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Dr. John RapanoAreas of expertise/Research interests: Participatory action research in human service organizations; long-term care for rural seniors

What do you like most about Penn State Fayette? The people, the values, and the physical beauty of the campus

What do you like most about Penn State Fayette students? The intergenerational composition of the student body. Our students represent three generations of the local population in a diverse and increasingly international campus.

What inspires students the most in your classes and/or your academic area? The experiential nature of our program. Our students learn to become professionals in their field by being involved at several levels of their training in professional settings.

What is your favorite class to teach, and why? Family Development—teaching family development in an intergenerational diverse setting empowers students as they examine their values and how they can empower others in their professional care and in their life.

What is your favorite quote?
“If not us, whom; if not now, when?”—Robert Kennedy, quoting Rabbi Hillel

Instructor of Human Development and Family Studies
Program Coordinator
Human Development and Family Studies
Eberly Building, 206 P