Professor of Business Administration, Faculty Director Executive MBA
Department: Executive Education Programs, Executive MBA Programs
Office: 382 Business Building
Member of Faculty Since: 1979
Al Vicere is Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership for The Smeal College of Business at The Penn State. He holds Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees from Penn State where he served for over eleven years as the Smeal College's Associate Dean for Executive Education. He was the founding director of Penn State's Institute for the Study of Organizational Effectiveness (ISOE), and has earned a number of MBA "Excellence in Teaching" awards for his courses on strategic leadership. In addition to his current faculty duties at Penn State, he is President of Vicere Associates Inc., a consulting firm whose global client list includes 3M, Abbott Laboratories, AMD, Anheuser-Busch, ARAMARK, Armstrong World Industries, AT&T, BASF AG, BP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, British Airways, Cisco Systems, Continental AG, Daimler-Chrysler, Eastman Kodak, Ecolab, LM Ericsson, Excelon, The Federal Reserve, First Data Corporation, GPU, Hallmark, Henkel KGaA, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kraft, The Limited, McDonald's, Merck, Motorola, National Australia Group, Petron (Philippines), Philips Electronics, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rockwell, Samsung, Saudi Aramco, Schering-Plough, Scudder Kemper Investments, J.R. Simplot, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, State Farm Insurance, Sun Life of Canada, The St. Paul Companies, Unilever, Unisys, U.S. Steel, and Westinghouse. Dr. Vicere has published over eighty articles and professional papers in leading journals including Organizational Dynamics, Planning Review, Human Resource Planning, The Journal of Management Development, Employment Relations Today, Personnel, Personnel Journal, Management Review, Training and Development Journal, Executive Development, The Journal of Management Learning, and Adult Education Quarterly. His latest books are, "Leadership by Design," published by Harvard Business School Press, and "The Many Facets of Leadership, published by FT Prentice-Hall.