Advising for Students in a Major

Upon being admitted to a major in the College of Engineering, you will be assigned a faculty adviser in your major. Once the assignment is made, contact information can be found in LionPATH

During fall and spring semesters, a faculty member from each of the College’s University Park majors spends three hours per week in the EAC in 208 Hammond Building. For the name of the faculty member representing each major and the day that they are in the Engineering Advising Center. Meeting with a faculty adviser can be especially helpful when a student is working on long-term scheduling plans (for ROTC, a semester study abroad, concurrent majors, etc.) or would like to learn whether a specific engineering major might be a good fit for his/her interests and goals.

If you don’t know the name of your adviser, please contact your department’s support staff.

Department Contact(s) Email Phone
Aerospace Engineering Dr. Robert Melton (814) 865-1185
Amy Custer (814) 865-6432
Architectural Engineering Moses Ling (814) 863-3416
Chris Decoteau (814) 865-6396
Biological Engineering Dr. Megan Marshall (814) 865-3392
Wendy Thomas (814) 863-1524
Biomedical Engineering Siu Ling "Pansy" Leung (814) 865-8092
Erin Ammerman (814) 863-6614
Chemical Engineering Dr. Themis Matsoukas (814) 863-2002
Rachel Smith (814) 865-2574
Civil Engineering Stephanie Butler Velegol (814) 865-9062
Heather Hamby (814) 867-0470
Computer Engineering and
Computer Science
David Salvia (814) 865-7227
Katelen Bair (814) 865-9505
Electrical Engineering David Salvia (814) 865-7227
Gabi Rhinehart (814) 865-7272
Engineering Science Dr. Lucas Passmore (814) 867-5409
Kristin Fink (814) 865-4523
Industrial Engineering Elena Joshi (814) 863-3395
Mandy Engel-Herbert (814) 865-7601
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Dr. Eric Marsh (814) 863-1503
Lori Yarger (814) 863-1503

If you are at a Commonwealth Campus but have been admitted into a University Park major through the early entrance-to-major process, you will continue to be advised at your current campus. 



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