MaconCatalog : The School of Engineering
 
The School of Engineering
Faculty
Laura W. Lackey, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Dean/Professor
Scott R. Schultz, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Associate Dean/Professor
Stephen D. Hill, Ph.D., Associate Dean/Associate Professor
Ha Van Vo, MD., Ph.D., DPM, Distinguished University Professor
Pam E. Brewer, Anthony Choi, Helen M. Grady, Sinjae Hyun, Jeng-Nan Juang, Behnam Kamali, Philip McCreanor, Richard O. Mines, Jr., Edward M. O’Brien, Ramachandran Radharamanan, and Wade H. Shaw, Jr., Professors
Kevin D. Barnett, André Butler, Donald Ekong, Hodge Jenkins, Michael MacCarthy, Paul E. MacNeil, Dorina Mihut, Laura Moody, Loren Sumner, and Makhin Thitsa, Associate Professors
Arash Afshar, Kleio Avrithi, Pablo Biswas, Natalia Cardelino, Ruiyun Fu, Philip Gallagher, Melinda Hollingshed, Emmanuel Kidando, Alireza Sarvestani, Joanna Thomas, and Vahid Vahidi, Assistant Professors
Robert Gill, Jennifer Goode, Kenneth Marek, and Lisa Newman, Instructors
 
An engineer takes the discoveries of the scientist, the tools of the mathematician, and the imagination of the inventor and transforms them into goods, services, and information to satisfy human needs. The purpose of Mercer University’s School of Engineering is to educate a student who is prepared to be a practicing engineer, one who can responsibly contribute to a global society that is becoming ever more dependent on technology.
The engineering program of study includes a solid foundation in mathematics and sciences along with a broad range of courses in engineering topics. The program culminates in engineering design courses in which a student explores solutions to recognized needs as a member of a team, since so much of modern engineering is a team effort. Engineering courses place emphasis on the written and spoken word; enabling graduates to effectively communicate their ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences. Because the computer is such an essential tool for analysis, the courses integrate computer methods of problem-solving. Within the engineering curriculum are the general education requirements which promote social, cultural, and global awareness, and draw on Mercer University’s distinguished Judeo-Christian ethical value structure. All of this contributes to the development of a practicing engineer who is a responsible contributor to the global society.
While the focus of the engineering school is to educate engineers, its graduates may enter many fields of graduate study, especially those requiring the disciplined problem solving methods developed in the undergraduate engineering curriculum. Mercer School of Engineering graduates have entered professional graduate programs in medicine, law, and business, as well as graduate engineering programs. The Mercer Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://abet.org.
In addition to the specializations that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, the School of Engineering offers two Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs. The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management focuses on applying selected engineering tools to management decisions. The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication provides a foundation in sciences, mathematics and technology with a strong emphasis on communication skills. Both of the BS programs are intended to provide a technical, scientific, and analytical foundation so the graduate can pursue engineering-related careers that require some engineering-like expertise. The programs are a mutual effort between the School of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Business.
The faculty within the engineering school is dedicated to staying abreast of the latest developments and conveying that current practice to the students in a supportive environment. Each student is encouraged and expected to draw on faculty assistance for knowledge, motivation, value clarification, and transition to the world of engineering.