Engineering & Physics Department
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Faculty & Staff

Brad Miller
Brad Miller, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)

Professor, Chair - Engineering and Physics
Director of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 501-279-5314
Email: brad.miller@harding.edu

About Dr. Miller

Education:
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University

Teaching Areas
Mechanical Engineering, Dynamics, Vibration, Engineering Mechanics

Research Areas:
Gas Film Lubrication, Tribology, Parameter Estimation, Contact Mechanics in Rolling Element Bearings

Awards and Honors
STLE Edmond E. Bisson Best Paper Award, 2011
NASA Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA Glenn Research Center, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014
Reviewer of the Year for the ASME, The Journal of Tribology, 2001

Memberships
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
 

Steven Barber
Steven Barber, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas)

Assistant Professor
Phone: 501-279-4512
Email: sbarber@harding.edu

About Dr. Barber

Education:
Ph.D., Physics, University of Arkansas
M.S., Physics, University of Arkansas
B.S., Physics and Vocational Ministry, Harding University

Teaching Areas
Physics

Professional Society Memberships
American Physical Society (APS)

Zane Gastineau
Zane Gastineau, Ph.D. (Southern Methodist University)

Professor, Dean - College of Sciences
Director of Electrical Engineering
Phone: 501-279-4365
Email: zgastineau@harding.edu

About Dr. Gastineau

Education:
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University
M.S., Electrical Systems Engineering, Wright State University
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky

Teaching Areas
Multidisciplinary Engineering Design, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Control Systems

Memberships
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
 

Lance Gibson
Lance Gibson, Ph.D. (Auburn University)

Associate Professor, Director of Biomedical Engineering
Phone: 501-279-5712
Email: lgibson3@harding.edu

About Dr. Gibson

Education:
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Auburn University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma

Teaching Areas
Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Memberships
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Member and Harding University student chapter sponsor

Alan Hewett
Alan Hewett, M.Eng. (Texas A&M University), P.E.

Instructor, Director of Civil Engineering
Phone: 501-279-5383
Email: ahewett@harding.edu

About Mr. Hewett

Education:
M.Eng., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

Teaching Areas
Civil Engineering, Mechanics, Structural, Foundations

Awards and Honors
Professional Engineer, Arkansas and Texas

James Huff
James Huff, Ph.D. (Purdue University)

Assistant Professor, Director of Engineering Assessment
Lead Investigator, Beyond Professional Identity (BPI) Lab
Faculty Advisor, Student Association
Phone: 501-279-5713
Email: jlhuff@harding.edu

About Dr. Huff

Education:
Ph.D., Engineering Education, Purdue University
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
B.S., Computer Engineering, Harding University

Teaching Areas
Engineering Design, Ethics

Research Areas:
Career Identity, Qualitative Research, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Memberships:
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Jeff Massey
Jeff Massey, Ph.D. (Missouri University of Science and Technology)

Assistant Professor
Phone: 501-279-5176
Email: jamassey@harding.edu

About Dr. Massey

Education:
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
B.S., Engineering, Arkansas State University

Teaching Areas
Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation, Fluid and Thermal Sciences

Memberships
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Ken Olree
Ken Olree, Ph.D. (University of Utah), P.E.

Associate Professor
Phone: 501-279-4026
Email: olree@harding.edu

About Dr. Olree

Education:
Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Utah
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Oklahoma Christian University

Teaching Areas
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Specific Areas of Interest:
Applied Electromagnetics, Bioelectromagnetics, Entrepreneurship

Awards and Honors
Professional Engineer, Arkansas (License #13215)

Memberships
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE - Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
 

Joey Parker
Joey Parker, M.S.E. (University of Arkansas), P.E.

Instructor
Phone: 501-279-5174
Email: jparker6@harding.edu

About Mr. Parker

Education:
M.S.E., Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas
B.S., Civil Engineering, Arkansas State University

Teaching Areas
Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Management and Design Sciences

Industry Experience
10+ years with Arkansas Department of Transportation, Bridge Design Division and Construction Division

Awards and Honors
Professional Engineer, Arkansas

Memberships
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Will Waldron
Will Waldron, M.S. (University of Alabama at Huntsville)

Instructor
Phone: 501-279-5099
Email: wwaldron@harding.edu

About Mr. Waldron

Education:
M.S., Physics, University of Alabama at Huntsville
B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Harding University

Teaching Areas
Physics, Astrophysics

Research Interests
Astrophysics, Digital Image Processing

Rich Wells
Rich Wells, M.S. (University of Dayton), M.B.A. (Harding University)

Assistant Professor
Phone: 501-279-5251
Email: rwells@harding.edu

About Prof. Wells

Education:
M.B.A., Harding University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton
B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, General Motors Institute (now Kettering University)

Teaching Areas
Multidisciplinary Engineering Design, Finite Element Analysis, Manufacturing

Memberships
American Society for Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society

 

Jonathan White
Jonathan White, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), P.E.

Associate Professor, Director of Computer Engineering
Phone: 501-279-5197
Email: white@harding.edu

About Dr. White

Education:
Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Arkansas
M.S., Computer Engineering, University of Arkansas
B.S., Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Harding University

Teaching Areas
Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Security, Telecommunications

Awards and Honors
Google GRAD CS Scholar, January 2010, selected as an outstanding researcher by Google.
Guest Engineering Lecturer, Wuhan, Hubei, China, summers of 2011 and 2013.
Summer Faculty Fellow, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Information Directorate, Rome, New York, summer of 2012
Summer Faculty Fellow, US AFOSR, Sensors Directorate, Dayton, Ohio, summer of 2014.

Memberships
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Professional Engineer, Arkansas (License #15677)

 

Taylor Williams
Taylor Williams, M.S. (Tufts University)

Instructor (on academic sabbatical)
Email: tzwilliams@harding.edu

About Mr. Williams

Education:
M.E., Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University
B.S., Computer Engineering and Mathematics, Harding University

Teaching Areas
Multidisciplinary Engineering Design, Computer Engineering

Charles Wu
Charles Wu, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Arlington)

Professor
Phone: 501-279-5118
Email: wu@harding.edu

About Dr. Wu

Education:
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington

Teaching Areas
Electrical Engineering

Memberships
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Steaven Miller
Steaven Miller

Ulrey Engineering Shop Director
Phone: 501-279-5145
Email: skmiller@harding.edu

About Mr. Miller

Areas of Responsibility
Shop Equipment and Maintenance, Shop Materials, Supervision of Lab Assistants, Project Assistance, Safety Training

Wes Plybon
Wes Plybon

Lab Director
Phone: 501-279-5405
Email: hplybon@harding.edu

About Mr. Plybon

Areas of Responsibility
Lab Equipment, Lab Materials, Engineering Software, Project Assistance, Safety Training

Emily Dodson
Emily Dodson

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 501-279-5440
Email: ejdodson@harding.edu

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
Engineering & Physics Department
Box 12290
Searcy, AR 72149-5615