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Dr. Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Contact Hal: hal.smith@psu.edu   |   724-334-6036   |   Office: 103 Admin

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.


Instructor Mike Manojlovich

Michael Manojlovich, Instructor, IST

Contact Mike:   mom4@psu.edu    |   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.



Courses taught:

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
Abdou Jallow, IST Instructor


Dr. Abdou Karim Jallow, Instructor and Program Coordinator of IST

Contact Abdou:   akj10@psu.edu    |   724-334-6714   |     Office: 039 ITC


Abdou Karim Jallow joined Penn State New Kensington faculty in August 2015. Dr.  Jallow received his PhD with focus on Information Management and Enterprise System from Loughborough University, UK in 2011. Before that, he graduated with a Master of Science  (MSc)  in  IT  for  Product  Engineering, and holds  a  Bachelor  of  Science  with  Honors  (BSc-Hons)  in Information Systems  Management both from Cranfield University, UK. Prior to joining PSNK, Dr.  Jallow was Instructor of Management Information Systems (MIS) at Rohrer College of Business, Rowan University. He was also Instructor of MIS at Smeal College of Business, Penn State. He served as a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the Department of Architectural Engineering,  The Pennsylvania State University from 2011-2013. Previously, he has worked as a Research Assistant at Loughborough University from 2009 to 2010 on a knowledge management project at the Department of Civil and Building Engineering.  Formerly in 2007, he was a business process analyst at Komatsu UK Ltd.

Dr. Jallow’s research and teaching combines interdisciplinary elements of computer science, information sciences and technology and management systems engineering.  He has taught  various courses  in MIS and information sciences and technology, and mentored students in Africa, Europe and USA. He has strong research interest in information systems, cloud computing & SOA, business process management, enterprise architecture, information & knowledge management, requirements management, supply chain integration, management  systems  engineering and risk & change management. He has produced a number of publications based on his work in renowned journals and international conference proceedings.  Dr.  Jallow has reviewed papers for various journals and conferences.  He is a recipient of a number of academic and scholarship awards.


Courses Taught

Smeal College of Business, Penn State

MIS 204: Introduction to Business Information Systems

MIS 431: Business Data Management


Rohrer College of Business, Rowan University

02150: Integrated Business Software Tools

02330: Business Systems

02336: Advanced Database Management

02338: Design of Database Systems