Edelbrock appointed to lead Great Valley

University Park, Pa. — Craig Edelbrock, a former professor at Penn State, has been appointed chancellor and associate dean of the Graduate School at the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, effective Aug. 1.

"Dr. Edelbrock brings to Great Valley significant experience in graduate education and an impressive breadth of academic credentials," said Eva J. Pell, senior vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School. "We are pleased to have him return to Penn State as a leader of our graduate programs."

Edelbrock replaces Diane Disney, who served as chancellor during a fixed term that began in 2005.  Disney led the Great Valley campus after serving as dean of the Commonwealth College.

"We have greatly appreciated the efforts of Diane Disney during a time of transition over the past several years," Pell said. "Her leadership at Great Valley has been outstanding."

Edelbrock has served as associate dean of the Graduate School and professor of child and family development at the University of Georgia since 2005. From 1991 to 2005 Edelbrock was a professor of human development and family studies in Penn State's College of Health and Human Development, where he also served as associate department head and professor-in-charge of graduate studies in human development and family studies.

He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Western Washington State College and a doctorate in human development and family studies from Oregon State University.

From 1984-91 Edelbrock was associate professor and director of research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He previously served as assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh; research scientist and fellow at the Center for the Study of Youth Development in Omaha, Neb.; and staff fellow at the Laboratory of Developmental Psychology at the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010