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Robin Havens Tate

Director of Professional Programs Outreach
Assistant Teaching Professor


  • School of Engineering Design and Innovation

213W Hammond Building





  • BA, Economics, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1983
  • MED, Instructional Systems Design, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • CERT, Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2010
  • Ph D, Educational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015


Journal Articles

  • Catherine GP Berdanier, Robin H Tate, Tom Iwinski and Anil K Kulkarni, 2017, "Student usage of online engineering course videos in a second-year thermodynamics course", Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, 30, (3), pp. 1-8
  • Benjamin D. Locke, Andrew A. McAleavey, Yu Zhao, Pui-Wa Lei, Jeffrey Hayes, Louis G Castonguay, Hongli Li, Robin Tate and Yu Chu Lin, 2012, "Development and initial validation of the counseling center assessment of psychological symptoms-34", Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 45, (3), pp. 151-169

Research Projects

  •   - June 2021, "Formalizing the role of ideation techniques in engineering design classrooms," (Sponsor: The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence).

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador, Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN), February 2020 - April 2020
  • UPCEA Emerging Leader, UPCEA, August 2019


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Member, SEDTAPP Curriculum Committee, January 2020
  • Committee Work, Member, Law, Policy, and Engineering Academic Working Group, November 2019
  • Committee Work, Member, Digital Learning Academic Council, December 2019
  • Committee Work, Member, Digital Learning Implementation Committee, December 2019

Service to External Organizations:

  • Administrative Support Work, Co-Chairperson, Vice-Chair, Professional Development, UPCEA Program Planning Implementation Network, January 2020 - September 2021
  • Administrative Support Work, Moderator, UPCEA, Program Planning Implementation Network, February 2020
  • Administrative Support Work, Reviewer, 2020 EDUCAUSE Annual Meeting Session Proposal Reviewer, EDUCAUSE, September 2019 - October 2019
  • Administrative Support Work, Moderator, UPCEA, October 2019



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

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952