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Mont Alto Appoints Stephen J. Holoviak, Ph.D.

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6/25/2009 —

Penn State Mont Alto is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen J. Holoviak, Ph.D., as Professor of Management. Holoviak comes to Penn State from the Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University where he has served as its dean since 1999.

“It is an honor to welcome Dr. Holoviak to our campus,” said Dr. David C. Gnage, chancellor. “Our students will benefit greatly from the depth of research and wealth of knowledge Dr. Holoviak brings to Mont Alto.”

Dr. Holoviak devoted a number of years to the corporate world in banking and other fields before joining Shippensburg University in 1980 where he served in many capacities including Director of the H.R. Frehn Center for Management and Dean of the Grove College of Business. He is acknowledged as an expert in the fields of labor relations, compensation, employment law, small business management and organizational behavior. He is also the author of three books, co-author of numerous others, writer of various training manuals and more than 20 refereed-journal articles.  Dr. Holoviak is also a member of numerous professional and civic organizations.

“I am looking forward to embarking on a new journey at Penn State Mont Alto,” Dr. Holoviak said, “I also look forward to returning to the classroom experience and a more focused concentration on scholarship.”

Dr. Holoviak joins the 60 full-time faculty members at Mont Alto who are actively engaged in research and scholarship. In 2008 alone, they have collectively published eight books, written chapters for five others, authored a dozen articles in refereed journals (the highest standard in higher education), and presented papers at academic conferences across the United States and internationally in China, Ukraine and Canada.

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