Three faculty members at Penn State Lehigh Valley granted promotion

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley has announced the promotion of three professors: Barbara Cantalupo, of Bethlehem; Douglas Hochstetler, of Breinigsville; and Tai-Yin Huang, of Lower Macungie.

Cantalupo received promotion to full professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts. She is in her 25th year at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. Cantalupo holds a Ph.D. in English from SUNY Buffalo, an M.A.H. in photography and English from SUNY Buffalo, an M.S.W. in community mental health from SUNY Buffalo, and a B.A. with a double major in English and history from University of Rochester.

As an Americanist, Cantalupo's research is focused on Edgar Allan Poe and Emma Wolf.  Her monograph, "Poe and the Visual Arts," was recently published by The Pennsylvania State University Press and nominated for the Art in Literature: Mary Lynn Kotz Award. Her edited books include "Poe's Pervasive Influence" (Lehigh UP/Roman & Littlefield, 2012), "Emma Wolf's Short Stories in The Smart Set" (AMS Press 2010) and "Emma Wolf's Other Things Being Equal" (Wayne State UP, 2001), as well as a co-edited book with Richard Kopley, "Prospects for the Study of American Literature, Vol. II" (AMS Press, 2009). She has also published essays on Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and other American writers. She is currently working on a critical biography of Emma Wolf to be published by Wayne State University Press.

Hochstetler received promotion to full professor of kinesiology. He is in his 13th year at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. Hochstetler holds a Ph.D. in sport philosophy from Penn State, an M.S. in physical education from West Chester University, and a B.S. in physical education from Northwestern College.

Hochstetler's research focuses on the transcendental and pragmatic strains of American philosophy in relation to endurance sport, youth sport, and pedagogy. He has published in a variety of disciplinary journals, both theoretical and applied, and has been an International Association for the Philosophy of Sport member since 1994. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board for Quest and has also served on the Executive Committee for the Sport Philosophy Academy of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Huang received promotion to full professor of physics. She is in her 13th year at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. Huang holds a Ph.D. in physics from University of Cincinnati, an M.S. in physics from University of Cincinnati, and a B.S. in physics from National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan.

Huang's research interests include gravity waves dynamics, airglow chemistry, and energetics in the MLT region, Lightning-Induced Transient Emissions (LITEs) of airglow, sprites and elves, global warming and climate change, specializing in analytical approach, numerical simulation, and data analysis. Huang is an editorial board member of a few open access online journals and a book editor on "Coupling of Thunderstorms and Lightning Discharges to Near-Earth Space." She has served as a reviewer for scientific journals and proposal reviewer for NSF programs. Her latest endeavors involve designing integrated energy solution for entrepreneurs and harvesting electrical energy released from lightning discharge. She owns Andromeda LED Lighting, LLC, and several LED and other patents.

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Last Updated May 26, 2015