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Campus hires learning center and disabilities coordinator

6/10/2011 —

Jill M. Tress has been hired as the Penn State Beaver learning center and disabilities coordinator, effective July 1.

Tress has worked at Carlow University for more than twenty years as an instructor, learning skills specialist, adult program coordinator, and adjunct assistant professor of English, philosophy, mathematics, and communications. In addition, she was an instructor in English and philosophy at the Community College of Beaver County for sixteen years. She is a communications and educational consultant with Tress Communications, the author or coauthor of numerous publications, and the founder and former president of the Beaver Valley Writers Guild.

Tress holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing (fiction) from Carlow University, a master's in English (literature and writing) from Slippery Rock University, a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy from Mount Holyoke College, and a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in secondary English from Geneva College.

Tress can be contacted through the Office of Academic Affairs at 724-773-3571 or djm5@psu.edu.

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