Engineering & Physics Department

Faculty & Staff

Zane Gastineau

Zane Gastineau

Department Chair
Director of Electrical Engineering
Phone: 501-279-5440
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

Assistant 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

James Huff

James Huff

Assistant Professor
Phone: 501-279-5713
Email: jlhuff@harding.edu

About Dr. Huff

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


Teaching Areas
Multidisciplinary Engineering Design, Electrical Engineering


Research Areas:
Career Identity, Qualitative Research, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Engineering and Human Values


Awards and Honors
New Faculty Fellow, ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Madrid, October 22 – 25, 2014.
James V. Stack Dissertation Fellow, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, August 2013 – July 2014.
Apprentice Faculty Grant Awardee, ASEE ERM Division, Atlanta, GA, June 23-26, 2013.
Hennebach Visiting Scholar, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, November 13-15, 2012.


Memberships:
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
International Network for Engineering Studies (INES)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
 

Brad Miller

Brad Miller

Associate Department Chair, Director of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Phone: 501-279-5314
Email: bmiller7@harding.edu

About Dr. Miller

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


Teaching Areas
Mechanical Engineering
Specific Areas of Interest:
Dynamics, Vibrations, Tribology, Parameter Estimation


Awards and Honors
STLE Edmond E. Bisson Best Paper Award, 2011
NASA Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA Glenn Research Center, 2005, 2008
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)
 

Taylor Williams

Taylor Williams

Instructor
Phone: 501-279-5176
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

Rich Wells

Rich Wells

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

About Professor Wells

Education:

M.B.A., Harding University

M.S.M.E., 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

Assistant 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)
Arkansas Professional Engineer License Number 15677

 

Charles Wu

Charles Wu

Associate 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)

Steven Barber

Steven Barber

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

About Dr. Barber

Education:

Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Teaching Areas

Physics

jeffery Massey

jeffery Massey

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

About Mr. 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
Emphasis in:
Instrumentation and
Fluid and Thermal Sciences

Memberships

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

Lambert Murray

Lambert Murray

Professor
Phone: 501-279-4520
Email: lmurray@harding.edu

About Dr. Murray

Education:

Ph.D., Florida State University

Teaching Areas

Physics

Memberships

American Physical Society (APS)

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

Cara Glover

Cara Glover

Admin Asst/Engineer & Physics
Phone: 501-279-5440
Email: cglover@harding.edu

Contact Us

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