Poole School of Administration Welcomes four New School Members


NC State Poole College of Management welcomes Brian Brosnan, Pieter Verhallen, Carissa Malone and Christopher Littel for the 2021-22 academic year. The four newest faculty members bring specialist knowledge in the classroom and years of industry experience to bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Meet Poole’s newest faculty

Brian Brosnan, Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Department of Business Management

Brian Brosnan joins Poole College with 27 years of supply chain management experience. Brosnan spent 15 years at Accenture providing supply chain management consultancy across a range of industries and 12 years in leadership positions in supply chain management at multiple global companies.

Brosnan will join the business administration faculty teaching two supply chain degree programs, including the supply chain internship course and a course for the Jenkins MBA program. He looks forward to preparing students to be effective supply chain practitioners upon graduation.

“Poole’s focus on hands-on curricula enables me to apply my operational and supply chain experience in an academic setting,” said Brosnan.

Brosnan received his Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain and Logistics Management from Michigan State University and his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.


Pieter Verhallen, Lecturer for Marketing, Institute for Business Administration

Pieter Verhallen comes to Poole College from the Netherlands and brings expertise in marketing, particularly consumer behavior and behavioral science based on psychology and entrepreneurship. His research includes partnerships with public and private organizations in Europe and the United States, with whom he conducts qualitative and quantitative studies in the field of social norms interventions and general behavior change.

“The Poole College of Management originally attracted me because of the college’s good reputation worldwide in both economics and business education, but the excellent and friendly faculty sealed the deal,” said Verhallen.

Prior to entering academia, Verhallen founded, managed, sold, and supported various digital and fast-paced consumer goods startups doing business with stakeholders in over 70 countries. He has served on the boards of a number of social enterprises and – at the interface between business and science – has passionately coached international business case competition teams on finalist placements around the world.

Verhallen holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and life sciences from University College Maastricht and both a master’s degree in international business and a Ph.D. in Marketing from Maastricht University with a visiting position at Duke University in the Netherlands.


Carissa Malone, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Accounting Department

Carissa Malone joins the accounting department as an assistant professor with expertise in auditing. Malone’s research focus is on the assessment and decision-making of accountants. Malone will be teaching Management Accounting this spring.

Malone also brings industry experience, having worked in auditing and accounting compliance across a variety of industries, including nonprofits, oil and gas, consulting, and retail.

“I chose to work at Poole College because I believe the college has the right emphasis on both research and teaching,” said Malone. “I also believe that the college’s focus on industrial engagement will enable the college to build on its already good reputation. I’m excited to be part of the college’s growth! “

Malone holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas, Houston. She will get a Ph.D. in accounting and information systems at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the spring of 2022.


Christopher Littel, Lecturer in Human Resources, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Chris Littel, previously a lecturer at Poole, is moving to the Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE) as a lecturer for strategy, management and entrepreneurship. Littel will be teaching five courses this fall semester, including an MBA in private equity that he developed late last year.

Littel founded his own company in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he helped create a one-of-a-kind corporate startup at Johnson & Johnson. He left Johnson & Johnson in 2010 to capitalize on his startup knowledge by heading sales and marketing for three venture-backed startups for five years. In 2014, Littel started his own consulting firm to work with startups while serving as a full-time lecturer in management and entrepreneurship at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

“As a top 20 school in the field of entrepreneurship for both graduate and undergraduate courses, Poole is an exceptional school with great teachers, students and staff,” said Littel. “The MIE department is friendly, welcoming and very supportive with excellent professors in research and teaching. I am honored and excited to be working full-time at college this fall. “

Littel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the US Military Academy and a Master of Arts in international economics from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He has also taken executive courses at Harvard Business School, Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.