Faculty Athletic Liaison Program

Consistent with the NCAA Division III philosophy the Penn State Harrisburg Athletic Department is committed to integrating athletics within the educational mission of the college and creating and supporting a culture of success which encourages and supports each student athlete's pursuit of both academic and athletic excellence.


Penn State Harrisburg’s Faculty Athletic Liaison program is designed to support student-athletes by increasing communication and strengthening connections among student-athletes, coaches and faculty. By creating a stronger network around the student-athletes, we hope to maximize the potential for each student-athlete to reach his/her goal of excellence in both academic and athletic pursuits.


    Promote mutual appreciation and increase communication among student-athletes, coaches and faculty

    Expand the support network and resources for student-athletes

    Continue to bridge the academic and athletic worlds of student-athletes

    Increase the attraction for top high school scholar athletes


The program is flexible in encouraging a wide range of activities. Therefore faculty members can pick activities that meet their scheduling needs while not requiring an unreasonable time commitment:


    Be available to counsel athletes with academic and other conflicts they may encounter

    Stop by a practice and/or a game

    Sit on the bench or shadow the coach

    Attend an away game

    Participate in team dinners, banquets or other activities in a less structured setting

    Get to know the team members by name – build relationships

    Share a Stacks Market meal with team members and/or coaches – breakfast, lunch or dinner

    Stay involved / connected out of season

    Serve as a recruiting contact for potential Penn State Harrisburg students

     Invite the athletes or a visiting recruit to sit in on one of your classes

     Bring your family to a team function

    Participate in a team's community service project

     Wear team gear around campus on game days. (provided by the coach)


If you are interested in volunteering to be a faculty liaison for one of our varsity athletic programs or in gathering more information, please contact Director of Athletics Rahsaan Carlton at rlc122@psu.edu or 717-948-6744.


Faculty Athletic Liaisons





Baseball                                Debbie Lynch                           Humanities                  del177@psu.edu

Men's Basketball                    Roderick Lee                            Business                      rll142@psu.edu

Women's Basketball               Rebecca Weiler-Timmins           BSED                          rat146@psu.edu

Men's Soccer                          David Buehler                          Business                     dlb74@psu.edu

Women's Soccer                     Allen Urich                               BSED                          aeu3@psu.edu

Softball                                   David Witwer                           Humanities                 dxw44@psu.edu                                     

Men’s Tennis                           Margaret Jastner                      Humanities                 mrj4@psu.edu

Women’s Tennis                      Margaret Jastner                      Humanities                 mrj4@psu.edu

Men’s XC, Track & Field            Paul Thompson                        Public Affairs               pbt1@psu.edu

Women's XC, Track & Field       Paul Thompson                        Public Affairs               pbt1@psu.edu

Women’s Volleyball                  Ozge Aybat                              Business                     oua3@psu.edu