Alumni Updates: Sept. 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

—Dara Ware Allen, a doctoral alumna of the Workforce Education and Development program, has been named the new CEO and principal of City Charter High Schools in Pittsburgh.

— Chinghil "Chad" Chae, a recent graduate of the Workforce Education and Development doctoral program, won the Award for Excellence by the European Journal of Training and Development for most outstanding article published in 2018. The article, "Intervention Research and Its Influence on Nonintervention Research in Human Resource Development," provides an integrative review of 2,700 published studies to identify how often cause-and-effect findings from intervention studies were applied in nonintervention research. Chae currently is a postdoctoral fellow with the Applied Cognitive Science Lab in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology.

— Louis C. Danielson, a 1976 graduate of the College of Education, is one of 14 Penn State alumni to be named an Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. For a full list of recipients, visit

—Azeala Hulbert, a graduate of the higher education doctoral program, has been named director of academic integrity for West Virginia University. For more information visit

— Jennifer Nicholas, a graduate of the workforce education and development doctoral program, received a certificate of excellence for the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award for her dissertation, "The Employability Narratives of Liberal Arts Undergraduates: A Grounded Theory Study." Nicholas is assistant director of Alumni Career Services for Smeal College of Business.

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Last Updated September 26, 2018