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Richard Behr

Professor Emeritus


  • Architectural Engineering

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Research Projects

  • July 2011 - June 2013, "Immune Response in Seniors Receiving Light Therapy," (Sponsor: Woodward Endowment).
  • February 2010 - March 2011, "Effect of Bright Light Treatment on Depression of Elders in Long-Term Care," (Sponsor: HMC Clinical Research Incentive Grant).

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Gerontology Center in the College of Health & Human Development Search Committee, August 2009 - May 2010
  • Committee Work, Smart Spaces Center Advisory Group, July 2008 - December 2011
  • Committee Work, Social Science Research Institute Advisory Board, July 2008 - December 2011

Service to External Organizations:

  • Service to Citizen and/or Client Groups, Other, Liason, July 2008



Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394