Dr. Rujirutana Mandhachitara
[email protected] | 724-334-6769 | 106 Administration Building
Dr Mandhachitara, Associate Professor of marketing, graduated from college (cum laude) at age 19. She then joined a global corporation's (Diegeo Moet Hennessy) five-year executive development program during which time she also completed her Master of Science in Marketing in the evenings. She was awarded a prestigious scholarship for doctoral studies in marketing. During her Ph.D studies she won three international scholarships by essay competitions to study for a semester each at the University of Oxford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University. She also won the Most Outstanding Paper prize at the 2002 Thailand Research Fund annual conference and the Best Paper Award at the Academy of Marketing Science’s Global Marketing Conference in 2011.
She is a highly productive researcher with 15 international blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles and 21 refereed conference papers. Dr. Mandhachitara is in demand as a reviewer of academic papers submitted to journals for publication. She continues to maintain her academic connections with Thailand through on-going Ph.D dissertation supervision. In addition to scholarly research, she is very heavily involved in services activities with both campus committees and external initiatives. She is a director of the Pittsburgh chapter of Zonta, a charitable organization originally associated with aviator Amelia Earhart.
Dr. Mandhachitara’s greatest love is teaching and her students seem very appreciative of her efforts to go the extra mile in both classroom preparation and execution. She received the Excellence in Teaching award at Penn State New Kensington in 2011.
Frank A. Santimauro
[email protected] | 724-334-6743 | 17B Conference Center
Frank A. Santimauro is a lecturer in Business at the Pennsylvania State New Kensington campus, where he has taught management, marketing, finance, statistics, economics, and other courses since fall of 2000. He has a BSBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1990, management major, accounting and economics minor) and an MBA from Duquesne University (1993, finance and economics concentration).
For eight years prior to joining the faculty at Penn State he served as an adjunct faculty member for Community College of Allegheny County (Boyce campus), Robert Morris University, and Duquesne University where he taught business law, college algebra, production management, entrepreneurship, and human resource management.
Frank's consulting experience includes serving numerous small- and medium-sized businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania where he worked with manufacturers, retailers, distributors and service providers to develop business plans, marketing strategies, accounting systems, financing sources, and other business related projects. He also developed and presented various business seminars to entrepreneurs in the Pittsburgh region, community business leaders in Beaver County, business students at Geneva College, and an envoy of manufacturing managers from Russia at Duquesne University. Also during the years prior to joining Penn State, Mr. Santimauro developed the backbone of his career as the owner of CAR-1, a small business in the Pittsburgh region providing sales and service to the automotive industry.
Steven Evanchec, CPA
[email protected] | 724-334-6727 | 111 Administration Building
Steve Evanchec is an Associate Teaching Professor of Accounting in the Business Department at the Penn State New Kensington campus. He received his B.S. in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting from Ohio State University. He received his M.S. in Public Management, with a concentration in Information Technology, from Carnegie Mellon University. Steve also holds a professional license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Certified Public Accountant.
He has worked in the accounting, auditing, and information technology fields for over 20 years. His specific experience includes roles as a senior accountant, senior financial systems analyst, database administrator, staff auditor, and most recently as a reporting and business analyst at the University of Pittsburgh. Steve has instruction experience stemming from his time as a teaching associate in Financial Management and Organizational Management while conducting his graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University.
Steve currently teaches ACCTG 211 - Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making, ACCTG 404 - Managerial Accounting: Economic Perspective, and ACCTG 471 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I. The additional courses he will be teaching in upcoming semesters include ACCTG 403 - Auditing, ACCTG 405 - Principles of Taxation I, and ACCTG 472 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II.