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acorn_impressionistMind Squirrel (n.): A thought that scurries around in one’s head and won’t leave until expressed. It can often be annoying or make a real mess of things if not captured and humanely released.

Education is the fruit of all human experience. Often without being aware, we are teaching others as they are teaching us. Mind Squirrels is an intersection of society, ideas, and stuff that helps make life a bit better. I am a pragmatist and approach life finding the things that work to increase my own happiness without hurting other people. I think a lot about how beliefs shape learning, behavior, and socialization. That includes religion.

headshot_winter_2017My name is Andrew Tatusko. I hold the Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy from Seton Hall University. I wrote on secularization and sectarianism in religiously-affiliated higher education. I earned two degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and spent four years at Westminster College in the Amish country of Western, PA between 1992 and 1996. Find other academic publications at Academia.edu. I also have a LinkedIn profile.

I have taught religion and other courses since 2000 in online, blended, and face-to-face formats.

I have published in the Teacher’s College Record, the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, and the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. I have also co-written a book chapter in the volume, Private Higher Education in Post-Communist Europe: In Search of Legitimacy (2007). I have presented at conferences such as The Association for the Study of Higher Education, Educause, and the Educause Learning Initiative.

Today I am the Assistant Director for Faculty Development at Penn State University. I run marathons. I am a bit of a geek. I like art and photography. I am a music aficionado. I was a drummer for a few bands and still practice a little. For anything else, go to my About.me page!

I used to write a blog called Notes From Off Center.

Note: Absolutely nothing on this site has anything to do with Penn State University or any other of my affiliate organizations. My mind alone to your funky little electronic device… hope that last bit didn’t scare you away.

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