Professional Vita

Gerald M. Santoro, Ph.D.
848 W. Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

Home: (814) 571-8306
Work: (814) 863-7896

January - 2007



Technical Skills

Other Relevant Skills

Employment History

Seminars Developed

Papers Presented



Documentation Developed

Profesional and
Public Service

Career Timeline



Technical skills

Computer Systems



Plus other application programs and hundreds of utility programs.

Other Relevant Skills/Experience

Employment History

July, 2002 to Present

July, 2000 to June 2002

July, 1991 to June, 2002

July, 1986 to July, 1988

January, 1984 to July, 1986

April, 1982 to January, 1984

February, 1978 to March, 1982

June, 1980 to December, 1983

Seminars Developed and Taught

Papers Presented



  • IST Faculty Member of the Year for 2002 and 2005.

  • Honorable Mention -- Best of the Penn State Web 1995/96 Awarded by the student computing group Interface for faculty-developed web pages.

  • Joe Wyatt Challange Award (1991) for innovative use of computers in the university curriculum. Award made at 1991EDUCOM conference. Award presented for design and operation of Speech Communication 350 with G. M. Phillips. This is a course that utilizes computer- mediated communication for the instruction of group problem-solving.

  • Catherine Ofeish Orner Award (1983). Presented for excellence in research in Information Science. School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh.

Documentation Developed

Professional and Public Service Organizations

  • Consulting Editor; EJournal -- An Electronic Journal Concerned With the Implications of Electronic Texts and Networks; edited by Ted Jennings, State University of New York at Albany; established 1990; distributed via intermainframe network

  • Contributing Editor; NETMONTH - The Independent Guide to BITNET; edited by Chris Condron, Yale University; distributed by electronic mail

  • Editorial Board; IPCT: Interpersonal Computing and Technology; Georgetown University and The Pennsylvania State University; distributed via electronic mail and hardcopy

  • Steering Committee Member; EduTel, a LISTSERV- based online conference for educators to discuss issues relating to instructional applications of telecommunications.

  • Interest Group Chairperson and Program Planner; Human Information Technologies SIG, Eastern Communication Association; 1995 (Pittsburgh) and 1998 (Silver Springs)

  • Head Instructor and Faculty Advisor -- Penn State Aikido Club, affiliated with Kokikai Aikido International

  • Member - Association for Computing Machinery

  • Member - EDUCOM

  • Member - Speech Communication Association

  • Member - Eastern Communication Association

  • Member - International Communication Association

  • Member - Popular Culture Association

  • Institutional Member - Association of Internet Professionals

  • Founder and member - Central Pennsylvania Observers - Amateur Astronomy Club

  • Webmaster - Centre Line Riders ABATE Chapter