Dr. Richard E. Stanley, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in dynamics and vibrations (specifically in the area of internal combustion engines) and development of internet animation software for dynamics and statics courses.
Stanley sees Kettering students as intelligent, driven and career-minded. When asked what makes Kettering students different he says, "Kettering students come in as student interns and graduate as hands-on professionals, possessing an exceptional amount of confidence and forward-thinking abilities." Stanley feels that the students are his life, and he is inspired by their brilliance and confidence. He originally wanted to teach at Kettering because "there is no other school in the country with such a unique approach to education, a cooperative education school with a strong focus on education."
His hot tip for prospective students is to "get ready to work hard and earn the many benefits that come with an education here."
Hidden talents and outside interests: Stanley is a lifelong martial artist, teaching Tang Soo Do, kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitzu (BJJ) for more than 25 years. This allows him to relate many BJJ techniques to "mechanics" principles in the classroom and seminars.
Combustion engines, internal
Experimental analysis, mechanical and thermal systems
Mechanical and thermal systems, experimental analysis
Vibrations and dynamics