Greenberg Named Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
Dr. Penelope Sue Greenberg of Pedricktown, N.J., has been appointed to the position of associate provost for graduate studies at Widener. Greenberg will take on this role while continuing to serve as associate dean in the School of Business Administration.
Greenberg's role as associate dean has prepared her for the task of coordinating graduate programs for Widener's entire Main Campus. Since taking on the associate dean position in 2009, she has dually served as director of graduate programs in business. She helped establish a joint MBA program between Widener and Chongqing Technology and Business University in China. She also helped transition a master's program in information systems to a master's in business process innovation. In addition, she helped develop a certificate program in business process innovation and concentrations within the MBA program in both hospitality and technology management. She is currently on a task force that is developing a proposal for a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership degree.
Greenberg has an interest in the role of technology to support instruction. She participated in a research workshop on trends in electronic commerce and technology innovation in Taiwan in 2008 when she served one of two consecutive summer appointments as a visiting scholar at the National Sun Yat Sen University. Her interest in technology prompted her to take on another leadership role at Widener as chair of the Technology and Instructional Resources Committee for Faculty Council. She also served on Widener's Online Task Force this past academic year to identify an "online enabler" company to develop completely online options for some of Widener's existing graduate programs.
In addition to her extensive administrative experience, Greenberg is an accomplished teacher and scholar. At the graduate level, she has taught courses ranging from business process management to information technology auditing. She has published regularly in peer-reviewed journals and is the co-author of a forthcoming textbook, Business Process Management.
Greenberg earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She earned both a master's and doctorate in accounting from The Ohio State University.
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