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Contact info and brief biography
of our Edward F. Cross School of Engineering faculty.


Brian Roth, Dean

Professor of Engineering

(509) 527-2341
Brian.Roth@wallawalla.edu
CSP 268

Larry Aamodt

Associate Dean,
Professor of Engineering

(509) 527-2058
Larry.Aamodt@wallawalla.edu
ADM 331

Professor Roth’s bio

Degrees: 

PhD; Stanford University; 2008
MSE; Purdue University; 2003
BSE; Walla Walla College; 2001 

Teaching History:

School of Engineering, Walla Walla University, 2006, 2008-Present

Classes Taught:

Aircraft Design, Optimization, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics and more 

Other Professional Work Experience:

NASA and The Boeing Company - research contracts

Consulting on small UAV design and development

Engineers Without Borders - managing engineering projects in Honduras, Peru and India

Hobbies:

Aircraft design, Backpacking, Cello, Cycling, Family, Racquetball, and Reading

Professional Associations:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA),
Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA)

Professor Aamodt's bio

Degrees: 
PhD; Washington State University; 1999
MSEE; Washington State University; 1990 

Teaching History:
School of Engineering, Walla Walla College
  1983-1987, 1989-Present

Classes Taught:
Digital Logic, Embedded System Design, 
Digital Design, VLSI Design, Analog System
Design, Computer Architecture, Instrumentation 

Other Professional Work Experience:
6 Years BioMedical Engineering at Loma Linda
  University Medical Center 

Hobbies:
Audio, Acoustics, Time Domain Relectometry, 
Active Research in Medical Instrumentation: 
  Tissue Water Monitoring 

Professional Associations:
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE),Audio Engineering Society (AES

Bryce Cole

Professor of Engineering

(509) 527-2295
Bryce.Cole@wallawalla.edu
CSP 272

Rob Frohne

Professor of Engineering

(509) 527-2075
Rob.Frohne@wallawalla.edu
CSP 261

Professor Cole’s bio

Degrees:
PhD; Notre Dame; 1996
MSCE; Massachusetts/Amherst; 1989
BSE/BA; Walla Walla College; 1987  

Teaching History:
School of Engineering; Walla Walla College, 
  1995-Present  

Classes Taught:
Hydrology, Soil Mechanics, Transportation, 
Finite Elements 

Other Professional Work Experience:
Ground Water Flow Modeling, Hydrogeology
Consulting Work, Grade School & High School
Science Outreach 

Hobbies:
Foreign Languages, Travel, Hiking & Skiing  

Professional Associations:
National Ground Water Association (NGWA), 
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE),
American Geophysical Union (AGU), 
International Association of Hydrologic Science
(IAHS), American Society of Engineering
Education (ASEE)

Professor Frohne's bio

Professor Frohne’s personal website >

Degrees:
PhD; Purdue University, 1988 
MSEE; Purdue University, 1985
BSE; Walla Walla College,1983 

Teaching History: 
School of Engineering, Walla Walla College, 
  1988-Present 

Classes Taught:
Circuit Analysis, Signals & Systems, Electronics, 
Instrumentation, Electromagnetic Propagation
and Radiation, Communication Systems 

Hobbies:
Amateur Radio

Michael Jensen

Program Coordinator/STEM Recruiter

(509) 527-2080
Michael.Jensen@wallawalla.edu
CSP 270

Qin Ma

Professor of Engineering

(509) 527-2537
Qin.Ma@wallawalla.edu
CSP 267

Michael’s bio

Degrees:
BSE, Mechanical concentration; Walla Walla University, 2018

Hobbies:
Downhill skiing, SCUBA diving, hiking, powered paragliding, traveling, reading, writing, journalism, classical music

Professor Ma's bio

Degrees:
PhD; Carnegie Mellon University; 2004
MS; Florida International University; 1999
MS; Chongqing University; 1994
BS; Chongqing University; 1987 

Teaching History:
EFC School of Engineering, Walla Walla University, 2004-Present
Heat Power Engineering Department, Chongqing University, 1994 – 1996  

Classes Taught:
Finite Element Methods, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Materials, Materials and Processes in Manufacturing 

Other Professional Work Experience:
Research Institute of Industrial Boilers, Nanjing, P.R.China;
Post-doctoral Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University;
Research Assistant at Carnegie Mellon University;
Research Assistant at Florida International University 

Hobbies:
ping-pong, swimming, music, outdoor activities  

Professional Associations:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); 
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS); 
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 

Honors:
Tau Beta Pi - the Engineering Honor Society, 2004; Liang Jidian (Hong Kong Bank) Fellowship, 2003; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1999.

Renee Mackin

Administrative Assistant

(509) 527-2767
Renee.Mackin@wallawalla.edu
CSP 266 2nd Floor Office Suite

Curt Nelson

Professor of Engineering

(509) 527-2076
Curt.Nelson@wallawalla.edu
CSP 263

About Renee

Renee is a true lifesaver for engineering students at Walla Walla University. She can help them find people, pickup their homework or find their next class. The faculty also rely on her skill in managing photocopying, preparing reports and curriculum guide sheets, retrieving senior project documents, and a host of other essential tasks.

Professor Nelson's bio

Degrees:
PhD: University of Utah, 2004
MSEE: Washington State University,1986
BSE: Walla Walla College, 1978 

Teaching History:
School of Engineering, Walla Walla University,
  1982-83, 1988-Present 

Classes Taught:
Engineering Mechanics, Digital Design, 
Digital Logic, VLSI Design, Embedded System 
Design, Linear Network Analysis, Circuit Analysis

Other Professional Work Experience:
MSI Data Corp, Bonneville Power Association,
WWC, Fluke Corp., Commercial Fishing

Hobbies:
Mountain Climbing, Triathlon 

Professional Associations:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Delvin Peterson

Professor of Engineering

(509) 527-2079
Delvin.Peterson@wallawalla.edu
CSP 266

Melodie Selby

Professor of Engineering

(509) 527-2747
Melodie.Selby@wallawalla.edu
CSP 257

Professor Peterson's bio

Degrees:   
PhD; Oregon State University, 2012
MSME; Oregon State University, 2004
BSE; Walla Walla College, 2001 

Teaching History:
School of Engineering, Walla Walla College,
  2004 - Present 

Classes Taught:
Intro to Engineering, Engineering Mechanics,
Engineering Economy, Writing for Engineers,
Instrumentation 

Other Professional Work Experience:
Bechtel, Richland, WA 

Hobbies:
Music, RVing, Woodworking 

Professional Associations:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  (ASME)

Professor Selby’s bio

Degrees:
MSCE; Washington State University, 1994
BSE; Walla Walla College, 1986

Teaching History:
School of Engineering. Walla Walla University 2009- Present

Classes Taught:
Collection and Distribution System, Design treatment, Plant Design, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Stewardship, Environmental Engineering Systems, Environmental Principles, and Writing for Engineers.

Other Professional Work Experience:
6 years consulting civil and environmental engineering, 
17 years Washington State Department of Ecology, Nuclear Waste Program and Water Quality Program.

Hobbies:
Cooking, tatting, reading, and raising children.

Professional Associations:
American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Engineering Educators, and Engineers Without Borders.

Ralph Stirling

Instrument Engineer

(509) 527-2071
Ralph.Stirling@wallawalla.edu
CSP 262

Louie Yaw

Professor of Engineering

(509) 527-2081
Louie.Yaw@wallawalla.edu
CSP 259

Professor Stirling's bio

Degrees:
MSEE, Purdue, 1985
BSE, Walla Walla College, 1981 

Teaching History:
School of Engineering, Walla Walla University,
  1988 - Present 

Classes Taught:
Manufacturing, Communication Systems,
Instrumentation, Digital Design, Senior Project Ideas

Other Professional Work Experience:
Calera Recognition Systems (Software Engineer),
Palantir Corp (Software Engineer), 
Coopervision Surgical Imaging (Consultant) 

Hobbies:
Ham Radio, Woodworking 

Professional Associations:
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

Professor Yaw's bio

Professor Yaw’s personal website >

Degrees:
PhD, UC Davis, 2008
MS, UC Davis, 1996
BSE, Walla Walla College, 1992

Teaching History:
School of Engineering, Walla Walla University, 1992 - 1993, 2000 - 2005, 2008 - Present 

Classes Taught:
Structural Design, Steel Design, Statics, Structural Analysis, Writing for Engineers, Intro to Engineering, Mechanics of Materials 

Other Professional Work Experience:
Structural Engineering Practice for 7 years,
Licensed Civil and Structural Engineer in CA and WA 

Hobbies:
Oil Painting, Volleyball, Tennis, Reading, Writing 

Professional Associations:
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE),
Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAC)

Last update on August 23, 2018