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Learn From Professors Who Bring Their Real-World Experience Into the Classroom

Pictured is COPA alumna Ashley Archambeau.

"My professors at Point Park helped me grow in all aspects of my life. They inspired me to be a better artist and a better person."

-- Ashley Archambeau, B.A. in musical theatre


Meet Our Faculty


Pictured is Thomas Louisy, M.B.A. graduate and financial consultant for PNC. | Photo by Chris Rolinson

"Many of the professors at Point Park University have lived in other countries and have seen how business operates around the world."

-- Thomas Louisy, M.B.A.

Journalists. Engineers. Artists. Biologists. Screenwriters. Entrepreneuers. Authors. Fire chiefs. School superintendents. Whatever your area of study is at Point Park University, you'll learn from faculty who bring their real-life professional work experience into the classes they teach. 

Our professors know what it takes to run a business, conduct research, manage a newsroom, assess a crime scene or direct a stage production. And they are excited to share their knowledge and experience with their students, preparing them for careers of their own.

Interactive Teaching Style

Classes at Point Park are small by design — our student-to-faculty ratio is a low 13:1. As a result, Point Park professors are able to work closely with their students, engaging them in career-oriented, hands-on learning and professional mentoring. You'll know these accomplished faculty, and they'll know you, as the average class size at Point Park is just 15 to 20 students.

This is an infographic of Point Park University's 13 to 1 faculty to staff ratio and its average class size of 15 to 20 students.

Extensive Industry Connections

In addition to sharing their first-hand knowledge and real-world perspectives, professors at Point Park have direct access to important industry professionals, connecting students and alumni to a wide variety of internship and career opportunities. 

Here are some examples of the companies and organizations for which Point Park faculty have worked or currently work.

  • Allegheny Co. Health Dept.
  • Allegheny Co. Medical Examiner
  • Americana Dance Theatre
  • Broadway
  • Cisco Systems
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • DiCesare Engler Productions
  • KFDA-TV
  • Herald-Star
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Los Angeles Theater Center
  • Montessori Center Academy 
  • Motion Picture Association
  • National Geographic Television
  • Pa. State Supreme Court
  • PepsiCo Inc.
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • PNC Financial Corporation
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Sports Legends Group
  • Superintendency of Banking of Peru
  • The Carol Burnett Show
  • U.K. Atomic Energy Authority
  • UPMC Community Care 
  • U.S. Intelligence Community
  • U.S. Steel Corporation
  • Westinghouse Electric Company
  • WPXI-TV
  • WTOV-TV

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