Michael R. Bartolacci
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University
MBA, Lehigh University
B.A., Engineering, Lafayette College
Dr. Michael R. Bartolacci is an associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State Berks. He conducts research in telecommunications modeling, electronic commerce modeling, customer relationship management, manufacturing modeling, and international aspects of telecommunications. Dr. Bartolacci teaches SRA 111: Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis; IST 440: Information Sciences and Technology Integration Problem Solving; and SRA 440: Security and Risk Analysis Capstone Course.
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Penn State
M.S., Electrical Engineering, SUNY New Paltz
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Patrick Byrnes is currently pursuing various research interests related to computer vision and image processing.
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., Computer Education, Philadelphia University
B.S., Elementary Education, concentration in Mathematics, West Chester University
Nannette D'Imperio is a lecturer of information sciences and technology at Penn State Brandywine. Her areas of interest are programming languages, web-based learning, and applications. She teaches IST 240: Introduction to Computer Languages and IST 242: Intermediate and Object-Oriented Application Development.
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., Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine
M.S., Public Administration and Computer Science, Government School of the Joao Pinheiro Foundation, Minas Gerais, Brazil
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dr. Fred Fonseca joined Penn State in 2001 as an assistant professor. His work in the areas of research, geographic information science, information science, and information systems has led to many journal papers, research grants from NSF and other agencies, and successful master's and doctoral students. Dr. Fonseca teaches IST 240: Introduction to Computer Languages and IST 242: Intermediate and Object-Oriented Application Development.
Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Minor: Management and Organizational Behavior, Penn State
M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Penn State
B.A., Psychology, Minor: Business, Florida International University
Dr. Katherine Hamilton, an assistant teaching professor of information sciences and technology, teaches statistics and research methods. She conducts research on team effectiveness, particularly in the areas of virtual teams, team cognition, and team conflict. Dr. Hamilton teaches IST 110: Information, People, and Technology and SRA 365: Statistics for Security and Risk Analysis.
Ph.D., Information Systems, London School of Economics
M.S., Information Systems, London School of Economics
B.S., Management Information Systems, University of Massachusetts
Dr. Steven Haynes worked at Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, and several start-up software companies in the United States and Europe prior to undertaking his doctoral studies. He has been involved in the development of commercial and custom software solutions as a programmer, designer, analyst, and application development project manager. Dr. Haynes teaches IST 140: Introduction to Application Development; IST 261/361: Design Studio I/II; IST 311: Object-Oriented Design and Software Applications; and IST 412: The Engineering of Complex Software Systems.
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.
David M. Hozza
MPS, Information Sciences (Cybersecurity), Penn State
B.S., Computer Science and Management, East Stroudsburg University
David M. Hozza is a lecturer in information sciences and technology. Prior to his appointment, he had a 30-year career in the IT industry, with responsibilities in storage architecture, systems administration, data analysis, and leadership management. His areas of interest include cloud computing, cybersecurity, data protection and storage, and enterprise integration. He teaches IST 110: Information, People, and Technology; SRA 111: Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis; and SRA 231: Decision Theory and Analysis.
Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University
Dr. Sadan Kulturel-Konak is a professor of management information systems at Penn State Berks. Her primary research focus is modeling, analysis, and optimization of complex systems using metaheuristic approaches, including Tabu search and genetic algorithms, combined with techniques from probability and operations research. Primary applications of her research include facility layout, redundancy allocation, orienteering, and scheduling. Dr. Kulturel-Konak teaches IST 302: IT Project Management.
Lynette Kvasny Yarger
Ph.D., Computer Information Systems, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
M.S., Computer and Information Systems, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
B.S., Computer and Information Systems, Mercy College
Dr. Lynette Kvasny Yarger is an associate professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Her areas of study include community computing initiatives in economically oppressed communities, the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the IT workforce, ethics and gender identity performance in online spaces, and the use of social media for political activism and social justice. Dr. Yarger teaches IST 110: Information, People, 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.
Alison R. Murphy
Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology (Health IT), Penn State
B.S., Information Sciences and Technology (Application and Integration), Penn State
Dr. Alison Murphy is an assistant teaching professor of information sciences and technology. She enjoys teaching students to think critically about the socio-technical impacts of technology on individuals, organizations, and society. She is also dedicated to researching how to improve the usability of health information technology for both individuals and organizations through the use of qualitative methods and UX design principles. Dr. Murphy teaches IST 110: Information, People, and Technology and IST 402: Emerging Topics (IT Health).
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida
M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida
Dr. Mahdi Nasereddin is an associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State Berks. His current research interest is in the application of artificial intelligence, simulation metamodeling, simulation optimization, and experimental design. Dr. Nasereddin teaches SRA 221: Overview of Information Security and IST 815: Foundations of Information Security and Assurance.
M.S., Information Science, Penn State
B.S., Information Systems, Philadelphia University
Joseph Oakes is a senior lecturer in information sciences and technology at Penn State Abington. His areas of interest are android, software development for mobile devices, gaming, cryptography, and cluster networks. He teaches IST 402: Emerging Technology (Android) and IST 440: Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem-Solving.
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.