Laura Pauley, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
305 Reber Building
University Park, PA 16802
In 2003 Dr. Pauley was recognized for her work in undergraduate programs by receiving the inaugural Undergraduate Program Leadership Award given at the university level.
In July 2005 she
was selected as the first Arthur L. Glenn Professor of Engineering Education, the first engineering professorship at Penn State
that recognizes accomplishments in engineering education.
teaches courses in the thermal sciences and conducts research in engineering education and computational fluid mechanics.
Recently Dr. Pauley
has worked on several grants focusing on aspects of engineering education including classroom experiments, presentation skills, and the climate for women in engineering.
has also initiated efforts in curriculum reform and experimental case studies for required courses in mechanical engineering.
has given 30 conference papers and has published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Dr. Pauley is a Member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
is married and has three teenage children.
enjoys playing piano and gardening.