Instructors

Our Review Courses are taught by instructors from academia and industry ... we believe you get the best of both worlds.

Our instructors have previously taught Review Courses in several states and live online classes for which students have attended from several states across the country.The background information on our instructors is provided below:

Dr. Chandy, Ph.D.

Dr. Chandy Dr. Chandy has a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Akron, Akron, OH for more than six years, where he has been teaching courses in fluid mechanics, heat transfer and numerical methods and conducting research primarily in computational fluid dynamics. Dr. Chandy has proven experience teaching Fluid Mechanics, Heat, Mass Energy Transfer, Computational Tools and Ethics at School of PE.

Mr. Flynn, P.E., C.I.H.

Mr. Flynn Mr. Flynn graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and he received his Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Houston. Mr. Flynn has been practicing engineering for over 33 years. He is currently a Forensic Investigator and Professional Engineer licensed in 22 states. In his home state of Texas, Mr. Flynn is listed in the Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical disciplines. Mr. Flynn is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) by the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). Mr. Flynn has been teaching coursework for the School of PE since 2008. At School of PE, Mr. Flynn has proven experience teaching Thermodynamics, Power, Heat Transfer and Exchanger, Material Science and Economics.

Dr. Kommalapati, Ph. D., P.E., BCEE

Dr. Kommalapati Dr. Kommalapati has Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Environmental Engineering. He has more than 18 years of teaching and research experience at a public university. Dr. Kommalapati has proven teaching experience in Fluid Mechanics, Environmental-Water and Wastewater, Chemistry, and Ethics at School of PE. 

Mr. Lambert, P.E.

Mr. Lambert Mr. Lambert has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Civil - Structural Engineering from Columbia University. He is also a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society. He has been practicing engineering for nine years which includes five years of teaching experience. Mr. Lambert has proven teaching experience in General Mathematics, Advanced Topics in Mathematics, and Probability & Statistics at School of PE.

Mr. Lewyta, P.E., BCEE

Mr. Lewyta Mr. Lewyta has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been practicing engineering for close to 40 years and is Board Certified by the Academy Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists in both Water Supply and Wastewater. He is a certified Wastewater trainer by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, a certified trainer in Energy Conservation and Sustainability by the New York State Energy Development Authority, and teaches P.E. Continuing Education courses certified by the New York State Department of Education. At School of PE, Mr. Lewyta has proven teaching experience in Environmental-Water and Wastewater, Air Quality and Solid Waste, Safety, Health, Environment, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Exchanger.

Dr. Nieves, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Nieves Dr. Nieves has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters and a Doctoral Degree in International Business Administration. He has over 20 years of experience that includes practicing electrical engineering, management, and training. At School of PE, Dr. Nieves has proven teaching experience in Electrical Materials, Engineering Sciences, Linear Systems, Electromagnetics, Computers, Digital Systems, Software Development, Electricity, Power Magnetism, and Ethics. 

Mr. Oyatayo, PE, MBA

Mr. Oyatayo Mr. Oyatayo has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Business Administration. He has six years of working experience divided between private and public sectors. At School of PE, Mr. Oyatayo has proven teaching experience in Instrumentation, Measurement, Controls, and Data Acquisition.

Dr. Petracca, Ph.D.

Dr. Petracca Dr. Petracca has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses for nine years. At School of PE, Dr. Petracca has proven teaching experience in Mathematics, and Probability and Statistics.

Dr. Proctor, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Proctor Dr. Proctor is a graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana with B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. In his 19 year tenure as professor at the University of Florida, Dr. Proctor taught thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, heat and mass transfer, combustion, instrumentation, finite element methods, vibrations, mechanical design, biometrics, codes and standards, analytical methods, and machine analysis and design. At UF, Dr. Proctor performed research in laser ignition, holography, flame structure and emission analysis, and biomechanics. Dr. Proctor served the State of Florida as Member of the Board of Directors for the Florida Engineers Management Corporation. Dr. Proctor is Past-Vice President of Professional Practice for ASME, and he currently serves as Commissioner to ABET representing SAE and has been involved in the review of over 30 programs. Dr. Proctor was an ex-officio member of the NCEES Committee on Examinations for Professional Engineers, and member of the NCEES Task force on Engineering Licensure Qualifications. Dr. Proctor is currently a forensic engineering consultant with 30 years of testifying experience. Dr. Proctor’s has proven teaching experience in Hydraulics and Fluids, and Mechanical Systems and Materials at School of PE.


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