Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint Francis University
Pete Skoner was appointed Associate VPAA at Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania in 2008. He has served in various leadership roles at Saint Francis including Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Acting Academic Dean, President of the Faculty Senate, and Department Chair. Among his current administrative responsibilities are adult-degree programs, institutional accreditation, planning, transfer articulation, and academic standing. He also serves as the Interim Dean of the newly-formed School of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics and holds the rank Professor of Physics.
He has published in Engineering Education, and served as an Associate Editor for The Pentagon, the journal of the Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) National Mathematics Honor Society. He is currently serving as the Great Lakes Regional Director for KME. He has served on accreditation and certification visiting evaluation teams for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division I), and Pennsylvania Department of Education. He has served as President of the Laurel Highlands Mathematics Alliance and on the executive board of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM). He currently coordinates the Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition for K-12 students, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Postsecondary Information Management System (PIMS) Advisory Committee.
Before his academic career, he was a mining engineer with Bethlehem Mines Corporation, a research fellow with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and a research observer with the Pittsburgh Public School System.
Pete received his B.S. degree in Mining Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, M.Ed. from Saint Francis College, and M.B.A. and Ed.D. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
He and his wife Diane are blessed with three children Katie, Kellie, and Matt, and two grandchildren.