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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

President
Krishna C. Nadella, M.B.A., Business Administration
Head of Americas Sales for Portfolio Valuations & Regulatory Solutions Sales, Bloomberg L.P.

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

Immediate Past President
Daniel J. West, Ph.D., M.Ed., Counselor Education; B.S., Rehabilitation Education
Chairman and Professor of Health Administration and Human Resources,
The University of Scranton


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, Randstad Technologies

Eric C. Hall, II, Ph.D., Neuroscience
Director, Alliance Management, Janssen, a Johnson & Johnson Company

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

Lisa M. Ruch, Ph.D., Comparative Literature; B.A., World Literature
Chair of the Liberal Studies Department and Professor of English and Communications, Bay Path 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

College of Communications
Murali Balaji, Ph.D., Mass Communications
Director of Education and Curriculum Reform, Hindu American Foundation

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Roy L. Schuyler, III, Ph.D., M.S., Metallurgy
Consultant Manager (retired), DuPont

College of Education
Daniel J. West, Ph.D., M.Ed., Counselor Education; B.S., Rehabilitation Education
Chairman and Professor of Health Administration and Human Resources,
The University of Scranton

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
Erik S. Connors, Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology; M.S., B.S., Chemical Engineering
Professional-User Experience Researcher, AT&T

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
M. Lynn Pritchard, Ph.D., Physiology
Senior Director, Worldwide Regulatory Strategy, Pfizer Inc.

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.,
Chemistry
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
Krishna C. Nadella, M.B.A.,
Business Administration
Head of Americas Sales for Portfolio Valuations & Regulatory Solutions Sales, Bloomberg L.P.


Graduate Student Representatives

Branden Elmore
Representative of the Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs

Matthew Krott, M.S., B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Representative and President of the Graduate and Professional Student Association

Marcela Manzo Vessi
Representative of the Office of Global Programs

Michael Ross
Representative of the graduate campuses other that University Park, including World Campus


Ex Officio Members


Assistant 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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