Jeffrey Gugino

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I consider Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, my hometown, but State College is home.

My working career started at Penn State in the Admissions office, where I put in two years as an admissions counselor. I then moved to the College of the Liberal Arts and worked for almost ten years as an academic adviser. To add a little twist to my professional life, I went to the Finger Lakes School of Massage and became a licensed massage therapist, then took on the role as that school's registrar, assisting incoming students through the admissions process and helping them with funding. As often happens, I have come full circle. I find myself back home and working as an academic adviser for the Division of Undergraduate Studies and DUS Coordinator for the Smeal College of Business.

My favorite pastime is trail running in the mountains with my wife Beth and our Chocolate Lab, Flora. I also love cross-country skiing, Ultimate Frisbee, motorcycling, and just plain wallowing in the outdoors.


  • A.A. in Radio and Television Broadcasting, York College of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. in General Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed. in Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University

Current Position

Senior Undergraduate Studies Adviser; Undergraduate Studies Programs Coordinator, Smeal College of Business

Research & Teaching Interests

Advising first-year exploratory students, helping students learn about their leadership styles and the creative use of technology in advising

Contact Information

Office: 126 Grange Building
Phone: 814-865-7576
Fax: 814-863-8913