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Master of Applied Positive Psychology’s Leona Brandwene announced as award winner for distinguished teaching in professional graduate programs

Leona Brandwene

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies congratulates Leona Brandwene who has been announced as one of the winners of the 2021 awards for distinguished teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Leona serves as the associate director and instructor for the Penn LPS Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program and works alongside the MAPP instructional team to ensure a world-class educational experience for students in positive psychology. She supports program strategy, operations, planning, and development. Leona teaches two courses in the MAPP program: Applying Positive Interventions in Institutions and Perspectives on Well-Being.

In addition to her role in the MAPP program, Leona is the associate director of education at Penn’s Positive Psychology Center and the director of the Penn LPS Online Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology.

Leona is also a coach and consultant in health care, with a particular emphasis on building cultures that enable high-performing teams. She loves running, family, and supporting youth sports in her community, particularly crewing for her triathlete daughter, Sophie. Leona lives in State College with Sophie and her husband Josh.

Please join us in applauding Leona’s extraordinary commitment to the education of our Master of Applied Positive Psychology students.

Read more about the 2021 School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Awards >