Ph.D., Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Geography, West Virginia University
M.E., Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, China
B.E., Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, China
Dr. Guoray Cai is an associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State, with affiliate appointments in geography as well as in computer science and engineering. He is the founding director of the College of IST's Spatial Information and Intelligence Laboratory. His research includes geographical information systems, geo-collaboration, human-computer interaction, information retrieval, and spoken-dialogue systems. Dr. Cai teaches IST 868: Topics in Visual Analytics for Security Intelligence.
Robert J. Cole
Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware
Dr. Cole has been an adjunct instructor for the College of IST since 2013 where he teaches IST 815: Foundations of Information Security and Assurance. He is also a Systems Engineer and Data Scientist for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Services.
Peter K. Forster
Ph.D., Political Science (International Relations/Comparative Politics), Penn State
M.A., Political Science (International Relations), Penn State
B.A., History with honors, Penn State
Dr. Peter K. Forster is an associate teaching professor for the College of IST and a member of IST's Multidisciplinary Initiatives in Naturalistic Decision Systems (MINDS). Dr. Forster's primary areas of research and teaching interests are terrorism/counter-terrorism, risk and crisis management, international relations and national security, and homeland security. He teaches IST 564: Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management and SRA 211: Threat of Terrorism and Crime.
Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Management, Drexel University
M.Ed., Master of Education/Leadership, Saint Francis University
B.S., Computer Science, minor in Mathematics, Penn State
Dr. David Fusco is an assistant teaching professor of information sciences and technology in the College of IST. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Fusco served for more than 25 years in industry as an enterprise change agent, including nearly 16 years at Juniata College where he served as associate vice president and CIO. Dr. Fusco teaches EA 874: Enterprise Information Technology Architecture; EA 594: Capstone Project; and IST 815: Foundations of Information Security and Assurance.
Edward J. Glantz
Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
MBA, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State
B.A., General Arts and Science, Penn State
Dr. Edward Glantz, P.E., has been with the College of IST faculty since 2009. Prior to joining IST, Dr. Glantz served 10 years as a faculty member of Penn State's Smeal College of Business. His career spans more than 20 years of managing technology, research, and marketing in the manufacturing and telecommunication industries, including startup work. Dr. Glantz teaches EA 876: Architecting Enterprise Security and Risk Analysis and IST 815: Foundations of Information Security and Assurance.
Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
M.CS. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
M.S. International Relations, Troy State University, European Division
B.S. Computer Science, United States Military Academy
Dr. Jim Jansen has been with the College of IST faculty since 2001. Prior to joining IST, Dr. Jansen served as a faculty member at the United States Military Academy, in addition to a career in the U.S. Army. Dr. Jansen has authored or co-authored 250 or so research publications, with articles appearing in a multi-disciplinary and extremely wide range of journals and conferences. Dr. Jansen teaches IST816 Web Fundamentals and IST594A and B: The Capstone Project.
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Abdullah Konak is a professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State Berks, teaching courses on database management systems, information security, and technology-based entrepreneurship. Dr. Konak teaches IST 451: Network Security and IST 555: Intelligent Agents and Distributed Decision-Making.
Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
M.S., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
MLS, Library and Information Sciences, Pratt Institute School of Information
B.A., Library Science and Bibliography, Moscow State University of Culture and Arts
Dr. Anna Levy has been an instructor for the College of IST and World Campus since 2014. Prior to joining IST, Dr. Levy served 8 years as an adjunct faculty member of Queen College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (CUNY). Her career spans more than 30 years of conducting library and academic research, including work as a reference librarian and a bibliographer. Dr. Levy’s primary research interests include e-government research at the municipal level, public administration, and town-gown relations, particularly focusing on the analysis of the impacts of social media and mobile technology on local governance in the information age. She teaches IST 594: Research Topics and EA 594: Research Topics.
Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology with Minor in Applied Statistics, Penn State
M.Sc., Information and Knowledge Management, Loughborough University, UK
B.Mgt., Information Management and Information Systems, Hefei University of Technology, China
Dr. Mimi Zhang is adjunct faculty at the College of IST. Her primary areas of research and teaching interests are data science, web analytics, and technology industry. She teaches IST 816: Web Fundamentals and IST 820: Cybersecurity Analytics.