Faculty Focus: Finance Professor Simon Pak

With experience ranging from physics to economics and finance, Dr. Simon Pak, associate professor of finance, brings a wealth of knowledge to teaching online courses at Penn State World Campus. We caught up with him recently to learn about his background (including his stint as a taxi driver), why he decided to teach at Penn…

Alumni Q&A: Hospital Safety Administrator Charlotte Roy

While pursuing her master’s degree online in Homeland Security through Penn State World Campus, Charlotte Roy worked full-time as the hospital emergency manager at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She was working in the hospital emergency operations center during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and the experience, she says, changed how many people…

Faculty Focus: Megan Baril, Human Development and Family Studies

Dr. Megan Baril is an instructor in the online Human Development and Family Studies program offered through Penn State World Campus. She wrote the curriculum for our Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies course (HD FS 129), and also has taught courses on child development, research methods, and interventions in human development. We chatted…

Talk with Penn State Alumni Who Want to Connect With You

You might have questions about a particular job industry, and you want to hear from someone “on the inside.” Or maybe you’re considering applying to a certain company and want to know about the climate and culture there. Maybe you just want to talk with someone who has graduated from Penn State to see what…

Faculty Focus: Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, Homeland Security

Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner is a World Campus faculty member in the Homeland Security master’s program (Public Health Preparedness option), who brings a wealth of professional experience to his courses. He teaches three public health preparedness courses on emergency operation plans and bio-risk management. We recently chatted with Gavin about his work in the field and…

How We Manage Our Time

Time management is no cinch, especially when you’re working full time, pursuing a degree, and juggling other major responsibilities. But we make things work, and each of us has a different strategy. Here are a few methods we use to stay productive. We want to hear your tips, too! Share them at the bottom in…

Penn State Names New President

Join us in welcoming Dr. Eric J. Barron as Penn State’s 18th president. Dr. Barron, who will take office at Penn State on May 12, 2014, most recently served as president of Florida State University, and has served in the past as dean of Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Read more about…