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Salvatore A. Marsico

Associate Professor in Engineering 
Adjunct Professor, Penn State Law


J.D., Temple University
M.A., Manhattan College

Prior to joining Penn State, Professor Marsico was employed at one of IBM’s research facilities devoted to developing cooling systems for high-speed computing equipment. Professor Marsico earned his J.D. from Temple University and his Bachelor and Master’s in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College. Professor Marsico has teaching responsibilities in Mechanical Engineering, Surveying Engineering, and Criminal Justice. Professor Marsico’s areas of interest are in property, professional ethics, and public policy impacting the engineering profession. 

Publications in Refereed Journals

Marsico, S.A. (2022). Drone Services, Surveying, Free Speech: The Dilemma. Journal of Surveying Engineering.(Forthcoming)

Marsico, S. A. (2020). Adverse Possession, Consentable Line, and Acquiescence: Boundary Resolution Theories Compared. Surveying and Land Information Science, Vol. 79, No. 2, 2020, pp. 75-78(2), 4.

Marsico, S. A. (Co-Author) (2020). Sustainability of a Surveying Engineering Program Through Collaboration with Constituents and Stakeholders: The Penn State Approach. Surveying and Land Information Science, Vol. 79, No. 2, 2020, pp. 67-74, 7.

Marsico, S. A. (2019). Engineering Land Surveys: The Case of Southeastern Reprographics, Inc. Surveying and Land Information Science, 79(1).

Marsico, S. A. (2009). Deeds: Sufficiency of Description and Warranties. Surveying and Land Information Science, 69(3), 121-128.

Marsico, S.A. (2004). The Expert Witness: The Impact of Kuhmo. Surveying and Land Information Science, 64(1).

Marsico, S.A. (2001). Exclusive Right to Writings: The Delicate Balance. Surveying and Land Information Science, 61(4).

Marsico, S.A. (2000). A Trial in the Classroom: Training for the New Millennium. Surveying and Land Information Science, 60(1).

Marsico, S.A. (1996). Who Owns My Work? Surveying and Land Information Science, 56(1).

Publications in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Marsico, S. A. (2021) Copyright: Infringement, Remedies, and Defenses in a Pandemic Environment. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering and Public Policy Division 

Marsico, S. A. (2009) Professional Licensing Boards: A Comparison of Registration Acts, Codes of Ethics, and Disciplinary Actions. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Engineering Ethics Division

Marsico, S. A. (2004) Incorporating a flexible manufacturing cell into a design course. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Technology Division

Marsico, S. A. (2002) Introduction of Multimedia into Mechanical Engineering Technology Mechanics of Materials Laboratory. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Technology Division.

Marsico, S. A. (2001) An Overview of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Engineering Public Policy Division.