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Alumni in Education

L. Edwin Brown M’77
Retired, Executive Director, American Culinary Federation Education Institute, St Augustine, Florida.
Charles Cashdollar '65
Professor emeritus of the IUP History Department
Charlene Dukes '80
President of Prince George’s Community College in Maryland since July 2007
Richard Ferguson ’62
CEO and chairman of the board of ACT, Inc.
Patricia Barthalow Koch '72
Professor of Biobehavioral Health at Pennsylvania State University
Mary Louise Leisher Leipheimer '66
Head of Foxcroft School, a girls' boarding school for ninth to twelfth grades in Middleburg, Virginia.
Donna Micheaux ’75
Currently serves as the chief of schools officer for the Dallas Independent School District, where she provides instructional leadership and directs the operations for the district’s 230 campuses, serving 157,000 students.
Gary A. Olson D'80
From 2009 to 2011 was the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Idaho State University.  Currently a professor in the Department of English and Philosophy.
Alberto Rey '82
Faculty member, Department of Visual Arts and New Media, State University of New York at Fredonia
Ruth Shirey '65
Retired professor in IUP’s Geography and Regional Planning Department
Jack Thomas D'90
President, West Illinois University
Robert Thomas '50
Emeritus Professor, Geography Michigan State University
David Tyler ’72
Distinguished Professor, Departments of Statistics and BioStatistics, Rutgers University
Jon Woods ’60
Serves as a professor of Music Education at Ohio State University, where he is the director of the University’s marching and athletic bands.
Gerald Zahorchak M’88
Career in education includes teaching experience in both elementary and secondary education, as well as teaching and leading in North Star, Shanksville–Stonycreek, and finally Greater Johnstown, where he held a series of increasingly responsible roles, ultimately serving as the district’s superintendent.
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