Greg Filbeck, a faculty member at Penn State Behrend since 2006, has been appointed director of the Black School of Business at the college. He brings to the position nearly 25 years of experience in teaching, research, outreach and academic leadership.
The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Eric W. Corty has been appointed director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend. He brings to the position more than three decades of experience in teaching, research, outreach and academic leadership.
The ballad of Francis Marion Brazier ends badly: Brazier, the great-great-great grandfather of the actress Jessica Biel, was killed while attempting to escape a Civil War prison. Joseph Beilein, an assistant professor of history at Penn State Behrend, helped tell the story on a recent episode of TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Kyle L. Peck, professor of education in the College of Education and research fellow, co-director for the Center for Online Innovation in Learning; and Andy Herrera, director of educational equity and diversity programs at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; are recipients of the 2017 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant to Alicyn Rhoades, an assistant professor of engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, to study how friction and cooling rates during the manufacturing process affect the strength, flexibility and biodegradation of plastic materials.