Faculty Feature Articles

  • Martha Ann Armstrong
    Leading parallel careers as an IUP business professor and an accountant, Martha Ann Armstrong practices what she preaches.From “out in the sticks” nine miles from Punxsutawney, Armstrong found two jobs that complement each other and fit her practical personality.After graduating
    Ibrahim Affaneh
    “I find education to be a major component and the major requirement in life. You have education, you can do anything else.”
    Prashanth Bharadwaj
    He dreams of globalizing IUP to the extent that it becomes known as “International University of Pennsylvania.”
    Geoffrey Tickell
    An Australian at heart, Dr. Geoffrey Tickell joined IUP’s Accounting Department in 2006 after a teaching career in the land down under.
    Joette Wisnieski
    As she sits in Eberly 308L, Dr. Joette Wisnieski helps students with their advising with a smile on her face, her curly hair akin to her bubbly personality.
    Sekhar Anantharaman
    IUP Accounting professor Dr. Sekhar Anantharaman’s academic career did not begin in his current field. A competitive entrance exam in his home country of India to get into engineering school started it off. After deciding he didn’t want to become an engineer, he looked around for other possibilities, and he found accounting.
    Ramesh Soni
    A man who loves to involve himself in service, Dr. Ramesh Soni of the Management Department has served on most, if not all, universitywide committees over the years.
    Maali Ashamalla
    She’s from the world. She was born, raised and partially educated in Egypt, lives and works in the United States and has travelled to about 44 countries. Dr. Maali Ashamalla, of the Management Department, holds three master’s in different areas of management.
    Madan Batra
    Most college students at 20 years of age wouldn’t think about stepping in front of a class and teaching, but Dr. Madan Batra did.
    John Orife
    Students will never see Dr. John Orife in the classroom in anything but a suit because he takes it upon himself to be a role model of what it is like in the business world.