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AU’s School of Science & Engineering teaches the next generation of mathematicians, scientists, cybersecurity professionals, and engineers. Our classes are led by professors who understand the ways faith and science work together and are actively engaged in their fields, through writing textbooks, consulting in science and software, and publishing in major scientific journals. Professors make themselves available for mentoring students outside of the classroom in both their faith and cutting-edge research using our first-rate laboratories.
Students studying in our Science & Engineering programs have many opportunities for internships or summer research grants because companies actively seek them out. Genysys and Ontario Systems, two leading technology companies, even opened locations right on campus in order to get a better chance to hire our students.
Graduates go on to medical school, doctoral programs, business school, or even right into the job market, earning competitive salaries at top companies.
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Dr. Ippolito received his B.S. in Biology from Yale University in 1979 and his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. His doctoral research focused on competition between an invasive species and native bass in a power plant reservoir in East Texas. After a four-year stint teaching marine biology at the University of New England in Southern Maine, Dr. Ippolito took his present position with Anderson University, where he has taught for the past 26 years. While on the AU faculty, Dr. Ippolito has developed interests in the fields of ecology and philosophy of science. He has conducted long-term monitoring of the White River in Anderson using benthic macroinvertebrates as indicator organisms and currently shares his data with the Anderson Stormwater Department. Several of his students have presented their findings at the Butler undergraduate conference. Dr. Ippolito also teaches an upper division seminar on the integration of faith and science and is currently investigating the question of how to reconcile Divine action and special Providence with the insights of modern science.
Dr. Ippolito is also a member of the summer faculty of the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in Mancelona, Michigan. He has taught either fish biology or aquatic ecology at Au Sable for all but one of the past twenty-one summers. Dr. Ippolito has also taught stream ecology for the Creation Care Study Program (CCSP) at both their Belize and New Zealand campuses.
Dr. Ippolito is married to Dr. Kimberly Lyle-Ippolito, also a member of the Anderson University Biology faculty. Together they have five children, three of whom have received or are in the process of achieving advanced degrees in their respective disciplines.
Dr. Ippolito enjoys reading, traveling, and classical music. He is also an accomplished martial artist, holding a rank of fourth-degree black belt in Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate, as well as lesser belts in three other styles. He was the 2003 AAU black belt senior champion for the Midwest region.
B.S.; Yale University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Kang has long been interested in integrating mechanical engineering technologies into bio-applications.
His Ph.D. work at Pohang University of Science and Engineering (POSTECH) in Pohang, South Korea, was in design, characterization, and evaluation of an in vitro cell stimulation device using biophysical stimuli for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He also utilized additive manufacturing techniques to provide a three-dimensional environment for cells during culture. He optimized the parameters of electromagnetic field and ultrasound stimuli to specifically enhance cellular functions and evaluated their combined effects with a biomimetic stimulus on bone regeneration.
He further pursued how mechanical stimuli affect cellular metabolism and behavior (i.e., mechanotransduction) as a post-doctoral fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine. He utilized genetically modified mice to observe which cellular mechanisms are associated with external mechanical loading to bones, especially via the Wnt signaling pathway. Additionally, he has worked to develop a reliable osteocyte in vitro culture model using 3D-shaped collagen and mechanical stimuli.
Dr. Kang is married to his grad-school sweetheart, Jung Min, with whom he has a son named Ian. Dr. Kang enjoys learning American culture.
Dr. Kang has served at Anderson University since 2017 and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).
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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Kookmin University (Seoul, South Korea)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH (Pohang, South Korea)
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH (Pohang, South Korea)
During his tenure at Anderson University, Dr. Kennedy has taught a broad range of courses in chemistry and physics and maintains an active research program studying the antimicrobial properties of polymer solutions and polymeric coatings.
In 2009 Dr. Kennedy began consulting for a start-up company that formulates and distributes unique antimicrobial products to a wide variety of markets. In 2010, Dr. Kennedy partnered with his colleagues in the Department of Chemistry and Physics to form Aurum Consulting, a scientific consulting firm that provides services to small businesses and educators in central Indiana. In addition to meeting the needs of its clients, Aurum Consulting also provides exciting internship and research opportunities to Anderson University students.
While on sabbatical during the 2011-2012 academic year, Dr. Kennedy earned his M.B.A. His primary motivation for pursuing this degree was to better understand the demands that are being placed on young, professional scientists and engineers as they enter a work environment that is very different from the environment encountered by previous generations.
Dr. Kennedy is married to his wonderful wife Melinda, with whom he has three daughters: Cassandra, Jadyn, and Amber. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, teaching and playing tennis at the local racquet club, and playing intramural sports.
Dr. Scott Kennedy has served at Anderson University since 2005.
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Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Materials Science Engineering, University of Illinois
M.S. Polymer Science Engineering, University of Massachusetts
M.B.A. Anderson University
Ph.D. Polymer Science Engineering, University of Massachusetts
Professor Charles Koontz joined the Anderson University faculty in 1985 and served as chair of the Computer Science Department from 1999 to 2016. Prior to joining Anderson University, he served in the military and worked in a business-related profession. Professor Koontz received a B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University in 1979 and a M.A. in Computer Science from Ball State in 1985. His academic interests include database programming, web programming, and developing mobile applications.
Over the years, Professor Koontz has done database-related consulting for Lafarge North America, served as a project manager for the English Language Institute in Baghdad, Iraq, and served as a guest lecturer for the Ball State University-Tikrit University Linkage Program.
Chuck and his wife Teresa have five children and nine grandchildren. He enjoys backpacking, hiking and traveling. His work-related and personal travels have taken him to over twenty countries in Europe, the Middle East, and South America.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
A.S., Vincennes University
B.A., Purdue University
M.A., Ball State University
Dr. Josiah Kunz is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering at Anderson University. His Ph.D. work at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ill., was in computational and accelerator physics, specifically working on simulations of muon-based particle accelerators.
Kunz's current research at Anderson University involves designing a cross-platform 3D graphical user interface in which to run several different beamline simulation codes. This code will be able to construct a virtual beamline, run the code, save the setup, and plot simulation results. This user interface will make it far easier for undergraduate students to run simulations. It will also have the benefit of visualization for experts in the field.
Outside of the classroom, Kunz enjoys eating Indian food with his wife Meredith, coding for independent game development, spending time with his two dogs, and leading small groups with his wife.
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Assistant Professor of Physics
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology
Dr. Lambright teaches almost the entire range of courses offered by the Department of Mathematics, such as Explorations in Mathematics and the Calculus sequence, as well as Mathematical Models and Geometry.
His research interests are related to the fields of combinatorics and algebra, involving special families of polynomials and integer sequences related to them. He is hoping to branch out in the future into areas connected to the intersection of mathematics and political science and the use of computational modeling to predict various outcomes in that field.
Dr. Lambright, along with Drs. Taylor and Van Groningen, has led Anderson University's Research Experiences in Mathematics, a group of students who work on original research alongside faculty members. This work has been supported by grants from both CURM and INSGC, providing the students with opportunities to present their results at other area colleges, as well as at conferences across the country.
Outside of the classroom, Dr. Lambright serves the AU community as the academic advisor for both the eSports & Gaming club and Together in Media. Off campus he is active at Maple Grove Church of God in Anderson, IN, where he serves on the Church Council and as part of a cook team for the Wednesday night inter-generational ministry LOGOS. But most of all he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing games and reading.
Dr. Justin Lambright has served at Anderson University since 2011.
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Decker Hall 333
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S. Applied Mathematics and Physics, Geneva College
M.S. Mathematics, Western Illinois University
Ph.D. Mathematics, Lehigh University
Professor Lowmiller joined the AU faculty in 2019. He brings experience working in DevOps, systems and network administration, development, and cybersecurity. He completed a BS in Business Information Systems degree at Indiana Wesleyan University and an MS in Cybersecurity at Bellevue University.
Having been an independent cybersecurity consultant, trainer, and adjunct professor, Professor Lowmiller is looking forward to training the next generation of our cyber workforce for excellence and service. He is very excited to share his experiences working alongside organizations like the US military, financial services providers, and member organizations of the big four accounting firms.
Professor Lowmiller lives in Marion, Indiana, with his wife, Heather, and their three kids. He has many interests, including gardening, hiking, and spending time outdoors.