James (Jim) Farrugia
Ph.D., Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine
M.S., Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Mathematics, East Stroudsburg University
Dr. James (Jim) Farrugia is an assistant teaching professor of information sciences and technology. His areas of interest include programming, software development, data synthesis, and design and development. Dr. Farrugia teaches IST 110: Information, People, and Technology; IST 140: Introduction to Application Development; and IST 230: Language, Logic, and Discrete Mathematics.
M.S., Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Criminology, University of Indiana, Pennsylvania
Gary Heberling is an assistant teaching professor of information sciences and technology. Prior to his appointment, he was an IT director for a midsized manufacturing company. He has international teaching experience as a visiting lecturer at Northeastern University in Shenyang, China, and as an assistant director with the SAP-MOE University Competency Center in Beijing, China. He teaches IST 110: Information, People, and Technology; IST 210: Organization of Data; and IST 302: IT Project Management.
M.S., Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.S., Man-Environment Relations, Penn State
A.S., Computer Science, Penn State
Deirdre Folkers is the assistant director of Academic Affairs at Penn State York and a senior instructor in IST. With more than 25 years of experience in the field, she began her teaching career working with undergraduate students in computer science before moving into IST. She teaches IST 110: Information, People, and Technology and IST 111S: Seminar in Information Sciences and Technology.
Ph.D., (ABD), Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Computer Science, Youngstown State University
Dr. Michael Manojlovich was appointed a lecturer at Penn State Greater Allegheny after a 27-year career in the IT industry. His experiences and interests range from programming to network design and administration to new technology research and development. Dr. Manojlovich teaches IST 220: Networking and Telecommunications.
Ph.D., Media and Communication, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland
Dr. Gregory O'Toole is a lecturer in information sciences and technology at Penn State Abington. His areas of interest are open source web design and development, web research, and education. He teaches IST 250: Introduction to Web Design and Development.
Ph.D., Information Sciences, Penn State
B.S., Computer Science, Penn State
Dr. Jeffrey Rimland is an assistant teaching professor of information sciences and technology. His areas of interest are software development, vocal synthesis techniques, information fusion, assistive mobile device technology, and human-centric information. Dr. Rimland teaches IST 140: Introduction to Application Development and IST 411: Distributed-Object Computing.