Charles Whiteman


Penn State’s dean of the Smeal College of Business, Dr. Charles Whiteman, oversees one of the largest business schools in the United States.

Dr. Whiteman has more than 38 years of experience in higher education and business, and he has been serving as the John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal since 2012; he specializes in macroeconomics, econometrics and economic forecasting.

Dr. Whiteman conducted research that has been supported by a number of grants from the National Science Foundation. He’s also published dozens of academic papers, written two books, and served as associate editor of several economics journals.

Additionally, he advised the state of Iowa’s Department of Management on economic issues and served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City, Atlanta, Cleveland and Minneapolis.

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