College Leadership

Dean

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Anthony Atchley
Acting Dean
atchley@engr.psu.edu

Learn more: College of Engineering names acting dean

Dean Atchley oversees the College of Engineering and leads the efforts to implement and execute the college’s Strategic Plan, which focuses on four cornerstones: excellence, equity, sustainability, and social mobility, as well as the capstone of impact.

Associate Deans

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George Lesieutre
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
gal4@psu.edu

Learn more: College of Engineering names associate deans for research, innovation

Associate Dean Lesieutre promotes and coordinates support for research—from identifying opportunities to managing projects—including pre- and post-award research administration, cost share, IP, export control, data security, and other issues. Associate Dean Lesieutre is also responsible for those aspects of graduate student affairs and programs which are closely aligned with research, including recruiting and graduate faculty membership.


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Tonya Peeples
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
tzp225@psu.edu

Learn more: Peeples named College of Engineering's inaugural associate dean for equity and inclusion

Associate Dean Peeples supports recruiting, developing, and advancing, faculty, staff, and students. This includes managing undergraduate scholarships for the College of Engineering and managing faculty and staff within the Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion. Associate Dean Peeples also helps lead the collegiate efforts to advance equity and inclusion practices to achieve outcomes in diversity and belonging across all programs by growing representation, resilience, and leadership competencies of people in the college.


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Robert Rabb

Associate Dean for Education
rzr5557@psu.edu

Learn more: Associate dean of education for the College of Engineering named

Associate Dean Rabb supports the college’s resident and online undergraduate and graduate educational programs and associated student academic support. Associate Dean Rabb is also responsible for charting strategic initiatives in the college around academic program development and assessment, innovative and inclusive pedagogies, initiatives to enhance curricular and co-curricular experiences, academic advising, interdisciplinary curricula, student success, accreditation, and continuous quality improvement of academic programs.


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Shelley Stoffels
Associate Dean for Faculty
sms26@psu.edu

Learn more: Shelley Stoffels named associate dean of faculty

Associate Dean Stoffels has primary responsibility for tenure-line and professional track faculty affairs in the College of Engineering. Associate Dean Stoffels provides collaborative leadership for faculty development, assessment, support of faculty governance, and for proposing innovative and inclusive initiatives to advance faculty experiences. 

Assistant Deans

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Ivan Esparragoza
Assistant Dean for Curricular Innovation and Program Assessment
iee1@psu.edu

Learn more: College of Engineering names newly established assistant dean

Assistant Dean Esparragoza identifies opportunities and supports curricular innovations at the undergraduate and graduate levels through an in-depth assessment of current programs, coordinates and evaluates first-year seminars across the college, as well as assists departments in delivering high-quality first and second-year education to College of Engineering students. Assistant Dean Esparragoza also coordinates accreditation processes for undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering and serves as the institutional representative during accreditation reviews.


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Christine Masters

Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Global Programs
cbm100@psu.edu

Learn more: Christine Masters named assistant dean

Assistant Dean Masters leads the College of Engineering teams supporting academic advising, global engineering engagement, academic integrity, and undergraduate student records. Assistant Dean Masters guides collaboration among these teams and other units across the college to provide a comprehensive array of student support and engagement, with a focus on increasing equitable access and promoting an inclusive culture of belonging.


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Sarah Zappe

Assistant Dean for Teaching & Learning
ser163@psu.edu

Learn more: New Leonhard Center director, assistant dean in engineering named

Assistant Dean Zappe serves as director of the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education and leads the efforts to maintain excellence and chart innovative directions in the educational experiences of undergraduate and graduate students and in professional development programs for faculty.

School, Department, and Program Heads

Acoustics

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Andrew R. Barnard
Director and Professor
arb279@psu.edu

Learn more: New director of Penn State's Graduate Program in Acoustics named

Aerospace Engineering

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Amy Pritchett
Department Head and Professor
arp78@psu.edu

Learn more: Amy Pritchett appointed head of aerospace engineering 

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

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Suat Irmak
Department Head and Professor
sfi5068@psu.edu

Learn more: Irmak to lead Penn State Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 

Architectural Engineering

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Sez Atamturktur Russcher
Harry and Arlene Schell Professor and Department Head
sez@psu.edu

Learn more: Atamturktur appointed head of architectural engineering

Biomedical Engineering

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Daniel Hayes
Department Head and Professor
djh195@psu.edu

Learn more: Alumnus and professor named new head of biomedical engineering

Chemical Engineering

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Michael Janik
Acting Department Head and Professor
mjj13@psu.edu

Learn more: Interim associate vice president for research named 

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Patrick Fox
John A. and Harriette K. Shaw Professor and Department Head
sfi5068@psu.edu

Learn more: Fox named head of civil and environmental engineering

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Thomas La Porta
Evan Pugh Professor, William E. Leonhard Endowed Chair and Director of EECS
tfl12@psu.edu

Learn more: La Porta named director of School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


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Kultegin Aydin
Electrical Engineering Department Head and Professor
aqx@psu.edu


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Chitaranjan Das

Computer Science Department Head and Distinguished Professor
cxd12@psu.edu 

Engineering Design and Innovation

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David Mazyck
School Head and Professor
dwm110@psu.edu

Learn more: Penn State engineering alumnus named head of SEDTAPP 

Engineering Science and Mechanics

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Vincent Meunier
P.B. Breneman Chair and Department Head
vfm5153@psu.edu

Learn more: Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics welcomes new head 

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Steven Landry
Department Head and Professor
sjl6144@psu.edu

Learn more: New department head named to lead industrial engineering 

Mechanical Engineering

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Mary Frecker
Riess Chair of Engineering and Department Head
mxf36@psu.edu

Learn more: New department head to lead mechanical engineering 

Nuclear Engineering

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Jean Paul Allain
Lloyd and Dorothy Huck Chair in Plasma Medicine and Department Head
allain@psu.edu

Learn more: Head named for Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering