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Michelle Barnyak

Staff Assistant

225 Hammond Building


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Tammy Besecker

Administrative Support Assistant

225 Hammond Building


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Mark Catalano

IT Manager and Systems Coordinator

226 Hammond Building


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Sheila Corl

Administrative Support Coordinator

227C Hammond Building


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Amy Custer

Undergraduate Program Staff Assistant

229 Hammond Building


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Benjamin Enders

IT Support Specialist

210 Hammond Building


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Deb Gibboney

Accounting Clerk

227B Hammond Building


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Elaine Gustus

Instructional Designer

231A Hammond Building


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Austin (Kirk) Heller

Systems Administrator

48 Hammond Building


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Brenda Kasubick


227B Hammond Building


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Adam Lavely

Computational Scientist

225A Computer Building


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Deborah Mayes

Department Head Staff Assistant

225A Hammond Building


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Keith Miska

Laboratory Safety Manager

25 Hammond Building


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Lindsay Moist

Graduate Program Staff Assistant

229 Hammond Building


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Debbie Mottin

Staff Assistant

233C Hammond Building


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Chris Spallino

Communications Strategist

248 East Calder Way, 4th Floor




The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 15th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569