Point Park University Professor Joins Fulbright Specialist Roster
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., joins the roster for a three-year tenure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor is Guest Editor for Journal of Humanistic Psychology Special Issue
Brent Robbins focused on alternatives to the DSM-5 approach to psychiatric diagnosis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
@PointParkU hosts #sbmkt101 Twitter chat on Super Bowl ads
Point Park University hosted an experiential learning activity during the Super Bowl using hashtag #sbmkt101.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students Present at Honors Conference
Tim Grebeck, Nicki Jones, Sarah Martin and Professor Helen Fallon traveled to Seattle for the conference.
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.
Students Network and Develop Professional Skills at PRSSA National Conference
Presentations led by Vera Bradley, Warner Bros. TV, NCAA, among others.
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.
Black Maria Film Festival Tour Comes to Point Park
Professor John Rice's film, "The End of Blessings," will be featured Nov. 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Point Park Professor Presents on Assessment and Curriculum Innovation
Tatyana Dumova participated in the Pennsylvania Communication Association Conference in Johnstown.
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.
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.
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.
Fall Events at the Center for Media Innovation
Guest speakers include Richard Drew, Fred McLeod, Diane Rehm and others.
First Amendment Photo Exhibit Opening at the Center for Media Innovation
Inaugural photo gallery focuses on expressions of free speech, Sept. 16-Oct. 7.
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.
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.
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.
Point Park Welcomes 14 New Full-Time Faculty
Meet new faculty who bring real-world experience into the classes they teach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clinical-Community Psychology Grad Classes Help Alum Become a More Empathic Supervisor
Meet Kevin Gallagher, a 2015 M.A. in clinical-community psychology alumnus
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.
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.
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.
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.
Point Park Professor Judges International Media Competition
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., served on a panel of judges for the Communicator Awards Competition.
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.
Faculty Member Helped 2015 Alumnus Launch His Information Technology Career
Meet Jonathan Grzandziel, 2015 information technology alumnus and business analyst for PITT OHIO.
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.
Students Present at 2016 Northeast Regional Honors Conference
SAEM majors Nicolette Jones and Anna Livia Rice presented at the conference in Cambridge, Mass.
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.
Professor Named Vice Chair of PA Judiciary Education Board
Nathan Firestone, J.D., professor of political science, was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
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.
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.
Point Park Professor Publishes Book on Online Social Networks
Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., published "Social Networking: Redefining Communication in the Digital Age."
Business Professor Presents, Models at Inspiring Lives Conference
Michele Langbein, Ph.D., presented "Leaders Empower Lives" and modeled on the runway at the gala.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intelligence Professor, Director Named Special Member of Vidocq Society
Gregory Rogers, J.D., was named a Special Member of the Vidocq Society.
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.
International Faculty Come to Point Park From Around the Globe
Meet Point Park's faculty who hail from various countries around the world.
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.
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.
Winter 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Check out the latest edition of the magazine for our alumni and friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People of Point Park: Professor Andrew Conte; Good reporting takes love
The recipe for success in journalism is patience, hard work, and love.
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."
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.
Graduate students and faculty present research at Penn State York
Six students presented competitive research papers and posters that stemmed from class projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Weighs in on Technology in University-Community Partnerships
Tatyana Dumova's work is published in the book "Community Engagement in Higher Education."
Information Technology 2015 Alumna Hired by Business Instructor Upon Graduation
Erika Jones landed the position of compliance analyst with ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange.
Point Park Welcomes 18 New Full-Time Faculty
New faculty bring industry expertise and real-world experience into the classes they teach.
Professor Presents at Ecological Society of America Conference
Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., discussed research he conducted on plant succession in a restored floodplain wetland.
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.
Public Administration Student, Faculty Lead Firefighter Training
Tony Zoroya, Robert Skertich and Thomas Cook led a training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor and Students Attend Honors Conference
Helen Fallon and students planned and presented at the Northeast Regional Conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ethical Leadership Event Addresses Organizational Forecasting
Panelists were Jon Delano, J.D., Timothy McGuire, Ph.D. and James Haley, Ph.D.
Professional Engineer Discusses Design of The Tower at PNC Plaza
Jeremy Snyder, P.E., associate principal for BuroHappold Engineering, presented to students and alumni.
History Students Visit Holocaust Memorial Museum, Meet with Survivor
Students heard first-hand stories on the Holocaust from survivor and museum volunteer, Bob Behr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Singapore Educators Meet with Graduate Education Professors
Professors Richard Gutkind and Vincenne Revilla Beltrán hosted educators from Singapore Polytechnic on campus June 26.
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.
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.
Organizational Leadership Professor Helena Knorr Presents in Mexico City
Knörr presented at the Second International Meeting in Entrepreneurship Development.
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.
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.
Faculty Profile: Meet Philip Winters, Associate Professor of Theatre
Philip Winters has more than 35 years of professional experience as an actor.
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.
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.
Cinema Professors Present at Film Summit
Steve Cuden and Elise D'Haene spoke at the seminar held in Downtown Pittsburgh.
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.
Professor Bill Moushey Teaches Real-World Journalism at Point Park
Bill Moushey is a professor of journalism in Point Park's School of Communication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nelson Chipman Speaks at Broadcast Education Association Conference
Chipman discussed Point Park's involvement on "The Chair" documentary series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Speaks on Fiduciary Ethics at Association Meeting
Michele Langbein, Ph.D., presented the talk at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
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.
Faculty Profile: Meet Sarah Schulz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
Her research interests focus on mental health, medical sociology and gender studies.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty Profile: Kirstin Hanley, Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric
Hanley’s research focuses on the intersections between proto-feminist literatures and composition studies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Professors Write Paper on Preventing Fraud through Accounting Information Systems
The paper will be published in the journal Issues in Information Systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Point Park Professors, Student and Alumni Honored at Golden Quill Awards
The Golden Quill competition recognizes professional excellence in journalism in Western Pennsylvania.
The REP Announces 2013 - 2014 Season
The season opens Sept. 6 and runs through April 6 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
Faculty Profile: Meet Amy Cesario, Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
Cesario is teaching courses in Introductory Accounting I and Computer Applications of Accounting.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.