Graduate students can apply what they have learned and gain practical experience as graduate assistants in a number of departments throughout the University. Please contact the department directly to learn about assistantship availabilities, deadlines and other information. Graduate Assistantship Facts Most graduate assistants receive a stipend and/or percentage of tuition waiver. All positions are for one year, renewable for a second year by mutual agreement. Graduate assistants in Residence Life receive room and board. Departments with Assistantships ATHLETIC TRAINING Dr. Becky Mokris(814) 871-7441 | firstname.lastname@example.orgStudents must pursue a degree in athletic training and be enrolled in the Master of Athletic Training program. The application deadline is March 15th and assistantships are awarded prior to the start of the program. CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING Dr. Timothy Coppock(814) 871-5793 | email@example.comStudents must be pursuing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE Dr. Stephen Frezza(814) 871-7563 | firstname.lastname@example.orgStudents must be pursuing a degree in Computer and Information Science. CRIMINALISTICS Dr. Julia Mack (814) 871-7542 | email@example.com Students must be pursuing a degree in Criminalistics. Graduate assistantship responsibilities will be completed on campus, to provide students ample opportunities to work directly with the Criminalistics faculty. The application deadline is April 1st and assistantships will be awarded prior to the start of the academic year. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND ENGINEERING Dr. Michelle Homan(814) 871-5691 | firstname.lastname@example.org Students must be pursuing a degree in Environmental Health and Engineering. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Dr. Mahesh Aggarwal (814) 871-7629 | email@example.com Faculty in the department are conducting research in both fields of mechanical engineering. When applying, please indicate whether you are interested in mechanical systems or thermal systems. ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP Dr. William Hallock(814) 871-7136 | firstname.lastname@example.org PHYSICAL THERAPY (ERIE Campus) Dr. Kristine Legters(814) 871-5641 | email@example.comStudents must be pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Positions include Athletic Trainers and Anatomy Laboratory Assistants. Two Program Development positions are available to second-year DPT students only.Assistantship Deadline: December 1 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Dr. Mengzhong Zhang (814) 871-5729 | firstname.lastname@example.org Students must be pursuing a degree in Public Administration. RESIDENCE LIFE Denise Golden(814) 871-7564 | email@example.comIf interested in being a graduate assistant for the Residence Life team, inquire about potential openings February/March of the spring semester. Preference is given to students who have previous residence life experience. Number of available positions vary per year. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Robin Mascharka(814) 871-7567 | firstname.lastname@example.org Students must be pursuing a degree in Business Administration SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC) Margaret Horne(814) 871-7713 | email@example.com Students must be pursuing a degree in Business Administration SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE Dr. Kory Stauffer (814) 871-7515 | firstname.lastname@example.org Students must pursue a degree in Sport & Exercise Science and be enrolled in the Master of Sport & Exercise Science program. The application deadline is April 1st and assistantships are awarded prior to the start of the program.