Penn State Harrisburg


Left to Right:  Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes and Dr. Matthew Woessner

Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs; and Dr. Matthew C. Woessner, 2016-17 University Faculty Senate chair-elect and associate professor of political science and public policy in the School of Public Affairs have been named Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Fellows. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.  

Lisa G. Freed discusses her research

Emily Barton's first grade students came up with the concept “playing with words” on their own after she encouraged them to look at each other's stories and suggest changes. Michele Lacerda said her seventh graders improved their writing throughout the year as they shared their work with their peers. Kaitlyn Myers said her fourth graders became excited about writing when they could use technology that let them publish their work.

Carolyn Julian

Carolyn A. Julian, student aid adviser and veterans affairs coordinator at Penn State Harrisburg, has been elected as the 2016-17 president of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA).

Julian was awarded the Leadership Award in 2011-12 and Distinguished Service Award in 2015. She has been a member of PASFAA since 1987. Julian received her business degree at Penn State Harrisburg and has over 40 years of service in financial aid.


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l to r: Nesmith, Sivarajah, and Cigler discus Flint crisis

A panel of experts gathered at Penn State Harrisburg recently to discuss the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, its effects on residents, the health impacts of lead and public policy repercussions.