Evan Pugh Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies
Health & Medicine, Social Sciences
Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Health & Medicine, Law and Policy, Politics & Policy
Palmer Chair in Telecommunications
Civil Rights, Law and Policy, Telecommunications
Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences
Health & Medicine
The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact societies across the globe in ways far beyond the immediate health concerns. Penn State faculty are looking at the long-term consequences of these areas — all with an eye on how we can cope and what our changing societies may look like in the future.
Contact Karen Bierman with questions about: the challenges faced by children and their families during the transition to online K-12 schooling during the coronavirus pandemic as well as mental health concerns for children during this time.
Contact James Dillard with questions about: the role of emotion in persuasion and the dynamics and impact of fear during epidemics like the coronavirus.
Contact Simon Haeder with questions about: COVID-19 vaccine policy implementation, equity issues related to vaccine distribution, and whether companies and schools should require employees and students to be vaccinated. He can also discuss the ways in which partisan politics challenge our handling of this national health emergency, Finally, Haeder can comment on U.S. healthcare system policies and preparedness, generally.
Contact Sascha Meinrath with questions about: How surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy have changed in a post-9/11 world; government policy; broadband; and the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on Internet connectivity. He can also comment on voting security, technology policy, privacy, surveillance, civil liberties, broadband mapping and artificial intelligence.
Contact Kathleen Keller with questions about: family/child nutrition during social isolation and school transitions to in-person learning.