Academic Program Chair, MPAcc Program
Ashutosh V. Deshmukh, Ph.D., University of Memphis. Assurance services, accounting information systems, and financial electronic commerce. Professor Deshmukh has previous industry experience as an audit manager, management accountant, and systems consultant. He has worked with leading ERP systems such as SAP R/3 and Oracle. Due to his research in financial statement fraud, he was invited to be an expert witness by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Charles A. Brown, Ph.D., CPA, Kent State University (2002): Research interests include auditor decision making, market-based prediction and forecasting, applied managerial/cost accounting studies and accounting education issues. He teaches primarily in the areas of intermediate accounting and cost accounting at the undergraduate level, and strategic cost management at the graduate level. He has had previous auditing experience with a regional CPA firm in Ohio, auditing real estate developers, steel fabrication companies, thoroughbred horse racing tracks, and not-for-profit organizations. He is a past president of the Erie Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and a former accounting club advisor for 10 years. He is currently Penn State Behrend’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and serves on the NCAA Division III Interpretations and Legislation Committee.
Michael E. Brown, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University (2002): Research and teaching interests include business ethics and leadership. Dr. Brown's research has appeared in a number of leading journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, The Leadership Quarterly, Business Ethics Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. His work on ethical leadership is being used in the ethics training and leadership development programs of a number of corporations. He has collaborated with companies in the office supply, health care, and financial services industries to study the practice of ethics and leadership. Dr. Brown provides ethics, leadership, and team building training to businesses and other organizations through Penn State's Office of Continuing Education.
David F. Dieteman, M.A., J.D. Philosophy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1994); J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2000): Research and teaching interests in the social, legal, and ethical environment of business, and the political philosophy of Friedrich Hayek and the Austrian School, the Thomistic philosophy of law, and ethics in the Western and Eastern traditions. He has practiced law since 2000, in both large and small firm environments, and is presently a solo practitioner. His legal practice includes business law, both transactional and litigation, labor and employment, civil trial and appellate litigation, real estate, and wills. He is also trained as a mediator in the federal courts.
Greg Filbeck, DBA, CFA, FRM, PRM, CAIA, University of Kentucky. Dr. Filbeck is a Samuel P. Black III professor of finance and risk management, the director for the Black School of Business, and the department chair for Finance & Business Economics. Before joining the faculty at Penn State Erie in 2006, he served as senior vice-president of Kaplan Schweser from 1999 to 2006 where he was in charge of all content and curriculum. He also held academic appointments at Miami University (Ohio) and the University of Toledo, where he also served as the associate director of the Center for Family Business.
Professor Filbeck has authored or edited four books including Portfolio Theory and Management (2013), published by Oxford University Press and Alternative Investments ‒ Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies (2013) published by John Wiley & Sons. He also has published more than 75 refereed academic journal articles appearing in the Financial Analysts Journal, Financial Review, and Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting among others. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Economic Perspective, and has previously served as a board member for the Southern Finance Association.
Professor Filbeck conducts consulting and training world-wide for candidates for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM™), and Chartered Alternative Investment Adviser (CAIA®) designations and holds all three designations. He has conducted training for Goldman Sachs and the New York Society of Financial Analysts as well as numerous public, online, and video-based programs. He currently serves as treasurer of the Board of Directors for the CFA Society of Pittsburgh and was the President of the CFA Society of Toledo from 1998 to 1999.
Professor Filbeck teaches the capstone course on financial decision making in Penn State’s iMBA program as well as graduate and undergraduate courses in corporate finance and derivatives. He received the outstanding teaching award among iMBA faculty in 2010 and 2012, received the Penn State Behrend Regents award for Outstanding Researcher in 2011, and is the 2013 recipient of the Penn State Behrend Outstanding Outreach Award.
He received his BS (engineering physics) from Murray State University; attended the MBA program at Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University; and holds a DBA (finance) from the University of Kentucky. He recently earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Statistics from Penn State University. Besides his work in finance, Professor Filbeck is a Professionally Registered Parliamentarian, is a qualified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and has 12 years of experience in radio broadcasting. He holds leadership roles in numerous community organizations.
Linda Hajec, M.B.A., CPA; Duquesne University (2000); Research and teaching interests include accounting, supply chain and related contracts, warehousing, enterprise resource systems, and systems and documentation. Linda spent 14 years in the manufacturing industry, most recently as Vice President of Finance and Administration at a company with sales in excess of $90 million. Linda spent six years in public accounting at an international accounting firm, working primarily in audit and consulting for manufacturing and not-for-profit clients.
Shin Hyoung Kwon, Ph.D. Dr. Shin Hyoung Kwon earned his Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Accounting at Boston University. He also received a Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Korea University in South Korea. Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Kwon spent several years in various positions at companies in South Korea such as Hyundai Motor Company and LG International Corporation. He teaches courses in the areas of financial accounting, managerial accounting and financial statement analysis in the undergraduate and graduate level. Prior to his appointment at Penn State Behrend, Dr. Kwon taught financial accounting at Boston University. His current research interests include financial reporting quality, accounting valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and information uncertainty. He also conducts research in internal control deficiencies.