I can say, without exaggeration, that my pursuit of American Studies at Penn State-Harrisburg transformed my life. The content of the courses provided me with the knowledge and skills I needed for work in the arts. My instructors shared their learning and perspectives with me and my fellow students with a remarkable mix of scholarly passion and personal rapport.
The expansive, interdisciplinary training in American Studies that I received at Penn State Harrisburg enabled me to competently teach a variety of courses across the humanities, which unquestionably played a significant factor in landing my current tenure-track position. My research methods and scholarly writing/ editing skills also vastly improved under the tutelage of the American Studies program's faculty. During the course of my education in American Studies at Penn State Harrisburg, where I was supported at every turn, I learned to have confidence in vigorously exploring the dimensions of American folk culture that commanded my passion and attention as teacher, researcher, and writer.