Areas of Expertise/Research Interests: Prior to joining Penn State, I spent 30 years in the minerals end of heavy industry, from the planning and designing stages of mining, through various levels of operations and production, then finishing with the final product stage of steel manufacturing.
What do you like most about teaching at Penn State Fayette? The small class size allows you to interact with students. This encourages and facilitates the ability to help develop and expand their interpersonal skills. This consequently affords students a huge benefit when they enter the working world.
What do you like most about Penn State Fayette students? The vast diversity of the student body encourages widespread interaction of both traditional and nontraditional students. This enhances student's ability for enthusiasm and motivation in developing their learning potential.
What is your favorite class to teach, and why? Mine Management Classes. They bring students to an understanding of the industry by dealing with safety, quality, cost, production and making their organization a profitable institution.
What kinds of unique opportunities are available to students in your classes or department? Local industry provides a variety of programs from internships to full employment. There are even opportunities for tuition reimbursements.
What is your favorite quote? "The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement."—Charles Schwab
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