Interim leadership team appointed at Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Lynda Goldstein, Ph.D., was named interim chancellor effective Aug. 1. She replaced former Campus Executive Officer Mary Hines, who left Penn State to assume the presidency of Carlow University in Pittsburgh. The search for a permanent replacement will begin this fall.
Wesley Parks, Ph.D., has been named interim director of academic affairs. He replaced Martin Slann, who assumed a divisional chairmanship at Macon State College in Georgia. The search for a permanent replacement will begin in the late fall.
Formerly the assistant director of Academic Affairs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Goldstein is an associate professor of English and women's studies, having joined the faculty in 1991. She has headed two academic divisions and served as program coordinator of letters, arts and sciences -- liberal studies at the campus. Her contributions have been recognized with teaching, service and humanitarian awards. She received her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and her master's degree and doctorate from Temple University, all in English.
Registered as a professional land surveyor in California and Pennsylvania, Parks has been an associate professor of surveying engineering at Penn State Wilkes-Barre since 1997. He also has had more than two decades of experience as a marine scientist and surveyor and has published more than 30 articles in these areas. He earned two degrees from the University of Washington -- a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a doctorate in fishery oceanography -- in addition to earning a master's degree with distinction from California State University in civil engineering.