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Andrea Gregg

Director of Online Pedagogy and Credentialing
Assistant Teaching Professor


  • Mechanical Engineering

231 Reber Building

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  • BA, History, Northwestern University, 1996
  • BA, Mathematics, Northwestern University, 1996
  • MA, Speech Communication, The Pennsylvania State University, 2000
  • Ph D, Learning, Design, and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016


Book, Chapters

  • Andrea Gregg, Grace Chang, Yu Wang, Penny Ward and Roy Clariana, 2020, Using student facilitation and interactive tools within and beyond the LMS: Towards creating an authentic community of inquiry
  • Andrea Gregg, Ronda Reid, Jennifer Gray, Tugce Aldemir and Amy Garbrick, 2020, Think-aloud observations to improve online course design: A case example and “how-to” guide

Journal Articles

  • Nicole Wang, Andrea Gregg, Martin Yeh, Rebecca Heiser and Will Diehl, 2019, "Pet avatars, performance visualization, and social presence", International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning
  • Andrea Gregg, Penny Ralston-Berg and Alison Carr-Chellman, 2019, "Changing the Narrative: New directions in online retention", e-Learn
  • Rick L. Shearer, Andrea Gregg and Joo, 2015, "Deep Learning in Distance Education: Are We Achieving the Goal?", American Journal of Distance Education, 29, (2), pp. 126-134

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


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With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students, the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering embraces a culture that welcomes individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. Our faculty and students are innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Mechanical Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519