Kimberly Austin

Instructor in Business Administration
Department: First Year Seminars
Member of Faculty Since: 2005


Kim returned to Smeal after a successful 18 year career at Morgan Stanley in New York City. In her most recent position, she was responsible for business development and relationship management for strategic Fortune 500 clients and prospects in the Investment Management Division. While in this role, Kim established strong and highly productive relationships across many functional areas within her account base including CFO’s, Treasurers and other senior level investment and human resources staff. Previously, she held the role of Director of Firmwide Programs for the Training and Development Group at Morgan Stanley, where she had responsibility for the design, execution and follow-up evaluation of all major firmwide global training programs for newly hired Analysts and Associates as well as cross divisional product training programs for Vice Presidents and Associates. Kim started her career at Morgan Stanley in sales in the Institutional Fixed Income Division where she covered financial institutions.

Prior to receiving her MBA, she spent three years with Xerox Corporation as a Senior Marketing Representative for the Information Systems Division. Kim received her MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA and is a graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.


MBA, Finance and Marketing, UCLA Anderson School of Management,

BS, Marketing, Penn State University,


PSU 006, First Year Seminar

FIN 408, Financial Markets and Institutions