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Penn State Beaver welcomes new faculty

1/17/2011 —

Penn State Beaver welcomed two new faculty members at the start of the spring semester. Neelam Dwivedi is an instructor in information sciences and technology (IST), and Beth Theobald is the reference librarian.

Dwivedi has more than 20 years of experience as a software system developer and project/program manager and also has worked as a corporate trainer and consultant. For eight years, she has been employed by Wipro Technologies, one of the largest global providers of information technology services. She holds a master's degree in information technology from Carnegie Mellon University, a master’s degree in engineering (computer science) from BITS Pilani, India, and a bachelor's degree in technology (computer science) from I.E.T. Lucknow, India.

Most recently, Theobald was a library intern with the digital repository at Carnegie Mellon University. She was also a library public services intern at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh; a customer service assistant at the Cleveland State University Library, and a department assistant in academic affairs at Case Western Reserve University. She holds a master of library and information science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from Cleveland State University. While at Cleveland, she also studied abroad at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Dwivedi can be contacted at nxd22@psu.edu or 724-773-3894, and Theobald can be reached at elt10@psu.edu or 724-773-3796.

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