Today, Dr. Kenneth M. Mash begins his two-year term as president for the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF). He was elected to the position on April 26th during APSCUF’s spring legislative assembly. APSCUF represents the over 6,000 faculty and coaches at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities.
No stranger to APSCUF, Dr. Mash has a decade of leadership experience with the state organization, including serving for the last four years as vice president. Dr. Mash also fought tirelessly for fair contracts for both faculty and coaches as a Negotiations Team member.
Dr. Mash is a political science professor and former co-director of the honors program at East Stroudsburg University (ESU). During his tenure at ESU, he dedicated countless hours to the local APSCUF chapter, serving as Acting President, Vice President, and spokesperson for the ESU faculty. Outside of the union, Dr. Mash holds the titles of author and distinguished professor, an honor bestowed upon ESU faculty for excellence in university and statewide service, teaching, and academic scholarship.
Dr. Mash’s experience and professionalism will serve him well as he tackles the many issues that confront public higher education. “It’s truly an honor to serve the faculty and coaches at our great universities,” said Mash. “Through their skilled teaching, mentoring, and their important research, every day they go the extra mile to provide an affordable, excellent college education for Pennsylvania’s students. I am excited to help my colleagues as they do their part to build a great future for our Commonwealth.”
A political scientist, Dr. Mash is a graduate of Queens College (1987) and the Pennsylvania State University (1990 & 1997). Dr. Jamie Martin, a professor of criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will also begin her two-year term as APSCUF vice president.