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Andrew Erdman

Walter L. Robb Director of Engineering Leadership Development


  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Engineering Leadership Development
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

213E Hammond Building


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Research Areas:

Engineering Leadership Development

Interest Areas:




  • BS, Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1969
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, 1972


Book, Chapters

  • Walter Robb, Andrew M. Erdman, and Andrew M. Erdman, , Innovation on the Farm, Routledge Publishers

Conference Proceedings

  • Andrew M. Erdman and Teresa C Lang, 2015, "Engineering Leadership Education - The Path Forward"
  • Andras Gordon and Andrew M. Erdman, 2014, "Cultural Accommodation and Integration in International Virtual Teams", ASEE
  • Richard Schuhmann and Andrew M. Erdman, 2013, "Learning Expectations and Outcomes for an Engineering Leadership Principles Class", ASEE


Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow Member,ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, December 2012 - December 2012
  • Centennial Fellow, Penn State University, May 2007
  • Distinguished Service Award, Penn State University, April 2006
  • Leadership Award, Lockheed Martin, February 2003
  • Elfun Society Award, General Electric, April 1993
  • Gerald L. Phillippe Award, General Electric, February 1978
  • Top Chapter New York State, NYS Jaycees, July 1974 - June 1975
  • Top President, NY State Jaycees, July 1974 - June 1975


Service to Penn State:

  • Immediate Past PresidentPenn State Engineering Alumni Society, July 2016 - June 2018
  • Member, Interview team for Manager of Safety, Global Programs, Global Programs, September 2016 - May 2017
  • Faculty Advisor, Engineering Students for International Outreach, August 2013 - May 2015
  • Member, Industrial and Professional Advisory Council, August 1991 - August 1999
  • Member, Serve on Committee to review faculty and staff awards, PSEAS and College of Engineering, Awards Committee, January 2010
  • Member, SEDTAPP Curriculum Review Committee, September 2012
  • Board Member, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society, April 2009
  • Member, Industrial and Prefessional Advisory Council, January 2009
  • Founding ChairPenn State Engineering Science & Mechanics Alumni Society, August 2006
  • Advisor, Engineering Leadership Alumni Society, December 2012
  • Committee Member, ESM Curriculum Committee, Curriculum Committee, January 2014
  • Advisor, Coordinate development of Alumni Association Chapter in Kazakhstan, August 2016
  • Faculty Advisor, Engineering Leadership Society (ELS), August 2013

Service to External Organizations:

  • Board Member, Steering committee, COMPLETE Congress of Programs to Develop Engineering Leaders for the 21st Century, August 2012
  • Member of Executive Board, Strategic Planning committeeASEE, August 2013
  • Board Member, Penn State Alumni Association, May 2014
  • Board Member, Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, May 2013



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