Faculty Advisers

During fall and spring semesters, a faculty member from each of the College's University Park majors spends three hours per week at the Engineering Advising Center (EAC). 

Meeting with a faculty adviser can be helpful when you are working on long-term schedule plans (for ROTC, concurrent majors, etc.) or would like to learn whether a specific engineering major might be a good fit for your interests and goals. You can also get more detailed information about career paths, graduate school, and/or medical school from faculty advisers. For ROTC students, you must meet with the faculty adviser for your intended major to have your semester plans signed. Please schedule directly with a faculty adviser if you need help with any of these topics.

For the name of the faculty member representing each major and the day that they are in the EAC go to the Faculty Adviser Schedule below. Please schedule an appointment using Starfish or call 814-863-1033.

Faculty Adviser Schedule
Major Adviser Day Time
Aerospace Engineering Dr. Namiko Yamamoto Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Architectural Engineering Paul Bowers Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Biological Engineering Dr. Megan Marshall Tuesday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Biomedical Engineering Dr. Siu Ling Leung Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Dr. Stephanie Velegol Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Civil Engineering Dr. Martin Pietrucha Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
CMPSC, CMPEN, EE,  or DTSCE Mark Mahon Monday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CMPSC, CMPEN, EE,  or DTSCE Mark Mahon Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CMPSC, CMPEN, EE,  or DTSCE Mark Mahon Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Engineering Science Dr. Lucas Passmore Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Industrial Engineering Dr. Sarah Root Monday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering Corey Breznak Monday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering Kathryn Kirsch Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) serves as the academic advising resource for students in pre-major status (ENGR) at University Park. Once students have been admitted to a College of Engineering major, they will be assigned to a faculty adviser in that major.

Engineering Advising Center

208 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-1033