Dr. Dina Piepoli Udomsak is an Assistant Director of Sidhu School Initiatives and an Instructor in the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership. She mentors, coaches, and advises the freshmen business cohort in addition to supporting the administrative and technological initiatives of the Sidhu School. Previously contracted as a Technical Trainer and Instructional Designer by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Mrs. Udomsak was a Technical Communications Consultant for Infotech Consulting. She formerly held the position of Pre-Collegiate Program Coordinator at Marywood University where she led the recruitment efforts for the gifted student programs, managed the staff of the GED Community and GED Prison programs, and secured state grant funding. Dr. Udomsak’s background in the marketing and communications fields includes experience in creative and performing arts, grant writing, event coordination, marketing, management, sales, customer service, graphic design and desktop publishing. In the television industry, she gained experience both behind the scenes and in front of the camera contributing her skills to regional ABC and PBS affiliates.
Dr. Udomsak has served on the Wilkes University Mentoring Task Force, the Information Technology Committee, the Outstanding Leadership Forum planning committee, and President Leahy’s First Innovation Council. She has taught numerous courses including the Personal and Professional Development series, Human Resources and Customer Service Management, Effective Communication for Business, Topics in Leadership, and Business Correspondence and Reports. She is the faculty advisor and founder of the award winning Wilkes University Phi Beta Lambda chapter and previously served as Sam M. Walton Fellow and faculty advisor to Students in Free Enterprise. She has been nominated by students, colleagues, and department chairs for teaching and advising awards including Interdisciplinary Teaching Award, Club Advisor Appreciation, Academic Support Award, and Innovation in Teaching Award. She was recently awarded the Dr. Margaret (Marty) Baker Graham Research Grant on behalf of the Association for Business Communication and the C.R. Anderson Foundation. She has held several leadership positions on the executive board of the Northeastern Association of the Society for Human Resources Management and holds active membership in international and national organizations including the Association for Business Communication, the International Positive Psychology Association, the Academy of Management, and the American Association of University Women.
Dr. Udomsak’s research interests include salutogenesis, psychofortology, and eudaimonic functioning in the academy, sense of coherence and sense of belongingness in creating organizational culture, person-centered communication utilizing a Rogerian approach, policies affecting family responsibilities and academic life, workplace well-being, care ethics, learner-centered approaches to learning, and the presentation of self. She completed her doctoral research at Wilkes University in Educational Leadership Studies.