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2023 Fall End-of-Semester-CelebrationSenior seminar students gather at the party under a rainbow-colored balloon arch
Students from IDS Senior Seminar gathered in December to share their final projects and celebrate the end of the semester (and, for some, the end... read more ❯
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IDS Faculty & Staff

Matthew Cheney
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies

Matthew Cheney earned a BA and PhD in English from the University of New Hampshire, and an MA in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College. 

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Hannah Hounsell
Program Support Assistant and Advisor for Interdisciplinary Studies

Hannah graduated from PSU in 2017 with a Bachelors in English and teacher certification.

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Interdisciplinary Studies Council

The Interdisciplinary Studies Council (IDS Council) is made up of faculty members from many different academic disciplines. The Council is responsible for advising the IDS program on policies and procedures, and for approving our majors’ individualized contracts.

  • Matthew Cheney, Chair
  • Julie Bernier, Allied Health Sciences and Athletic Training (Term expires 5/24)
  • Barbara McCahan, Health Education and Performance (Term expires 5/24)
  • Brigid O’Donnell, Biological Sciences (Term expires 5/24)
  • Amy Villamagna, Environmental Science & Policy (Term expires 5/25)
  • Nick Sevigney, Art (Term expires 5/25)
  • Alison Mitchell, Social Work (Term expires 5/25)
  • Eun-Ho Yeo, Communications and Media Studies (Term expires 5/25)
  • Christina Bradbury, Business Administration (Term expires 5/27)
  • Robin DeRosa, Ex Officio