Dr. Janet Lumpp is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Kentucky and Director of the First-Year Engineering Program in the UK College of Engineering.
Dr. Jennifer Lovely is a Lecturer for the First Year Engineering Program at the University of Kentucky from the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering. She has two undergraduate degrees: Spanish and Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering and her master’s degree is in Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, all from the University of Kentucky. Her PhD is in Grain Science from Kansas State University. Her research interests are related to food security and reducing postharvest loss. She’s lived in Venezuela, Italy, France, and Brazil and encourages engineering students to study abroad.
Faculty lecturer in the First Year Engineering program at the University of Kentucky.
David L. Silverstein is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He is also the Director of the College of Engineering's Extended Campus Programs in Paducah, Kentucky, where he has taught for 19 years. His PhD and MS studies in ChE were completed at Vanderbilt University, and his BSChE at the University of Alabama. Silverstein's research interests include conceptual learning tools and training, and he has particular interests in faculty development. He is the recipient of several ASEE awards, including the Fahein award for young faculty teaching and educational scholarship, the Corcoran award for best article in the journal Chemical Engineering Education (twice), and the Martin award for best paper in the ChE Division at the ASEE Annual Meeting.
John R. Baker is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky Extended Campus Program in Paducah, KY. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. After obtaining his B.S., he spent three years working in the Plastics Division of Eastman Chemical Products, Inc. He entered his current position in July 2000.
Neil Moore is an assistant professor (special title series) in Computer Science at the University of Kentucky, where he teaches in the First-Year Engineering Program.
Dr. John F. Maddox is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, Paducah Campus. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Auburn University in 2015. His primary research areas are thermal management of high power electronics through jet impingement and thermal characterization of advanced materials used in aerospace and electronics cooling applications.
Julie G. Whitney, Ph.D. received her bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN in 1982, her masters in industrial professional technology from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN in 1986 and her Ph.D in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH in 1992.
From 1979 to 1982 she was a student and then development engineer at General Motors, then interspersed employment, family and degrees between then and 1992 working for TRW, Northern Kentucky University and leading an NSF grant to help young people get started in STEM careers. In 1992 she joined Texas Instruments in gas sensor design and in 1997 she joined Lexmark, Inc. After retiring from Lexmark in 2016 she joined the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY where she is now a lecturer.
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