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Health and Human Services Dean Hired

Mark Correia became dean of the College of Health and Human Servicesin June. He previously was professor and chair of the Department of Justice Studies at San José State University, California. He has also taught at California State University, Los Angeles, and the University of Nevada, Reno. Correia earned his bachelor’s degree in justice from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and his master’s degree in criminal justice and Ph.D. in political science from Washington State University. Mary Swinker, Human Development and Environmental Studies professor, had served as the college’s interim dean since Carleen Zoni’s retirement in 2010.

Education Dean Named

Lara Luetkehans started in July as dean of the College of Education and Educational Technology. She had been chair of the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Luetkehans holds a doctorate in instructional technology from the University of Georgia in Athens, a master’s degree in library and information science from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Loyola University, Chicago. Edward Nardi, associate dean for academic affairs, had been serving as the college’s interim dean before July. Mary Ann Rafoth retired as dean of the college in 2011.

Social Equity Director Starts

Pablo Bueno Mendoza started as assistant to the president for Social Equityon August 1. In this role, he leads campus-wide efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. He came to IUP from the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he was director of the multicultural center. Mendoza received his Ph.D. in educational leadership policy from the University of Missouri, Columbia, his master’s degree in East Asian and Pacific studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his bachelor’s degree in non-western history from the University of San Diego.

More from the Summer 2013 Issue of IUP Magazine

Back in the Force

Back in the Force

Program puts area residents on path to promising careers

Unheralded and (Almost) Unbeatable

Unheralded and (Almost) Unbeatable

Men's rugby had one of its finest seasons in program history, played out on a national stage

Message from the President

“The stories in this edition provide focus.... a snapshot of what IUP has been and what we must become next.”

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Ten alumni were honored with 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards at an April gala.

Namedroppers| Mentors| Achievements

Photo Gallery | Letters to the Editor

Saviors at Sea

Nurse Eva Jane Savel Bolents treated survivors of the most tragic naval event of World War II

The Next Chapter

IUP celebrated the start to its new chapter with the inauguration of President Michael Driscoll

International Study: The Transformative Experience

The benefits of study abroad are vast, but the cost can be prohibitive. A scholarship fund was established to help.

Exploring the World’s End with a Nobel Laureate

IUP professors visit Guatemala City to witness the prophesied end of the world