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Graduate School Alumni Society

The Graduate School Alumni Society is a constituent society of the Penn State Alumni Association. Our mission is to nurture relationships between graduate students of The Pennsylvania State University and its alumni, both nationally and internationally; enhance the complete graduate experience; advance graduate education and research; and increase graduate alumni membership in the Penn State Alumni Association.

Graduate School Alumni Society Board of Directors

Cynthia A. Mable, M.S., Computer Science; B.S., Mathematics
Principal Consultant, The CAM Group

Joseph (Jay) Kovacs, III, MMgt., Business Administration
Vice President and Chief Engineer, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies

At Large Members

Connie Baggett,  Ph.D., Agricultural Education
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University

Amit Bandyopadhyay,  Ph.D., M.S., Civil Engineering
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers Director, Green Building Institute Architecture and Construction Management, State University of New York-Farmingdale State College

W. Howard Cyr, Ph.D., M.S., Biophysics
Senior Research Biophysicist (retired), Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kayla D. Hales, Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology
User Experience Researcher, Google

Theresa Schuler Huston, Ph.D., B.S., Chemistry
Scientific Information Analyst (retired), Chemical Abstracts Service

Joseph (Jay) Kovacs, III, MMgt., Business Administration
Vice President and Chief Engineer, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies

David W. Kraft, Ph.D., Physics
Professor of Mathematics and Physics, University of Bridgeport

Cynthia A. Mable, M.S., Computer Science; B.S., Mathematics
Principal Consultant, The CAM Group

Lisa M. Ruch, Ph.D., Comparative Literature; B.A., World Literature
Assistant Dean of Liberal Studies and Professor of English and Communications, Bay Path University

Cathy Rusinko, Ph.D., Business Administration; M.A., Economics; B.A., English; B.S., Economics
Professor of Management and Coordinator for Sustainability, Thomas Jefferson University

Jorge G. Trevino, DBA, M.P.S., Homeland Security
Academic Advisor and Lecturer in Organizational Leadership Studies, Penn State World Campus

Campus and College Representatives

College of Agricultural Sciences
H. Duane Norman, M.S., Dairy Science; B.S., Agricultural Science and Industry
Research Leader (retired), Animal Improvement Programs,
USDA Agricultural Research Service

College of Arts and Architecture
Martha L. Carothers, M.F.A., B.A., Art
Professor, Department of Art and Design, University of Delaware

Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
Sarah Worley, Ph.D., Mass Communications
Associate Professor of Communication and Director of Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning, Juniata College

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Tyler C. McCandless, Ph.D., M.S. and B.S., Meteorology
Manager of Services, Ascend Analytics

College of Education
Amy Thul-Sigler, D.Ed., Adult Education
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State

College of Engineering
Susan O. Schall, Ph.D., M.S., B.S., Industrial Engineering
Founder and Operations Leader, SOS Consulting, LLC

College of Health and Human Development
Anne E. Ray, Ph.D., Behavioral Health; M.ED., Counselor Education; B.S., Psychology
Research Associate, Center for Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University

College of Information Sciences and Technology
Paula Bach, Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology
Senior User Research Lead, Microsoft

College of the Liberal Arts
Robert M. Sandow, Ph.D., History
Chair, Department of History, Political Science, International Studies and Foreign Languages, Lock Haven University

College of Medicine
Lawrence M. Mylin, Ph.D., Biological Chemistry
Professor of Biology, Messiah College

College of Nursing
Peggy Shipley, Ph.D., B.S., Nursing; B.S., Music Education
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Bloomsburg University

Commonwealth Colleges
Kathleen G. Hume, MMgt., Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Consultant

Eberly College of Science
Stephen H. Korzeniowski, Ph.D.,
Global Technology Manager, Surface Protection Solutions (retired)
The Chemours Company/E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co, Inc.

Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs
Lynne M. Casper, Ph.D.,
Sociology with a Dual-Title in Demography
Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California

School of International Affairs
Rachel C. Sayre, M.I.A., International Affairs

Presidential Management Fellow and Project Manager, United States Agency for International Development

Smeal College of Business
Nomination pending

Graduate Student Representatives

Latisha Franklin
Representative of Graduate Educational Equity Programs

Stephanie Winkler
Representative of the Graduate and Professional Student Association

Douglas De Souza Batista
Representative of Global Programs

Nicole Overby
Representative of the graduate campuses other than University Park, including World Campus

Ex Officio Members

Sarah Ades
Associate Dean for Graduate Student Affairs

James R. Caltagirone, M.S., Exercise Science; B.A., Journalism
Director of Alumni Relations and External Relations


*Degrees shown are those from Penn State

Board Committees

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