Smeal College of Business

Five long-time Smeal faculty members retire

The Penn State Smeal College of Business marks the retirements of five long-time faculty members in 2014: Edward Reutzel, Ralph Licastro, William “Skip” Grenoble, Mark Dirsmith and Augustus Colangelo.

Reutzel, associate professor emeritus of supply chain management, retired at the end of 2013 after a long Penn State career, including a period as senior associate dean. Over the course of his tenure, he taught courses at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels and earned seven Excellence in Teaching awards. Reutzel holds a bachelor of science from Carnegie Mellon University and a master of business administration and doctorate from Penn State.

Licastro retired in June as a senior lecturer after more than 40 years of service to the University. While a member of the Penn State faculty, Licastro taught accounting courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and earned the Lester J. Shonto Faculty Award for Excellence in Accounting Education. He holds a bachelor of science and a master of science from Penn State.

Dirsmith, Deloitte & Touche Professor Emeritus of Accounting, retired in June. Over the course of his nearly 40 years as a Penn State faculty member, he was selected for the University-wide George W. Atherton Award for Teaching Excellence, authored more than 100 publications and more than 70 journal articles, and conducted research sponsored by the United Nations, National Association of Accountants and Society of Management Accountants. He holds a bachelor of sceince from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a master of science and doctorate from Northwestern University.

Colangelo retired in June as an assistant professor of management after nearly 25 years at Penn State. Colangelo taught classes for the Department of Management and Organization and previously served as the associate dean for undergraduate education and director of outreach. He holds a bachelor of arts from the University of New Hampshire and a master of science and doctor of education from Penn State.

Grenoble retired in July after more than 25 years with the University. Grenoble most recently served as executive director and senior research associate of the Center for Supply Chain Research at Smeal, a research community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to shaping practice in logistics and supply chain management. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, a master of business administration from Columbia University and a doctorate from Penn State.

Last Updated January 10, 2015