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Penn State Mont Alto announces appointment of Hanafiah Harvey, Ph.D.

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11/18/2009 —

Penn State Mont Alto is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest faculty member, Hanafiah Harvey, Ph.D., as Assistant Professor of Economics. Harvey, who is Malaysian, adds to the growing number of Penn State Mont Alto’s international faculty, and comes to Penn State most recently from the University of Wisconsin-Richland.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Dr. Harvey to our campus,” said Dr. Francis Achampong, chief academic officer. “Our students will benefit greatly from his academic expertise as well as the global experiences he brings.”

About 20 percent of Penn State Mont Alto’s 60 full-time faculty members hail from nations around the globe. “We value the richness of the multiple cultures represented on campus by our international faculty members,” says Chancellor Gnage. “Our students not only benefit from a quality education but also from the opportunity to broaden their awareness and understanding of the world at large.”

Dr. Harvey names his research interests as open-economy macroeconomics and international finance. He is the author of several journal articles.  “I am enjoying this new journey at Penn State Mont Alto,” he said. “Small class sizes are beneficial, and the campus is beautiful.” He has also found the campus’ close proximity to quality hiking trails, camping sites and major cities to be added bonuses.

Dr. Harvey joins the 60 full-time faculty members at Mont Alto who are actively engaged in research and scholarship. In 2008 alone, they collectively published eight books, wrote chapters for five others, authored a dozen articles in refereed journals (the gold standard in higher education), and presented papers at academic conferences across the United States and internationally in China, Ukraine and Canada.

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