 Schiavo Hall

Paul McDermott serves as business program coordinator and instructor in business at Penn State Hazleton. He spent 35 years in management, including a position as director of operations for Phillips Van Heusen and positions with other textile and menswear companies and in healthcare management. He holds a master's of business administration and bachelor's degree in business, both from DeSales University. His research interests include entrepreneurship and consumer behavior.

Dr. Sherry Robinson
Associate Professor of Business
305 Schiavo Hall

Dr. Sherry Robinson has studied at Messiah College, Bucknell University, Walden University and the University of Oslo. She co-authored a paper with Hans Anton Stubberud, dean of Buskerud University College's School of Business and Social Science, Hønefoss, Norway, titled "European Entrepreneurs: Problems, Profits and Plans." The paper won a Distinguished Research Award at the Academy for Studies in International Business conference in 2010. Robinson teaches each year in Norway and at Penn State Hazleton. Her students in both countries work on projects together using the Internet. She also brings Norwegian students to Hazleton every summer for summer sessions in entrepreneurship.


Dr. Zugang (Leo) Liu
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
208 Schiavo Hall

Dr. Zugang "Leo" Liu holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Tsinghua University in China and a master's degree in civil engineering (transportation engineering) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he also received his doctorate in management. In 2014, Dr. Liu won the Faculty Scholar Award given at Penn State Hazleton to the faculty member who demonstrates outstanding achievement in research, scholarship and creative accomplishment. He teaches about management science, management of supply chains, projects and information systems, as well as business statistics and finance. His research into operations and supply chain management, management information systems and science and investment has been published in various journals, including European Journal of Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics, International Journal of Production Economics, Omega and the Journal of Banking and Finance.

Molly Wertheimer, Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Women's Studies

Dr. Molly Wertheimer
Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Women's Studies
109 Memorial

Dr. Wertheimer holds three degrees from Penn State University: a bachelor's in psychology and a master's and doctorate in speech communication. She focuses on effective speech communication and criticism, communications and media, communication and conflict resolution, and women's rhetorical activities, from ancient Egypt to contemporary times. Dr. Wertheimer has authored, co-authored, and edited several books, including Elizabeth Hanford Dole: Speaking from the Heart, with co-author Nichola D. Gutgold. Presently, she is working on a book on the autobiographies of American first ladies. She has served as chair for the Penn State Commission for Women and discipline coordinator of Arts and Humanities for University College, the administrative base for fourteen of Penn State's campuses. From 2010-2012, Dr. Wertheimer served as the interim director of academic affairs at Penn State Worthington Scranton. She is a life member of several professional associations, including the American Society for the History of Rhetoric, the Rhetoric Society of America, the National Communication Association and the Eastern Communication Association.