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Arnaldo Mazzei Jr.

Professor Graduate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-237 MC
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Dr. Arnaldo Mazzei, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and computer aided engineering (CAE).

Dr. Mazzei has been at Kettering University since 1999 and finds that the university's cooperative education program is the distinguishing feature between Kettering students and those at other schools. Students at Kettering achieve a good degree of practical knowledge during their co-op work terms and that makes it easier to understand engineering topics that they learn.

He describes Kettering students as practical, interested and enthusiastic about learning as much as they can. His favorite aspect of teaching at Kettering is the opportunity to link theory to practical applications. He also enjoys working with students in one-on-one situations and decided to come to Kettering based on the school's focus on education.

Hot tip for prospective students: "Although most engineers like the practical aspects of the field, it is important to focus on basic concepts. These concepts allow us to think like engineers and to understand how our 'mechanical world' operates."

Hidden talents and outside interests: When he's not in the classroom or on campus, Dr. Mazzei likes scuba diving, shooting sports and activities that involve cars and motorcycles.

Research Associations:

Mechanical systems dynamics and vibrations
Finite Element Analysis
Automotive Systems


Mazzei, A. and Scott, R. A.; 2013, Journal of Vibration and Control vol. 19 (5), 771 – 786, On the Effects of Non-Homogeneous Materials on the Vibrations and Static Stability of Tapered Shafts. (

Mazzei, A.; 2012, Journal of Shock and Vibration vol. 19 (6), 1315 - 1326, On the Effect of Functionally Graded Materials on Resonances of Rotating Beams.

Mazzei, A. and Scott, R. A.; 2011, ASME - Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol.133, Iss.6, December 2011, Effect of Functionally Graded Materials on Resonances of Bending Shafts Under Time-Dependent Axial Loading. (

Mazzei, A.; 2011, Journal of Vibration and Control vol. 17 (5), 667 - 677, Passage through Resonance in a Universal Joint Driveline System. (

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Bob McAllister

Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry Chemistry / Biochemistry 1700 University Ave
3-111 MC
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Dr. Robert McAllister, Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in Chemistry.

McAllister sees Kettering students as hard working and smart, and feels the cooperative education program gives students a practical outlook on the world of work. He enjoys helping students better understand Chemistry and how it relates to Engineering.

His hot tip for prospective students is that "if you want to be successful in your career, then Kettering is the place for you."

Hidden talents and outside interests: He looks like the former football player that he is, but he can still take on students in a mean game of tennis.

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Gloria McCarthy

Systems Administrator, Int. Information Technology, Staff 1700 University Ave.
2-340 AB

Brian McCartin

Professor of Applied Mathematics Math 1700 University Ave
2-135 B AB
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Dr. Brian McCartin, professor of Applied Mathematics
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences--New York University, with expertise in differential equations and computational mathematics.

McCartin has taught at Kettering for 15 years and finds that one distinguishing element of a Kettering student is their level of maturity. He describes students as intelligent, motivated and applied in their pursuit of academic and professional excellence.

His favorite part about teaching at Kettering includes many opportunities to interact with students interested in science and technology. With more than 13 years of industry experience prior to becoming a professor, McCartin says that one big reason why he came to the institution was the opportunity to incorporate his industry experience in the classroom.

His hot tip for prospective students: "If you are not 100 percent certain which technical field you would like to enter, you should seriously consider majoring in Applied Mathematics. An in-depth knowledge of Applied Mathematics gives you the ability to sample a variety of fields within science and engineering. If you then decide to switch to a specific technical field, all of the Applied Math courses will still be relevant and useful to you. In this sense, it is the safest and most flexible major for someone who knows that they are turned on by technical subjects, but not yet ready to commit to a specific discipline."

Hidden talents and outside interests: McCartin enjoys reading, walking and playing the piano outside of the classroom.

Research Associations:

Computational mathematics
Electromagnetic waves
Mathematical biology
Numerical methods

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L. B McCune

Associate Director of Multicultural Student Initiatives Office of Multicultural Student Initiatives, Staff, Student Life 1700 University Ave
3-300 CC

James McDonald

Department Head, Professor of Computer Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering 1700 University Ave
2-703 E AB

John McGarry

Stadium Director, Atwood Recreation Center

James McLaughlin

Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering 1700 University Ave.
2-703 Z AB
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Professor McLaughlin received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1960. He received an MSc in Engineering in 1962 from Ohio State University while pioneering radio astronomy instrumentation and data processing research under Professor John D. Kraus. Professor McLaughlin later received a JD with distinction from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He is a Michigan Attorney-at-Law, a registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a Professional Engineer.

After teaching at Kettering for 43 years, Professor McLaughlin was appointed Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering. He continues to serve the university as Provost's Counsel and is available for consultation.

Research Associations:

Design of radio antennas

Prediction of radio propagation

Electromagnetic compatibility

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Robert McMahan

President Office of the President 1700 University Avenue
3-309 CC