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Chirico article appears in sociology journal

4/19/2010 —

JoAnn Chirico, senior instructor in sociology at Penn State Beaver, is the author of "Demystifying the Nation Globe Conundrum: A Preliminary Sketch" which appeared in the journal, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology.

Chirico is the recent recipient of the Penn State Multicultural Resource Center’s Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Award. She was honored for her work in consistently promoting multiculturalism and demonstrating concern for and sensitivity to the needs of multicultural students above and beyond her job responsibilities.

Chirico’s previous awards have included the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board Sky Bank Excellence in Service Award, the Penn State Commonwealth College Service Award, and the Penn State University Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Outstanding Program in the Diversity Speakers Series.

She holds a doctorate in sociology and education and a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Chirico can be contacted at jxc64@psu.edu or 724-773-3846.

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