About Us

Chester P. Wichowski, D.Ed.

Chester P. Wichowski
Associate Director Center for Career & Technical Education

Dr. Wichowski provides leadership on the management and analysis of educational research. He designs, conducts, and provides analysis on Center-related research. He directs special projects and develops formative and summative evaluations to guide direction and decision making for Center activities. Dr. Wichowski serves as liaison to area career technical centers in matters of labor market survey research and needs assessments. He is recognized as an authority on curriculum design. He also coordinates the Cooperative Education Certification Program. Past president of ACTE New and Related Services Division, Dr. Wichowski is currently serving as the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Education.

Elizabeth D. Richard, Ph.D.

Elizabeth D. Richard
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Richard teaches Cooperative Education certification classes and is responsible for the Center's Continuing Technical and Professional Development and Support across all content areas. Dr. Richard's interests are career/technical and academic integration, CTE program administration, contextual and experiential learning, cooperative education, B. S. degree recruitment, program-to-program articulation and student advising. She brings many years of industry, academic teaching, and CTE experience to this position.

Kelly Homick, M.Ed.

Kelly Homick, M.Ed.
Vital/Mastery Coordinator

Ms. Homick is the Center's Lead Program Coordinator for the Field-Based/Competency-Based Teacher Education System. She coordiantes the VITAL/Mastery Program in designing, developing, and maintaining the curriculum while providing effective and competent CTE teachers to schools in Pennsylvania's eastern region. She manages and places Field Resource Associates (FRAs) and Regional Resource Personnel (RRPs) in schools to observe and assist teachers. Ms. Homick's goal is to assist educators in developing innovative ways using today's technology to diversify not only instruction in the classroom, but more effective and efficient ways to manage teacher education programs.

Joyce Howard

Joyce Howard
Teacher Education/CT&PD Program Assistant

Ms. Howard assists with Professional Development Workshops and Seminars, the Cooperative Education Certification Program, and the Business and Computers and Information Technology Program.