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Penn State Faculty Member Accused of Stalking a Professor

September 26, 2022

A Pennsylvania State University professor was charged Wednesday with stalking a female faculty member and using his cellphone to see up her dress, The Centre Daily Times reported.

Brandon A. Schwartz, an assistant research professor in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, was charged. His lawyer said he would plead not guilty.

A university spokesperson said, “The university is aware of these disturbing criminal charges and is investigating in accordance with Penn State policy and applicable law. The university is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all members of the Penn State community.”

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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