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

Professor of Practice, Civil Engineering

Davidson teaches in our 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 include executive management, project management, government, contracting, structural... [More]

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615.966.5071 (ext. 5071)

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 obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. With a focus in microfluidics, she developed devices that fit on... [More]

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615.966.1333 (ext. 1333)

Richard Gregory

Richard Gregory

Associate 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 components for passenger car hydraulic steering systems. His specific areas of interest include: Solid Mechanics, Material Science, and Mechatronics. [More]

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615.966.1916 (ext. 1916)

Chris Gwaltney

Chris Gwaltney

Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor of Practice

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, College of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical 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

Chair, Electrical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Electrical 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 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)

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 engineering company that he and his wife started in 2000. Lynn has worked full-time in business since 2010 and plans... [More]

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615.966.5178 (ext. 5178)

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 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)

Justin Myrick

Justin Myrick

Dean, College of Engineering
Professor

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, 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 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)

Joseph Tipton

Joseph Tipton

Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, 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 honors from the University of Tennessee in 2002. An Honors College scholar, Tipton played tuba for the UT Pride of the... [More]

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615.966.6230 (ext. 6230)

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 research center and USC ISI Disruptive Electronics group. Weeden-Wright has a diverse technical experience and has enjoyed collaborating with a... [More]

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615.966.6610 (ext. 6610)

Staff

Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler

Machinist

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615.966.7038 (ext. 7038)

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Stephen Dodson

Associate Director of Projects

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615.966.1000 (ext. 1000)

Karie Duke

Karie Duke

Assistant to the Dean and Operations Manager

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Caleb Meeks

Coordinator of Engineering Mission Projects

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615.966.5036 (ext. 5036)

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Laurie Winton

Recruiting and Marketing Coord

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615.966.5039 (ext. 5039)

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Samuel Wright

Engineering Laboratory Manager

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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)

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Chad Carpenter

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615.966.0000 (ext. 0000)

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Adam Davidson

Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Phillip Lim

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Steven Matheny

Adjunct Faculty

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Patrick McGirt

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Jordan Wilson

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)

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Kevin Wolfe

Adjunct Faculty

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Paul Wright

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615.966.6244 (ext. 6244)