Vernis M. Welmon

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Clinical Professor Emeritus, Cook Fellow in Business Ethics

Department Risk Management

Email Address vmw1@psu.edu

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Dr. Welmon has been key in developing ethnic diversity in the MBA Program. So key, in fact, that in 1999 Smeal College alumnus Harvey Kimmel ('64 Bus) and his wife, Virginia, pledged $100,000 for endowment in Dr. Welmon's name. The programs of recruitment, retention, and alumni relations that he has led have benefited hundreds of minority MBAs-and contributed to Smeal's national reputation for leadership in these efforts. He also has undertaken similar work as part of University-wide committees. Aside from being a popular teacher of international business, Dr. Welmon has been honored for his outstanding student advising. He was recently an advisor to Phi Chi Theta. He is currently advisor to the Minority MBA Association and serves on committees dealing with international students, scholars, and diversity issues. He is also a consultant for the Tertiary Education Linkage Project in South Africa. Dr. Welmon played a major role on the Smeal College team that designed and carried out the University of the West Indies/Penn State Management Education Project. Through that project, Smeal assisted in a major revamping of business education at the Jamaica-based school.

Education

Ph D, Interdisciplinary, 1998

Courses Taught

I B 399 – Foreign Studies (3)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

I B 303 – International Business Operations (3)
A survey of the major aspects of international business environment and operations with an emphasis on the cultural dimension.

I B 497B – The Global Financial Crisis (3)
An overview of the growth of the financial industry in the U.S. economy and the globalization of financial markets. It will look at the role of government, consumers, mortgage companies, the rating agencies and the bankingsector in the creation of the hou

I B 303H – International Business Operations (3)
A survey of the major aspects of international business environment and operations with an emphasis on the cultural dimension.

PL SC 440 – Globalization and Its Implications (3)
This course explores the socioeconomic implications of globalization.

I B 497G – Globalization and Its Implications (3)
Formal courses given infrequently to explore in depth, a comparatively narrow subject interest.

I B 496 – Independent Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

AAA S 440 – Globalization and Its Implications (3)
This course explores the socioeconomic implications of globalization.

I B 296 – Independent Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

PSU 006 – First-Year Seminar Business (1)
Facilitate student's adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life.

AAA S 297C – Reconciliation of the African American Male (3)
Special topics course.

AAA S 497G – Globalization and Its Implications (3)
Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.

I B 599 (Variable)
Full-time graduate-level foreign study at an overseas institution with whom linkages have been established.