Stephen Holoviak, Ph.D.

Senior Associate


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania




Stephen Holoviak, Ph.D., has over 35 years of experience as an academic, researcher, administrator, and finance professional. He is an expert in metrics-based management and program evaluation and has researched and published extensively on the topic.

Dr. Holoviak is currently a Professor of Management at Penn State University, a position he has held since 2009. Previously, he was a Professor of Human Resource Management at Shippensburg University.

Dr. Holoviak is also a former Dean of the College of Business at the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. While an administrator, he worked extensively to assess and analyze the performance of academic and extracurricular programs and devise ways to improve evaluation and administration. He was also the Director of the H.R. Frehn Center for Management at Shippensburg, where he directed the operations of the center, developed training and curricula for other programs, and conducted grant writing, research, information services, and fundraising activities.

His academic research has centered on metrics-based management, and he has written numerous books and articles on his findings. He has researched on topics ranging from school performance assessment, including topics such as measuring academic progress through study abroad, setting academic benchmarks, integrating diverse sets of skills to students, and linking cost-effective mission strategy to student outcomes assessment, to performance-based contracting models for healthcare organizations, to economic development strategies for rural environments.

Dr. Holoviak earned a Master’s Degree in Management from Frostburg University and a Master’s Degree in Labor Economics and Doctorate in Industrial Relations from West Virginia University. He is an Accreditation Officer with AACSB, the accreditation organization for top colleges of business.

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