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    Top 50 P&Q Professors: João Albino-Pimentel, Marc van Essen and Beth Renninger

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Moore School faculty members honored with a host of accolades

Moore School faculty are recognized as top scholars in their respective fields and gain worldwide attention for their scholarly research and dedicated teaching. They are also awarded accolades from renowned industry organizations and journals.

In recent months, many Moore School faculty were acknowledged for their top-notch research and overall contributions to their industries.

Rare feat by three Moore School faculty with their inclusion in the Poets&Quants’ Top 50 Undergraduate Business School Professors of 2023 list

While most institutions are elated to have one faculty member featured in the P&Q’s 50 Best Undergraduate Business School Professors list, three Moore School faculty members achieved the honor in 2023. More than 500 nominations came from students, alumni, colleagues and school deans putting in their own words what these outstanding professors meant to their students, their departments and the business community at large. Nominations came from more than 50 of the best undergraduate business programs, including a dozen international schools. Despite this competition among popular and beloved professors, three Moore School faculty were among the top 50 list for 2023. See the full Top 50 list. »

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João Albino-Pimentel

International business assistant professor

Along with his inclusion in the Poets&Quants Top 50 Professor list, Albino-Pimentel was also awarded the Academy of Management IM Division FIU Business Emerging Scholar Award in 2023.

Resume at a glance
7 years with the Moore School
Previously taught at Copenhagen Business School and the University of Minnesota

Moore School courses he teaches

  • Ph.D. International Business I
  • PMBA Business in Europe
  • PMBA Exploring Global Business: Brazil and Colombia
  • Undergraduate Globalization and Business


  • Ph.D., Strategic Management, HEC Paris, 2016
  • Master of Science., Management, University of Sao Paulo, 2009
  • Master of Science, Business Economics, University of Grenoble Alpes, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Economics, University of São Paulo, 2006

Albino-Pimentel’s research focuses on global and political strategy.

Read Albino-Pimentel’s full bio »

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Beth Renninger

Director of the Center for Sales Success, marketing lecturer

Resume at a glance
7 years with the Moore School

Renninger brings more than 20 years of marketing and sales executive leadership experience to the Moore School.  She most recently led the Verizon digital transformation of the wireline telecom business for both consumer and small business national markets for broadband, video and voice services across web, mobile, social media and chat channels.

Moore School courses she teaches

  • Consultative Selling
  • Sales Scholars


  • MBA, Widener University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science, Marketing, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 1985

As the founder and leader of the Center for Sales Success, Renninger has built the sales program in partnership with Cliff and Cathy Brune (alumni benefactors) and formed partnerships with 19 national and global firms like Oracle Netsuite and Nucor. Through these efforts, Renninger has raised more than $1 million in funds for the the sales students and initiatives.

For the Poets&Quants honor, Renninger received more than 90 nominations from past and current students, showing the impact she has on students in her Moore School role.

Read Renninger's full bio »

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Marc van Essen

Associate dean of international programs and partnerships, international business professor

Resume at a glance
9 years with the Moore School
Previously taught at University of St. Gallen, Utrecht University, Erasmus University

Moore School courses he teaches

  • Undergraduate: Business in Europe and Corporate Governance, Data-analytics in International Business
  • Master's level: Global Strategy, Comparative Corporate Governance and Global Management Practices
  • MBA level: International Entrepreneurship, Business in Europe, Comparative Corporate Governance and Global Management Practices
  • Ph.D. level: International Business, Research Methods


  • Ph.D., Management, Erasmus University, 2011
  • Master of Science, Economics and Law, Utrecht University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Economics and Law, Utrecht University, 2005

Van Essen’s research focuses on entrepreneurship, comparative corporate governance, international business, family business and meta-analytic research methods.

Read van Essen’s full bio »


Finance professor honored with lifetime achievement award

Finance professor Allen Berger was selected by the Southern Finance Association Board of Directors to receive the SFA Lifetime Service Award for a lifetime of service to the finance profession. Berger also recently published his third book: “The Economic and Financial Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis Around the World - Expect the Unexpected” with fellow finance faculty Mustafa Karakaplan and Raluca Roman.

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Allen Berger

Carolina Distinguished Professor, the H. Montague Osteen, Jr., Professor of Banking and Finance and finance professor

Resume at a glance
15 years with the Moore School
Previously worked for the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C.


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
  • Master of Arts, Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1979
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Northwestern University, 1976 

Berger’s research focuses on a variety of topics related to financial institutions.

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International business professor among top 1 percent of citations in Economics and Business category

International business professor Tatiana Kostova was among 86 most influential Economics and Business researchers worldwide, based on the 2023 Web of Science Group’s Highly Cited Researcher list. These scholars have “authored multiple Highly Cited Papers™, which rank in the top 1percent by citations for their field and publication year in the Web of Science over the past decade.”

Kostova was also awarded the 2023 Academy of Management International Management Division Hyundai Motor Eminent Scholar Award , which recognizes lifetime achievement in international management scholarship.

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Tatiana Kostova

Carolina Distinguished Professor and Buck Mickel Chair

Resume at a glance
27 years with the Moore School
Previously taught at University of Economics - Varna, Bulgaria; University of California Los Angeles; University of Delaware; and University of Minnesota


  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Minnesota 
  • Master of Science, Economic Cybernetics, Kiev State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Economic Cybernetics, Kiev State University

Kostova’s research focuses on international management, macro-organizational behavior and organization theory.

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Moore School faculty achieve top 2 percent of citations, according to Stanford University’s career-best and single-year list

Ten Moore School faculty were included on the 2022 career-best top 2 percent of citations list released by Stanford University:

All of the career-best top 2 percent of citations faculty were also named to the 2022 single-year top 2 percent of citations list, also by Stanford, along with these Moore School faculty:

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