NPR.com Story Quotes Pitt-Johnstown Political Science Professor Wrabley

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posted September 13, 2017


Pitt-Johnstown Political Science Professor Ray Wrabley, PhD, was quoted in NPR.com’s Sept. 6, 2017, article A Tour Of Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered 12th District.

Wrabley explained the significance of the late John P. Murtha, who represented Pennsylvania’s 12th district for more than 35 years. Wrabley, the Division Chair for Social Sciences, gave a perspective to the region’s voting history and habits.

Pitt-Johnstown recently opened The John P. Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness as a lasting honor to the Congressman who passed away in 2010.


The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is marking its 90th anniversary well as the 50th year of the campus in its Richland Township location. Pitt-Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.