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david l. passmore

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Meetings & Appointments

"It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it. Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested. But when it is squandered in luxury and carelessness, when it is devoted to no good end, forced at last by the ultimate necessity we perceive that it has passed away before we were aware that it was passing. So it is—the life we receive is not short, but we make it so, nor do we have any lack of it, but are wasteful of it."
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca — a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist — in De Brevitate Vitae (On the Shortness of Life) written in 49 AD.

During each semester during the academic year, I offer time approximately 12.5% of my work time for face–to–face and online meetings for Penn State students during Fall Semester and 27.5% during Spring Semester. Because I have a 36-week appointment to Penn State (Fall and Spring), I typically am not available for appointments during Summer Session.

I hold structured meetings with any Penn State students and others. Schedule a structured meeting by completing a form available at I do not use Penn State's enterprise product, Starfish, to establish and maintain appointments for any students.

I conduct mostly weekly informal group meetings online with my current advisees during Fall Semester and Spring Semester. Specific dates and details about the online location of meetings are provided on my calendar under the headline, online advising meeting.

The Workforce Education & Development program office does not provide support for scheduling appointments with me. Schedule and confirm appointments directly with me through my online scheduling form.

Postal Address

305D J. Orvis Keller Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1303 USA.

Identification & Directions

view of Keller Building from air      ► view Keller Building photo
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walking map from Keller Building elevator portal on 3rd floor of J. Orvis Keller Building on the University Park Campus of Penn State to my office door at Room 305D Keller.

GPS coordinates of office ⟹ 40°47'53"N 77°52'14"W

e–mail (view information about e–mail handling at


1.814.863.2583 (Fax service not available).

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Online Conferencing

Meetings with me can occur online through an online videoconferencing service licensed to me through Penn State and available at, which is accessible through computers running Windows, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems or on devices operating on iOS or Android. You receive a password for connection to an online meeting for which a password is established when the meeting is scheduled (not all online meetings are passworded).

Graduate Advising Guide

For advisees or potential advisees:

Blog Supporting Instruction

To support Data Analysis in Workforce Education & Development: A WordPress blog, Data Science in Human Resource Development

CITI Program Certification

Completion of the CITI program course, Responsible Conduct of Research: Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course 3 January 2018 certificate.

Public Slide Decks

Some of my public slide decks are available at and at figshare.

Publication Profiles

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Cloud-Based Collaboration with My Advisees

I maintain an invitation-only, free Slack “team” called Passmore Advisees at for communication and collaboration with and among Penn State students who are my master’s degree advisees, temporary advisees, or students whose doctoral committees I chair. This Slack team supports persistent chat rooms organized by topic pertinent to my advisees, as well as private groups and direct messaging.  All content posted to Passmore Advisees is searchable, including files, conversations, and people, and the site integrates with third-party services such as Zoom online videoconferencing.

If You Are a Penn State Student Who Wishes Me to Recommend You....

The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 affords students the right to control the release of information from their education records. FERPA requires the University to collect a student’s written consent before disclosing any information from the student’s education record to any third party.

If you wish me to recommend you for employment or refer you for other reasons, you must request in writing from me a reference so that an audit trail is constructed of your request and consent. If I do not receive your written request consent, then I am limited to providing only Penn State directory information about you.

Complete a Penn State Request for Letter of Recommendation form and submit it to me as an e–mail attachment. Complete a separate form for each request.

I do not write generic letters of recommendation, so send to me an official description of the opportunity for which I am recommending you. Also, send me a copy of your latest CV for my reference as I write a recommendation. My recommendations are sent as Adobe PDF files to the organization to which I am recommending you, not to you. You must indicate to the organization requiring my recommendation whether you wish to view my recommendation.