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Dr. Kelly B. Crittenden

Louisiana Tech University

Mechanical Engineering

(318) 257-2714

Email: kellyc@latech.edu

 

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University, 2001

Major: BioMedical Engineering

Dissertation Title: Evaluation of 135- and 150-degree sliding hip screws

BS, Louisiana Tech University, 1996

Major: BioMedical Engineering

 

Appointments

Associate Professor, Louisiana Tech University. (September 1, 2009 – Present).

Director ISERC, Louisiana Tech University. (September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014).

Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University. (September 1, 2003 – August 31, 2009).

Adjunct Professor, Louisiana Tech University. (September 1, 2001 – August 31, 2003).

Research Assistant, Louisiana Tech University. (September 1, 2000 – May 31, 2001).

Research Assistant, Board of Regents Fellowship. (September 1, 1996 – August 31, 2000).

 

Selected Products

(Crittenden, K., Tims, H., Hall, D. “2D Paper Trusses for K12 STEM Education,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Atlanta, GA (June 2013)

 

(Turner, G., Tims, H., Crittenden, K. “An Index to aid in the development of High School recruitment of future Engineering and Science majors,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, San Antonio, TX (June 11, 2012)

 

(Crittenden, K., Tims, H., Corbett, K., Hall, D., Swanbom, M.  “Work in Progress – Using a “Cigar Box” Guitar to Teach Waves and Sound in a High School Physics Program,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education, Rapid City, South Dakota (October 12 – 15, 2011)

 

Crittenden, K.; Hall, D.; Barker, J.; and Brackin, P. First-Year Design Experience: Assembling the “Big Picture” Through Innovative Product Design. ASEE Conference and Exposition – Austin, TX, June 2009.

 

Boudreaux, A.; Crittenden, K.; Nelson, J.; and Turner, G. Increasing Student Success in Engineering and Science Through a Freshman Enrichment Program, ASEE Conference and Exposition – Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.

 

Hall, D.; Cronk, S.; Brackin, P.; Barker, M.; and Crittenden, K. Living WITH the Lab: A Curriculum to Prepare Freshman Students to Meet the Attributes of “The Engineer of 2020,” ASEE Conference and Exposition – Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.

 

Crittenden, K.; Pratt, J.; and Nelson, J. IMPaCT: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Creating High-Tech Startups. ASEE Conference and Exposition – Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.

 

Crittenden, K.; Nelson, J.; Turner, G.; and Boudreaux, A. TechSTEP: Connecting High School Teachers and Students to Integrated Engineering and Science. ASEE Conference and Exposition – Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.

 

Synergistic Activities

Cyber Discovery: Professional development camps that help teachers and students become better cyber-citizens who help rather than hinder security efforts. The residential camps expose participants to multiple topics of cyberspace including: history of cyberspace, ethical and social issues, application, and need for and use of security in cyberspace.

NASA-Threads: Weaves together physics fundamentals, hands-on activities, technology, NASA applications, and communication in an active delivery format that is both fun and challenging for students.

CEnIT: Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology. CEnIT is a collaborative effort between the College of Engineering and Science and the College of Business that promotes entrepreneurial efforts along the I-20 corridor.

Eco-Car: Serve as a faculty advisor for the Louisiana Tech University Eco-Marathon team. The team designs, builds, and competes in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition. The project is ongoing.

ISERC: Integrated STEM Education Research Center. ISERC is focused on researching and creating new STEM education methods and curricula at Louisiana Tech University. Through ISERC, several K-12 outreach programs, high STEM curricula, and college curricula have been created.

 

Collaborators and Other Affiliations

Collaborators and Co-Editors:

Dr. Dawn Basinger, Louisiana Tech University, Director of Unit Assessment

Dr. Krystal Corbett, NICERC

Dr. David Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Academic Director Mechanical Engineering

Ms. Debbie Inman, Louisiana Tech University, Coordinator of Entrepreneurial Studies

Mr. Todd Maggio, Louisiana Tech University, Associate Professor School of Art

Dr. Davy Norris, Louisiana Tech University, Director Enterprise Center

Dr. Don Schillinger, Louisiana Tech University, GearUP and LaSIP collaborator

Dr. Michael Swanbom, Louisiana Tech University, Lecturer Engineering

Dr. Heath Tims, Louisiana Tech University, Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Galen Turner, Louisiana Tech University, Associate Professor Mathematics

 

Graduate Advisors:

Dr. David Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Academic Director Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Debi Mukherjee, LSU Health Sciences Center, Coordinator of BioEngineering

Dr. Stan Napper, Louisiana Tech University, Vice President of Research and Development

 

Thesis Advisor/Committee:

Mr. Kyle Prather, ENGR ED - PhD Program - Chair

Dr. Krystal Corbett, NICERC

Dr. Daniel Scoggin, Post-doc, Louisiana Tech University

Mr. Chris Champagne, Louisiana Tech University - PhD program