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5/23/2017 Graduate Experience Prepares Alumna Jenny Snow to Present Thesis at National Conference
Snow presented her thesis, A Content Analysis on the Internet News Media and the Growth of Human Trafficking," at the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas.
5/17/2017 2016 Musical Theatre Alumna Viveca Chow Makes Broadway Debut in Miss Saigon
"All of the classes at Point Park gave me a solid foundation for technique (especially acting), and built my confidence up so I started to feel like I could be competitive in this field after graduation," Chow said.
5/11/2017 Students to Study in Iceland and Ireland
International Media Class studies abroad May 13-26.
5/11/2017 Communication Majors Attend National Broadcasting Conference in Las Vegas
Students got a first-hand look at the latest and advanced broadcasting equipment at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
5/8/2017 Point Park Students Host, Present at Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference
Students presented research related to the theme "Bridging the Divide," and led a "City as Text" exploration, which provided conference attendees a chance to visit Pittsburgh's neighborhoods.
4/24/2017 Point Park University Professor Joins Fulbright Specialist Roster
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., joins the roster for a three-year tenure.
4/20/2017 80edays Electric Vehicle Global Team Co-Pilot Speaks to M.B.A. Business of Energy Class
Silicon Valley technical innovator and engineer Don Christian spoke to students about his experience traveling around the world in an electric car as co-pilot of one of the international 80edays teams.
4/14/2017 Business Students Compete in American Marketing Association Competition
Assistant Professor Paige Beal's Principles of Marketing class created a retail marketing plan for PPG Paints.
4/5/2017 Point Park University Students Travel to New York City for Alternative Spring Break
Students visited Rockefeller Center, Central Park, The New York Public Library, Radio City Music Hall and NBC Studios.
4/4/2017 The Money Thing: Faculty Help Students Prepare For Their Financial Lives After College
Professor of Economics and Finance Angela Isaac, Ph.D., and Nelson Chipman, M.F.A., executive director of Point Park Online, created a course that educates and encourages students to make smart financial decisions during and after college.
3/30/2017 Thirteen Students Inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
Undergraduate and graduate students were inducted into the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society at a ceremony on campus March 23.
3/29/2017 Professor is Guest Editor for Journal of Humanistic Psychology Special Issue
Brent Robbins focused on alternatives to the DSM-5 approach to psychiatric diagnosis.
3/23/2017 Southwest Airlines Station Leader Discusses Ethical Leadership with M.B.A. Students
How ethical leadership is implemented and embraced at one of the world’s largest airline carriers was the focus of Theresa Anderson’s March 16 presentation to M.B.A. students.
3/20/2017 Alumna Gabriella Sorrentino is a Dance Captain for Hamilton | Broadway in Chicago
"I teach current cast and future replacements the show, take notes throughout the week (which are given out to the cast), run rehearsals and collaborate with the creative team," she said.
3/20/2017 Students to Develop, Produce and Perform New Works with Pallas Theatre Collective
The new partnership with the musical theatre program brings new works to campus each year.
3/15/2017 SAEM Professor, Concert Promoter Striving to Make Pittsburgh a Music City
Ed Traversari, M.B.A., is working with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to cultivate a more vibrant music scene in Pittsburgh.
3/7/2017 Point Park to Host 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference
Writers, editors and publishers from Esquire, Harper's, New Yorker, Paris Review and The New York Times Magazine are among the presenters.
3/6/2017 Professor Serves as International Grant Review Expert on Research Integrity
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., served as an international grant review expert for the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) on issues of quality and integrity in scientific research.
2/24/2017 Faculty Profile: Meet April Daras, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
"I feel lucky every day to be on this path with my students — working together toward a common goal: their growth and their resilience as artists," said Daras.
2/17/2017 @PointParkU hosts #sbmkt101 Twitter chat on Super Bowl ads
Point Park University hosted an experiential learning activity during the Super Bowl using hashtag #sbmkt101.
2/15/2017 Point Park to Host 2017 Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology
Psychology practitioners, researchers from all over the U.S. will be on campus March 30-April 2 discussing research, education and social responsibility in the field of humanistic psychology.
2/7/2017 Behind the Lens with Ben Schonberger, Instructor of Photography at Point Park
"My classes move fast and the expectations are high. The students are always up for a challenge and the opportunity to take a risk when the bar is raised. I love that," he said.
2/6/2017 Musical Theatre Major Tony Lorrich Performs in The Royale at City Theatre Company
"The idea that Point Park's program could mold me into a triple threat excited me and pushed me to apply, audition and eventually attend," Lorrich said.
1/31/2017 Public Relations and Advertising Major Wins Renaissance Scholarship from PRSA Pittsburgh
Lauren Joseph was awarded the Renaissance/Bob O'Gara Scholarship at a ceremony Jan. 26, 2017.
1/27/2017 Education Student and Professor Selected as Keynote Speakers
Timothy Grebeck and Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., presented to students with disabilities at the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV Conference.
1/18/2017 M.A. Alumni Profile: Meet Elizabeth Willard, Proposal Writer, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
"The flexibility of this program is priceless for working professionals like me. I was able to work full time and take full-time classes, feeling supported by both my job and my school," said Willard.
1/9/2017 People of Point Park: Dimitris J. Kraniou, Ph.D., an International Catalyst
Professor Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., uses his world experience to leave a lasting impression on Point Park University.
1/9/2017 Honors Program Students Pay it Forward Through On-Campus Volunteer Activities
During the fall semester students sponsored "Pink Feet," a series of events to increase awareness and raise money for breast cancer research — specifically for Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh — raising $1,200.
1/3/2017 Business Faculty Present Scholarly Research at NABET Conference
Michele Langbein, Ph.D., Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., and Gita Maharaja, Ed.D., discussed their research on ethical leadership and accreditation.
12/13/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Mark Burrell, Assistant Professor of Dance
"Stepping directly off of the Broadway stage into a studio has been exhilarating while watching the young artists cling to every word and detail of my personal stories that have shaped my career," Burrell said.
12/5/2016 Professor Presents to Science Teachers, Featured in National Geographic Videos
Brendan Mullan, Ph.D., presented "Change and the Cosmos" Dec. 3 at the Tennessee Science Teachers Association Conference and also appears in two new National Geographic Videos.
11/28/2016 Award-Winning Actor, Writer and Director Bryan Cranston Visits Point Park University
"To be successful in this business you need talent, persistence, patience and luck," said Cranston.
11/15/2016 Faculty Profile: Jill Thomas, Ph.D., Discusses Her Passion For Clinical Psychology
Meet Jill Thomas, Ph.D., associate professor and director of clinical training in the M.A. in clinical-community psychology program at Point Park.
11/11/2016 Students Present at Honors Conference
Tim Grebeck, Nicki Jones, Sarah Martin and Professor Helen Fallon traveled to Seattle for the conference.
11/9/2016 Get to Know Tracey Brent-Chessum, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Point Park
"Students work to give 100 percent in the same way I do ... I’m in a place where we are all working towards the same goal and have a similar view of hard work and success," she said.
11/2/2016 Students Network and Develop Professional Skills at PRSSA National Conference
Presentations led by Vera Bradley, Warner Bros. TV, NCAA, among others.
11/1/2016 Ph.D. in Community Engagement Students Develop Program Reviews for the POISE Foundation
"This assignment gave me the opportunity to engage with an emerging nonprofit in the City of Pittsburgh," said student Veronika Panagiotou.
10/31/2016 Black Maria Film Festival Tour Comes to Point Park
Professor John Rice's film, "The End of Blessings," will be featured Nov. 10.
10/21/2016 Public Admin Grad and Instructor Help With Hurricane Relief Efforts
Kate Jones and Roy Cox, Ed.D., deployed to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Florida shortly after Hurricane Matthew hit.
10/18/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Colleen Hooper, Dance
"Students in my class take a very active role in their learning. I present them with ideas, readings, and performance goals, and I expect them to work individually and collaboratively to understand these concepts and to share their opinions and reflections," said Hooper.
10/12/2016 2016 Musical Theatre Alumnus Peter Hughes is a Mainstage Performer for Disney Cruise Line
"Point Park prepares triple threats ... The esteemed faculty teach a strong foundation for auditioning, focusing on maintaining a motivated and professional attitude," said Hughes.
10/12/2016 Engineering Professor Brings Work Experience From Iran and Canada to the Classroom
Meet Yaser Roshan, Ph.D., a new assistant professor of electrical engineering at Point Park University.
10/12/2016 Fall 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Get a peek inside the Fall issue of the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
10/6/2016 Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology
The conference is part of the American Psychological Association and will be held March 30-April 2, 2017 at Point Park.
10/5/2016 Point Park Veterans Joint Leadership Event Features Downtown Pittsburgh Field Exercises
The School of Business hosted its second Veterans Joint Leadership Initiative event Sept. 23, which included team field exercises and a conference on campus.
10/3/2016 Point Park Professor Presents on Assessment and Curriculum Innovation
Tatyana Dumova participated in the Pennsylvania Communication Association Conference in Johnstown.
9/27/2016 Screenwriting Major Learns the Craft of Writing a Script and Storytelling at Point Park
"The screenwriting program at Point Park has taught me so many important, intricate details on not only the craft of writing a script, but the craft of storytelling as a whole, as well as how the cinema industry works," said Staudt.
9/23/2016 Public Administration Professor Teaches Fire Instructor Course in Japan
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., recently taught Japanese firefighters and officers a Fire Instructor I certification course at United States Marine Corps’ Camp Foster.
9/22/2016 SAEM Professor Presents on Storytelling Data at Marketing Conference
Paige Beal, M.B.A., was part of a panel discussion at the Marketing Management Association Educators' Conference in Providence, R.I.
9/13/2016 Fall Events at the Center for Media Innovation
Guest speakers include Richard Drew, Fred McLeod, Diane Rehm and others.
9/13/2016 First Amendment Photo Exhibit Opening at the Center for Media Innovation
Inaugural photo gallery focuses on expressions of free speech, Sept. 16-Oct. 7.
9/8/2016 Point Park’s First Doctoral Students to Graduate Defend Their Dissertations
Amy Miller, Laura Miller and Kelly Noyes successfully defended their dissertations Aug. 29 and were awarded Ed.D. degrees.
9/1/2016 Advice to the Class of 2020 at Convocation: Set Goals, Get to Know Faculty, Classmates and the Community
Members of the Point Park community offered advice to help guide the Class of 2020 on their new path as college students.
9/1/2016 Point Park University Earns National Recognition as a 2016-2017 College of Distinction
Point Park earned this honor for demonstrating high-level results across four distinctions.
8/17/2016 Point Park Welcomes 14 New Full-Time Faculty
Meet new faculty who bring real-world experience into the classes they teach.
8/12/2016 Founder of 'Eat That, Read This' Blog Visits Point Park
Adam Shuck, founder of the daily news blog "Eat That, Read This," met with interns from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at Point Park.
8/10/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Zeva Barzell, Associate Professor of Theatre
"One of the most important messages I try to convey to my students is to have a taste for excellence in their work and to really know and understand their craft," said Barzell.
8/8/2016 Professor Matthew Vogel Strives to Instill in His Students a Passion for Special Education
Meet Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., assistant professor of special education at Point Park University.
7/15/2016 Professor Publishes Book on the Benefits of Horror in Children’s Literature
In her new book, Jessica McCort, Ph.D., discusses the many benefits horror texts provide for young readers.
6/28/2016 Faculty and Career Development Center Help Education Students Land Teaching Jobs for Fall
Thanks to the PERC Education Job Fair and the support and guidance from education faculty and Career Development Center staff, several Point Park spring 2016 education graduates have full-time teaching positions lined up for the fall.
6/17/2016 Point Park Professor Presents to Community College Presidents
Jamesena Talbott, D.M., discussed community engagement programming at the Strategic Horizons Network Conference held June 13.
6/10/2016 Meet M.A. Student Candice McDermott, Marketing Intern, Edgar Snyder & Associates
"Writing is one of my passions, and this internship has helped me develop a voice for blogs and PR writing," said McDermott.
6/2/2016 Clinical-Community Psychology Grad Classes Help Alum Become a More Empathic Supervisor
Meet Kevin Gallagher, a 2015 M.A. in clinical-community psychology alumnus
5/27/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Randy Baird, Professor in Point Park's M.B.A. Energy Concentration
Baird is also a regional outage manager for NRG Energy, one of the nation's leading integrated Fortune 200 power companies.
5/26/2016 Psychology Faculty to Give Sample Lectures at Grad Open Houses June 7 and 22
Prospective M.A. and Psy.D. clinical-community psychology grad students can hear lectures from Brent Robbins, Ph.D., and Robert McInerney, Ph.D.
4/29/2016 Psychology Professor Serves as Guest Editor of Scholarly Journal
Brent Robbins, Ph.D., is the guest editor of the May 2016 issue of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.
4/28/2016 Students Present Research Related to the Seven Deadly Sins at Undergraduate Symposium
Students across all majors presented research surrounding the wonders of pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth this year at the Annual Undergraduate Symposium.
4/27/2016 Point Park Professor Judges International Media Competition
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., served on a panel of judges for the Communicator Awards Competition.
4/26/2016 High School Students Explore Stage AE, Learn More About Point Park's SAEM Program
More than 100 high school students from Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia spent the day at Stage AE for Point Park's Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management High School Workshop.
4/22/2016 Faculty Member Helped 2015 Alumnus Launch His Information Technology Career
Meet Jonathan Grzandziel, 2015 information technology alumnus and business analyst for PITT OHIO.
4/22/2016 SAEM Professor Leads AMA Collegiate Marketing Plan Competition
As co-vice president of academic outreach, Paige Beal, M.B.A., recruited marketing professionals to judge the April 15 competition.
4/19/2016 Students Present at 2016 Northeast Regional Honors Conference
SAEM majors Nicolette Jones and Anna Livia Rice presented at the conference in Cambridge, Mass.
4/13/2016 Campus Event Focuses on Reintegrating Veterans into the Workforce
Point Park's organizational leadership program hosted a Joint Leadership Initiative with faculty, staff and regional business leaders April 8.
4/8/2016 Professor Named Vice Chair of PA Judiciary Education Board
Nathan Firestone, J.D., professor of political science, was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
4/7/2016 Secondary Education Student and Professor Present on Autism
Timothy Grebeck and Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., recently spoke at three schools in the Seneca Valley School District.
4/1/2016 Electrical Engineering Major Offered at Point Park for Fall 2016
Point Park’s new program combines rigorous theoretical study in electrical engineering with extensive laboratory experience.
3/28/2016 Point Park Professor Publishes Book on Online Social Networks
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., published "Social Networking: Redefining Communication in the Digital Age."
3/23/2016 Business Professor Presents, Models at Inspiring Lives Conference
Michele Langbein, Ph.D., presented "Leaders Empower Lives" and modeled on the runway at the gala.
3/22/2016 Professor Leads Webinar on Social Marketing in the Performing Arts Industry
David Rowell, M.F.A., moderated an Association of Performing Arts Presenters webinar March 17.
3/22/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Jason McDole, Assistant Professor of Dance
"I love walking into class knowing that my students are there to learn about what they love. I find so much joy teaching young people who really want to commit to what's in their hearts," McDole says.
3/15/2016 WYEP Chooses SAEM Program as Partner for Reimagination CD Project for Area Youth
Through a new partnership with 91.3 WYEP's Reimagine Media program, students and faculty in the SAEM program are providing training and support for area youth interested in the music industry.
3/14/2016 Professor Presents Workshops in Spain for International Women’s Day
Helena Knorr, Ph.D., presented workshops on leadership and professional development at the University of Valencia.
2/24/2016 Intelligence Professor, Director Named Special Member of Vidocq Society
Gregory Rogers, J.D., was named a Special Member of the Vidocq Society.
2/24/2016 SAEM Professor Earns Recertification as a Fundraising Executive
Teresa Gregory, M.F.A., recently earned recertification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive by CFRE International.
2/23/2016 International Faculty Come to Point Park From Around the Globe
Meet Point Park's faculty who hail from various countries around the world.
2/18/2016 New Professor Transfers His International Engineering Expertise to the Classroom
Meet Aram Parsa, Ph.D., P.Eng., Point Park's new assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology.
2/12/2016 Meet Matt Pelfrey, M.F.A. Low-Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor
"I love working with students and helping them articulate their vision, so the chance to interact with both young and mature writers is a thrill," said Pelfrey.
2/4/2016 Winter 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Check out the latest edition of the magazine for our alumni and friends.
2/3/2016 SAEM Students Expand Professional Network in Performing Arts Industry at APAP Conference
Sports, arts and entertainment management students and alumni met with more than 80 industry professionals and performers at the 2016 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference.
2/2/2016 Conservatory Dance Company Presents World Premiere of 'Five'
'Five' is a collaborative work by Ruben Graciani and Kiesha Lalama, Feb. 5-14 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
2/1/2016 Alumna, Professor Serve on Disaster Medical Team During State of the Union
Public administration grad Kate Jones and Robert Skertich, Ph.D., were ready to respond to an emergency during the latest State of the Union address.
1/29/2016 Faculty Profile: Jessica McCort, Ph.D., Fosters a Love for Writing in Her Composition Classes
Jessica McCort, Ph.D., recently joined Point Park as an assistant professor of composition and rhetoric as well as coordinator of the University's Writing Intensive Program.
1/28/2016 Professor in National Publications Psychology Today and Mad in America
Sharna Olfman, Ph.D., discusses child mental health controversies and the epigenetic origins of schizophrenia.
1/26/2016 New Accounting Instructor Shares His Life Experiences as a Refugee With Students
Meet Ishwari Subedi, M.Com., M.Acc., full-time instructor of accounting in the School of Business.
1/25/2016 Faculty Member Brings 25 Years of Criminal Investigation Experience Into the Classroom
Meet Andrew Richards, M.A., full-time instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies.
1/25/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Patrick Mulvihill, D.Ed., Visiting Assistant Professor of Business
Before joining Point Park, Mulvihill was an academic advisor for South University, a technical specialist for PNC Bank and a product coordinator for Fisher Scientific.
1/18/2016 Meet Joseph DeFazio, CRPC, Ph.D., School of Business Instructor and Financial Planner
Joseph DeFazio, CRPC, Ph.D., who recently joined the School of Business faculty, brings his expertise in the finance industry to Point Park's classrooms.
1/11/2016 Leadership Professor Selected by Euroleague Basketball to Teach Yoga to Youth in Spain
Helena Knorr, Ph.D., recently participated in Euroleague Basketball’s corporate social responsibility program.
1/8/2016 Meet Brendan Mullan, Ph.D., Astrophysicist and Assistant Professor of Physics at Point Park
Mullan is an internationally respected astrophysicist, science communicator and education program developer and director.
12/9/2015 M.B.A. Students Write Essays on Ethical Leaders They Admire, Finalists Present at Annual Event
Stephanie Mueller won the 2015 Ethical Leadership Essay Writers Forum with her presentation on Rosalind Brewer, president and CEO of Sam’s Club.
12/7/2015 People of Point Park: Professor Christal Chaney is still on her educational journey
Education Professor gleans inspiration from everywhere and aims to share her passion for education with the future teachers of the world.
11/13/2015 People of Point Park: Professor Andrew Conte; Good reporting takes love
The recipe for success in journalism is patience, hard work, and love.
10/27/2015 Professor Mulvihill Serves as Panelist at Pittsburgh Leadership Conference
Patrick Mulvihill led panel discussions on "Prepping for a Position of Power" and "Smart People Take Smart Risks."
10/26/2015 Business Faculty Present International, Health Care Research at Conference
Professors Archish and Gita Maharaja presented their research at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology meeting.
10/22/2015 Graduate students and faculty present research at Penn State York
Six students presented competitive research papers and posters that stemmed from class projects.
10/21/2015 SAEM Professor Serves as Panelist at Marketing Conference in Puerto Rico
Paige Beal, M.B.A., discussed the importance of rebranding sales as business development to enhance an organization's reputation.
10/20/2015 Physics Professor Lectures on Benefits of Universe's Shortcomings
Brendan Mullan, Ph.D., presented "Everything in the Universe is Terrible: Here's Why That's Awesome," Oct. 16 at the Allegheny Observatory.
10/14/2015 Professor Presents Psychology Research on "Living the Good Life"
Brent Robbins, Ph.D., presented his research on positive psychology at the American Psychological Association's 2015 convention in Toronto, Canada.
10/13/2015 Ethical Leadership Essay Writers Forum for Graduate Students Nov. 13
As part of the Fifth Annual Ethical Leadership Speaker Series, students will will compete for $500 in an essay writers forum.
10/9/2015 Criminal Justice Professor and Alumnus Brings 40 Years of Legal Experience to the Classroom
Meet Richard Linzer, J.D., interim director of the Master of Science in criminal justice administration program and visiting associate professor.
9/29/2015 Public Administration Instructor Receives 2015 Firefighter Hero Award
Thomas Cook, assistant chief of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, was honored by the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
9/16/2015 Point Park Professor Selected as Business Communicator of the Year
Elaine Luther, D.Sc., has won IABC/Pittsburgh’s 2015 Business Communicator of the Year Award.
9/1/2015 Professor Weighs in on Technology in University-Community Partnerships
Tatyana Dumova's work is published in the book "Community Engagement in Higher Education."
8/26/2015 Information Technology 2015 Alumna Hired by Business Instructor Upon Graduation
Erika Jones landed the position of compliance analyst with ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange.
8/26/2015 Point Park Welcomes 18 New Full-Time Faculty
New faculty bring industry expertise and real-world experience into the classes they teach.
8/24/2015 Professor Presents at Ecological Society of America Conference
Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., discussed research he conducted on plant succession in a restored floodplain wetland.
8/12/2015 Helen Fallon Brings More than 20 Years of Real-World Experience to Journalism Program
Fallon is a part-time copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and teaches journalism classes at Point Park. Watch her video to learn more.
8/12/2015 Public Administration Student, Faculty Lead Firefighter Training
Tony Zoroya, Robert Skertich and Thomas Cook led a training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy.
8/10/2015 Faculty Profile: Sharna Olfman, Ph.D., Psychologist and Professor of Psychology
Olfman is a professor of psychology at Point Park and a private practice psychologist.
7/24/2015 Steve Hallock Authors 'Justice Delayed'
The book is a true saga of crime, its investigation and trial, and of the effects of a murder in Monaca, Pa.
7/14/2015 Public Administration Professor Leads Disaster Preparedness Training
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., recently served as an incident commander at a Center for Domestic Preparedness bioterrorism training in Anniston, Ala.
7/10/2015 Faculty Q&A: Meet Ruben Graciani, Chair and Associate Professor of Dance
"I love the energy when I come to work, not just from the students, but also from the city. It's really encouraging," Graciani said. Watch his video to learn more.
6/16/2015 Faculty Profile: Meet Robin Walsh, Associate Professor of Theatre
Associate Professor Robin Walsh studied Acting at Point Park University and West Virginia University — earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts. Her regional acting career is ongoing and helps keep her fresh as a teacher.
6/10/2015 High School Students Visit Point Park for Black Men Teaching Conference
The conference addressed the need for more black male teachers in America’s schools.
6/5/2015 Faculty Profile: Meet Jack Allison, Theatre
Jack Allison has directed at most of the major regional theatres in the United States, Canada and Europe. He has staged acclaimed productions in New York and has received prestigious awards for his direction.
5/11/2015 Professor and Students Attend Honors Conference
Helen Fallon and students planned and presented at the Northeast Regional Conference.
4/29/2015 Faculty Profile: Robert Meyers, Graphic Design
Meyers earned a B.F.A. in graphic design from Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Kent State University.
4/22/2015 Meet Sean Elliot Martin, Ph.D., Instructor of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies
Martin was appointed a full-time instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies.
4/10/2015 Psychology Students and Faculty Present Research at Conference in Chicago
Research work was presented at the Eighth Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology.
3/24/2015 Information Technology Major To Focus on Building Skills in Advanced Programming
The re-launched program will focus primarily on helping students build applicable knowledge in advanced programming, big data and business entrepreneurship.
3/3/2015 Latest Research in Children’s Mental Health is Focus of Book, Film Event
Professor Sharna Olfman, Ph.D., and Filmmaker Kevin P. Miller, will lead a discussion on campus April 10.
12/23/2014 Professor Presents on Social Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership
Jamesena Talbott, D.M., presented at the 16th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference in San Diego, Calif.
12/19/2014 Undergraduate Humanities and Human Sciences Majors Showcase their Research
Point Park students who conducted research this fall got the opportunity to present their work Dec. 6 at the Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Conference held on campus.
12/12/2014 Creative Writing Majors Take Master Class with Award-Winning Poet Marcus Wicker
Wicker taught an interactive poetry master class exclusively for Point Park students Dec. 4 as part of the University’s Writers’ Series.
12/10/2014 Public Administration Instructors Mix Academics with Real-World Experience
Students have the unique opportunity to be taught by city fire chiefs, EMS administrators, public safety professionals and more.
11/14/2014 Ethical Leadership Event Addresses Organizational Forecasting
Panelists were Jon Delano, J.D., Timothy McGuire, Ph.D. and James Haley, Ph.D.
11/6/2014 Professional Engineer Discusses Design of The Tower at PNC Plaza
Jeremy Snyder, P.E., associate principal for BuroHappold Engineering, presented to students and alumni.
10/29/2014 History Students Visit Holocaust Memorial Museum, Meet with Survivor
Students heard first-hand stories on the Holocaust from survivor and museum volunteer, Bob Behr.
10/9/2014 Botany Class Studies Wetland Conservation, Collaborates with Allegheny Land Trust
Through their lab work on tree growth and wetland vegetation, students taking Botany 205 with Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., are learning about the conservation of floodplain wetlands.
10/7/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Barbara Barrow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of British Literature
Prior to joining Point Park's faculty, Barrow taught, co-taught and served as a teaching assistant for courses in literature, composition, and film at Washington University.
10/3/2014 Graduate Student Research Featured at Communication Conference
The impact of communication technology on society was the focus of the work of School of Communication grad students.
10/1/2014 YWCA Greater Pittsburgh to Honor Business Professor and Police Chief
Edward Scott and Jeffrey Besong will receive 2014 Racial Justice Awards on Oct. 29 for their work in supporting equity and diversity in their professions.
9/4/2014 Graduate Students Present Research on Air Pollutants, Conservation, Public Health
Point Park’s M.S.E.S. program is designed for individuals seeking positions as environmental professionals in industry, regulatory agencies and nonprofit organizations.
7/22/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Christopher Rolinson, Associate Professor of Photojournalism
At Point Park, Rolinson has introduced new courses, collaborations and partnerships to expand and diversify the photography and photojournalism programs.
7/14/2014 Professor Selected as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier's 2014 Men of Excellence
Meet Gregory Rogers, J.D., a professor of criminal justice and intelligence studies at Point Park University.
7/9/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Vincenne Revilla Beltran, Ph.D., Professor of Education
Revilla Beltrán has more than 40 years of experience in a variety of roles. She is a Pennsylvania Licensed Counselor and National Board Certified Coach.
7/3/2014 Singapore Educators Meet with Graduate Education Professors
Professors Richard Gutkind and Vincenne Revilla Beltrán hosted educators from Singapore Polytechnic on campus June 26.
7/1/2014 SAEM Professor Selected as a Facilitator for Performing Arts Conference
David Rowell, M.F.A., was selected to be a lead facilitator at the Mid-Atlantic Performing Arts Market conference.
6/30/2014 High School Students Discuss Their Week at Accounting Career Awareness Program
Students learned about accounting as a career choice, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, the art of public speaking, business etiquette and more.
6/30/2014 Organizational Leadership Professor Helena Knorr Presents in Mexico City
Knörr presented at the Second International Meeting in Entrepreneurship Development.
6/30/2014 Students in Human Nutrition Class Visit Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
During their visit, the students learned about nutritional challenges the organization faces as well as the logistics of distributing food throughout the Western Pennsylvania region.
6/12/2014 Ed Traversari Shares His Expertise on Pittsburgh's Entertainment Industry
SAEM Associate Professor Ed Traversari was the keynote speaker at a recent Pittsburgh Association of School Retirees luncheon.
6/11/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Philip Winters, Associate Professor of Theatre
Philip Winters has more than 35 years of professional experience as an actor.
6/10/2014 Meet Edward Scott, George Rowland White Endowed Professor, Accounting and Finance
Learn about Professor Scott's teaching style and watch a video interview with him.
6/4/2014 SAEM Professor Presents at Arts Administration Conference in Montreal
Assistant Professor Teresa Gregory, M.F.A., C.F.R.E., co-presented "Community Connections: Learning Through Collaboration" May 30.
6/2/2014 Cinema Professors Present at Film Summit
Steve Cuden and Elise D'Haene spoke at the seminar held in Downtown Pittsburgh.
5/30/2014 Associate Professor and Chair Presents at Sport Management Conference
Steve Tanzilli, J.D., presented on the topic “Representing Athletes off of the Field” at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference.
5/28/2014 Professor Bill Moushey Teaches Real-World Journalism at Point Park
Bill Moushey is a professor of journalism in Point Park's School of Communication.
5/21/2014 Point Park Hosts Black Men Teaching Conference for High School Students
Students learned about the need for more black male teachers and the benefits the teaching profession offers.
5/19/2014 Instructor's Teaching Based on Years of Experience Working in Public Health Field
Anthony Gaglierd teaches various courses in the undergraduate natural sciences majors as well as the M.S. in Environmental Studies program.
5/9/2014 Professor to Offer M.A. in Clinical-Community Psychology Demo Class
Robert McInerney, Ph.D., will give a demonstration of a Point Park master’s-level class in clinical-community psychology May 29.
5/7/2014 Bruce Springsteen’s Stage Manager Meets with SAEM Students During Concert Setup
SAEM Associate Professor Ed Traversari took a class of students to the CONSOL Energy Center to see what it takes to set up for a show of this magnitude.
5/7/2014 Students From Norwin School District Process Mock Crime Scenes at CSI House
Teacher Paula Giran decided a visit to the University would be a “perfect fit” for enhancing the forensics lessons she was teaching to her fifth and sixth grade students.
5/6/2014 Undergrad Students Present Wide Range of Research Topics at 2014 HHS Symposium
The symposium also included a keynote presentation from Don Mitchell, Ph.D., distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University.
4/30/2014 Nelson Chipman Speaks at Broadcast Education Association Conference
Chipman discussed Point Park's involvement on "The Chair" documentary series.
4/28/2014 Point Park Professors Discuss Global Immigration Issues at Faculty Colloquium
Faculty from Iran, Spain, Greece, India, Peru, Afghanistan and the U.S. presented on various issues surrounding global immigration.
4/24/2014 High School Students Explore Abstract Geometry at Annual Math Symposium
The symposium offered students a fun mix of team problem-solving activities along with geometrical exploration in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/22/2014 Meet Mark Wintz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security
His areas of teaching experience include American foreign policy, intelligence case studies and military history.
4/17/2014 Point Park's BOLD Program to Celebrate its Second-Year Achievements
The April 30 event will honor student participants, mentors and community partners who have contributed to the success of the program.
4/16/2014 Honors Program Students and Professor Plan Annual Conference, Present Work
Helen Fallon and Honors Program students helped to plan the event for more than 550 attendees.
4/15/2014 Professor and Graduate Student Awarded Grant to Study Lichen
Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., and Joshua Daugherty, will be studying the species diversity and distribution of lichens at Pymatuning State Park this summer.
4/11/2014 Chaos Topic of Electrical Engineering Technology Professor's Lecture
Gregg Johnson, Ph.D., will present the Finkelhor Lecture on April 16 at 3 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall ballroom.
4/8/2014 Scholarship Into Political Action is Focus of Keynote Speaker at HHS Symposium
Don Mitchell, Ph.D., distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University, will be the keynote speaker on April 18.
3/28/2014 Professor Speaks on Fiduciary Ethics at Association Meeting
Michele Langbein, Ph.D., presented the talk at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
2/21/2014 April Friges Displays Work at Local Exhibit
"Pop Explosion: the Artist and Popular Culture," is on display at Sweetwater Center for the Arts through March 29.
2/13/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet Sarah Schulz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
Her research interests focus on mental health, medical sociology and gender studies.
2/13/2014 Theatre Professor and Alumna Direct 'Heads' at The Pittsburgh Playhouse
Professor John Shepard and alumna Kate Bodner directed The REP's production of Heads at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
1/22/2014 Faculty Profile: Meet April Friges, Assistant Professor of Photography
"I emphasize interdisciplinary practices. My students are not only working with the two-dimensional picture, but thinking outside the classic notions of what photography means today in the art world versus the commercial world," said Friges.
12/6/2013 SAEM Department Offers New Course Focused on the Recording Industry
The course is co-taught by Jesse Naus, president and head engineer of Red Caiman Media and Mark Fritzges, vice president of promotions for Atlantic Records.
12/5/2013 Faculty Profile: Kirstin Hanley, Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric
Hanley’s research focuses on the intersections between proto-feminist literatures and composition studies.
12/4/2013 Professor Selected to Give Commencement Address at Pittsburgh Airport
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., was the keynote speaker at the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighters 2013 graduation ceremony.
12/4/2013 Conservatory Dance Company Presents Nicolas Petrov's ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company honored Professor Nicolas Petrov with a full-length production of Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Dec. 10-15 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
12/3/2013 Visiting Assistant Professor Monica Payne Directs Hecuba at the Pittsburgh Playhouse
Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presented Hecuba at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Monica Payne.
11/21/2013 CITY Connections Program Receives Grant, Students Serve as Mentors
CITY Connections at Point Park University recently received a $15,000 grant from the Trustees of Massey Charitable Trust to add research and one-on-one mentoring to the program.
11/20/2013 Professors, Alum Present at American Society for Competitiveness Conference
Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., and Dawn Parasolick, M.B.A., presented papers on forensic accounting and global economic pathology.
11/13/2013 Professors and Alumna Present Research at Business Conference
James Haley, Michele Langbein, Archish Maharaja, Gita Maharaja, M.H. Sidky and Dawn Parasolick presented research at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology conference.
11/4/2013 Faculty Profile: Meet Arleen Wheat, Assistant Professor of Special Education
Prior to joining Point Park, Wheat was assistant superintendent of special education and pupil services for North Allegheny School District.
10/28/2013 Prague Writers’ Festival Makes its U.S. Debut at Point Park, Features Author E.L. Doctorow
Drawing more than 200 people, the festival’s Friday evening event featured internationally-renowned author E.L. Doctorow, who gave a world premiere reading of his latest novel.
10/21/2013 Environmental Science Professor Presents at 2013 Susquehanna Water Science Forum
Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., recently gave a research presentation on “Conservation Assessment on Fishing Creek in Columbia and Sullivan Counties."
10/11/2013 Professor Speaks About Developing Women Leaders at Conference in Colombia
Helena Knörr, Ph.D., recently traveled to Medellín, Colombia, to speak about “Developing Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs.”
10/10/2013 Visiting Artist Cara Friez Brings Industry Experience to Cinema Program
Some of her most notable production opportunities include work for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, As the World Turns, NightTalk on PCNC and the short film Moving in Together.
10/7/2013 Point Park M.B.A. Director Travels to India and Afghanistan with IACBE Leaders
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., joined the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education on visits to various higher education institutions.
9/27/2013 Point Park Greek Trip Highlights and Study Abroad Discussion on Oct. 24
The event will feature discussion on international travel opportunities for students and a recap of the Point Park 10-day trip to Greece.
9/18/2013 World Premiere of ‘Soldier’s Heart’ Features Students, Alumni and Staff
Directed by John Amplas, Soldier’s Heart runs Sept. 27-Oct. 13 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
9/17/2013 School of Communication Part-Time Faculty Members Win Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award
Gina Catanzarite and Maria Kakay were part of a team that produced "Hunger: Our Hidden Crisis."
9/16/2013 Point Park to Offer Low-Residency M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Playwriting
Beginning in the fall of 2014, the Conservatory of Performing Arts will be offering Downtown Pittsburgh's first low-residency Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting and playwriting.
9/11/2013 Global Cultural Studies Program to Host Documentary Film Series This Fall
Screenings of the films "The Take," "Fast Food Nation" and "Cultures of Resistance" will be shown on Sept. 23, Oct. 16 and Nov. 11, respectively.
8/21/2013 Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ Opens New Season at Pittsburgh Playhouse
Directed by Robert A. Miller (son of Arthur Miller), 'All My Sons' previews on Sept. 5 and runs Sept. 6-22.
8/20/2013 Professors Write Paper on Preventing Fraud through Accounting Information Systems
The paper will be published in the journal Issues in Information Systems.
7/26/2013 English Program Director Elected President of Rotary Club of Pittsburgh
P.K. Weston, Ed.D., is only the fourth woman to be elected president in the organization's 101-year history.
7/2/2013 Professor Maharaja Presents on Business of Health Care to Medical Students
Chatham University recently welcomed Point Park's M.B.A. program director to present on "The Business of Health Care" to its physician assistant students.
6/28/2013 School of Communication Students Travel Abroad to Study Media Landscape in Germany
Media and historical visits included Die Welt, Ketchum Pleon, Freie University, BMW Munich headquarters and museum, Dachau Concentration Camp and the Neuschwanstein Castle.
6/19/2013 M.B.A. Director Presents on Higher Ed Recruitment Challenges at Conference
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., presented at the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education’s Summer Institute for Chairs and Deans.
6/6/2013 Professors to Offer Free Master’s Degree Level Clinical Psychology Classes
Associate Professors Robert McInerney, Ph.D. and Brent Robbins, Ph.D. will give free master’s degree level psychology classes on June 27 and July 25.
6/5/2013 Point Park Professors, Student and Alumni Honored at Golden Quill Awards
The Golden Quill competition recognizes professional excellence in journalism in Western Pennsylvania.
5/31/2013 The REP Announces 2013 - 2014 Season
The season opens Sept. 6 and runs through April 6 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
5/30/2013 Assistant Professor of Screenwriting Steve Cuden Pens "Beating Broadway"
Assistant Professor Steve Cuden's new book, "Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations," published in April.
5/30/2013 Graduate Business Professor Presents at Fourth International Space Arts Workshop
Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., recently co-presented on the topic “Economics/Exonomics and Outer Space."
5/15/2013 Meet Robert Ross, Assistant Professor of Global Cultural Studies
Ross is a geographer whose teaching and research interests center on the geographies of capitalism. His areas of specialty include the Middle East and North America.
5/13/2013 Professors to Research Early English Drama and Victorian Literature
Robert Alexander, Ph.D. and Megan Ward, Ph.D., are part of teams awarded grants for further study in the areas of Early English Drama and Victorian literature.
4/23/2013 Professors, Alumna Discuss International Student Recruitment at IACBE Conference
Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., Archish Maharaja, Ed.D. and M.B.A. alumna Dawn Parasolick, presented at the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education’s annual conference.
4/15/2013 Professor to Give History on the Rise and Fall of 1890 Baseball Players' League
On April 18, Robert Ross, Ph.D., assistant professor of global cultural studies, will give this year's Leonard Finkelhor Lecture.
4/8/2013 Graduate Education Department Welcomes Educators from Central and South America
Professors Vincenne Revilla-Beltran, Ph.D., and Richard Gutkind, Ph.D., recently presented to a group of educators from Central and South America.
3/28/2013 Explore Extraterrestrial Issues at a Faculty-Student Colloquium April 4
Attendees will be encouraged to analyze issues of planetary proportions that can have global implications.
3/25/2013 Professors Present on Hermeneutics of Love at Psychology Conference
Robert McInerney, Ph.D. and Brent Robbins, Ph.D. presented on the hermeneutics of love at the American Psychology Association’s Division 32 Annual Conference.
3/21/2013 CDC Publishes Paper by NSET Instructors on Efficacy of Respirators with Surgical Masks
Edward Sinkule and Jeffrey Powell's paper was featured as a "Top 10 Article of the Week" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
3/20/2013 Part-Time Professor Andrew Conte Honored by Scripps Howard Foundation
In the category of business/economics reporting, Conte won the William Brewster Styles Award for "$hadow Economy," co-written with reporter Lou Kilzer and editor Jim Wilhelm.
12/18/2012 Meet Luis Palacios-Salguero, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance
Assistant Professor Luis Palacios-Salguero, Ph.D., teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Money and Banking and International Economics, among other courses.
11/27/2012 Public Administration Professor Leads Medical Team in Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts
Equipped with an extensive background in emergency management, Robert Skertich, Ph.D., assistant professor of public administration, led relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
11/20/2012 Meet David Rowell, Assistant Professor of Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management
David Rowell, M.F.A., assistant professor of sport, arts and entertainment management, has taught and worked in theatre management all over the United States.
11/8/2012 Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies Chair Named President of Local Black Law Enforcement Group
Gregory Rogers, J.D., was recognized at NOBLE’s 12th Annual William H. Moore Awards and Scholarship Banquet held at Point Park on Oct. 27.
11/6/2012 Professor Sidky Earns International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Master's Degree
M.H. Sidky, Ph.D., recently received a master’s degree in international cooperation and humanitarian aid from the Humanitarian Aids Studies Centre.
10/30/2012 History Professor Authors Article Published in French Journal
Jehnie Reis, Ph.D., recently authored the article "Debating Indochinese Identity: French Idealism and Interwar Protest at the Cité Universitaire"
10/24/2012 School of Business faculty to present research at NABET Conference
The Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology conference will be held Oct. 25-26 in State College, Pa.
10/12/2012 Faculty Profile: Gregg Johnson, Electrical Engineering Technology
Gregg Johnson, Ph.D., was recently appointed associate professor of electrical engineering technology for the Department of Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology.
10/10/2012 Point Park to Offer Master’s Degree in Clinical-Community Psychology
The School of Arts and Sciences will be offering a 36-credit Master of Arts degree in clinical-community psychology beginning in the Fall of 2013.
9/26/2012 Faculty Profile: Meet Amy Cesario, Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
Cesario is teaching courses in Introductory Accounting I and Computer Applications of Accounting.
8/23/2012 Professor Travels the Southeastern Mediterranean, Meets Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem
Dimitris J. Kraniou, Ph.D., recently traveled to Israel, Cyprus and Greece as part of his research on the geo-political conflicts of the Southeastern Mediterranean region.
8/1/2012 Professor Co-Authors Article on Economic Stress and Disaster Resilience
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. recently co-authored the article “A Bad Time for Disaster: Economic Stress and Disaster Resilience.”
7/30/2012 M.B.A. Program Director Receives 2012 ICAM Leadership Award
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., earned the 2012 leadership award at this year's International Conference on Advances in Management in Nassau, Bahamas.
7/23/2012 M.B.A. Students Enhance Analytical Skills Through Course on Extraterrestrial Issues
Professor Dimitris Kraniou's special topics course on "Macro-Projects and International Regimes" encourages students to analyze issues of planetary proportions.
6/26/2012 Professor Lorelei Stein Elected to Family Services of Western PA's Board of Trustees
Family Services of Western Pennsylvania announced this month that Professor Lorelei Stein, Ph.D., has been elected to the organization’s Board of Trustees. She will serve a three-year term.
5/25/2012 Green Teacher Magazine Publishes Article by Professor of Environmental Science
The spring 2012 issue of Green Teacher magazine featured an article by Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., titled “The Power of Cladistics.”
5/23/2012 Public Administration Professor to Teach Course at Training Summit on Emergency Preparedness
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. will be teaching a 16-hour Advanced Incident Command course at the Integrated Medical, Public Health, Preparedness, and Response Training Summit.
4/26/2012 National Psychology Conference Allows Students to Showcase Their Original Research and Meet Scholars
Approximately 200 professionals, scholars, and faculty came to Point Park University for the Fifth Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology.
4/20/2012 Meet Robert Alexander, Professor of English and Director of the University’s Writing Program
Robert Alexander, Ph.D., professor of English and director of the University’s writing program, has been teaching at Point Park for 40 years.
3/19/2012 Public Administration Professor to Present Research on Pittsburgh's Cold War Air Defense on March 29
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. will share his research on the history of Pittsburgh’s Cold War air defense on March 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Northland Public Library.
10/14/2011 Meet Assistant Professor Matthew Pascal, Mathematics
Assistant Professor Matthew Pascal, Ph.D., comes to Point Park after teaching mathematics at various universities including West Virginia University, Towson University and American University.
10/7/2010 Dumova Publishes in a Communication Assessment Primer Released by the National Communication Association
Tatyana Dumova, associate professor in Point Park University’s School of Communication, has joined a group of assessment experts in the field of communication to develop a comprehensive guide for measuring discipline-specific outcomes of student learning.

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