The office is led by Dr. Alan Rieck, Ph.D., associate vice president and associate dean for Undergraduate Education.
Dr. Rieck joined Penn State’s Office of Undergraduate Education in 2016 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he served as the chair of the Department of Music and Theatre Arts and professor of choral music and music education. He holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction (music education), as well as master of music and bachelor of music degrees in music education, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As assistant vice president and assistant dean for Undergraduate Education, Rieck leads undergraduate research initiatives offered through the Office of Undergraduate Education, including the University’s annual Undergraduate Exhibition and leadership for the Student Engagement Network.
On behalf of Undergraduate Education, the University Fellowships Office and the University Libraries support students interested in learning about undergraduate research and creative activity by offering information sessions, workshops, and advising appointments.