A partnership among Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Johnson College, Keystone College, King's College, Lackawanna College, Luzerne County Community College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Penn State Scranton, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, The Wright Center, University of Scranton, and Wilkes University.


Faculty and Students

Students and faculty from member institutions have the opportunity to work on community based research and/or client projects with The Institute.

The Institute aims to advance a student’s critical thinking, analysis, and writing skills while providing valuable experience in a work environment. Students are engaged in a variety of research projects including applied research and secondary research. Students are provided with curriculum necessary to support the project and ongoing mentoring. The process for becoming an intern at The Institute is competitive and is outlined under student internships.

Faculty has the same opportunity to work with The Institute to participate in community based research or client activity.
Both formal and informal relationship opportunities exist and are outlined in various sections on this site. This include participating in either the annual symposium, advisor, publishing, or informally as research support.

The Institute's Academic Advisory Council includes appointees from all of our member institutions and coordinates our academic programs.

Beth Admiraal, Ph.D., Professor, King's College
Terry Clemente, Business Faculty, Penn State/Wilkes-Barre
Alexander Dawoody, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Marywood University
Joseph H. Dreisbach, Ph.D., Associate Provost, University of Scranton
Thea Harrington, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs, Keystone College
Scott Koerwer, Ed.D., Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Planning, The Commonwealth Medical College
Gary Mrozinski, Ph.D., Dean of Business & Technology, Luzerne County Community College
Jill Murry, Ph.D., Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer, Lackawanna College
Bernie Rushmer, Director, Insalaco Center for Career Development, Misericordia University
Anne Skleder, Ph.D., Provost, Wilkes University