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Art & Design

Brian Flynn
Department Head, Art and Design

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

Brian Flynn

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Education

M.F.A. - Indiana State University

B.F.A. - Columbus College of Art & Design

David Moyer
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

David Moyer

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Education

M.F.A. - Maryland Institute College of Art

B.F.A. - University of Delaware

Awards

William D. Davis Drawing Award, The Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA (2007)

60 Square Inches, 17th Biennia N.A. Small Print Exhibition, Purchase Permanent Collection, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN (2010)

Courses Taught

Visual Literacy; Two Dimensional Design; Design & Color; Art History; Drawing; Three Dimensional Design; Type Design I and II; Graphic Design, Corporate Identity; Senior Project

David Stabley
Instructor, Ceramics and Wood Sculpture

Dave Stabley

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Education

M.F.A. - University of Nebraska

B.F.A. - University of Nebraska

B.A. - Millersville University

Awards

PA Council on the Arts, $5,000 grant (1989, 1999)

Vreeland Award for Creative Excellence, Lincoln, Nebraska (1984)

Courses Taught

Ceramics I, II, and III;, Wood Sculpture; Art of the Mosaic

Before coming to teach at Penn College in 2011, I was a full-time ceramic artist, making my living selling my work to galleries and the general public for over 30 years. I am excited to be a part of the students' creativity with hopes of educating them about the need for personal expression within the arts.

Nicholas Stephenson
Instructor, Graphic Design

Nicholas Stephenson

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Education

M.F.A. - Marywood University

B.A. - Susquehanna University

Keith Vanderlin
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design/Photography

Keith Vanderlin

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Education

M.F.A. - Rhode Island School of Design

M.Ed. - Temple University

B.A. - Gettysburg College

Awards

Graduate Fellowship Award (1978)

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Purchase Award (1985)

Williamsport Recreation Commission, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Master Teacher Award (1998)

Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

Photography, Wood Sculpture, Two Dimensional Design, Three Dimensional Design, Art History, Mass Communications

Brewing & Fermentation Science

Timothy L. Yarrington
Instructor, Brewing and Fermentation Science

Timothy L. Yarrington

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Tim graduated cum laude from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Science. He went on to attend the University of California Davis's Master Brewer's Program. He directed and managed the start-up of the Long Valley Pub and Brewery in Long Valley, New Jersey, serving as head brewmaster from 1995-2002. During his tenure at Long Valley, Tim earned two bronze and one gold medals at the distinguished Great American National Beer Festivals. In 2002, Tim directed and managed the start-up of the New Times Square Brewery and Restaurant in New York City, serving as head brewmaster from 2002-2005. From 2005 to 2016, Tim worked as an independent, free-lance consultant directing several brewery start-ups in the Northeastern United States. He also severed as the head brewmaster of Elk Creek Café + Aleworks. Tim consulted with Penn College, helping to create and develop the content and curriculum for the Brewing and Fermentation Science Program, and joined the Penn College faculty in Spring of 2017.

Early Childhood Education

Nancy A. Grausam
Assistant Professor, Education/Early Childhood Education

 Nancy A. Grausam

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Education

M.Ed. -Rutgers University

B.S. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Emergency Management

David Bjorkman
Instructor, Emergency Management Technology

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Education

MPS - Pennsylvania State University

B.S. - Shippensburg University

David Bjorkman currently serves as the Lead Faculty Member for the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management Technology program. Previously, he served as the Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) for Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a Level II trauma hospital and regional burn center located in Baltimore, Maryland. In this capacity, he was responsible for the hospital’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Program, including all planning, training, and exercise projects.

Prior to his position as a hospital EMC, Mr. Bjorkman was a public health preparedness consultant in central Pennsylvania. During this time, he was engaged in a 5-month, onsite deployment at the Southeast District Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Health during the height of the 2009 Novel Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, supporting mass vaccination clinic efforts. Mr. Bjorkman has worked on multiple emergency management planning and exercise projects with a number of state and local emergency management and public health agencies.

Prior to his emergency management career, Mr. Bjorkman spent more than 4½ years as a police officer with the Baltimore City Police Department. He then served for almost 3½ years as a police officer with the Penn State University Police Department. Mr. Bjorkman holds a master’s degree in Public Health Preparedness from Penn State University, College of Medicine. He earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University.

Human Services

Debra Bechtel
Instructor, Human Services/Social Science

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Craig Miller
Department Head, Social Sciences & Humanities; Associate Professor, History/Political Science

Craig Miller

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Education

Ph.D. - University at Buffalo - American Indian History, History of the Atlantic World, Constitutional and Legal History

  • Dissertation: "Power, Political Economy and War on the Anglo-Indian Frontier, 1636-1727"

M.A. - University at Buffalo - Colonial History

B.A. - SUNY Geneseo - History

Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award - Pennsylvania College of Technology (2016)

President's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Assessment, Pennsylvania College of Technology (2013)

Graduate School Teaching Award - University of Buffalo Office of the Dean (2006)

Excellence in Teaching Award - Department of History, University at Buffalo (2006)

Milton Plesur Dissertation Fellowship - University at Buffalo (2002-2006)

Dissertation Prospectus Fellowship - University at Buffalo (2006)

Geneseo Foundation Research Grant (2001)

Courses Taught

World Civilizations I and II, U.S. History to 1877, U.S. History from 1877, Native American History, Constitutional and Legal History, Research Methods, American National Government, State and Local Government, International Relations, International Law

Dr. Craig Miller joined the Department of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications in 2011.

History is a conversation; an ongoing dialogue about the past and the ways the past informs the present and can help plan for the future. Political Science explores the structures, processes, and theories behind federal, state, and local government, as well as relations between states, to help provide a foundation to more fully participate in and understand civic society.

In all classes, the goal is to encourage critical thinking. Critical thinking combines the skeptical approaches of the Socratic and scientific methods to investigate problems, events, ideas and arguments from multiple perspectives. The goal of this approach is to instill a methodological approach to problem solving that starts by questioning and evaluating assumptions. In Dr. Miller's courses, all ideas are equally valid until proven otherwise.

Dr. Miller's research interests include the history of war, political economy, and legal history.

Michaeleen McNamara
Instructor, Human Services/Social Science-Psychology

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Susan R. Slamka
Assistant Professor, Human Services/Psychology

Susan R. Slamka, Psy.D

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Education

Psy.D., Central Michigan University

M.A., Central Michigan University

B.A., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Susan Slamka is assistant professor of psychology and human services at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. She teaches a range of courses including General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Abnormal Child Psychology, Behavior Modification, Fundamentals of Counseling, Introduction to Human Services, Theories and Practices of Groups, Human Services Internships I & II, Special Populations in Human Services, and Contemporary Issues in Human Services. Before teaching at Penn College, Professor Slamka was assistant professor of psychology and human services at Lyndon State College in Vermont. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University with special focuses on the treatment of children and women's issues. Her current professional interests include studying parent-child counseling approaches and children's psychological disorders. She has been teaching at Penn College since 2001.

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