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.

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.

Marc Friedenberg

J.D., Columbia Law School
M.S., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State
B.S., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State 

Marc Friedenberg joined the College of Information Sciences and Technology as an assistant teaching professor of information sciences and technology after practicing intellectual property and securities litigation for large law firms in New York. His legal practice experience also involved clerkships federal judges in New York and Los Angeles. He teaches SRA 111: Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis and IST 432: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology.

Katherine Hamilton     

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.

Steven Haynes    

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.

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.

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).

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.

Don Shemanski

J.D., Georgetown University
B.A., With High Distinction, German, Penn State

Don Shemanski joined Penn State as a professor of practice of information sciences and technology after a 23-year career as a diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service. Immediately prior to his appointment at Penn State, he served as counselor for global affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, responsible for high-priority policy issues such as counterterrorism and nuclear nonproliferation. He teaches SRA 211: Threat of Terrorism and Crime; SRA 421: The Intelligence Environment; and IST 432: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology.