Academic Departments

ESU's Space Age

Two East Stroudsburg University professors, along with their students in the Computer Science and Physics departments, are spearheading research projects that NASA believes may be essential to future space exploration. These projects have been made possible through ESU’s longtime field…

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Distinguished Professor – Dr. Mary Ann Matras

East Stroudsburg University bestows its highest faculty honor, the Distinguished Professor Award, upon Dr. Mary Ann Matras for her classroom teaching, her scholarship, and her exemplary service to the education programs at ESU. Dr. Matras’ career at ESU began in…

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On the Hunt to Help the River Otter

Canoeing the waterways of the Poconos, Jim Kauffman and Sam Loffredo search for signs of river otters, hoping to capture eight of these playful and energetic animals. Radio transmitters will be implanted in the otters. Radio telemetry is an important…

August 28, 2009 - No Comments - Read More


Lessons in the Arctic Circle

Eight miles north of the Arctic Circle, a group of East Stroudsburg University students discovered the environmental and cultural challenges of teaching in an isolated Native American community. Nine students spent 10 days in northeastern Alaska, three days of which…

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Turning Passions into Professions

Uncertain economic times and a rapidly changing unemployment landscape seem to have changed everything for a significant percentage of recent (and future) university graduates. Graduating students, now, more than ever, are facing greater professional challenges right out of school. Landing…

July 17, 2009 - No Comments - Read More


The Many Journey's of Iren Mitchel

To Dr. Irene Mitchel, professor emeritus of art, retirement is “going down a new path where I’ll bring with me wonderful memories of experiences and of very special people.” Mitchel, who joined the ESU faculty in 1961 and retired at…

June 20, 2009 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Success Stories – Manfred Polk

Like many entrepreneurs, Manfred Polk ’87 points to a few critical prerequisites for success: diligence, persistence, patience, and the willingness to eat a lot of fast food. As vice president and chief operating officer of Anderson-Polk Engineering & Consulting, founded…

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ESU Success Stories – Brian Pedone

Brian Pedone ’05 has done more since graduation than some people do over entire careers. After he and partner Michael Moynihan ’06, M’08 won the Great Valley Technology Alliance Business Plan Competition in 2006, Pedone made his business dreams come…

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Dr. Faith Waters

Dr. Faith Waters came to the Department of Professional and Secondary education in 1989. During her tenure, she made many contributions to ESU including co-founding the Center for Teaching and Learning, which she served as co-director from 1994-2002. She also…

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Distinguished Professor – Dr. Kathleen Brunkard

East Stroudsburg University bestows its highest faculty honor, the Distinguished Professor Award, upon Dr. Kathleen M. Brunkard for exceptional teaching and scholarship that has focused in the area of mentoring students and supervising graduate students’ research, and for her incomparable…

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