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
Chemical Engineering Dr. Michael Janik 814-863-9366
Rachel Smith 814-865-2574
Civil Engineering Dr. Martin Pietrucha 814-863-7306
Heather Hamby 814-867-0470
Computer Engineering and Computer Science Dr. John Hannan 814-863-0702
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
TBD TBD 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