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Christine Masters

Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Global Programs
Teaching Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Dean's Office
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Academics, Advising and Global Programs

208 Hammond Building

cbm100@psu.edu

814-865-6674

Interest Areas:

Engineering education, instructional technology, and numberical modeling.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1987
  • Ph D, Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1992

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Thomas Litzinger, Peggy N Van Meter, Carla M. Firetto, Lucas Passmore, Christine Masters, Stephen R Turns, Gary L Gray, Francesco Costanzo and Sarah E Zappe, 2010, "A Cognitive Study of Problem Solving in Statics", Journal of Engineering Education, 99, (4), pp. 337-353
  • N. J. Salamon and Christine Masters, 1995, "Bifurcation in Isotropic Thin Film/Substrate Systems", Int. J. of Solids and Structures, 32, (3/4), pp. 473-481
  • Christine Masters and N. J. Salamon, 1994, "Geometrically Nonlinear Stress-Deflection Relations for Thin Film / Substrate Systems with a Finite Element Comparison", J. of Applied Mechanics, 61, (4), pp. 872-878
  • Christine Masters and N. J. Salamon, 1993, "Geometrically Nonlinear Stress-Deflection Relations for Thin Film / Substrate Systems with a Finite Element Comparison", Int. J. Engng. Sci., 31, (6), pp. 915-925
  • D. E. Fahnline, Christine Masters and N. J. Salamon, 1991, "Thin Film Stresses from Nonspherical Substrate Bending Measurements", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 9, (4)

Conference Proceedings

  • Cliff J. Lissenden, Christine Masters, Samia A. Suliman and Roxanne Toto, 2011, "Supplemental Learning Tools for Statics and Strength of Materials", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Lucas Passmore, Thomas Litzinger, Christine Masters, Stephen R Turns, Peggy N Van Meter, Carla Firetto and Sarah E Zappe, 2010, "Students' Conceptual Understanding of Couples and Moment", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Thomas Litzinger, Peggy N Van Meter, Carla Firetto, Lucas Passmore, Christine Masters, Stephen R Turns and Sarah E Zappe, 2009, "Improving Student's Ability to Model During Problem Solving in Statics", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters, Alexander Yin, Gul Okudan and Mieke Schuurman, 2009, "Assessing Growth of Engineering Students using e-portfolios: A MDL-Based Approach", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters, Samuel T Hunter and Gul Kremer, 2009, "Design Process Learning and Creative Processing Ability: Is there Synergy?", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Thomas Litzinger, Carla Firetto, Lucas Passmore, Peggy N Van Meter, Kelli Higley, Christine Masters, Francesco Costanzo, Gary L Gray, Stephen R Turns and Jonna M Kulikowich, 2008, "Identifying and Remediating Deficiencies in Problem-Solving in Statics", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Mieke Schuurman, Christine Masters, Peggy N Van Meter and Gul Kremer, 2008, "Enhancing Design Learning by Implementing Electronic Portfolios", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters, Mieke Schuurman, Gul Kremer and Samuel T Hunter, 2008, "An Investigation of Gaps in Design Process Learning: Is there a Missing Link Between Breadth and Depth?", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Kelli Higley, Thomas Litzinger, Peggy N Van Meter, Christine Masters and Jonna M Kulikowich, 2007, "Effects of Conceptual Understanding, Math, and Visualization Skills on Problem- Solving in Statics", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters, Sarah Rzasa, Jill L Lane and Richard A Behr, 2005, "How to Assess or How Not to Assess ... That is the Question", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Judith Todd, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and Christine Masters, 2005, "Innovations in Multidisciplinary Engineering Programs: Focus on Multilevel Communication Skills", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters and Renata S Engel, 2002, "Spicing up Statics Lectures with Concept Questions and 'Around Town' Assignments", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters and Richard A Behr, 2001, "Integrated statics experiments in the 'MechANEX' mini-laboratory", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Eric Matsumoto, Christine Masters, Alkim Akyurtlu, David Hill, Melody Ivory, Amelia Regan, Erol Tutumluer, Kathelln Coppock, Sandra Courter, Kathleen Luker and Sarah Pratteicher, 1998, "The Engineering Education Scholars Program - Preparing a New Generation of Faculty"
  • Christine Masters and N. J. Salamon, 1993, "A New Stress Relation for Thin Film Systems", ASME/ASCE/SES Joint meeting Proceedings AMD Vol. 159, Mechanics of Composite Materials - Nonlinear Effects
  • Christine Masters and N. J. Salamon, 1991, "Practical Application of a Geometrically Nonlinear Stress - Curvature Relation", Thin Films: Stress and Mechanical Properties III (Materials Research Society Proceedings 239 )
  • Christine Masters, N. J. Salamon and D. E. Fahnline, 1990, "Deflection Shapes Due to Intrinsic Stress in Thin Films", Thin Films: Stress and Mechanical Properties II (Materials Research Society Proceedings 188 )

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • James L. Meriam Service Award, American Society for Engineering Education - Mechanics Division, 2017
  • Alumni Anniversary Fellow, Penn State Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, 2012
  • George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State University, 2012
  • Outstanding Advising Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society, 2010
  • Engineering Science Faculty Marshal, May 2010
  • Academic Computing Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, August 1987 - May 1991
  • Dean’s Fellowship, Penn State College of Engineering, 1987

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Administrative Support Work, Representative, LionPATH Change Champion, 2014 - 2017

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

About

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

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