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Andrew Erdman

Walter L. Robb Director of Engineering Leadership Development
Professor of Practice


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

213E Hammond Building


Google Scholars Website

Research Areas:

Engineering Leadership Development




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


Book, Chapters

  • Walter Robb, Andrew M. Erdman, and , , 2018, Innovation on a Small Farm, Routledge Publishers
  • Keppy Arnoldsen and Andrew M. Erdman, 2018, An Innovation Success in the Private Sector, Routledge Publishers

Conference Proceedings

  • J Bracken, X Glavin, D Henderson, Kathryn W Jablokow, N Sonalkar, Andrew M. Erd andan, , 2019, "Can Process Metrics Predict product Success? A Pilot Study Of Student Design Teams", Centre Hall, United States
  • Meredith Handley, Teresa C Lang, Andrew M. Erdman and Jongho Park, 2019, "Leaders as Coaches"
  • Teresa C Lang, Meredith Handley, Andrew M. Erdman, Jongho Park and M Tsakalerou, 2019, "Intercultural Competency Differences between U.S. and Central Asian Students in an Engineering Across Cultures and Nations Graduate Course"
  • M Fromel, M Bennett, L Wei, Meredith Handley, Teresa C Lang and Andrew M. Erdman, 2019, "Engineering Leadership Styles Used in Industry Today", Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
  • Jongho Park, Meredith Handley, Teresa C Lang and Andrew M. Erdman, 2018, "Developing Undergraduates Self-Efficacy for Engineering Leadership: Relations Among Leadership Attributes, Teamwork Skills, and Creativity,"
  • 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


Exhibition Catalogs

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Other, Immediate Past President, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society, July 2016 - June 2018

Service to External Organizations:




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