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  • Phone:

    +966-13-849-8520

  • Email:

    dromagnoli@pmu.edu.sa

  • Office No:

    F106

  • Daniela Romagnoli

  • Job Title :

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

  • College :

    College of Business Administration


  • Department :

    Human Resource Management


Dr. Daniela Romagnoli earned her PhD in Workforce Education and Development HRD/OD form Penn State University in 2014. She also earned a Masters of International Affairs in 2009 and an MBA 2003 from the same institution. Sher undergraduate degrees are in Marketing and Business Administration


  • Ph.D. Workforce Education and Development

    Concentration in Human Resource Development/ Organization Development Pennsylvania State University, February 2014
    Focus: Training and Development
  • Masters International Affairs

    Pennsylvania State University, December 2009
    Focus: International Business and Economics
  • Masters Business Administration (MBA)

    Pennsylvania State University, December 2004
    Focus: Management
  • B.S. Marketing

    Pennsylvania State University, May 2004
  • A.A. Business Administration

    Harrisburg Area Community College, May 2003


In Progress: 

  • Romagnoli, D.A. “Introduction of a Framework: Romagnoli Framework of Return on Investment (ROI) on Women Training Efforts in Developing Countries” Expected submission date: March 2020

Published:

  • Romagnoli, D.A. (2020) “The use of ADR to reduce the perception of partiality in the courts in order to encourage International Entrepreneurship in Countries with National Ownership Requirements” Pepperdine Law Jeournal.
  • Vesterhus, T. S & Feenstra, D. A. (2015). Youth and Their Needs Within Public Space. UN-Habitat publication.
  • Feenstra, D. A. (2014), [review of the book The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth, by B. Johansen & K. Ronn]. The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship. 
  • Feenstra, D. A. (2014), [review of the book Handbook of Organizational and Entrepreneurial Ingenuity, by B. Honing, J. Lampel, & I. Drori]. The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • Feenstra, D. A. (2014), [review of the book Theory and Empirical Research In Social Entrepreneurship, Edited by P.H. Phan, J. Kickul, S. Bacq, & I. M. Nordqvist]. The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship. 
  • Feenstra, D. A. (2014, August), [Review of the book The Standout Business Plan: Make it Irresistible- and Get the Funds You Need for Your Startup or Growing Business, by E. Vaughan and B. Tracy]. The Journal of Applied Management & Entrepreneurship.
  • Feenstra, D. A. (2014, June), [Review of the book Roadside MBA, by M. Mazzeo, P. Oyer, & S. Schaefer]. The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship. 
  • Feenstra, D. A. (2014, March), [Review of the book Public Support of Innovation in Entrepreneurial Firms, by A. N.  Link]. The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • Feenstra. D. A. (2014, January), [Review of the book Intelligent Leadership: What you Need to Know to Unlock your Full Potential, by J. Mattone]. The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • Feenstra, D. A.  (2013, October), [Review of the book Fear Your Strengths, by R. E. Kaplan & R. B. Kaplan]. The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Zygmont, M. J. and Feenstra, D. A. (2012) "Strategic Planning, and Why You Should Care About it", in The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management: HR Forms and Job Aids (eds W. J. Rothwell, J. Lindholm, K. K. Yarrish and A. G. Zaballero), Pfeiffer: A Wiley Imprint, San Francisco, CA. doi: 10.1002/9781118364727.ch24

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Daniela Romagnoli, Douglas Ragan, & Shamoy Hajare (2020). “Cities of Innovation: Connecting Culture and Innovation” Training Session. UN-Habitat World Urban Forum 10, Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2020.
  • Daniela Romagnoli (2019). “The use of ADR to reduce the perception of partiality in the courts in order to encourage International Entrepreneurship in Countries with National Ownership Requirements”. Paper presented at the Global Dispute Resolution Conference, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution-Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, November 23, 2019. 
  • Daniela Romagnoli (2019). “Identifying Needs in Order to Tap into New Markets in Saudi Arabia”. Presentation for the College of Applied Engineering; Vision 2030 event, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 1, 2019. 
  • Daniela Romagnoli & Steven Welch (2018). “A Jack of all Traits: The Needed Skills to Successfully Approach International Entrepreneurship. Paper presented at 2018 BAASANA conference, New York, NY, July 30, 2018.
  • Daniela Feenstra & Kristin Torgerson (2014). “The Role of School Milk Programs as a Tool to Market Milk in Developing Countries; a Long-Term Benefit Embedded in Sort-Term Investment.” Paper presented at the 2014 Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology (NABET) conference, State College, PA, October 24, 2014.
  • Daniela Feenstra (2013). “Making Students Competitive in a Global Environment: The Importance of Including International Education in Business Curriculum.” Paper presented at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology (NABET) conference, State College, PA, October 18 2013.
  • Daniela Feenstra (2012). "The Shared Perceptions of the Benefits of Executive Coaching in Terms of Return on Investment as Shared by 10 Companies in Central Pennsylvania" Poster presented at The Department of Learning & Performance Systems and International Education Student Association Fall 2012 Poster Session, Penn State University, November 29, 2012.
  • Daniela Feenstra (2012). "The Importance of standards in Executive Coaching" Paper presented at the 2012 Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology (NABET) conference, State College, PA, October 25, 2012.
  • Daniela Feenstra (2012). "Stuff Happens Card: A Tool to Teach Accountability in the Classroom." Poster presented at The 2012 Twenty-seventh Annual Graduate Exhibition Poster and Visual Arts Option at Penn State University, March 25, 2012.


Dr. Romagnoli has a passion for international entrepreneurship, she has opened business ventures in Kenya and Costa Rica, and her research focus is women and youth entrepreneurship in developing countries.

The following are research topics of interest:

  • Importance of business practices in NGOs to meet donor and stakeholder’s expectations; the need for project evaluation and reporting.
  • International entrepreneurship: the importance of providing entrepreneurship education and market access to youth in developing nations in order to provide opportunities and decrease unrest and dependency on aid.
  • Closing the knowledge gap by providing online education in developing nations: utilizing technology and quality programs to provide a marketable skill to disadvantaged youth.