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Teresa Lang

Associate Director of Engineering Leadership Development Graduate Programs
Associate Teaching Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Engineering Leadership Development

213 Hammond Building

tcl133@psu.edu

814-863-9077

Google Scholar Profile

Research Areas:

Engineering Leadership Development

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1985
  • MS, Business Administration, Johns Hopkins University, 1992
  • MBA, Business Administration, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
  • Ph D, Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, 2003
  • Fellowship, Genetics of Complex Behaviors in Aging, Pennsylvania State University, 2003

Publications

Books

Journal Articles

  • John J Park, Meg Handley, Dena Lang and Michael E Erdman, 2022, "Engineering Leadership Development: Contribution of Professional Skills to Engineering Undergraduate Students’ Leadership Self-efficacy.", International Journal of Educational Methodology, 8, (1), pp. 69-80
  • John J Park, Meg Handley, Dena Lang and Andrew M. Erdman, 2022, "Engineering leadership development: contribution of professional skills to engineering undergraduate students’ leadership self-efficacy.", International Journal of Educational Methodology, 8, (1), pp. 69-80
  • Meredith Handley, Sarah Ritter and Dean H Lang, 2018, "Design Your Future: Embedding Leadership and Career Development Into a First-Year Design Course.", International Journal of Engineering Education, 34, (2), pp. 632-643
  • Joseph Peter Gyekis, Dean H. Lang, David J Vandenbergh, G S Gerhard, James W Griffith, Jeffery Dodds, Z K Shihabi, M K Tilley and David A Blizard, 2016, "A Chromosome 13 locus is associated with male-specific mortality in mice.", Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, pp. 59-67
  • Minchen Wei, Kevin W Houser, Brian A Orland, Dean H Lang, Nilam Ram, Martin J Sliwinski and Mallika Bose, 2014, "Field study of office worker responses to fluorescent lighting of different CCT and lumen output", Journal of Environmental Psychology, 39, pp. 62–76
  • Brian A Orland, Nilam Ram, Dean H Lang, Kevin W Houser, Nate Kling and Michael Coccia, 2014, "Saving energy in an office environment: A serious game intervention", Energy and Buildings, 74, pp. 43–52
  • Dean H. Lang, G S Gerhard, James W Griffith, George P Vogler, David J Vandenbergh, David A Blizard, Joseph T Stout, J M Lakoski and Gerald E Mc Clearn, 2010, "Quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis of longevity in C57BL/6J by DBA/2J (BXD) recombinant inbred mice", Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 22, (1), pp. 8-19
  • Dean H. Lang, David E Conroy, Arimantas Lionikas, H A Mack, Lars G Larsson, George P Vogler, David J Vandenbergh, David A Blizard, Gerald E Mc Clearn and Neil Sharkey, 2009, "Bone, muscle, and physical activity: structural equation modeling of relationships and genetic influence with age.", Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 24, (9), pp. 1608-17
  • JE Foreman, Arimantas Lionikas, DH Lang, JP Gyekis, M Krishnan, NA Sharkey, GS Gerhard, MD Grant, GP Vogler, HA Mack and others, 2009, "Genetic architecture for hole-board behaviors across substantial time intervals in young, middle-aged and old mice", Genes, Brain and Behavior, 8, (7), pp. 714–727
  • Neil Sharkey and Dean H. Lang, 2007, "Genes in context: probing the genetics of fracture resistance.", Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 35, (3), pp. 86-96
  • M Shahnazari, Dean H. Lang, Gary J Fosmire, Neil Sharkey, Anthony Mitchell and R M Leach, 2007, "Strontium administration in young chickens improves bone volume and architecture but does not enhance bone structural and material strength.", Calcified Tissue International, 80, (3), pp. 160-166
  • A L Bower, Dean H. Lang, George P Vogler, David J Vandenbergh, David A Blizard, Joseph T Stout, Gerald E Mc Clearn and Neil Sharkey, 2006, "QTL analysis of trabecular bone in BXD F2 and RI mice", Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 21, (8), pp. 1267-75
  • F Johannes, David A Blizard, Arimantas Lionikas, Dean H. Lang, David J Vandenbergh, Joseph T Stout, James A Strauss, Gerald E Mc Clearn and George P Vogler, 2006, "QTL influencing baseline hematocrit in the C57BL/6J and DBA/2J lineage: age-related effects.", Mammalian Genome, 17, (6), pp. 689-99
  • Dean H. Lang, Neil Sharkey, Arimantas Lionikas, H A Mack, Lars G Larsson, George P Vogler, David J Vandenbergh, David A Blizard, Joseph T Stout, Joseph P Stitt and Gerald E Mc Clearn, 2005, "Adjusting data to body size: a comparison of methods as applied to quantitative trait loci analysis of musculoskeletal phenotypes.", Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 20, (5), pp. 748-57
  • Dean H. Lang, Neil Sharkey, H A Mack, George P Vogler, David J Vandenbergh, David A Blizard, Joseph T Stout and Gerald E Mc Clearn, 2005, "Quantitative trait loci analysis of structural and material skeletal phenotypes in C57BL/6J and DBA/2 second-generation and recombinant inbred mice", Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 20, (1), pp. 88-99
  • Jennifer E Foreman, David A Blizard, Glenn Gerhard, Holly A Mack, Dean H Lang, Kathryn L Van Nimwegen, George P Vogler, Joseph T Stout, Zakariya K Shihabi, James W Griffith and others, 2005, "Serum alkaline phosphatase activity is regulated by a chromosomal region containing the alkaline phosphatase 2 gene (Akp2) in C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice", Physiological Genomics, 23, (3), pp. 295–303

Conference Proceedings

  • A Gregg, C Fenton, John Park, Dena Lang and Meredith Handley, 2022, "Exploring the “Why” of Micro-Credentials and Digital Badges: Engineering Students’ Motivations for and Perceived Utility of Learning Outside of Class."
  • John Park, Dena Lang, Meredith Handley and Mihee Park, 2022, "How Women Develop Their Leadership without Men: Women Engineering Students’ Leadership Development in Homogeneous Women Groups."
  • Meg Handley, Mihee Park, John J Park and Dena Lang, 2022, "Leadership competencies for effective leadership demonstration in the engineering field."
  • John Stevens, Dena Lang, Meredith Handley, Jongho Park and Paul W. Mittan, 2021, "Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Undergraduate Engineering Leadership Development Minor on Graduates."
  • John Park, Meredith Handley, Dena Lang and P Mittan, 2020, "Engineering students’ engineering and leadership identities development by acquiring leadership knowledge and competencies."
  • K Sandeep, S Gabriella, C Berdanier, Meg Handley, Dena Lang and Jess Menold, 2020, "Roughing It: Evaluating a novel experiential design course on resiliency, self-leadership, and engineering design self-efficacy."
  • Dena Lang, T Gehr, Meredith Handley, Jongho Park and A Erdman, 2020, "An Evaluation of an Engineering Leadership Development Program on Alumni Job Placement and Career Progression."
  • Wim V. Petegem and Dean H. Lang, 2019, "Enriching learning experiences for students to enhance their engineering competences across cultures and nations."
  • Dean H Lang, Meredith Handley, Andrew M. Erdman, Jongho Park and Mariza Tsakalerou, 2019, "Intercultural Competency Differences between U.S. and Central Asian students in an Engineering Across Cultures and Nations Graduate Course."
  • Meredith Handley, Dean H. Lang, Andrew M. Erdman and Jongho Park, 2019, "Leaders as Coaches"
  • M Fromel, Meredith Handley, Dean H. Lang and Jongho Park, 2019, "Engineering Leadership Styles Used in Industry Today: A Comparison of Engineering and Accounting Leadership Styles"
  • John Park, Dena H Lang, Meg H Handley and Andrew M Erdman, 2019, "Developing undergraduates’ self-efficacy for engineering leadership: relations among leadership attributes, teamwork skills, and creativity."
  • Dean Lang, 2018, "Incorporating Language Lessons in an Engineering Across Cultures and Nations Graduate Course"
  • Dean H. Lang, Meredith Handley and Andrew M. Erdman, 2018, "Flipped classroom and emotional learning in an engineering leadership development course."
  • Dean H. Lang, Andrew M. Erdman and Meredith Handley, 2017, "International and Cross-Cultural Engagement at the Undergraduate and Graduate Level."
  • Meredith Handley, Andrew M. Erdman and Dean H. Lang, 2017, "First Impressions: Evaluating Student Performance in Demonstrating Engineering Leadership"
  • David Nino, Dean H. Lang, Michael Klassen and Meagan Kendall, 2017, "How engineering firms develop engineering leadership."
  • Meredith Handley, Sarah Ritter and Dean H. Lang, 2017, "Design Your Future: Embedding Leadership and Career Development Into a First-Year Design Course."
  • Dean H. Lang, Andrew M. Erdman, Meredith Handley, Wim Petegem and Andras Gordan, 2016, "Engineering Across Cultures: Learning across borders."
  • M Handley, Dean Lang and A M Erdman, 2016, "PSU Master of Engineering in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management."
  • Wim V. Petegem, Andrew M. Erdman, Dean H. Lang and Andras Gordon, 2016, "Professional and Intercultural Engineering Competences Learning Across Borders."
  • Dean H. Lang, Andrew M. Erdman and Meredith Handley, 2016, "‘Lion Leadership Lessons’ - Delivering Engineering Leadership Lessons to a Broad Audience"
  • Meredith Handley, Dean H. Lang and Andrew M. Erdman, 2016, "Identifying Engineering Leadership Potential During the On-Campus Recruiting Process"
  • A.M. Erdman, D.H. Horner, J.V. Matson, R.J. Shuhmann and D.H. Lang, 2015, "Engineering Leadership Education – The Path Forward."
  • Brian A Orland, V Loftness, Dean H Lang, A Aziz, Nilam Ram, R Yun, B Lasternas, P Scupellli, Kevin W Houser, N King and M Coccia, 2013, "Energy Chickens and Dashboard Players: Giving Occupants the Power to Save Energy."
  • Brian A Orland, Dean H Lang, M Coccia and Nilam Ram, 2013, "Serious Games and Serious Energy Saving."
  • Minchen Wei, Kevin W Houser, Brian A Orland, Dean H Lang, Nilam Ram, Martin J Sliwinski and Mallika Bose, 2013, "Office worker response to fluorescent lamps of different CCT and lumen output", Proceedings of Architectural Engineering Institute, pp. 554–563
  • DH Lang, V Lanzara and NA Sharkey, 2011, "Exercise Induced Decrements in Cortical Architecture and Post-Yield Mechanical Performance of the Ulna.", (36:2248)
  • V Lanzara, NA Sharkey and DH Lang, 2010, "Femoral Bone Architecture and Muscle Mass as a Function of Genotype and Exercise Intervention.", 35:292
  • A Bower, DH Lang, GP Vogler, DJ Vandenbergh, DA Blizard, JT Stout, GE McClearn and NA Sharkey, 2010, "QTL Influencing Age-Related Changes of Bone Microarchitecture.", 35:290
  • A Bower, DH Lang, GP Vogler, DJ Vandenbergh, DA Blizard, JT Stout, GE McClearn and NA Sharkey, 2009, "QTL of Trabecular Bone in 500- and 800-Day-Old F2 and RI Mice.", 34:275
  • L N Anderson, NA Sharkey and DH Lang, 2009, "Tibia harvested from C57BL/6J and DBA/2J Inbred Aged Mice Display Differences in their Response to Aerobic and Resistance Exercise."
  • H Preston, NA Sharkey and DH Lang, 2009, "Effects of Treadmill Running and Tower Climbing on Femoral Strength in C57BL/6J and DBA/2J Adult Female Mice."
  • P M Gdovin, NA Sharkey and DH Lang, 2009, "Treadmill Running and Tower Climbing Exercise Produce Genotype Dependent Responses in the Femurs of C57BL/6J (B6) and DBA/2J (D2) Aged Inbred Mice."
  • H Preston, NA Sharkey and DH Lang, 2009, "Differential Gene Expression in Mechanically Loaded Long Bone Cortices of C57BL/6J and DBA/2J Adult Female Mice."
  • DH Lang and NA Sharkey, 2009, "QTL influencing Skeletal Changes Differ Between Early and Late Life in BXD RI Mice.", 34:693, pp. 1257
  • H M Preston, NA Sharkey and DH Lang, 2009, "C57BL/6J and DBA/2J Inbred Mice Exhibit Differences in Femoral Properties as a result of exercise intervention.", 34:693
  • HM Preston, NA Sharkey and DH Lang, 2009, "Differential Gene Expression in Mechanically Loaded Long Bone Cortices of C57BL/6J and DBA/2J Adult Female Mice."
  • DH Lang, 2008, "Bone Mechanics, Muscle Mass, and Activity-Related Behavior: Structural Equation Modeling of their Relationships and Genetic Influence. An Integrative Approach to the Study of Bone Quality."
  • E Hernandez, DH Lang, H Preston and N Sharkey, 2008, "The Interplay of Exercise and Genetics in the tibiae of C57BL/6J and DBA/2J Mice."
  • N A Sharkey, DH Lang, KT Brizzi and A.R. De Biasi, 2008, "Treadmill Exercised Mice Display Sex and Strain Dependent Skeletal Alterations.", 33:908
  • DH Lang, HM Preston, AC Henry and NA Sharkey, 2008, "Femur from C57BL/6 and DBA/2 Inbred Mice Display a Strain Dependent Response to Treadmill Running and Tower Climbing Exercise in Cortical and Trabecular Bone Architecture.", 23, pp. S374–S505
  • DH Lang, NA Sharkey, Arimantas Lionikas, HA Mack, Lars G Larsson, GP Vogler, DJ Vandenbergh, DA Blizard, JT Stout and GE McClearn, 2007, "Bone Mechanics, Muscle Mass and Activity-Related Behavior: Structural Equation Modeling of their Relationships and Genetic Influence.", 32:403
  • DH Lang, NA Sharkey, Arimantas Lionikas, HA Mack, Lars G Larsson, GP Vogler, DJ Vandenbergh, DA Blizard, JT Stout and GE McClearn, 2006, "Bone, muscle mass, and activity-related behavior: structural equation modeling of their relationships and genetic influence", 21, pp. S240
  • Mohammad Shahnazari, Gary J Fosmire, Dean Lang, Neil Sharkey and Roland Leach, 2006, "Strontium treatment in an avian model increases micro-CT indices of bone and has no significant effect on structural properties", 20, (5), pp. LB81
  • NA Sharkey, DH Lang, N Okita, L Zigrossi, CW Woods, LG Koch and SL Britton, 2006, "Skeletal divergence in rats selectively bred for high and low aerobic capacity.", 31:348
  • DH Lang, NA Sharkey, GP Vogler, DJ Vandenbergh, DA Blizard, JT Stout and GE McClearn, 2005, "Genetic loci influencing age-related declines in bone quality", 20, pp. S313–S437
  • DH Lang, NA Sharkey, GP Vogler, DJ Vandenbergh, DA Blizard, JT Stout and GE McClearn, 2005, "Genetic loci influencing age-related declines in bone quality"
  • DH Lang, NA Sharkey, GP Vogler, DJ Vandenbergh, DA Blizard, JT Stout and GE McClearn, 2005, "Quantitative Trait Loci Influencing Bone Quality in Young and Old Mice."
  • A Bower, NA Sharkey, DH Lang, GP Vogler, DJ Vandenbergh, DA Blizard, JT Stout and GE McClearn, 2005, "Genetic determinants of trabecular bone density and architecture.", 30:193
  • DH Lang, NA Sharkey, GP Vogler, DJ Vandenbergh, DA Blizard, JT Stout and GE McClearn, 2005, "Quantitative Trait Loci Influencing Age Related Changes in Bone Quality.", 30:197
  • DH Lang, NA Sharkey, A Lionikas, GP Vogler, DJ Vandenbergh, L Larsson, DA Blizard, JT Stout and GE McClearn, 2003, "Bone Quality, Muscle Mass, and Activity: Relationships and Genetic Influence.", 28:111
  • Joe Stitt, Teresa C Lang and Neil Sharkey, 2002, "Automatic estimation of the physical characteristics of tibial cross-sections."
  • Sarah R Gress, DH Lang, RJ Tomsho, NA Sharkey and RL Corwin, 2002, "High-fat diets reduce bone biomechanical properties in aged rats", 16, (4), pp. A625–A625
  • D Lang, NA Sharkey, GP Vogler, David A Blizard, DJ Vandenbergh, LG Larsson and GE McClearn, 2001, "Chromosomal loci influencing skeletal strength and architecture.", 16, pp. S351–S351
  • Neil Sharkey and Dean H Lang, 2001, "Genetic determinants of skeletal strength, composition, and morphology.", 2, (1), pp. 89

Other

  • Holly Preston, NA Sharkey, DH Lang, R Eckhardt and D Cavener, 2009, "Effects of Exercise and Genetic Strain on Bone Strength, Musculoskeletal Gene Expression and Activity Levels in C57BL/6J and DBA/2J Adult Female Mice"
  • Eleanore Hernandez, NA Sharkey and DH Lang, 2008, "The Interplay of Exercise and Genetics in the Tibiae of Female C57BL/6J AND DBA/2J Mouse Strains"
  • Abbey L Bower, NA Sharkey, DH Lang, GP Vogler, DJ Vandenbergh, DA Blizard, T Stout and GE McClearn, 2004, "Genetic Determinants of Trabecular Bone Density and Architecture"
  • Teresa C. Lang, 2003, "Bone Quality, Muscle Mass, and Activity: Relationships and Genetic Influence", pp. 299

Research Projects

  • January 2017 -  2019, "Global Engineering Leadership Program," (Sponsor: College of Engineering).
  • June 2016 - May 2017, "KEEN Mini Grant," (Sponsor: KEEN).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Member, Sub-committee Co-Lead, Faculty Senate Committee, Penn State Faculty Senate, Faculty Senate Faculty Benefits Committee, August 2022
  • Committee Work, Member, Global Engineering Engagement Advisory Committee (GEEAC) Member, College of Engineering, Global Engineering Engagement Advisory Committee (GEEAC), June 2021
  • Committee Work, Member, Global Programs Awards Review and Rankings, College of Engineering, Global Programs Awards Review Committee, January 2021 - February 2021
  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Member, Sub-committee Co-Lead, Faculty Senate Global Programs Committee, Penn State Faculty Senate, Global Programs Sub-Committee on 'Faculty Assessment of Global Engagement', August 2021 - August 2022
  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Other, Sub-committee Co-Lead, Faculty Senate Global Programs Committee, Penn State Faculty Senate, Global Programs Sub-Committee on 'Faculty Assessment of Global Engagement', August 2020 - August 2021
  • Committee Work, Member, Graduate Council Special Committee on Professional Master Degree Policies, Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Master Degree Policies, September 2020 - 2021
  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Other, Vice Chair, Committee Vice Chair, Penn State Faculty Senate, Global Programs Committee, August 2019 - August 2020
  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Other, Sub-committee Lead, Faculty Senate Sub-Committee, Penn State Faculty Senate, Global Programs Sub-Committee on 'Treatment of International Students', August 2019 - August 2020
  • Committee Work, Member, Graduate Studies and Research (GS&R) Committee, Graduate Studies and Research Committee (GS&R), September 2019
  • Committee Work, Member, Graduate Council Special Committee on Professional Doctoral Degree Policies, Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Doctoral Degree Policies, June 2019 - 2021
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, SEDTAPP Mentoring Committee Member, SEDTAPP Departmental Mentoring Committee, 2018 - 2021
  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Member, Faculty Senator Undergraduate Education Committee, Penn State Faculty Senate, Undergraduate Education Faculty Senate Committee, January 2017 - August 2017
  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Member, Faculty Senator, Penn State Faculty Senate, January 2017
  • Committee Work, Member, Award review and selection, College of Engineering, CoE Graduate Student Awards and Funding Committee, January 2017 - 2019

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Treasurer, ASEE Leadership Division Treasurer, American Society of Engineering Education, June 2019 - July 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, ASEE Leadership Division Strategic Planning Subgroup, American Society of Engineering Education, ASEE LEAD Conference Committee, June 2018 - June 2019
 


 

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