How to Navigate Courses if You Have a Disability: JooYoung Seo’s Student Perspective

I’m Sonya Woods, an accessibility consultant for Penn State’s World Campus Learning Design. Part of my job is working with instructional designers and instructional production specialists to help them design course content that works well for students with disabilities, including blindness. Since I work with design staff and our students are at a distance, I…

Maggie Kwok, Academic Adviser and Disability Specialist

Maggie Kwok is an academic adviser and disability specialist at Penn State World Campus. Here’s our conversation about the important position she holds with Penn State: Tell me about your position as an academic adviser and disability specialist to our military students at Penn State World Campus. I work with the Penn State World Campus…

Faculty Focus: Antone Aboud

Antone Aboud is a professor of labor and employment relations at Penn State. We recently caught up with him to learn more about his unique background and what he enjoys about teaching courses for Penn State World Campus. Please give our readers a sense of your teaching background. After receiving my PhD in collective bargaining,…

Faculty Focus: Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson is an assistant professor of geography and director of Online Geospatial Programs at Penn State. He leads Penn State’s postbaccalaureate GIS Certificate and Master of Geographic Information Systems programs in the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute. He also serves as an assistant director for the GeoVISTA Center in the Department of Geography. We…

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…

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…

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…

Meet Dr. Daad Rizk, Financial Literacy Coordinator

Dr. Daad Rizk is Penn State’s financial literacy coordinator. With extensive higher education experience in financial aid, business management and as a university bursar, Daad brings a wealth of knowledge to Penn State, where she hopes to help students better meet their education expenses and prepare for the future through improved financial literacy. Before coming…