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Christine Masters

Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Global Programs, and Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Dean's Office
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

208 Hammond Building

cbm100@psu.edu

814-865-6674

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Engineering education, instructional technology, and numberical modeling.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Thomas A. Litzinger, Peggy Van Meter, Carla M. Firetto, Lucas J. 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

Conference Proceedings

  • Cliff J. Lissenden, Christine Masters, Samia A. Suliman and Roxanne Toto, 2011, "Supplemental Learning Tools for Statics and Strength of Materials", Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Lucas Passmore, Thomas Litzinger and Christine Masters, 2010, "STUDENTS' CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF COUPLES AND MOMENTS", Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Lucas Passmore, Christine Masters, Thomas Litzinger, Sarah Zappe, Peggy Van Meter, Stephen Turns and Carla Firetto, 2009, "IMPROVING STUDENTS' ABILITY TO MODEL DURING PROBLEM-SOLVING IN STATICS", Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Christine Masters, Alexander Yin, Gul Okudan and Mieke Schuurman, 2009, "ASSESSING GROWTH OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS USING E-PORTFOLIOS: A MDL-BASED APPROACH", Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Christine Masters, Samuel T. Hunter and Gul Kremer, 2009, "DESIGN PROCESS LEARNING AND CREATIVE PROCESSING ABILITY: IS THERE A SYNERGY?", Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Thomas Litzinger and Christine Masters, 2008, "IDENTIFYING AND REMEDIATING DEFICIENCIES IN PROBLEM-SOLVING IN STATICS", Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Mieke Schuurman and Christine Masters, 2008, "ENHANCING DESIGN LEARNING BY IMPLEMENTING ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIOS", Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Christine Masters, Mieke Schuurman, Gul Okudan and Samuel Hunter, 2008, "AN INVESTIGATION OF GAPS IN DESIGN PROCESS LEARNING: IS THERE A MISSING LINK BETWEEN BREADTH AND DEPTH?", Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Kelli Higley, Jonna Kulikowich, Thomas Litzinger, Christine Masters and Peggy Van Meter, 2007, "EFFECTS OF CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING, MATH AND VISUALIZATION SKILLS ON PROBLEM-SOLVING IN STATICS", Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Christine Masters, Sarah Rzasa, Jill Lane and Richard Behr, 2005, "How to Assess or How Not to Assess ... That is the Question", 2005 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
  • Judith A. Todd, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and Christine Masters, 2005, "Innovations in Multidisciplinary Engineering Programs: Focus on Multilevel Communication Skills", 2005 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Presenter, FE Exam review, Tau Beta Pi, March 2012 - March 2012
  • Presenter, FE Exam review, Tau Beta Pi, October 2012 - October 2012
  • Representative, Private/Prep School High School Counselor's Dinner, January 2011 - January 2011
  • Presenter, FE Exam review, Tau Beta Pi, April 2010 - April 2010
  • Presenter, FE Exam review, Tau Beta Pi, October 2010 - October 2010
  • Presenter, FE Exam review, Tau Beta Pi, April 2009 - April 2009
  • Presenter, FE Exam review, Tau Beta Pi, October 2009 - October 2009
  • , Student Recruitment - Site Visit, October 2008 - October 2008
  • Presenter, FE Exam review, Tau Beta Pi, October 2008 - October 2008
  • Presenter, FE Exam review, Tau Beta Pi, March 2008 - March 2008
  • Presenter, FE Exam review, Tau Beta Pi, October 2007 - October 2007
  • Presenter, FE Exam review, Tau Beta Pi, April 2007 - April 2007
  • Presenter, FE Exam review, Tau Beta Pi, April 2005 - April 2005
  • Chairperson, COE Academic Integrity Committee, August 2012
  • Committee Member, COE UG Studies Curriculum Review Committee, August 2008

Service to External Organizations:

  • Panelist, Ethics research study focus group, November 2008 - November 2008
 


 

About

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