Melton named interim assistant dean for student services

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Robert Melton, professor of aerospace engineering, will serve as the interim assistant dean for student services for the 2012 fall semester.

Melton will be taking over for Jean Landa Pytel, who will be on leave until the spring semester as she travels abroad to enhance the college's global engineering education programs. His new duties involve directing the Engineering Advising Center and reviewing and making decisions related to enrollment matters.

Melton also is an undergraduate officer for the aerospace engineering program. He teaches in the areas related to spacecraft dynamics and control and has an active research program in low-thrust trajectory optimization and efficient optimal orientation control.

Melton is known for his excellence in all of his faculty duties and has received professional recognitions such as the University's Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching and the College's Lawrence J. Perez Memorial Student Advocate Award, as well as being named fellow of the American Astronautical Society.

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Last Updated September 04, 2012