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Roger Parsons

Roger Parsons

Professor Emeritus


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

Professional Service

  • 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


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