Department Contacts 

Department contacts are designated faculty or staff members within different departments in the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences (University Park campus) who can answer student questions about how to use internship and co-op credits toward degree requirements. 

College of Engineering 

Aerospace Engineering (AERSP)

Robert Melton, Faculty Coordinator  
Email: | 814-865-1185 

Amy Custer, Staff Assistant
Email: | 814-865-6432 

Architectural Engineering (AE) 

Kevin Parfitt, Faculty Coordinator 
Email: | 814-863-3244 

Brenda Colby, Staff Assistant 
Email: | 814-865-8323

Biological Engineering (BE)

Megan Marshall, Faculty Coordinator 
Email: | 814-865-3392  

Wendy Thomas, Staff Assistant 
Email: | 814-863-1524 

Biomedical Engineering (BME) 

Justin Brown, Faculty Coordinator 
Email: | 814-865-5190 

Ariel Christine, Staff Assistant 
Email: | 814-863-6614 

Chemical Engineering (CHE) 

Gary Aurand, Faculty Coordinator 
Email: | 814-863-3845 

Jennie Gibson, Staff Assistant 
Email: | 814-865-9670  

Civil Engineering (CE)

William Burgos, Faculty Coordinator 
Email:  814-863-0578

Brenton (Brent) Hockenberry, Records Specialist 
Email: | 814-867-0470  

Computer Engineering (CMPEN)/Computer Science (CMPSC) 

Mark Mahon, Faculty Coordinator 
Email: | 814-867-5396 

Amanda Collins, Staff Assistant
Email: | 814-865-9191 

Electrical Engineering (EE) 

Mike Pusateri, Faculty Coordinator 
Email: | 814-863-0676  

Gabi Rhinehart, Staff Assistant 
Email: | 814-865-7272  

Engineering Science (ESC) 

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Faculty Coordinator 
Email: | 814-863-4319  

Industrial Engineering (IE) 

Sarah Root, Faculty Coordinator 
Email: | 814-865-7601  

Mandy Engel-Herbert, Education Program Specialist  
Email: | 814-865-0972

Mechanical Engineering (ME) 

Siu Ling "Pansy" Leung, Faculty Coordinator 
Email: | 814-865-2519  

Julia Snyder, Administrative Support Assistant 

Nuclear Engineering (NUCE)

Lori Yarger, Student Curriculum Coordinator
Email: | 814-865-5928

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences 

Undergraduate Students 

Kevin Fleck, Career Counselor 
Email: | 814-863-6616
EMS Internships & Career Resources

Graduate Students

Graduate EMS students should work with their graduate advisers for questions related to internships.

Campus Contacts

Campus contacts are faculty or staff members at Penn State campuses other than University Park who are designated as first points of contact for students at their campuses who have questions about co-op or internship experiences. 

Penn State Abington 

Bob Avanzato 
Email: | 215-881-7358 

Penn State Altoona 

Tom Shaffer 
Email: | 814-949-5789 

Richard Singer 
Email: | 814-949-5183  

Penn State Beaver 

Jim Hendrickson 
Email: | 724-773-3859  

Penn State Berks 

Jenifer Shannon 
Email: | 610-396-6442  

Tish Jepsen 
Email: | 610-396-6019  

Alexa Wojciechowski 
Email: | 610-396-6335  

Penn State Brandywine 

Asad Azemi 
Email: | 610-892-1421  

Penn State Dubois 

Daudi Waryoba 
Email: | 814-375-4835  

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 

School of Engineering 
Email: | 814-898-6153  

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus 

Nate Bohna 

Penn State Greater Allegheny 

Eric Lipsky 
Email: | 412-675-9041 

Penn State Harrisburg 

Katie Rush 
Email: | 717-948-6260 

Penn State Hazleton 

Ken Dudeck 
Email: | 570-450-3085 

Penn State Lehigh Valley 

Harold (Hal) Scholz 
Email: | 610-285-5000 

Penn State Mont Alto 

Khaled Amleh 
Email: | 717-749-6208 

Penn State New Kensington 

Ronald Land 
Email: | 724-334-6730 

Penn State Scranton 

Mostafa Tossi 
Email: | 570-963-2566 

Penn State Shenango 

Indu Das 
Email: | 724-983-2966 


Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032