Advising for Students in Their Third Year and Beyond

By the time you start your third year, you will be assigned a faculty adviser in your major. Once the assignment is made, contact information can be found in LionPATH.

Please see the table below for the name of the faculty member coordinator and undergraduate staff assistant for each College of Engineering major. 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 their interests and goals.

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

Faculty Advising Coordinators
and Undergraduate Staff Assistants
Major Name Email Phone
Aerospace Engineering (AERSP) Robert Melton 814-865-1185
Amy Custer* 814-865-6432
Architectural Engineering (AE_BS) Moses Ling 814-863-3416
Jaymes Dunlap* 814-863-2078
Biological Engineering (BE_BS) Megan Marshall 814-865-3392
Wendy Thomas* 814-863-1524
Biomedical Engineering (BME_BS) Justin Brown 814-865-5190
Chemical Engineering (CHE_BS) Michael Janik 814-863-9366
Angela Dixon* 814-865-2574
Civil Engineering (CE_BS) Martin Pietrucha 814-863-7306
Brenton Hockenberry* 814-867-0470
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) John Hannan 814-863-0702
Amanda Collins* 814-865-9505
Electrical Engineering (EE_BS) David Salvia 814-865-7227
Gabi Rhinehart* 814-865-7272
Engineering Science (ESC_BS) Lucas Passmore 814-867-5409
Shelby Barron* 814-865-4523
Engineering (GE_BS) – Applied Materials Daudi Waryoba 814-375-4835
Engineering (GE_BS) – Alternative Energy & Power Generation Joseph Ranalli 570-450-3065
Engineering (GE_BS) – Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Maria Evans 610-892-1346
Industrial Engineering (IE_BS) Elena Joshi 814-863-3395
Denise Olivett* 814-865-7602
Mechanical Engineering at UP (ME_BS) Sui Ling-Leung 814-865-2519
Lori Yarger* 814-863-1503
Mechanical Engineering at Scranton (MEENG_BS) Majid Chatsaz 570-963-2578
Mostafa Tossi 570-963-2535
Nuclear Engineering (NUCE_BS) Leigh Winfrey 814-865-1339
Alyssa Gatone* 814-867-2136
*Undergraduate Staff Assistant


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