Donuts with the Dean
- Date 03/22/19
- Time 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
- Location Atherton Hall Lobby
All Scholars are invited to join Dean Johnson, Dr. Pangborn from Undergraduate Education and Dean Hardin from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications for the last "Donuts with the Dean" of the semester.
Robert N. Pangborn, Ph.D., Professor of Engineering Mechanics, is Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education. In this position, he is responsible for providing leadership in undergraduate education, including support for curricular development, innovations in teaching and learning, and programs to enhance student retention and graduation. He also oversees the office of enrollment management, comprising undergraduate admissions, the university registrar, and student aid across Penn State's 20 baccalaureate degree-granting campuses. He formerly served as associate dean in engineering for more than 10 years, headed the Intercollege Graduate Program in Materials, and has held interim roles as the campus executive officer at Penn State Altoona and more recently as the University’s executive vice president and provost from 2011 to 2013. He serves as vice-chair of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania College of Technology and is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International.
Marie Hardin is professor of journalism and dean in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. She has been in the College since 2003, where she served as associate dean for five years before becoming dean. She also served as associate director for the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and as director of the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication until 2014. She directed the College’s Center for Editing Excellence, affiliated with the Dow Jones News Fund, from 2005 to 2010.
Hardin’s work as a professional journalist includes work as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Georgia and Florida and as a writer for Georgia Trend magazine, where she covered environmental issues. She earned her Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Georgia, where she was named a Distinguished Alumni Scholar in 2013 by UGA’s Grady College.
Hardin has taught courses focusing on the intersection of sports, media and society at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has also taught journalism skills and ethics-related courses. Her research concentrates on diversity, ethics and professional practices in sports journalism.
Be sure to stop by the Atherton Hall lobby for some great conversations, donuts, fresh fruit, coffee and hot chocolate.