1988–2016: Professor, University of Tennessee 1983–1988: Associate Professor, University of Tennessee 1979–1983: Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee 1975–1978: Research/Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University 1969–1974: Engineer, Westinghouse-Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory 1969: Engineer, McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics Corporation
- Promotion of innovation in design education with alternate problem solving strategies.
- Assessment of teaching techniques to promote creative problem solving.
- Applications of chaos theory in design education.
- Thermal control of consumer electronics.
- Thermal and fluid based instrumentation systems.
- Energy system analysis.
- Experimental heat transfer and fluid flow.
PhD 1979, North Carolina State University MS 1972, Carnegie-Mellon University BS 1969, University of Illinois Bettis Reactor Engineering School, 1970; Naval Reactors Program
- American Society for Engineering Education
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- ASME National Student Section Committee, 1981-82
- ASME Student Section Faculty Advisor, 1980-83, 1993-97
- Registered Professional Engineer, State of Tennessee
- National Effective Teaching Institute, Washington, DC, June, 1996
- ASME K-18 Committee on Low Temperature and Arctic Regions Heat Transfer, 1988-1995