Our Community

The College of EMS’ e-education community includes faculty members affiliated with the College’s five academic departments (Energy, Geography, Geosciences, Materials Science and Engineering, and Meteorology), as well as instructional design and development specialists, information technology personnel, support staff, and administrators.

The Institute's professional personnel consists of approximately 100 full-and part-time personnel, including a director, assistant director, administrative support staff, a comprehensive learning design team, and lead program faculty, as well as a large number of faculty course authors and instructors who represent the College’s academic departments.

Snapshots of Dutton personnel

Snapshots from Jan Moyer's retirement celebration, July 2016

Dutton Institute Personnel

The e-education community includes the Penn State faculty and staff members listed below. Links lead to personal pages, some of which are external to this site.

For simplicity’s sake, this page lists only those who hold official appointments through the Institute and program lead faculty.

Front Office Personnel

Graduate Assistant

Grading Assistants

  • Amy Avery
  • Cassandra Schmick
  • Craig Amey
  • Eileen Kerhouant
  • Martha Selig
  • Susan Anderson
  • Susan Wheeler

Learning Design Team

Lead Program Faculty

  • David Babb, Assistant Teaching Professor; Lead Faculty, Undergraduate Certificate Program in Weather Forecasting; Lead Faculty, Graduate Certificate in Weather and Climate Analytics
  • Todd Bacastow,  Teaching Professor; Lead Faculty, Graduate Geospatial Intelligence Programs
  • Tim Bralower, Professor of Geosciences; Lead Faculty, Undergraduate Certificate Program Earth Sustainability and Minor in Earth and Sustainability
  • Seth Blumsack, Associate Professor of Energy Policy and Economics; Lead Faculty, Undergraduate Energy Business and Finance Minor
  • Mark Fedkin, Assistant Teaching Professor; Co-Lead Faculty, iMPS in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Program; Lead Faculty, Certificate Program in Solar Energy
  • Eliza Richardson, Associate Teaching Professor; Lead Faculty, M.Ed. in Earth Sciences Program
  • Anthony Robinson, Associate Professor; Director, Graduate Online Geospatial Education Programs
  • Erich Schienke, Assistant Teaching Professor; Co-Lead Faculty, iMPS in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Program; Lead Faculty, Certificate Program in Sustainability Management and Policy
  • Karen Schuckman, Associate Teaching Professor; Lead Faculty, Certificate Program in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation

Program Faculty