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Pitt-Johnstown Adds Twelve New Faculty

Pitt-Johnstown Adds Twelve New Faculty

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Thirteen new full-time faculty members have joined the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for the 2012-2013 academic year:

  • Dawn Drahnak, instructor of nursing, holds an MSN from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a BSN from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
  • George S. Glenn Jr., assistant professor of business/marketing, holds an MS from Baruch College School of Business and a BA from the University of Virginia.
  • Joanna Harrington, visiting instructor of science education, holds an MA from Western Governors University and a BS from McGill University.
  • Chandana Jayasooriya, instructor of electrical engineering technology, holds an MS from Wichita State University and is also a graduate of the Technical University of Berlin (Germany).
  • Dr. Jeremy Justus, visiting assistant professor of English, holds a PhD from West Virginia University, an MA from the University of Louisville, and a BS from Indiana State University.
  • Dr. Charles Kanyi, assistant professor of chemistry, holds a PhD from Binghamton University and an MSE and BE from MOI University (Kenya).  
  • Marissa K Landrigan, assistant professor of English writing/literary journalism, holds an MFA from Iowa State University and a BA from Ithaca College. 
  • Dr. Derek A. Leben, assistant professor of philosophy, holds a PhD and MA from Johns Hopkins University and a BA from the University of California Santa Cruz.
  • Kim Lee-Asonevich, assistant professor of business/management, is completing her DBA at Northcentral University and holds an MBA and BS from Frostburg State University and an AA from Potomac State College.
  • Paul A. Lucas, instructor of communication, holds an MA from West Chester University and a BA from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
  • Gregory J. Petyak, assistant professor of business/accounting, holds an MA and BS from St. Francis University. 
  • Dr. Khayyun A.Rahi, visiting assistant professor of geology, holds a PhD from Oklahoma State University, an MS from University of Arizona, and a BS from California State University.

Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization" for 2011. Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

rev. September 21, 2012


Posted by Knipple, Robert on 8/31/2012 4:30:00 PM