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Time and time again, we hear how the hands-on teaching style and real-world experience of our faculty members sets us apart from other universities.

At Point Park University, we have nearly 140 full-time faculty prepared to teach you the skills you'll need to succeed in your chosen career field. Our faculty have excelled in their professions — and are ready to help you do the same.

In Their Own Words: Hear from Point Park Faculty

What Alumni and Students are Saying About Our Faculty

In their own words, our alumni and students from various undergraduate and graduate programs share their experiences with Point Park University faculty in the profiles below.

image of test subject"I can genuinely say that each and every faculty member regards their students as people and not just a number…there’s an abundance of patience and willingness to help students."

Kidde Kokole '18, B.A., English, Native Guest English Teacher, English Program in Korea



Pictured is English alumna Kidde Kokole.

"I can genuinely say that each and every faculty member regards their students as people and not just a number … there’s an abundance of patience and willingness to help students."

Kidde Kokole '18, B.A., English, Native Guest English Teacher, English Program in Korea

Pictured is Josh Croup. Submitted photo

"Point Park gave me the opportunity to get hands-on experience from day one. The faculty and mentors I got to work under at Point Park helped develop my skills to make sure I was as prepared as possible to work in this industry."

Josh Croup '18, B.A., Broadcast Reporting, Anchor/Reporter, WDTV

Pictured is alumna Sarah Meahl. Submitted photo

"I had incredible teachers who taught me the skills I needed to thrive in New York, and they also gave me pearls of wisdom that I carry with me daily. One of my favorite teachers told me, "You are enough." Simple, yes, but in a business known for rejection, this has kept me sane amidst the craziness."

Sarah Meahl '12, B.F.A., Musical Theatre, Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR on Broadway

Pictured is instructional studies alumna Jenea Brooks. Photo by Hannah Johnston.

"During my time at Point Park, I had positive support from advisors, professors and others who advocated for my success and helped me achieve where I am today."

— Jenea Brooks '15, B.A., Instructional Studies, Owner/Director, Creative Community, LLC, Early Learning Center

Pictured is MBA and information technology alumnus Sergio Flores. Photo by Brandy Richey

"I can truly say that every professor I had at Point Park brought out the best of me ... These individuals with super bright minds and caring souls not only helped me fulfill my immediate career goals, but they helped me become a more confident and proficient professional."

—  Sergio Flores '10 '18, MBA, B.S., Information Technology, System Integration Technician, Bombardier Transportation

Pictured is business management alumna Morgan Dangelo. Photo by Brandy Richey

"There is a special relationship that students and professors get the opportunity to have at Point Park as opposed to going to larger schools and feeling like just another student in a large lecture hall."

Morgan Dangelo '19, B.S., Business Management, Event Assistant Co-Op, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Pictured is civil engineering technology alumnus William Utzman.

"Having had experience in the industry and after getting to know the professors, I knew they had the knowledge to push me. The smaller class sizes and the ability to have one-on-one time with the professors was key in keeping me motivated."

William Utzman '00, B.S., Civil Engineering Technology, President, Morris Knowles & Associates, Inc.

Pictured is Erica Messonnier. Submitted photo

"The dance faculty are the ones who really prepared me for my career. They push their students to reach their fullest potential and never settle for mediocrity. They helped me strengthen not only my technique, but also my artistry."

— Erica Messonnier '14, B.A., Dance, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Pictured is Ed.D. student Wayne Jones.

"Having the opportunity to learn from thoughtful educators and leaders in the Ed.D. program has been most rewarding."

Wayne Jones '20, Ed.D., Leadership and Administration, CEO, Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship

Pictured is Alan Stevens. Submitted photo

"The teaching style of the professors varied from class-to-class and person-to-person. Writing is a very organic process, and so are the classes. They allowed us the space to play and to find our voice as writers."

Alan Stevens '16, M.F.A., Screenwriting and Playwriting, Executive Director, Academy Theatre

Pictured is HR management alumna Olga Herrera. Photo by Emma Federkeil

"The faculty here have been amazing. They have gone above and beyond to help me become the best that I can be. Professor Sandy Mervosh has played a crucial role in my success." 

Olga Herrera '19, B.S., Human Resource Management, HR Intern, MARC USA

Pictured is electrical engineering student John Yingling. Photo by Grace Ruiz

"Much of my success at Point Park can be attributed to the engineering and mathematics faculty ... each professor has been more than willing to personally assist with course work and comprehending the material."

John Yingling '20, B.S., Electrical Engineering, U.S. Army Veteran

Pictured is MBA student Sara Pilarski. Photo by Brandy Richey

"Point Park faculty are engaging, approachable and knowledgeable, which has allowed me to connect with them on both a professional and personal level. They genuinely care about my academic and professional success which has allowed me to grow academically, professionally and personally."

Sara Pilarski '19, MBA, Co-Owner, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in Gibsonia