Faculty Advising Representatives

During the fall and spring semesters, faculty advising representatives from each of the College’s University Park majors are available to meet with first- and second-year students exploring engineering majors.

Meeting with a faculty advising representative can be helpful when you are working on long-term schedule plans (for ROTC, concurrent majors, etc.) or would like to learn more about a specific engineering major might be a good fit for your interests and goals. Discussions and conversations with a faculty advising representative are also an important part of the major exploration process. Making an appointment with a faculty advising representative is appropriate if you are looking to get more detailed information about in-major electives, concurrent degrees, career paths, graduate school, and/or medical school, and more.

Note: All times listed are Eastern Time (ET). Please schedule using the direct Starfish calendar link next to a faculty advising representative’s name.

Faculty Advising Representative Schedule for fall 2022
Major Faculty Advising Representative Appointment Schedule How to Schedule
Aerospace Engineering Edward Smith Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Click to schedule
Architectural Engineering Moses Ling Monday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Click to schedule
Biological Engineering Megan Marshall

Monday 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pm

Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm

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Biomedical Engineering Justin Brown Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click to schedule
Chemical Engineering Stephanie Velegol Monday 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Click to schedule
Civil Engineering William Burgos Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Click to schedule
Computer Engineering Oren Gall

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Friday 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Computer Science and Data Sciences Alan Verbanec

Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Electrical Engineering Mark Mahon

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

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Engineering Science Lucas Passmore

Monday 10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Industrial Engineering Sarah Root Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Click to schedule
Mechanical Engineering Sachin Gore

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Nuclear Engineering Melika Sharifironizi

Monday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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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