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.
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.
Dr. Richard Herko
[email protected] | 724-334-6755 | 114 Administration Building
Richard Herko is an Assistant Professor of Management. He has recently taught classes in management, negotiations, and economics. He has more than 20 journal articles and conference papers and has been quoted by Forbes and NPR. He has degrees from The University of Pittsburgh and Penn State. He has extensive experience in corporate America with Fortune 500 companies (Sears and PNC), startups (including IFTA and HLM) and as a consultant (including Disney and the PA Department of Education). He served with distinction in the United States Army and now resides in Lower Burrell with his wife, his Notre Dame daughter, and their Husky-rescue.