Ji Young Kim, assistant professor of psychology in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, received an award from the American Psychological Association for her dissertation on applying behavioral economics concepts to education.
Weston Kensinger, associate teaching professor of biobehavioral health and director of the Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research at Penn State Harrisburg, has been appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Advisory Council on Substance Use.
In the 20 years since its inception, the Penn State Harrisburg applied behavioral analysis program — and the discipline in general — has seen exponential growth. Today, the program produces some of the most highly qualified, sought-after leaders in applied behavior analysis, with graduates working in hospitals, schools, and community-based organizations; as well as working as professors, clinicians, and researchers.
Penn State Harrisburg has selected six graduates to represent each academic school and graduate studies as student marshals for fall 2022. The graduates will bear the banners representing each academic school and, together with the faculty marshals, lead the graduating students during the commencement processional.
When Andrew Butch was forced to retire from the U.S. Army in 2017, he felt like the rug had been pulled out from under him. Now a graduate student earning his master’s degree in applied clinical psychology, Butch and others on campus are working to better connect student veterans with the resources and support they need.
Penn State Harrisburg students Kiet Le and Hannah Odom have been named the college’s first Noyce Scholars through a new program that aims to address the critical need for secondary mathematics teachers in high-need school districts.
Penn State Harrisburg has announced the recipients of the college’s annual Alumni Achievement Awards. One graduate from each of the college’s five academic schools earned the accolade thanks to their outstanding professional accomplishments.
The Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society recently announced the winners of its People to Watch Awards, graduates from each of the college’s schools who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of society through their personal and professional endeavors.