Meet Jennifer Toof, Assistant Director of Student Affairs

Jennifer Toof recently joined the Penn State World Campus team as assistant director of Student Affairs. We chatted with her to learn more about her role and how she will help support students. Tell us about your background. I have worked in Student Affairs for eight years. Prior to joining World Campus, I was involved in…

Meet Melissa Luse, Coordinator of the Rehabilitation and Human Services Minor

We recently spoke to Melissa Luse, coordinator for the Rehabilitation and Human Services Minor through Penn State World Campus, about her field and her experience teaching courses at Penn State. Please give our readers a sense of your background and teaching interests. I was born and raised in Michigan and have a bachelor’s degree in…

Meet Nadiya Tucker, Mental Health Advocate and Case Manager

In the summer of 2016, Nadiya Tucker began serving Penn State World Campus students in her role as mental health advocate and case manager, a newly developed position created through a partnership between Penn State World Campus and University Park Counseling and Psychological Services. We asked her to share insights about the valuable services she…

Betsy Esposito and Michelle Wiley: Penn State World Campus Academic Support Specialists

Betsy Esposito and Michelle Wiley are academic support specialists who interact with students on a daily basis to help them understand the tools they need to be successful in an online learning environment. They have helped countless students while building a strong friendship with each other during their time at Penn State. Tell me about…

Meet Career Counselor Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong recently joined Penn State World Campus as a career counselor. We sat down with her to talk about how she can help students navigate questions related to career counseling: Please give our readers a sense of your background and interests. I have been counseling students since 2009 with a distinct focus on career development.…

Ashley Adams: Penn State World Campus Director of Student Affairs

Ashley Adams is the director of Student Affairs for Penn State World Campus. We wanted to understand what her position entails and how she plans to form connections between our online learners. Here’s our discussion: Tell us about your background in Student Affairs. I have worked in the field of higher education for a number of years across…

Meet the Penn State World Campus Librarian: Victoria Raish

Victoria (Torrie) Raish joined Penn State World Campus as an online learning librarian earlier this year. We caught up with her to talk about her new role and how she’s helping online learners succeed.  Please give our readers a sense of your background and teaching interests. I live close to Happy Valley with my three…

Faculty Focus: Sophie Penney

Sophie Penney teaches courses for the Penn State World Campus Philanthropic Leadership Certificate. We recently sat down with her to talk about the certificate program, as well as her background in the field of fundraising. Here’s our conversation: Please give our readers a sense of your background and teaching interests. As a first-generation college student…

A Conversation with Marie Hardin, Dean of the Penn State College of Communications

    Marie Hardin was the featured speaker at the Penn State World Campus Fall Graduation Celebration in December. A reporter at heart, Hardin is the dean of the Penn State College of Communications, active in research in the field of sports journalism, and loves interacting with students. We recently sat down with her to…

Admissions Q&A with Alumni Ambassador, Heather Mitterer: Part One

The Penn State World Campus Admissions team held a question-and-answer–style webinar for prospective students to connect with our Alumni Ambassadors. These ambassadors serve a critical role by sharing their first-hand experiences as recent graduates for those who are considering applying to a degree program. Following are some of the questions asked at the webinar —…