Dr. Kevin Macfarlan

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Dr. Kevin Macfarlan

Chair, Division of Engineering and Construction Management
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. Kevin and his wife, Laura, have taught several Sunday school classes. Dr. Macfarlan has participated in a short-term mission trip to Russia.

He and his wife have four children:  Kyle (a JBU alum working as a Chemical Engineer in the greater Houston area), Ginger (another JBU alum who works for Clorox in Bentonville), Luke (a senior at JBU studying Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering), and Lydia (a Nursing freshman at JBU).  He also has two beautiful daughters-in-law and one precious granddaughter.  He enjoys skiing, working on his car, backpacking and biking.



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