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david l. passmore

Current Work


Penn State

Has been employed by Penn State since September 1979.

Named Distinguished Professor of Education in March 2014.

Holds a joint academic appointment as Professor of Operations Research in the Intercollege Dual Degree Program in Operations Research.

Represents the College of Education as Senator, University Faculty Senate, and member of Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs, term ending in 2018.


Is Faculty Associate of the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Is a member of Advisory Group for the Multi–State Shale Collaborative composed of research and policy organizations in New York (Fiscal Policy Institute), Ohio (Policy Matters Ohio), Pennsylvania (Keystone Research Center/Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center), Virginia (Commonwealth Institute), and West Virginia (West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy).


Academy of Human Resource Development, member of special interest groups for Quantitative Research Methods and Human Resource Development Theory

International Society for Performance Improvement, member of the Conference Committee


A supplement to this web site is available that contains information about my activity during the current semester or summer session. The site describes my employment contract with Penn State, the distribution of my workload, and a list of my current initiatives.

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