Faculty Who Care
Diane Pickel, MBA
Assoc. Professor, Business Administration
Diane Pickel is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the School of Professional Studies. Before joining Central Penn full-time in March 1999, Professor Pickel taught part-time at Central Penn, Elizabethtown College and HACC. For over 20 years, Professor Pickel has taught Principles of Marketing, Retail Management, Advertising and Introduction to Business. As a long-time member of American Marketing Association, Professor Pickel has access to numerous marketing publications. For professional development, Professor Pickel attends Marketing and Public Policy Conferences and Marketing Educators' Conferences.
During Term Breaks, I enjoy visiting family and friends in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Florida and other fun locations. My recent trips include Longboat Key, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee.
My husband and I are looking forward to celebrating our daughter's wedding in May 2016 and celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in May 2017. Our dog, an energetic beagle named Lily, keeps us busy with long walks around our neighborhood.
My teaching philosophy is that passion for the course subject, along with a sense of purpose, should lead to successful performance. When I teach day and evening courses, I embrace the social aspects of the educational journey. When I teach online courses, I utilize discussion boards and coursework for students to demonstrate their knowledge and course skills.