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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

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1987
  • Ph D, Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1992

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Thomas Litzinger, Peggy N van Meter, Carla M. Firetto, Lucas 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
  • N. J. Salamon and Christine Masters, 1995, "Bifurcation in Isotropic Thin Film/Substrate Systems", Int. J. of Solids and Structures, 32, (3/4), pp. 473-481
  • Christine Masters and N. J. Salamon, 1994, "Geometrically Nonlinear Stress-Deflection Relations for Thin Film / Substrate Systems with a Finite Element Comparison", J. of Applied Mechanics, 61, (4), pp. 872-878
  • Christine Masters and N. J. Salamon, 1993, "Geometrically Nonlinear Stress-Deflection Relations for Thin Film / Substrate Systems with a Finite Element Comparison", Int. J. Engng. Sci., 31, (6), pp. 915-925
  • D. E. Fahnline, Christine Masters and N. J. Salamon, 1991, "Thin Film Stresses from Nonspherical Substrate Bending Measurements", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 9, (4)

Conference Proceedings

  • Cliff J. Lissenden, Christine Masters, Samia A. Suliman and Roxanne Toto, 2011, "Supplemental Learning Tools for Statics and Strength of Materials", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Lucas Passmore, Thomas Litzinger, Christine Masters, Stephen R Turns, Peggy N van Meter, Carla Firetto and Sarah E Zappe, 2010, "Students' Conceptual Understanding of Couples and Moment", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Thomas Litzinger, Peggy N van Meter, Carla Firetto, Lucas Passmore, Christine Masters, Stephen R Turns and Sarah E Zappe, 2009, "Improving Student's Ability to Model During Problem Solving in Statics", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters, Alexander Yin, Gul Okudan and Mieke Schuurman, 2009, "Assessing Growth of Engineering Students using e-portfolios: A MDL-Based Approach", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters, Samuel T Hunter and Gul Kremer, 2009, "Design Process Learning and Creative Processing Ability: Is there Synergy?", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Thomas Litzinger, Carla Firetto, Lucas Passmore, Peggy N van Meter, Kelli Higley, Christine Masters, Francesco Costanzo, Gary L Gray, Stephen R Turns and Jonna M Kulikowich, 2008, "Identifying and Remediating Deficiencies in Problem-Solving in Statics", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Mieke Schuurman, Christine Masters, Peggy N van Meter and Gul Kremer, 2008, "Enhancing Design Learning by Implementing Electronic Portfolios", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters, Mieke Schuurman, Gul Kremer and Samuel T Hunter, 2008, "An Investigation of Gaps in Design Process Learning: Is there a Missing Link Between Breadth and Depth?", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Kelli Higley, Thomas Litzinger, Peggy N van Meter, Christine Masters and Jonna M Kulikowich, 2007, "Effects of Conceptual Understanding, Math, and Visualization Skills on Problem- Solving in Statics", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters, Sarah Rzasa, Jill L Lane and Richard A Behr, 2005, "How to Assess or How Not to Assess ... That is the Question", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Judith Todd, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and Christine Masters, 2005, "Innovations in Multidisciplinary Engineering Programs: Focus on Multilevel Communication Skills", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters and Renata S Engel, 2002, "Spicing up Statics Lectures with Concept Questions and 'Around Town' Assignments", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Christine Masters and Richard A Behr, 2001, "Integrated statics experiments in the 'MechANEX' mini-laboratory", American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
  • Eric Matsumoto, Christine Masters, Alkim Akyurtlu, David Hill, Melody Ivory, Amelia Regan, Erol Tutumluer, Kathelln Coppock, Sandra Courter, Kathleen Luker and Sarah Pratteicher, 1998, "The Engineering Education Scholars Program - Preparing a New Generation of Faculty"
  • Christine Masters and N. J. Salamon, 1993, "A New Stress Relation for Thin Film Systems", ASME/ASCE/SES Joint meeting Proceedings AMD Vol. 159, Mechanics of Composite Materials - Nonlinear Effects
  • Christine Masters and N. J. Salamon, 1991, "Practical Application of a Geometrically Nonlinear Stress - Curvature Relation", Thin Films: Stress and Mechanical Properties III (Materials Research Society Proceedings 239 )
  • Christine Masters, N. J. Salamon and D. E. Fahnline, 1990, "Deflection Shapes Due to Intrinsic Stress in Thin Films", Thin Films: Stress and Mechanical Properties II (Materials Research Society Proceedings 188 )

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • James L. Meriam Service Award, American Society for Engineering Education - Mechanics Division, 2017
  • Alumni Anniversary Fellow, Penn State Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, 2012
  • George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State University, 2012
  • Outstanding Advising Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society, 2010
  • Engineering Science Faculty Marshal, May 2010
  • Academic Computing Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, August 1987 - May 1991
  • Dean’s Fellowship, Penn State College of Engineering, 1987

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Administrative Support Work, Representative, LionPATH Change Champion, 2014 - 2017

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

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