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Thomas J. Skibinski

Assistant Teaching Professor


  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Larson Transportation Institute

206G Sackett Building


Research Areas:

Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Interest Areas:

Interest areas: Construction Engineering Management; Project Management; Ethics; Professional Practice; Professional Development; Advisor, ASCE Concrete Canoe




  • BS, Civil Engineering, Penn State University, 1976
  • MBA, Finance, University of Scranton, 1984


Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Member, EFC Secretart for 2022/2023 Academic Year, Engineering Faculty Council, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - SP22, August 2021
  • Committee Work, Member, Academic Integrity Committee, Academic Integrity, August 2019
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Co-Advisor, ASCE Student Steel Bridge Team, August 2019
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, 2020 ASCE Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) Student Conference and Student Steel Bridge Competition, April 2019 - June 2020
  • Other, Participant, Graduation Marshall, May 2019
  • Committee Work, Member, Advisory, SIMBA, Faculty Advisory Committee, December 2018 - July 2020
  • Committee Work, Member, Undergraduate Committee, August 2018
  • Committee Work, Member, CEE Department Advisory Committee, August 2018 - May 2019
  • Academic Leadership and Support Work, Coordinator, Area Coordinator for CEE General Courses, August 2018
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Faculty Advisor, Construction Cost Estimating Competition, Contractors Association of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP), September 2016
  • Committee Work, Other, Faculty Representative Board Member, Penn State Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Society (PSCEEAS), August 2014
  • Committee Work, Member, Structures Committee, August 2011
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Faculty Advisor, ASCE Concrete Canoe Team, August 2011

Service to External Organizations:




Established in 1989 by the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute with funding provided by the Federal Transit Administration, the Larson Transportation Institute’s Bus Research and Testing Center tests buses for safety, structural integrity, durability, performance, maintainability, noise, emissions, energy economy, and fuel economy. Based primarily in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the Center also has a facility located at the Larson Transportation Institute Test Track in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  

Bus Research and Testing Center

2237 Plank Road

Duncansville, PA 16635

Phone: 814-695-3404

Fax: 814-695-4069