Donuts with the Dean
- Date 01/12/18
- Time 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
- Location Atherton Lobby
Mark your calendars for the first Donuts with the Dean of 2018 and the spring semester. Come out and meet and speak with Dean Johnson, Dean Ann Crouter from Health and Human Development, Dean Andrew Sears from IST and Dean Susan Welch from Liberal Arts.
Dean Crouter: Dr. Ann C. (Nan) Crouter has served as the Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schultz Dean of the College of Health and Human Development since June 2007. She joined the Penn State faculty as assistant professor of human development in 1981 after having completed her undergraduate work in Psychology and English at Stanford University and her doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University. Prior to becoming dean, she served as the director of the Center for Work and Family Research and the director of the Social Science Research Institute and director of the Consortium for Children, Youth and Families at Penn State.
Dean Sears: Dr. Andrew Sears is a professor and Dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. Dr. Sears’ research explores issues related to human-centered computing and accessibility. His research projects have addressed issues associated with mobile computing, health information technologies, speech recognition, and assessing an individual's cognitive status via normal daily interactions with information technologies. He was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2010. Dr. Sears earned his bachelor of science degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. in computer science with an emphasis on human-computer interaction from the University of Maryland – College Park.
Dean Welch: Susan Welch is the Susan Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts and Professor of Political Science, positions she has held since 1991. She is a specialist in American politics, particularly urban, ethnic, and women's politics. Her current research interests include women as state legislators since suffrage. She is also working on projects related to the Holocaust. Susan is the author of more than 150 scholarly articles, six books, and two textbooks (including an American government textbook that went through fourteenth editions between 1986 and 2015). She is one of the most cited political scientists of her generation.
You don't want to miss out on donuts, fresh fruit, coffee or hot chocolate and of course good conversations. We are sure you will be able to find so many interesting topics to discuss with our three special guests.