Dr. Cynthia Pellock

Dr. Cynthia Pellock
Phone: 8148630802
Office Address:
411D Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Director, Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education
Associate Professor, Workforce Education and Development


Learning and Performance Systems


Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education (PPDC)


Workforce Education and Development



Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998
M.S.W. with emphasis in Community Organization, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1982
B.A. in Sociology/Social Welfare, Bloomsburg State College, 1980

Pennsylvania Roots

Although I studied and worked for a few years in Maryland, the majority of my life has been in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Grew up in Frackville, Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County); lived and worked in western Pennsylvania (Clarion County) for eight years; have been in Centre County since 1994.

Areas of Expertise

Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Career Counseling

Curriculum Areas

Workforce Ed

Education Levels

Secondary/High School

Educational Studies

History of Ed

Human Resources and Work

Career Development
Workforce and Vocational Ed

Leadership Preparation

Educational Leadership
Teacher Prep

Social Issues

Education Policy

Teacher Preparation

In-service Teachers
Pre-service Teachers
Professional Development

Courses Taught

WF ED 001 Education for Work: Trends and Issues

WF ED 546 Work Based Education

WF ED 560 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Workforce Education

Activities and Honors

Association for Career and Technical Education Research, 2013 Distinguished Service Award

Pennsylvania Association for Career and Technical Education, 2009 Outstanding Career and Technical Educator

National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, National Leadership Institute Scholar, 2001-2002