Faculty Senate officers for 2011-12
RICHARD HARNISH ELECTED CHAIR
Richard Harnish, associate professor of psychology, was elected chair of the Penn State New Kensington Faculty Senate for the 2011-2012 academic year.
He succeeds Yung Xu, assistant professor of business administration, whose one-year term expires June 30. Xu takes over as secretary for the outgoing Gary Heberling, instructor in information sciences and technology.
The senate is the legislative body representing the campus academic unit in matters such as instructional programs, courses and programs of study, academic admissions standards, graduation requirements and scholarships and honors. Two faculty members from the campus, Jyotsna "Josi" Kalavar, associate professor of human development and family studies, and K. Robert Bridges, associate professor of psychology, serve as University Park senators on the University Faculty Senate board at Penn State University Park.
Harnish received his doctorate in Social Psychology from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Penn State in 2003, he spent 13 years working in private industry most recently as director of market research for Blattner Brunner, a comprehensive marketing services firm with offices in Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh.
Faculty Senate 2011-12
Chair: Rick Harnish
Secretary: Yang Xu
UNIVERSITY PARK SENATORS
Jyotsna "Josi" Kalavar
Rick Harnish (alternate)
Rujirutana Mandhachitara (alternate)
UNIVERSITY PARK FACULTY COUNCIL
Frank Santimauro (Councilor-Elect)
PROMOTION AND TENURE COMMITTEE