NC State Poole College of Management welcomes Brian Brosnan, Pieter Verhallen, Carissa Malone and Christopher Littel for the 2021-22 academic year. The four newest faculty members bring expertise in the classroom and years of industry experience to undergraduate and graduate courses.
Meet Poole’s Newest Faculty
Brian Brosnan, lecturer in operations and supply chain management, Department of Business Management
Brian Brosnan comes to Poole College with 27 years of experience in supply chain management. Brosnan spent 15 years at Accenture in supply chain management consulting across multiple industries and 12 years in supply chain management leadership roles at multiple global companies.
Brosnan will be joining the department of business management teaching two undergraduate supply chain courses, including the supply chain practicum course, and a course for the Jenkins MBA Program. He is looking forward to preparing students to be effective future supply chain practitioners upon graduating.
“Poole’s focus on real-world curriculum enables me to apply my operations and supply chain experience in the academic setting,” said Brosnan.
Brosnan received his Bachelor of Arts in supply chain and logistics management from Michigan State University and his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Pieter Verhallen, teaching assistant professor in marketing, Department of Business Management
Pieter Verhallen joins Poole College from the Netherlands and brings expertise in marketing, specifically consumer behavior and behavioral science, built on a foundation of psychology and entrepreneurship. His research involves partnerships with public and private organizations in both Europe and the United States with whom he conducts qualitative and quantitative studies in the area of social norm interventions specifically, and behavioral change more generally.
“I was originally drawn to Poole College of Management due to the college’s strong global reputation in both business academics and business education, but the excellent and friendly faculty sealed the deal,” said Verhallen.
Prior to entering academia, Verhallen founded, managed, sold and supported various digital and fast-moving consumer goods startups conducting business with stakeholders in over 70 countries. He has served on the boards of a number of social enterprises and – at the intersection of business and academia – has been passionately coaching international business case competition teams to finalist placements around the world.
Verhallen has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and life sciences from the University College Maastricht, and both a master’s degree in international business as well as a Ph.D. in marketing from Maastricht University, with a visiting position at Duke University, in the Netherlands.
Carissa Malone, assistant professor of accounting, Department of Accounting
Carissa Malone joins the department of accounting as an assistant professor with expertise in auditing. Malone’s research focus is on the judgment and decision making of auditors. Malone will be teaching managerial accounting this spring.
Malone also brings industry experience as she has worked in auditing and accounting compliance across various industries including non-profit, oil and gas, consulting, and retail.
“I chose to work at Poole College because I believe the college places the right amount of emphasis on both research and teaching,” said Malone. “In addition, I believe the college’s emphasis on industry engagement puts the college in the position to increase its already strong reputation. I’m excited to be a part of the college’s growth!”
Malone holds a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration in accounting from the University of St. Thomas at Houston. She will earn a Ph.D. in accounting and information systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in spring 2022.
Christopher Littel, lecturer in human resources, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Previously an adjunct lecturer at Poole, Chris Littel joins the department of management, innovation and entrepreneurship (MIE) as a lecturer in strategy, management and entrepreneurship. Littel will be teaching five courses this fall semester including an MBA course in private equity he developed late last year.
Littel started his own business in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he helped create a unique corporate startup at Johnson & Johnson. He left Johnson & Johnson in 2010 to help leverage his startup knowledge by leading sales and marketing for three venture-backed startups over five years. In 2014, Littel started his own consulting firm to work with startups while becoming a full-time lecturer in management and entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
“As a top 20 school in entrepreneurship for both graduate and undergraduate programs, Poole is an exceptional school with great faculty, students and staff,” said Littel. “The MIE department is collegial, welcoming and very supportive with exceptional professors in research and the classroom. I am honored and very excited to join the college full-time this fall.”
Littel earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and a Master of Arts in international economics from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He also took executive courses at Harvard Business School, the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.