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                                                Michael Behney


Director, Institute of State and Regional Affairs

Instructor, School of Public Affairs

Penn State Harrisburg


Voice Phone: (717) 948-6174, Fax: (717) 948-6306
E-mail: Website:


Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am - 11:00 am,  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Available at other times by appointment.


Office location:  Church Hall, Room 133,  Building K on Campus Map)


Research Interest:    With Penn State for over 32 years serving as project director for hundreds of applied research projects.  Specializing in projects with public sector organizations and community groups.  Current funded research interest include issues surrounding Long Term Care; Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises; Sustainability; and Community/Economic Development.



Education: Graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Penn State and undergraduate degree in Economics from Towson State University in Baltimore, Maryland. 


Mr. Behney’s Bio