Joe Downing, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Corporate Communication
Dr. Downing teaches courses in communication theory, conflict and negotiation, crisis management, group decision-making, and public relations. He lives in York, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Verónica Calvillo, Ph.D., an associate professor of Spanish at Gettysburg College. His research focuses on organizations’ employee crisis response strategies and how the Federal Government uses cell broadcast technologies to communicate imminent weather threats to the public, and core communication competencies of waiters at All-inclusive Mexican resort hotels.
This an introductory study of group problem solving that focuses on formal speaking and message evaluation. In addition, students will learn how to give an effective individual presentation. There is also a significant library research component to the course.
Adjunct Lecturer in Art History
According to Nelson, art is the story of ourselves presented in the most intimate fashion. If one wants to know what people as individuals and as a society were experiencing and feeling at any given time and place, then the study of art history is required learning. Nelson presents his classes with a deep insight into how to interpret and enjoy various works of art throughout history with the understanding that all art tells us something significant of the people and society that created them. He combines these lessons with interesting facts and experiences acquired from his personal visits to masterpieces all over the world.
This course is a broad survey of the most important artists and developments in Western art from the early 14th century to the present, including architecture, sculpture, and painting. In addition to being a survey of major monuments in art, the course is also intended as an introduction to the field of art history: to its studies of artistic style, iconography (the study of subject matter and its meaning), patronage and contextual history.
Terry L. Allison
Adjunct Lecturer in Mathematics
Students can expect a refresher class where they will be reintroduced to concepts from previous high school math courses. This is a non-graded class in order to alleviate pre-existing performance and anxiety. It is designed to refamiliarize concepts and strengthen prior knowledge to help acclimate students to college math courses, which will also be utilized in Math 010.
Terry Allison has forty-seven years of experience teaching various math courses at Penn State York. He is available to answer questions, address concerns, and assist students to transition smoothly and successfully into the collegiate math environment.