Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Kevin Macfarlan received his B.S.M.E. and M.S.M.E. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. His doctoral dissertation was in the area of computational modeling of gas turbine combustion and the prediction of their pollutant levels. He was employed for nine years at GE Aircraft Engines in Cincinnati where he received three achievement awards. While at GE, he worked on several military jet engine programs, including those for the B-1B, F-14, F-16, F-18, and F-22 aircraft. He also contributed on several novel engine concepts, such as a commercial engine called the Unducted Fan (UDF), and a vectoring exhaust nozzle for the F-16. Dr. Macfarlan has done research for Westinghouse/Siemens and Honeywell Aerospace in the field of gas turbines.
Dr. Macfarlan and his wife, Laura, have taught several Sunday School classes at their church, First Baptist. He also serves as a deacon and sings in the choir. Dr. Macfarlan has participated in a short-term mission trip to Russia. He and his wife have four children: Kyle (a JBU alum currently in the PhD program at the University of Houston studying Chemical Engineering), Ginger (a senior at JBU), Luke (a freshman at JBU), and Lydia. He enjoys skiing, working on his car, backpacking, and biking.