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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. 

James Jaap reads Willa Cather in his office in front of book shelf

Greater Allegheny's James Jaap elected to Willa Cather foundation board

James Jaap, associate teaching professor of English at Penn State Greater Allegheny, has recently been elected to a three-year term on the Willa Cather Foundation Board of Governors.
Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

FBI actions during 2016 election 'unethical and unprecedented,' historian says

FBI Director James Comey's disclosure in the final days of the 2016 election that the bureau had revived its investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails was "unethical and unprecedented," said Douglas Charles, associate professor of history at Penn State Greater Allegheny, during a program Feb. 6 at Penn State Behrend in which he discussed his study of the FBI and its handling of sensitive information.

A dark side of communication: Solitary confinement

Vicaro argue​s​ that the development and proliferation of “supermax” prison cells used to induce long-term solitary confinement allow practitioners to produce conditions tantamount to torture while typically evading the legal and moral prohibitions associated with that term.
Mary Ellen Higgins

Mary Ellen Higgins

Penn State Greater Allegheny Associate Professor of English Mary Ellen Higgins, author of "Hollywood’s Africa After 1994"