Engineering Faculty & Staff

Lipscomb Engineering Students are taught by a number of highly qualified professionals who bring a wealth of both academic and industry experience to the classroom. Our faculty, staff and adjuncts are all devoted to the spiritual and educational development of every student within the Raymond B. Jones School of Engineering.

All bios are sorted alphabetically.

Faculty

David Davidson

David Davidson

Eng Exec in Resid/Asst Prof

Davidson teaches in both the graduate Engineering Management program and the undergraduate civil engineering program. Prior to coming to Lipscomb, he was the CEO at Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon in Nashville and brings 31 years of experience in the civil engineering/consulting field to the classroom. Davidson’s special knowledge areas... [More]

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615.966.5071 (ext. 5071)

Richard Gregory

Richard Gregory

Associate Professor

Gregory has been teaching for nearly 10 years, with the majority of those being at Lipscomb. He brings four years of industry experience in the automotive industry, working on the design and testing of components for passenger car hydraulic steering systems. His specific areas of interest include: Solid Mechanics, Material... [More]

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615.966.1916 (ext. 1916)

Chris Gwaltney

Chris Gwaltney

Professor of Civil Engineering

Gwaltney holds a Professional Engineering license in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana with 10 years work experience in the geotechnical engineering design and construction industry. His specific areas of interest include earthen dam analyses and design. Gwaltney taught at the University of Evansville prior to coming to Lipscomb and brings over... [More]

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615.966.5360 (ext. 5360)

Fort Gwinn

Fort Gwinn

Associate Dean of Engineering

Gwinn has taught at Lipscomb for the majority of his nearly 20 years of teaching experience and brings 22 years of work experience in the aerospace and automotive testing industry to the classroom from his work with Sverdrup Technology and other projects he’s served on as a consultant. His specific... [More]

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615.966.6144 (ext. 6144)

John Hutson

John Hutson

Assistant Professor

Hutson comes to us from Northrop Grumman Corporation where he worked as a Reliability and Systems Engineer. He has worked as a research assistant at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering studying radiation effects and working in the reliability group as well as having been a member of the technical staff... [More]

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615.966.5192 (ext. 5192)

Mark McDonald

Mark McDonald

Assistant Professor

McDonald brings a wealth of recognition in research and teaching to the classroom. He was awarded the Military Operations Research Journal award in 2012 for the best paper submitted in 2011-2012 and placed first in the Transportation Research Board’s 2004 International Competition in Long Term Pavement Performance Data Analysis. He... [More]

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615.966.5179 (ext. 5179)

Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan

Professor

After leaving Auburn University’s Civil Engineering department after 40 years of teaching, Morgan has been at Lipscomb for the past several years as professor and department chair. He is a Professor Emeritus at Auburn University and a member of the Air and Waste Management Association, the American Society of Civil... [More]

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615.966.5178 (ext. 5178)

Justin Myrick

Justin Myrick

Prof/Dean of Engineering

Myrick came to Lipscomb after teaching at Georgia Institute of Technology for over 25 years and the University of Central Florida for three years. He is the former Director of Georgia Tech’s Health Systems Research Center & Graduate Program in Health Systems. He also is a Fellow and former Division... [More]

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615.966.5887 (ext. 5887)

Greg Nordstrom

Greg Nordstrom

Professor

Nordstrom has been an educator for nearly 20 years with faculty and research positions with the United States Air Force Academy, Vanderbilt University, and now Lipscomb University. He held management positions with the U.S. Air Force and the Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt. He is the Founder of... [More]

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615.966.5800 (ext. 5800)

Kerry Patterson

Kerry Patterson

Associate Professor

Patterson’s industry employment includes time as the Corporate Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation in Virginia, a Senior Program Consultant for W.J. Schafer & Associates in Virginia, and a full time Research Development Officer for the U.S. Army High Energy Laser Laboratory at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. He... [More]

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615.966.5766 (ext. 5766)

John Pettit

John Pettit

Associate Professor

Pettit carries 30 years industry experience in electronic technology at IBM/Lexmark’s printer division including 20 years in technical management and is a registered Professional Engineer, licensed in Tennessee. He is the only professor on the engineering faculty that has obtained a U.S. patent: U.S. Patent 4,180,704 “Detection Circuit for a... [More]

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615.966.6610 (ext. 6610)

Joseph Tipton

Joseph Tipton

Associate Professor

Tipton comes to us with an impressive resume of research experience including four years of summer search at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Fusion Energy Division. He has four journal publications on his design work on Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X fusion device. Tipton has also been involved with graduate... [More]

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615.966.6230 (ext. 6230)

Staff

Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler

Machinist

Contact via email
615.966.7038 (ext. 7038)

Mallory Clancy

Mallory Clancy

Student Missions Coordinator

Contact via email
615.966.6050 (ext. 6050)

Jenni Jones

Jenni Jones

Prog Mgr Grad Studies Eng

Contact via email
615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Laurie Winton

Recruiting and Marketing Coord

Contact via email
615.966.5039 (ext. 5039)

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Samuel Wright

Engineering Lab Technician

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615.966.1195 (ext. 1195)

Adjunct Faculty

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Dave Ballard

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

Wayne Castleman

Wayne Castleman

Wayne Castleman received his BA from Lipscomb University, MS from Mississippi State University and PhD from Florida State University, all in Physics. He worked for Honeywell International from 1973 until retirement in 2010, followed by consulting assignments for Honeywell into 2013. At Honeywell he worked in the Engineering Department of... [More]

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Michael Colletti

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Robby Crouch

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Adam Davidson

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Kirsten Dodson

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

Sandra Dudley

Sandra Dudley

Sandra Dudley is the Executive Director of the Water Authority of Dickson County and the Managing Member of Meadowview Engineering, LLC. She also teaches Chemistry for Engineers at Lipscomb University. A previous employee of CH2M HILL, Eastman Chemical Company, and Martin Marietta Energy Systems, she holds a B.S. in Chemical... [More]

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Amy Kauppila

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Steven Matheny

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Patrick McGirt

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

Hardy Seaborn

Hardy Seaborn

Hardeman (Hardy) Seaborn is the Managing Director of Thomasson Industrial Services and leads the day to day strategic planning and project development efforts and operations of TIS. He has over 35 years of experience in the utilities and consulting engineering field, serving the process, power and industrial sectors, as well... [More]

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Paul Wright

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)