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Director of Academic Affairs named at Penn State Mont Alto

5/6/2011 —

After an exhaustive search that included 45 highly qualified applicants, Penn State Mont Alto announces the appointment of Dr. Michael Doncheski, professor of physics, to the position of Director of Academic Affairs (DAA) effective immediately. Doncheski had served as the campus’ interim DAA since early last year when Dr. Francis Achampong left the post to go to Penn State Fayette where he is now chancellor.  “Mike has served us well both as a faculty member and as our interim chief academic officer,” says Chancellor Dr. David Gnage. “We congratulate and commend him on his new post.”

Doncheski obtained both his bachelor’s degree in physics and his doctorate in theoretical physics from Penn State. His primary areas of research have included elementary particle theory (the study of particles and interactions in “atom smashers”) and the visualization of quantum mechanical phenomena. Doncheski has authored more than 50 referred journal articles; he been a member of the Penn State Mont Alto faculty since 1996. 

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