Dr. Michelle Hough received notification from the University that she has achieved tenure status and will be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective July 1. Dr. Hough joined the faculty of Penn State Greater Allegheny in 2001 and entered the tenure track in 2002. Dr. Hough earned a B.S. in Information Science and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Her D. Sc. in Information Science and Communications was earned from Robert Morris University. Dr. Hough heads the Business program at Penn State Greater Allegheny and has been instrumental in developing courses for the four year University College degree. She has also been awarded two Fulbright Scholarships, one for 2005-06 in Coperhagen, Denmark to lecture at the Niels Brock Copenhagen College of Business and another for the 2008-09 academic year to teach business administration at the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Malta in Msida, Malta.
Dr. Elizabeth Mazur, Associate Professor of Psychology, also received notification tenure. Dr. Mazur joined the Penn State Greater Allegheny faculty in 2002 after serving as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. Dr. Mazur has also taught as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Mazur earned a B. A. in Psychology from Amherst College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Dr. Mazur's research has focused on stress and coping with both children and adults in dealing with uncontrollable negative events. She has involved her undergraduate students in her research with their work being submitted and accepted for presentation at state and national conferences. Dr. Mazur serves as the advisor of the campus's Psychology Club and Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, which she organized on campus.