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Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering

Overview

Named one of the best Christian-based engineering programs in Tennessee, Lipscomb provides students the opportunity to prepare for an engineering career in an educational environment that also encourages Christian character. And it shows. Our undergraduate students are being accepted into esteemed graduate schools from Johns Hopkins to Harvard to UCLA, and are offered jobs and internships by some of the top engineering firms in the country, such as SpaceX, Boeing, Jacobs, Intel, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Nissan and Bridgestone. We equip our students to serve at the forefront of their fields among the brightest, most creative changemakers, and lead their peers with knowledge, innovation, integrity and deep compassion to build a better future.

Professor Stephanie Weeden-Wright and a student

Undergraduate Programs

With an engineering degree from Lipscomb University, you will be prepared to serve at the forefront of the technological and scientific industries as an innovative and ethical leader. The knowledge and understanding our students gain, including problem solving skills, practical and technical skills, and sensitivity to the needs of people is priceless in today’s world.

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95%

Placement rate within six months of graduation

Engineering students help in Guatemala

Engineering Missions

When you think of college mission trips, you might not think of engineering. But Lipscomb’s college of engineering has created just that — unique mission trips based on engineering needs. From solar power systems in the Dominican Republic to bridges in Guatemala, you will have the opportunity to venture off traditional blueprints to touch the lives of communities thousands of miles away

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Racing at a Baja SAE Motorsports competition in 2014

Baja SAE Motorsports

Realize the essentials of professional engineering in an extracurricular and competitive environment by participating in Lipscomb’s Baja SAE Motorsports team. You will develop skills in team cooperation and leadership, and techniques to succeed in project management, design, resource allocation, budgeting and more. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and competition recognized worldwide for its rigorousness and intensity.

Society of Automotive Engineers
85%

Pass rate for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

$611k

Received in scholarship grants from NSF S-STEM

People

Meet the key people that make up the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering.

  • David Elrod

    David Elrod

    Dean and Professor of the College of Engineering

    A Lipscomb graduate, Elrod brings 39 years of engineering and leadership experience from the aerospace and defense industry. Elrod served as a vice president of Jacobs Technology and general manager...

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  • Kirsten Dodson

    Kirsten Dodson

    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Dodson is the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering's first faculty member to have received an undergraduate engineering degree from Lipscomb to return to teaching at the college full-time. Dodson...

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  • Richard Gregory

    Richard Gregory

    Professor, Mechanical Engineering

    Gregory has spent all but one of his years teaching at Lipscomb. He brings four years of industry experience in the automotive industry, working on the design and testing of...

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  • Chris Gwaltney

    Chris Gwaltney

    Chair, Civil and Environmental 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...

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  • Fort Gwinn

    Fort Gwinn

    Associate Dean, College 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...

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  • John Hutson

    John Hutson

    Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

    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...

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  • Todd Lynn

    Todd Lynn

    Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    With over 20 years of experience with pavement materials testing, design, research and product development, Todd Lynn comes to Lipscomb University from Thunderhead Testing, LLC, a construction materials testing and...

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  • Mark McDonald

    Mark McDonald

    Professor of Practice, Civil Engineering

    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...

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  • Greg Nordstrom

    Greg Nordstrom

    Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

    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...

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  • Joey Tipton

    Joseph Tipton

    Chair, Mechanical Engineering

    Joseph B. Tipton Jr. is an engineering educator and a specialist in computational fluid dynamics. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering with magna cum laude...

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  • Stephanie Weeden-Wright

    Stephanie Weeden-Wright

    Professor of Practice Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Weeden-Wright received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University where she specialized in radiation hardening of emerging memory technologies. Throughout her graduate tenure she was a visiting research scientist at NASA AMES...

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Undergraduate Programs


Play a vital role in building the future of our society on both a national and global scale. Whether you study civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, or mechanical engineering, our undergraduate curriculum and faith-based environment will equip you to push the industry forward and live out God’s calling for your life.