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Frank Koe

Associate Professor


  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Engineering Entrepreneurship

213L Hammond Building


Research Areas:

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Interest Areas:




  • Ph D, Ed. Psych./Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State, 1976



  • Frank Theodore Koe, 2017, Fabric for the Designed Interior, Second Edition, Bloomsbury Publishing, New York City, New York, USA, Great Britian/London, Sydney/Australia, New Delhi/India, pp. 320

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Honors Faculty, Schreyer Honors College, May 2016 - May 2016
  • Focus on Appearance Award, State College Borough, March 2014
  • Joel Polsky Prize, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), May 2009 - May 2009
  • Granted Graduate Faculty Status, July 2016


Service to Penn State:

  • Contributor, Member, Curriculum Committee, January 2015 - December 2015
  • Peer Reviewer, College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS), April 2016
  • Contributor, Member of ENTI Committee; SEDTAPP Curriculum Committee, January 2015
  • Advisor, January 2015

Service to External Organizations:




The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952