PSESMAS Advisory Board

Glen F. Chatfield (B.S. '65)
Optimum Power Technology

Abby Dodson (B.S. '12)
Engineer, Hyundai Group
Lear Corporation, Seating Systems Division

A. Michael Erdman (B.S. '69)
Walter Robb Director of Engineering Leadership Development and ESM Instructor
The Pennsylvania State University

David Farkas (B.S. '82)
Independent Management and Specialty Metals Consultant

Barbara C. Faust (B.S. '64)
Lockheed Martin (Retired)

Charles Gaston (B.S. ‘61)
Department and University Relations, Assistant Professor
Penn State York

Joe Geddes (B.S./M.S ’01, Ph.D. ’06)
Process Engineer
Rolith, Inc.

Rajesh (Raj) Gopalaswamy (Ph.D. ’97)
Director, Global R & D

Michael B. House (B.S. ’90, M.S. ’92)
Vice President

Pat Mather (B.S. ‘89, M.S. ’90)
Dean of Engineering
Bucknell University

Jim Miller (B.S. ’60)
R.S.S. Distributors

James Oliver (B.S. ’75)
Consulting Engineer
Northrop Grumman

Rick Schutz (B.S. ’72)
Independent consultant

Mala Sharma (M.S. ’95, Ph.D. ’00)
Communications and Public Relations, Associate Professor
Bucknell University

Kyle Sinding (B.S. ‘14, M.S. ’15)
ESM Graduate Student

James Smiley (B.S. ’60, Ph.D ’66)
Lockheed Martin (Retired)

Rich Smith (B.S. ’73) - Chair
Fellow Engineer
Westinghouse (Retired)

Howard S. Witham (Ph.D. ’93)
Vice President, Texas Operations

Jonathan Zuk (B.S. ’13)
Product Engineer
Agilent Technologies

PSESMAS Alumni Advisory Board


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