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david l. passmore



Until 31 August 2020: Distinguished Professor of Education, at Penn State University.

Starting 1 September 2020: Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at Penn State University.



Until 31 August 2020: 305D J. Orvis Keller Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1303 USA; 814.863.2583;

Starting 1 September 2020: 5 Bayard Road, Room 403, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-1903 USA; 814.689.9337;



Full Curriculum Vitae.

In brief: Was a graduate faculty member at Penn State University for 41 years, and, in sum, an instructor/professor in higher education for 51 years prior to departing Penn State in September 2020. Served as the committee chair and dissertation advisor for 78 PhD recipients. Also was the advisor for 20 theses by students earning master’s degrees.

Was a member of graduate faculties in Workforce Education and Development, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, the Intercollege Dual–Title Degree Graduate Program in Operations Research, and Mineral Engineering Management at Penn State. Also Industrial Technology at the University of Northern Iowa, and Educational Planning and Management at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

Was a researcher in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development in Penn State Outreach, Faculty Fellow and Director of Multimedia Technology Classroom Group for the Center for Academic Computing, Director of the Institute for Research in Training and Development, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems, Senior Scientist in the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation, Program Coordinator of Workforce Education and Development, Faculty Associate of the Center for the Study of Higher Education, Professor of Mineral Engineering Management in the Department of Energy and GeoEnvironmental Sciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and University Director of Office for the Protection of Human Subjects in the office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies.

Employed as a researcher by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and as a professor by the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, University of Northern Iowa, University of Minnesota, St. John Fisher, Westfield College, and Bowling Green State University.

During 1988-1989, was Visiting Scholar in Maternal and Child Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health to conduct research on the epidemiology of childhood injuries and injuries of underground coal miners with the Harvard Injury Research Center.



► PhD in Education from the University of Minnesota, 1973.

► MEd in Industrial Education and Technology from Bowling Green State University, 1970.

► BS in Industrial Arts Education from State University College of New York at Buffalo, 1969.


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