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We teach students that the real measure of success is what you do to improve the lives of others, and they learn to be hard-working leaders with a global perspective. We conduct research to improve lives. We add millions to the economy through projects in our state and beyond. We help communities by sharing our faculty expertise and research.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Rural Sociology, Demography and Sociology
Professor Monnat's research interests lie at the intersection of demography, sociology, and public health
Rural Demography Health and Health Disparities Spatial Differences in Drug Alcohol and Suicide Mortality Stratification and Inequality Research Methods and Statistical Analysis
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR COMMUNICATIONS, Film-Video & Media Studies
Mary Beth Oliver is the co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory in the College of Communications
Reality television Positive media psychology Emotional and cognitive effects of media Media portrayals Media Violence Stereotyping
Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is an expert on the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law, race, national security, and immigration.
Race Immigration Law Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Law National Security
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Aerospace Engineering
Alan R. Wagner is an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and a research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
Humanitarian and Search and Rescue robotics Machine Ethics Human-Robot Interaction and Teaming UAVs Autonomous Flight Autonomous System Control and Planning Social Robotics RoboEthics Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Systems
DIRECTOR, Penn State Center for Neural Engineering
Dr. Schiff's research focuses on understanding the physics of dynamical disease of the nervous system
Electrical Fields Brain Machine Interfaces Parkinsons Disease Neurosurgery Neural Engineering Epilepsy Wave Mechanics EEG Control Theory
DIRECTOR of the Center for Landscape Dynamics and Landscape Ecology at Penn State lab (LEAPS)
Erica Smithwick is an expert in the environment and ecosystem ecology.
Climate Change Biogeochemistry Ecosystem Ecology Carbon Storage Landscape
PROFESSOR of Meteorology
Fuqing Zhang is an exepert in atmospheric dynamics, mesoscale meteorology, numerical weather prediction, and tropical meteorology.
Numerical Weather Prediction Atmospheric Dynamics Mesoscale Meteorology Tropical meteorology
Industry Experience (3)