Two Women Named Department Chairs at Franklin University

ThreeCollegesFranklin University, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs at locations throughout Ohio and online. The university serves mostly nontraditional students.

The university’s College of Business has announced the appointment of two women to department chairs.

JoAnna_WilliamsonJoAnna Williamson was named chair of the department of management and marketing. She joined the university’s faculty in 2011. She has taught at Ohio University, Columbus State University and the University of Phoenix and has served as a an executive for Proctor & Gamble and National City Bank in Columbus, Ohio.

Professor Williamson holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Ohio State University. She is a graduate of the Capital University Law School and holds a Ph.D. in strategic communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Martina_PengMartina Peng was appointed chair of the department of accounting, finance, and economics. She has taught at Franklin University since 2008.  Her research focuses on individual and household financial decision making, financial behavior analysis, and financial education policy.

Dr. Peng holds an MBA from the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York system. She earned a Ph.D. in consumer finance from Ohio State University.

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