Corby Williams

Administrative Support Assistant

My journey to the Leonhard Center:

I started working in the Leonhard Center in 2022. My first full-time job at Penn State was in the College of Engineering Dean’s Office working for former Dean Elnashai. Since then, I’ve served in various administrative roles in a few engineering departments and units. During my time in the College, I got to know some of the faculty and staff in the Leonhard Center and am excited to now be a part of this group.

Corby is passionate about:

  • Helping faculty and staff meet their goals
  • Team building
  • Being the "face of the office"
  • Traveling

Proud moments:

  • Deputy editor of the Journal of Engineering Education (2000 to present)
  • ASEE ERM Division Chair (2019 to present)
  • Recipient of the 2017 Helen Plants Award for Best Special session at the Frontiers in Education conference
  • Recipient of the 2016 Helen Plants Award for Best Special session at the Frontiers in Education conference

Favorite Leonhard Center Halloween costume:

Mickey Mouse

What to contact Corby for:

Email Corby for questions related to financial or administrative needs.

Corby Williams


The Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education was established in 1990 by an endowment from William and Wyllis Leonhard. Its mission is to catalyze the changes that are crucial to maintaining world-class engineering education at Penn State. In 2006 the Leonhard Center became the home for two other major programs that support teaching and learning in the College - the Office of Assessment & Instructional Support and Programs for Engineering Writing & Speaking.

The Leonhard Center

201 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-4020