Faculty Focus: Sophie Penney

Sophie Penney teaches courses for the Penn State World Campus Fundraising 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 —…

Faculty Focus: Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart is a research associate and assistant professor in aerospace engineering and architectural engineering and teaches courses for Penn State World Campus. Here’s our interview with Susan: Please give our readers a sense of your teaching background. From a young age I knew I had an interest in teaching. As an undergraduate student, I was…

Faculty Focus: Jeffrey Brownson

We recently caught up with Jeffrey Brownson, associate professor of energy and mineral engineering/materials science and engineering in the Penn State John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering. Jeffrey teaches courses for Penn State World Campus and offers insight into his background and interests. Please give our readers a sense of…

Faculty Focus: Istvan Albert

Dr. Istvan Albert is an associate professor of bioinformatics in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, director of the Bioinformatics Consulting Center, and director of the Penn State World Campus Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics. Istvan sat down with us to explain the field of applied bioinformatics and how his teaching is making an impact.…

Faculty Focus: Greg Filbeck

Greg Filbeck is a Samuel P. Black III professor of finance and risk management, the associate director for the Black School of Business, and the department chair for Finance and Business Economics. We recently caught up with him to discuss the courses that he teaches for Penn State World Campus. Please give our readers a sense…

Faculty Focus: Josh Kirby

We recently caught up with Josh Kirby, lead faculty member for Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) online programs at Penn State. Here’s our conversation: Please give our readers a sense of your background and how you arrived at your current position at Penn State. I’m new to my role as the lead faculty member for…

Penn State Faculty Focus: Douglas R. Lindsay, PhD, Lt. Col., USAF (ret.)

Teaching Graduate Programs in Psychology and Leadership Dr. Lindsay retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2014, after 22 years of dedicated service, to take on the directorship of the Penn State World Campus Master of Professional Studies in Psychology of Leadership at Work (MPS) program. We recently spoke with him about his background and…