Interim Vice Provost for Online Education, Penn State
Dr. Renata S. Engel is Interim Vice Provost for Online Education at Penn State. She is responsible for the academic affairs of Penn State World Campus, which encompass the more than 125 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs, minors, and certificates, including support for academic advising, faculty teaching online, and the development, piloting, and evaluation of online curricular innovations and enhancements.
A member of the Penn State faculty since 1990, Dr. Engel is Professor of Engineering Design and Engineering Science and Mechanics, and served as the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Engineering from 2006 to 2014 and the Executive Director of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Penn State from 2000 to 2006. She earned a B.S. in engineering science from Penn State and a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from the University of South Florida.