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Senior Instructor in Business and Information Sciences and Technology


Lisa Reeves Bertin offers that rare combination of formal academic credentials and experience in both the real world and the classroom. In addition to an associate degree in computer science and a bachelor's degree in business administration, she earned her master's in business administration at Kent State University. Professionally, her business experience is varied and includes positions at almost every level of responsibility, including office controller, accounting manager and network administrator.

Since 2001, she has been an instructor at Penn State Shenango, where she teaches computer and business courses and collaborates with faculty and community business leaders to develop strategic internships of lasting benefit to students and area employers. In 2015, her main teaching load moved to the World Campus.

While at Shenango, she has been an IST Champion, an IST and Business Advisor, a member of the Student Activity Fee Committee, a member of the Computer Fee Committee, a representative to the University College Council, a coordinator of the delivery of four-year Penn State Beaver courses to the Shenango campus, a presenter at freshman orientation, the representative of the IST Department at admissions events, and a member of the Association of Information & Technology Professionals. 

Bertin was named the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Statewide Faculty Member of the Year for 2009-10 and was also the recipient of the 2011-12 and 2005-06 Leonard R. Riforgiato Memorial Teaching Award. She was named the campus's Club Advisor of the Year in 2012.

In 2015, she was awarded the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. This University-wide award is named after Penn State's seventh president and honors excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.

She currently serves on the board of directors for the Mercer Area Library, Athena PowerLink, and the Lawrence Mercer Athena International. 


  •  M.B.A., Executive Masters of Business Administration, Kent State University
  •  B.S., Business Administration, Information Systems Track, Youngstown State University
  •  Associate Degree, Computer Science, Brunswick Junior College