Peter J. Shull

Associate Professor, Engineering
Office Phone
Office Location
Learning Resources Center, 153
0153 Eiche Library
Altoona, PA 16601
Biography

Peter J. Shull is a professor of engineering at Penn State Altoona. Dr. Shull has worked in the field of NDE for over 20 years while at the Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the Materials Reliability Division, at The Johns Hopkins University and at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Shull's primary research focus is NDE applied to process control. He has authored numerous publications including the popular textbook entitled Nondestructive Evaluation: Theory, Technique, and Applications (Marcel Dekker, 2001), is a Fulbright Scholar (Argentina, 2006), and is a member of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, the American Society of Engineering Educators and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He received a B.S. degree (1982) in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and a M.S. (1992) and a Ph.D. (1996) degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Shull is also an expert in Engineering Education.

Research Interests

Nondestructive Evaluation Applied to Process Control

Pragmatic methods to improve student success

Active and engaged learning

Factors that effect recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in engineering

Professional skills development