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Meg Handley

Assistant Teaching Professor


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

213G Hammond Building


Google Scholars Website

Research Areas:

Engineering Leadership Development

Interest Areas:




  • MSTR, 2005
  • Ph D, Workforce Education, Pennsylvania State University, 2017


Conference Proceedings

  • Meredith Handley, DH Lang, Andrew M. Erd andan, , 2017, "First Impressions: Evaluating Student Performance in Demonstrating Engineering Leadership", ASEE Conference, ASEE
  • Meredith Handley, Teresa C Lang and Andrew M. Erdman, 2016, "Identifying Engineering Leadership Potential During the On-Campus Recruiting Process", ASEE conference proceedings, ASEE
  • Teresa C Lang, Andrew M. Erdman and Meredith Handley, 2016, "Lion Leadership Lessons- Delivering Engineering Leadership Lessons to a Broad Audience"

Magazines/Trade Publications


Materials Regarding New Courses/Curricula

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Canvas Liaison, Canvas Liaison Committee, March 2016 - July 2017
  • Coordinator, ELD Networking Event with GE, October 2017
  • Coordinator, KCF Networking Session, November 2017
  • Co-Organizer, WL Gore Student Workshop, September 2017
  • Coordinator, ELIM Information Session, November 2017
  • Coordinator, EON Involvement Fair, August 2017
  • Presenter, EECS ELIM Promotional Table, August 2017
  • Coordinator, SWE Local Conference ELIM & Edesign Promotional Table, February 2017 - February 2017
  • PresenterELIM & EDesign Information Session, February 2017
  • Administrator, Secured Funding for ELD program ($10,000), August 2017
  • Attendee, Recruiter for ELIM Graduate Program, Engineering Networking Event, September 2017
  • Attendee, Recruiter for ELIM, Engineering Networking Event, January 2017
  • Judge, Communications Speaking Contest Judge, February 2017
  • Committee Member, Administrative Coordinator Search committee member, May 2017
  • Contributor, April 2017
  • Administrator, Secured Funding For ELD Program, May 2016
  • Mentor, PSU Commission for Women, August 2015 - May 2016
  • Committee Member, Committee Member, Student Achievement Award, March 2016
  • Attendee, Recruiter for ELIM- Engineering Networking Event, September 2016
  • Presenter, ELD Program Update Presentation for Academic Advisors, July 2016
  • Presenter, Leonhard Center Advisory Board, September 2016
  • Presenter, Engineering Leadership Alumni Society Board Meeting, April 2016
  • Presenter, Engineering Leadership Alumni Society Board Meeting, September 2016
  • Presenter, Engineering Leadership Program Advisory Board Meeting, April 2016
  • Faculty, Client Service Manager Presentation, December 2016
  • Coordinator, Lockheed Martin Recruiting and Networking Event, October 2016
  • Coordinator, Lockheed Martin Recruiting and Networking Event, December 2016
  • Coordinator, Ingersoll Rand ELD Networking Event, August 2016
  • Coordinator, Rockwell Automation ELD Networking Event, September 2016
  • Co-Organizer, 20th Anniversary Celebration, ELDM, August 2015 - September 2015
  • Co-Organizer, Leaders of the Future Conference, PSU Leadership Consortium, August 2015 - October 2015
  • Committee Member, IT Support Search Committee, SEDTAPP, October 2015 - October 2015
  • Presenter, COMPLETE Meeting, October 2015 - November 2015
  • Committee Member, Committee member; faculty advisor, Student Affairs, Week-Long Leadership Development Initiative, January 2017
  • Committee Member, SEDTAPP Awards Committee, August 2017
  • Committee Member, SEDTAPP Social Committee, August 2016
  • Advisor, Engineering Consulting Collaborative, November 2016
  • Developer, ELDM Outreach Strategy, ELDM, August 2015
  • Advisor, Career Coaching, July 2015
  • Presenter, ELIM Information Sessions, March 2016
  • Faculty, ELead Liasion, August 2016
  • Committee Member, PSU Leadership Consortium, October 2012
  • Mentor, PSU Commission for Women, July 2017

Service to External Organizations:

  • Committee Member, COMPLETE Meeting planning committee, June 2017 - October 2017
  • Committee Member, ASEE LEAD Division outreach committee, June 2017
  • Committee Member, ASEE, June 2016
  • Committee Member, ASEE, Strategic Research Objectives, June 2016



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