MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Five emeriti faculty members at Penn State Harrisburg have been named to the newly formed Emeritus Academy, a program designed to recognize and promote the ongoing engagement of emeriti faculty in scholarly and creative activities at Penn State.
The program is overseen by the Offices of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and aims to provide a community-based approach that fosters continued intellectual curiosity, professional growth and collegiality.
Penn State Harrisburg emeriti faculty named to the academy include:
- Glen Mazis, distinguished professor emeritus of humanities and philosophy, School of Humanities
- Melvin Blumberg, professor emeritus of management, School of Business Administration
- Erdener Kaynak, distinguished professor emeritus of marketing, School of Business Administration
- Gloria Clark, professor emerita of humanities and Spanish, School of Humanities
- Anne Ayer Verplanck, professor emerita of American studies, School of Humanities
Members of the academy are granted the title of “Academy Professor.” This title may be used during the period in which the individual is a member of the academy. The academy hosts a series of lectures each year, open to the public, at which current members present their research or creative activity.
Membership in the academy is for an initial term of three years, with the possibility of renewal. Applications are accepted throughout the year.