University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Tanya Kunberger, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Associate Professor of Engineering and Computer Science and Division Chair

Dr. Tanya Kunberger is an Associate Professor and the Division Chair for Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She joined the University in the summer of 2023 from Florida Gulf Coast University, where she started in 2007 as a founding faculty member of engineering. 

Education & Training

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license, state of Florida (active)
  • Ph.D. North Carolina State University (Civil Engineering)
  • M.S. North Carolina State University (Civil Engineering)
  • B.S.C.E. Georgia Institute of Technology

Representative Publications

T. Kunberger and C. Geiger, Foundations of Engineering: Developing the Skills and Mindset of a Successful Engineer, First Edition, Cognella Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-1-7935-1075-4, 2022.

M. Marshall, J. Dobbs-Oates, T. Kunberger, and J. Greene, “The Peer Mentor Experience: Benefits and Challenges in Undergraduate Programs,” Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, <Published online 18 March 2021>

A. Estes, S. Ressler, C. Saviz, and 15 others including T. Kunberger, “The ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshop: Assessing 20 Years of Instructional Development,” International Journal of Engineering Education, 35 (6), pp. 1758 – 1786, January 2019.

L. Frost, L. Goodson, J. Greene, T. Huffman, B. Johnson, and T. Kunberger, “SPARCT: A STEM Professional Academy to Reinvigorate the Culture of Teaching,” Journal of STEM Education Innovations and Research, 19 (1), pp. 62 – 69, <Published online 30 March 2018>

T. Kunberger, “Revising a Design Course from a Lecture Approach to a Project Based Learning Approach,” European Journal of Engineering Education, 38, no. 3, pp. 254 – 267, 2013.  <Published online 10 June 2013>


Academic Programs