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Meg Handley

Associate Director of Engineering Leadership Outreach
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




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


Book, Chapters

  • DH Lang, Meredith Handley and Kathryn Jablokow, 2018, Competencies of Innovation Leaders in David Gliddon and William Rothwell (Eds.),, Routledge, New York, NY

Journal Articles

  • Meredith Handley, 2019, "Employability development in business undergraduates: A qualitative inquiry of recruiter perceptions", Journal of Education for Business
  • Meredith Handley and Catherine Berdanier, 2019, "Operationalizing Interpersonal Behaviors of Leadership for Early-Career Engineers", IJEE
  • 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

Conference Proceedings

  • 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"
  • Meredith Handley and Jeffrey Plumbtee, 2018, "Using a Systematic Review to Identify Leadership Competency Needs Across Engineering Disciplines"
  • 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"
  • Michele Fromel and Meredith Handley, , "Engineering Leadership Styles Used in Industry Today"
  • Meredith Handley, Teresa C Lang and Jongho Park, , "Engineers as Leader Coaches"
  • Dean Lange, Meredith Handley and Andrew Erdman, , "Intercultural Competency Differences between US and Central Asia students in an Engineering Across Cultures and Nations Graduate Course"

Magazines/Trade Publications


Materials Regarding New Courses/Curricula

Research Projects

  •   -  , "EOPC," (Sponsor: Penn State University).

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Faculty Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Women in Science and Engineering Special Living Option, December 2018

Service to External Organizations:




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