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Dr. Russ Warley

Associate Professor and Program Chair of Mechanical Engineering

Russ WarleyDr. Warley is a recipeient of Penn State University's George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, named for the seventh president of the University, and presented each year to four faculty members who have devoted substantial effort to and developed a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching. He also previously received the
Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Education: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University; B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Akron

What courses do you teach? Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Statics, and Instrumentation Measurements and Statistics.

What can students expect when they take one of your courses?A lot of effort that results in a sense of accomplishment. My goal is that in their careers students can look back and be confident in the skills gained in my classes.

What is your favorite course to teach? Heat Transfer. It is a good balance between applied math and practical problem solving involving multiple subject areas.

How would you describe yourself as a teacher? Just one of the students, who happens to have a Ph.D. and the desire to pass along some knowledge, experience, and an approach to solving problems.

What do you like best about teaching at Penn State Behrend?The beautiful campus, the collegial faculty, and getting to know the students and see them succeed.

What’s your favorite...

Book? Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Movie? Secondhand Lions

Music/band? Varied interests but Craig Chaquico is my favorite instrumentalist.

What are some of your hobbies/pastimes? Restoring cars and bicycling--but not at the same time. :)

What advice can you give students to succeed both in college and in life? Figure out what you like to do that gives you satisfaction and pour yourself into it.

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