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.

Megan Costello

J.D., University of New Hampshire
B.S., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Megan Costello is an assistant teaching professor of information sciences and technology. Her areas of interest are copyright and trademark registration, business law matters, contract disputes, and privacy law. Prior to her appointment in the College of IST, she was the founder and solo practitioner for a boutique law practice that focused on cyberlaw issues and intellectual property. She teaches SRA 111: Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis; SRA 231: Decision Theory and Analysis; and IST 432: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology.

Gary Heberling

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.

Nannette D'Imperio

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.

Deirdre Folkers

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.

Joseph Oakes

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.

Gregory O'Toole

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.

Jeffrey Rimland

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.