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Business Administration
Public Relations:Jon Reidel (802)656-8206
Specialty:Community-based businesses; partnerships between businesses and higher education
Biography:As associate dean for the professional master's program and associate professor of management at Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business Administration, DeWitt established a national reputation for curriculum reform and development, a student-centered appproach and incorporating the business community into her educational program. She built Penn State's MBA program into one of the country's best, with an emphasis on partnering with the business community (and companies such as IBM, Ford, Intel and Wells Fargo) to achieve eduational goals. Her special interest is community-based businesses that bring the resources of the community to bear on a business problem.