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The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) is pleased to congratulate Leona Brandwene, the recipient of the 2021 UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Excellence in Teaching Award.

Congrats to Leona Brandwene—recipient of the 2021 UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Excellence in Teaching Award

Brandwene, the associate director of Penn’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology program, is being recognized for her ability to bridge academic studies with real world, practical applications.

Students from across the world gathered this summer on Zoom to learn about key issues from Penn teaching fellows, activists—each other.

Penn Summer high school students take on social justice issues in an immersive, 3-week summer academy

Students from across the world gathered this summer on Zoom to learn about key issues from Penn teaching fellows, activists—and each other.

Kim Quick (Master of Environmental Studies ‘15

Looking on the bright side of sustainability with a Penn alumna and instructor

Sustainability and positive psychology go hand in hand, says alumna and instructor Kim Quick (MES ’15). It’s about doing the most good.

Dr. Judith Mangelsdorf (MAPP ‘12)

Master of Applied Positive Psychology alumna earns first positive psychology professorship in German-speaking countries

Dr. Judith Mangelsdorf (MAPP ‘12) begins her role as faculty director of the master's program in positive psychology and coaching at the German University for Health and Sport this August.

Martin E.P. Seligman

Master of Applied Positive Psychology’s Martin Seligman ranks #1 in Academic Influence’s top influential psychologists today

In addition to Seligman at the top spot, five others who have contributed to the MAPP program have also been recognized as stand-outs in the field of positive psychology.

Scholarship winners include Dawaine Cosey, Frank Jackson, and Dr. Maggie Yue Zhao, recognized for their contributions to the positive psychology community and their service to others.

Master of Applied Positive Psychology scholarship recipients focus on applied learning to transform their communities and workplaces

Scholarship winners include Dawaine Cosey, Frank Jackson, and Dr. Maggie Yue Zhao, recognized for their contributions to the positive psychology community and their service to others.

Fall 2021 Events

Fall 2021 virtual events and information sessions announced

The faculty and staff of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies invite you to join us for our fall 2021 virtual events.

Mollie Simon

A Penn alumna cultivates a career in environmental communication

Communicating science is a little like translating, says Mollie Simon (MES ‘19). MES coursework provided her a broad knowledge base to understand and share energy research.

Congratulations to the Penn LPS Class of 2021

Congratulations to the Penn LPS Class of 2021

On Sunday, May 16, Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) welcomed family, friends, and faculty for the Class of 2021 virtual graduation celebration.

Environmental justice is everything, says Dr. Katera Moore

Environmental justice on the ground with a Penn alumna and instructor

Katera Moore (MES ’06) returns to Penn to teach best practices in partnering with local communities to foster meaningful participation.