Thomas H. Powell, President of Mount St. Mary's University, is pleased to announce that Professor Sandra Sjoberg, lecturer in business, has been appointed to the honorary post of BB&T Scholar effective immediately. Professor Sjoberg will serve a three-year renewable term and will work with the dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business on the planning and implementation of events associated with the BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism.
Founded in the fall of 2010 with a generous grant from the BB&T Foundation, the BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism advances current dialogue in business ethics, the role of the public sector in a capitalist economy, and the vibrancy of free market capitalism. The Center is located in the Bolte School of Business and promotes student, faculty, community, and corporate discussions about the political, social and economic strengths and challenges inherent in capitalism.
Professor Sjoberg has extensive experience leading externally-focused initiatives for the Bolte School of Business. She founded the Bolte School's award-winning SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team in 2006, and she also established the Bolte School's long-standing relationship with South Ural State University in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Professor Sjoberg was the single driving force in securing a Fulbright-in-Residence Scholarship for the Bolte School to host Professor Olga Shabalina from South Ural during the fall 2012 semester. Professor Sjoberg will complete her Ph.D. in applied management and decision sciences this year. She has wide-ranging corporate experience, spanning over fifteen years, having worked for Newell Rubbermaid, The Coca-Cola Company, Kraft Foods, Nabisco Foods, and the Pepsi-Cola Company. She has an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a BS in business from the University of Baltimore.