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Courtney Young

Courtney Young: Penn State Faculty Profiles in Diversity and Inclusion

Penn State’s Courtney Young, head librarian at the J. Clarence Kelly Library at Penn State Greater Allegheny and professor of women’s studies, draws on her diverse background and passion for teaching and learning to encourage those around her to foster an environment that is welcoming of diversity, change and collaboration.
Three students in front of a computer researching for the Pittsburgh Literature Project in an office.

Students help develop the Pittsburgh Literature Project with James Jaap

The Pittsburgh Literature Project is a new undertaking by James Jaap, associate teaching professor at Penn State Greater Allegheny. The project is set to incorporate students in English 496, where they will research authors, novelists and artists from the greater Pittsburgh region and bring recognition to their literary works.
Student smiles as campus favorite barista prepares coffee

Class honors campus favorite by making donation to Equality Now in her name.

MCKEESPORT, Pa.— “I wanted to introduce my students to the gender problems of the world in a larger context than what we discuss in the United States,” says Elizabeth Mazur.

Mazur, associate professor of Psychology at Penn State Greater Allegheny, teaches one Psychology class Psychology of Gender-Psych 479, that they can make a difference through the “Make A Grant Project.”

Student raising hand while professor draws on large screen televisione

Alandra Kahl publishes second book, 'Management of Environmental Impacts'

Alandra Kahl, assistant teaching professor of engineering in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Penn State Greater Allegheny, recently published a new book titled “Management of Environmental Impacts.” In the book Kahl dives into environmental concerns and addresses ways in which society can safely preserve the environment, focusing on the future, climate change and global innovation.
MaryEllen Higgins answers a student’s question in class.

Restoring Africa’s forgotten films

Several classics of African cinema have been lost, discarded or forgotten. MaryEllen Higgins, associate professor of English at Penn State Greater Allegheny, attended the Africa in Motion Film Festival in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, where she presented on the importance of restoring Africa’s cinema archives.
Verónica Montecinos teaches her sociology of gender course.

Professor publishes book on women in executive office

Professor of Sociology Verónica Montecinos’s edited volume of “Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies” analyzes the cultural, institutional and policy dimensions of the ascent of women to executive power. The book includes several theoretical chapters and eight country studies in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
Verónica Montecinos teaches her sociology of gender course.

Verónica Montecinos publishes new book

Verónica Montecinos, professor of sociology at Penn State Greater Allegheny, has published a new book titled  “Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies,” which analyzes the cultural, institutional and policy dimensions of the ascent of women to executive power. 

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