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Meg Handley

Associate Director of Engineering Leadership Development Undergraduate Programs
Associate Teaching Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Engineering Leadership Development

213 Hammond Building

mhh11@psu.edu

814-863-5728

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Research Areas:

Engineering Leadership Development

 
 

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Management, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2002
  • MSTR, Sports Administration, 2005
  • Ph D, Workforce Education, Pennsylvania State University, 2017

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Meg Handley, Jeff Plumblee, Brett Tallman, Brian Novoselich, Seth Sullivan, Tim Kennedy, Lori Houghtalen and May-Ling Tan, 2021, "Systematic Literature Review: Engineering Leadership Across Disciplines", IJEE
  • Meredith Handley and Catherine Berdanier, 2019, "Operationalizing Interpersonal Behaviors of Leadership for Early-Career Engineers", International Journal of Engineering Education, 35, (3), pp. 719-732
  • Jennifer Nicholas and Meredith Handley, 2019, "Employability development in business undergraduates: A qualitative inquiry of recruiter perceptions", Journal of Education for Business, 95, (22)
  • Meredith Handley, Sarah Ritter and Teresa Lang, 2018, "Design Your Future: Embedding Leadership and Career Development Into a First-Year Design Course", IJEE, pp. 16
  • John Park, Meredith Handley, Dean Lang and Andrew Michael Erdman, , "Engineering leadership development: contribution of professional skills to engineering undergraduate students' leadership self-efficacy", International Journal of Educational Methodology

Conference Proceedings

  • Meagan Kendall Vaughn, Brian Novoselich and Meredith Handley, 2021, "Mapping Engineering Leadership Research through an AI-enabled Systematic Literature Review", American Society of Engineering Education, Long Beach, CA, (July 2022)
  • Gregg Andrea, John Park, Casey Fenton, Dena Lang and Meredith Handley, 2021, "Exploring the “Why” of Micro-Credentials and Digital Badges: Engineering Students’ Motivations for and Perceived Utility of Learning Outside of Class", American Society of Engineering Education, Long Beach, CA, (July 2022)
  • Meredith Handley, MeHee Park and Ashley Patterson, 2021, "Inclusive leadership in an engineering leadership course", American Society of Engineering Education, Long Beach, CA, (July 2021)
  • Jena Shafai Asgarpoor, Meg Handley, Alisha Sarang-Sieminski, John Brooks Slaughter, Meagan Pollock, Homero Murzi and Monica Farmer Cox, 2021, "Embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our classroom and teaching", American Society of Engineering Education, Long Beach, CA, (July 2021)
  • Krishnakumar Sandeep, Sallai Gabriella, Catherine Berdanier, Meg Handley, Teresa C Lang and Jessica Menold, 2020, "Roughing It: Evaluating a novel experiential design course on resiliency, self-leadership, and engineering design self-efficacy", St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Teresa C Lang, Travis Gehr, Meredith Handley, Jongho Park and Andrew Michael Erdman, 2020, "An evaluation of an engineering leadership development program on alumni job placement and career progression", ASEE, Online
  • Michele Fromel and Meredith Handley, 2019, "Engineering Leadership Styles Used in Industry Today", Tampa, Fl, USA
  • Meredith Handley, Teresa C Lang and Jongho Park, 2019, "Engineers as Leader Coaches", Tampa, FL, USA
  • Teresa C Lang, Meredith Handley and Andrew Erdman, 2019, "Intercultural Competency Differences between US and Central Asia students in an Engineering Across Cultures and Nations Graduate Course", Tampa, FL, USA
  • John Park, Dean Lang, Meredith Handley and Andrew Erdman, 2019, "Developing undergraduates' self-efficacy for engineering leadership: Relations among leadership attributes, teamwork skills, and creativity."
  • Dean Lang, Meredith Handley and Andrew Erdman, 2018, "Flipped classroom and emotional learning in an engineering leadership development course", Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Meredith Handley and Jeffrey Plumbtee, 2018, "Using a Systematic Review to Identify Leadership Competency Needs Across Engineering Disciplines", Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Meredith Handley, DH Lang, Andrew M. Erd andan, , 2017, "First Impressions: Evaluating Student Performance in Demonstrating Engineering Leadership", ASEE Conference, ASEE, Columbus, OH, USA
  • Meredith Handley, Teresa C Lang and Andrew M. Erdman, 2016, "Identifying Engineering Leadership Potential During the On-Campus Recruiting Process", ASEE Conference Proceedings, ASEE, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Teresa C Lang, Andrew M. Erdman and Meredith Handley, 2016, "Lion Leadership Lessons- Delivering Engineering Leadership Lessons to a Broad Audience", New Orlean, LA, USA

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Meredith Handley, Jennifer Ea andls, , 2014, "Incorporating Mindfulness to Facilitate Students' Soft-Skills Development", NACE Journal, LXXV, (1), pp. 39

Other

  • Meredith Handley and Teresa C Lang, 2016, "PSU Masters of Engineering in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management."

Research Projects

  • February 2020 - August 2023, "BUILDing Future Leaders in STEM Startups," (Sponsor: VentureWell [MP]).
  • January 2022 - April 2023, "AI for Good, Experiential Learning & Innovation for PIT," (Sponsor: New Venture Fund [MP]).
  • July 2020 - August 2021, "Design Thinking & Resiliency," (Sponsor: Equal Opportunity Planning Committee).
  • July 2020 - August 2020, "Undergraduate Micro-Credentials in Leadership and Entreprenuership," (Sponsor: Leonhard Center Teaching Enhancement Grant).
  •   -  , "Ethics and Equity Course Development," (Sponsor: Leonhard Center Grant for Teaching Enhancement).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Co-Organizer, Professional Track Promotion Process Evaluation, January 2022
  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Organizer, Professional Track Promotion Process Evaluation, DEI Charter Creation, April 2022 - December 2022
  • Administrative Support Work, Committee Member, ODL Director Selection Committee, July 2022 - August 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Committee Member- Strategic Planning Committee, SEDTAPP Strategic Plan Committee, April 2021 - September 2021
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Department Head Search Committee Member, SEDTAPP Department Head Search Committee, August 2021 - December 2021
  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Volunteer, Restorative Justice Rentry Event-Simulation Volunteer, PSU College of Education, April 2021 - April 2021
  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Co-Organizer, Racial Conscious Reading Club, August 2020 - December 2022
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Advisor, Engineering Leadership Society, July 2020
  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Co-Organizer, B.U.I.L.D. Nights, February 2019
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Faculty Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Women in Science and Engineering Special Living Option, December 2018 - August 2020
  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Faculty, Senator, PSU Faculty Senate, Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, August 2018 - July 2022
  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Mentor, PSU Commission for Women, July 2017 - May 2018
  • Administrative Support Work, Committee Member, Canvas Liaison, Canvas Liaison Committee, March 2016 - July 2017
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Committee Member, Student Achievement Award, March 2016
  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Co-Organizer, Maker Ambassador Program, August 2019

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, Co-Program Chair, ASEE, June 2022 - June 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Leader Lounge Coordination, ASEE, August 2019
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Director, Strategic Initiatives, ASEE, July 2018 - June 2022
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, ASEE LEAD Division Outreach Committee, June 2017 - June 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, ASEE, June 2016
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Moderator, Moderator, ASEE Annual Conference, June 2020
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Moderator, ASEE, June 2020
 


 

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The School of Engineering Design and Innovation delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. The school 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 and Innovation

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Phone: 814-865-2952