Department Contacts

Department Head Office

Department Head/P.B. Breneman Chair and Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Judith A. Todd

Department Head Staff Assistant
Melissa Fink

Undergraduate Program Office 

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Officer
Gary L. Gray

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Lucas J. Passmore

Undergraduate Program Assistant
Sarah Jones

Graduate Programs Office

Professor and Graduate Officer
Michael T. Lanagan

Graduate Programs Assistant
Tammy Coval

Alumni Relations

Coordinator for Alumni, Development, and Advancement
Melissa Showalter

Information Technology

IT Specialist
William E. Ames
Skype: billames68

Marketing and Communications

Communications Strategist
Chris Spallino
(814) 867-6223
ESM Faculty and Staff DirectoryAbout ESM


The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523