44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
Erin Brennan graduated magna cum laude from the King’s College Honors Program with a joint degree in English and French. She continued her education at the Villanova University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2001 and earning distinction for her studies in employment law. She is a licensed attorney in both Pennsylvania and New York. She served as a judicial law clerk in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Upon completion of her clerkships, she maintained a full-time legal practice focusing on civil litigation in the federal courts as a partner at Oliver, Price & Rhodes in Clarks Summit, PA.
In addition to practicing law, Erin began teaching part time in 2008. She taught a variety of business and employment law courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels at King’s College, Marywood University, and Wilkes University. In 2016, Brennan joined Dutchess Community College (DCC) as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business. At DCC she taught business law in addition to courses in the paralegal program.
Erin joined Penn State as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Business in the Fall of 2018. She teaches both at the Wilkes-Barre campus and for the World Campus. In addition to courses in the business program, she teaches a First-Year Seminar course and a course examining issues in sustainability.
Erin is active in sustainability efforts on the Wilkes-Barre campus and is the faculty chair of the Sustainability Council. She is the co-creator and administrator of the Lion CUB Academy at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, a year-long program for college-bound high school students within the Luzerne Intermediate Unit. She developed the curriculum for the First-Year Seminar offering at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and enjoys welcoming first-year students to campus each year in her First-Year Seminar course. In addition to advising students in the Business Program, she is also the campus pre-law adviser and serves as the faculty co-adviser for the Honors Program. Her presentations and research focus on sustainability, constitutional law, employment law, and innovative pedagogy.
Erin is a NEPA native who is thrilled to be teaching in her hometown. She is also active in the local community and volunteers her time to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Arts at Hayfield, and St. Joseph’s Center.
Erin Brennan graduated magna cum laude from the King’s College Honors Program with a joint degree in English and French. She continued her education at the Villanova University School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree and graduated cum laude in 2001. She received distinction for her studies in employment law.