Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Faculty from left to right: Dr. Hal Smith and Gary Heberling. For additional information regarding full and part-time IST faculty, please view the Information Sciences and Technology Faculty Directory, read the bios below, or visit their personal web pages:
Contact Gary at: firstname.lastname@example.org | 724-334-6102 | Office: 039 ITC
Gary Heberling is Instructor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State New Kensington. Gary is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a Masters of Science degree in Information Science.
Gary joined the faculty at Penn State after over 20 years’ experience in Information Technology. He was a project manager at R. Shriver Associates where he concentrated on the development of business software. His most recent employment prior to Penn State was with Oberg Industries, Inc. located in Freeport Pennsylvania. Gary served in many capacities while with Oberg including programmer, systems analyst, database developer, interim financial controller, corporate budget director, director of production planning and manager of information technology. At Penn State, Gary specializes in database systems, data warehousing, and enterprise resource planning software.
Contact Hal at: email@example.com | 724-334-6759 | Office: 035 ITC
Hal Smith is an Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology. He received his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from University of Albany, SUNY. Prior to joining Penn State, he worked for Raytheon as a Principal Software Engineer architecting and developing software for large, massively parallel Ground Based Radar systems as well as deeply embedded real-time systems with Raytheon’s Missile Systems division in Tucson, Arizona. The result of his time in industry led him to develop research interests in component-based software architectures, software product lines and model-driven development. While with Raytheon, he received the Excellence in Technology Award as well as Engineering Honors. Hal’s research interests have since grown to incorporate search technologies and network organizations. He maintains an ongoing undergraduate research program where projects often result in student participation at conferences.
Michael Manojlovich, Instructor, IST
Contact Mike at: firstname.lastname@example.org | 724-334-6124 | Office: 041 ITC
I spent over 27 years in industry working in Information Technology / Networking / R&D for several Steel / Manufacturing companies.
Since 2000, I have been teaching in the Information Science & Technology department at Penn State University.
IST210 – Organization of Information (for World Campus and resident)
IST220 – Data Communications (for World Campus and resident)
IST230 – Discrete Mathematics
IST301 – People and Organizations
IST302 – Project Management
IST331 – Human Computer Interaction
IST402 – Medical Informatics
IST420/421 – Systems Analysis
IST440W – Senior Capstone Class
IST442 – Information Technology in International Context
IST446 – Introduction to Gaming and Animation
MIS204 – Management Information Systems (for World Campus and resident)
B. S. in Computer Science – Youngstown State University 1987
Minors in Math and Economics
M. S. in Information Science – University of Pittsburgh 1997
Ph.D -ABD in Information Science - University of Pittsburgh (Current)
Areas of Interest:
- Data Visualization
- Information Security
- Business Intelligence and Analytics
- Social Technologies and Social Media Design and Analysis
- Medical Informatics
- Degrees and Majors
- 2-Year Information Sciences & Technology