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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.

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    David Elrod

    Dean, 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...

    Meet David Elrod
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    David Davidson

    Professor

    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...

    Meet David Davidson
  • Kirsten Dodson headshot

    Kirsten Dodson

    Associate Professor

    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...

    Meet Kirsten Dodson
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    Richard Gregory

    Professor

    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...

    Meet Richard Gregory
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    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...

    Meet Fort Gwinn
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    John Hutson

    Associate 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...

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    Todd Lynn

    Associate Professor and Chair, Civil 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...

    Meet Todd Lynn
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    Greg Nordstrom

    Assistant Professor of 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...

    Meet Greg Nordstrom
  • Stephanie WeedenWright headshot

    Stephanie Weeden-wright

    Dept. Chair - 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...

    Meet Stephanie Weeden-wright
  • Jordan Wilson headshot

    Jordan Wilson

    Assistant Professor

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  • John Hutton headshot

    John Hutton

    Professor of Practice

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  • Monica Sartain headshot

    Monica Sartain

    Assistant Professor

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    Max Collao

    Assistant Professor

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  • Alan Cantrell

    Alan Cantrell

    Adjunct Faculty

    Alan Cantrell is an Instructor in the School of Computing at Lipscomb University. He is a Director of IT Service Management in the Infrastructure & Security department at Vanderbilt University...

    Meet Alan Cantrell
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    Bryan Crawley

    Associate Professor

    Bryan Crawley brings to Lipscomb more than 40 years of experience as a software professional. In addition to serving many years as a computer science professor, he has worked in...

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  • Susan Hammond headshot

    Susan Hammond

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Susan Hammond has been working in academia since January 2012. She loves working with students to help them develop their skills in the area of computing. Prior to joining...

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  • Ken Mayer

    Ken Mayer

    Assistant Professor

    Ken received his first computer in the early 80's, a Commodore 64! This sparked his lifelong interest in computing, especially IT hardware. Just like many students who have gone for...

    Meet Ken Mayer
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    Steve Nordstrom

    Associate Dean School of Computing

    Dr. Nordstrom has a very strong family connection to professorship and service at Lipscomb University. He serves our Lipscomb community along with his wife and his father who are both...

    Meet Steve Nordstrom
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    Dwayne Towell

    Associate Professor

    Dwayne caught the programming bug before the personal computing era. He represented Abilene Christian University as part of their International Computer Programming Contest team, placing sixth before graduating with a...

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    Chris Simmons

    Associate Professor

    Chris Simmons is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University, followed by a Master's degree in Information Technology from Carnegie...

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  • Becky Tallon

    Becky Tallon

    Adjunct Faculty

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  • Bryan Thornton

    Bryan Thornton

    Adjunct Faculty

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  • Sally Bresnahan

    Dir Prof Dev Engineering

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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.