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Gadola joins Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College announces Guy Gadola has been appointed to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as a visiting instructor of computer science. He will begin teaching this fall.

Gadola’s professional experience includes employment as a process control engineer at the John Maneely Company in Wheatland, Pa.; as a systems engineer and information analyst at Electronic Data Systems in Warren, Ohio; and also as a senior design engineer at Joy Mining Machinery in Franklin, Pa. He knows several programming languages and systems and has trained and supported industrial software users. Gadola worked as a teaching assistant for Java and assembly language courses at the University of Pittsburgh.

“We are excited that Guy has decided to join the [department] this year,” Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science and Department Chair Russell Richins, Ph.D., said. “His attention to detail and enthusiasm for innovative teaching methods will be a great benefit for the students of Thiel College.”

Gadola received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991. He earned a master’s degree in mathematics focusing in computer science in 2006 from Youngstown State University and is working on his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh.

While working in industry, Gadola earned an Inventors Incentive Award from Electronic Data Systems. He is affiliated with the Association of Energy Engineers. In 2013, he and his co-author’s academic paper “Harnessing off-grid renewable energy” was published in the proceedings of that year’s International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications. He is particularly interested in renewable energy.

Gadola is one of three new faculty members added to Thiel College this summer. Joining him are Visiting Professor of Communication Svetlana Kulikova, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Morgan, Ph.D.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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