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Jim Hendrickson builds a bat house with a group of students

James Hendrickson: Engineering excellence

Long-time engineering instructor brings his practical experience and his love for a challenge into the classroom
Dr. Michael Hay works with two students in the chemistry lab.

Dr. Michael Hay: Good chemistry

Professor says Penn State's 2+2 plan is beneficial for students because it allows them to get to know faculty and seek help when they need it.
John Chapin teaches video editing

Dr. John Chapin: Focused on communication

Professor credits his own teachers for his success both in and out of the classroom
Robin Bower teaches a spanish class

Dr. Robin Bower: Excited about teaching

"Teaching has always been something I wanted to do," says Bower. "It’s something I am very passionate about. Higher education changed my life."
Cassandra Miller-Butterworth watches a student take a photo of a lizard

Dr. Cassandra Miller-Butterworth: All in for science

Biology professor's love for animals has led to a life-long study of little brown bats and a concerted effort to help her students love animals, too
Kevin Bennett teaches a class

Kevin Bennett: Keeping psychology real

A fascination with people-watching led to a career teaching psychology at Penn State Beaver
Karen Barr, right, talks with two students in a Penn State Beaver classroom.

Karen Barr: Students are her business

Business instructor Karen Barr is a favorite among students because of the amount of attention and help she gives them.