Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D.

Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Operations & Information Management
  • B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University


As a professor in the Kania School of ManagementRose Sebastianelli teaches statistics, a subject that she admits can often create anxiety for studentsHelping to make the difficult accessible is a challenge Rose relishes, and her dedication has not gone unnoticed. She has been voted three times by students as the Kania School's Teacher of the Year. 

On building relationships 

"I always try to encourage my students. I want them to feel they can come to me with their questions about content, but also to share their concerns and apprehensions. That's a level of attention that's just not possible at a larger institution. I still hear from students that I taught 25 years ago. It'nice to feel like you're making a difference." 

On remaining innovative 

"I'm excited about our Department's move into the area of business analytics. Today, organizations are trying to leverage big data, and it is creating immense opportunities. By offering relevant, innovative programs such as business analytics, we're helping our business graduates become much more competitive." 

On rigor plus experience 

"Kania School students are challenged by a rigorous business curriculum, but they're also able to apply what they learn in real-world business settings. We're able to blend the academic as well as the professional, and both are important for an exceptional business education."