Dr. Benjamin McPheron

Chair, Physical Sciences & Engineering; Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Hartung Hall 307A

Dr. McPheron received his BSEE in Electrical Engineering at Ohio Northern University in 2010, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park in 2014.

Dr. McPheron has experience teaching a variety of engineering courses, including a majority of the courses required for Electrical Engineering majors. At AU he teaches courses in freshman engineering, circuit theory, electronics, control systems, power systems, and mechatronics. Dr. McPheron’s research interests include applications of control systems, robotics, and engineering education. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ASEE.

He is married to his amazing wife Mallory, and the couple have two children: Madeline and Carter. He is active serving on the worship team and as a life group leader at Northview Church, Anderson Campus. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, running, disc golf, board games, and making YouTube videos for engineering education.

Dr. McPheron has served at Anderson University since 2018, and as Chair of Physical Sciences & Engineering since 2020. Prior to arriving at Anderson University, Dr. McPheron spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Selected Publications

B.D. McPheron, W.S. Troy, C.E. Baker. “Allowing Freshman Engineering Students to Encounter Multiple Disciplines: Discipline Oriented Labs in the First Semester Engineering Curriculum.” 2021 First Year Engineering Experience Conference, 2021.

B.D. McPheron, K.M. Parson, M.R. Stein. “Development of a Mechatronics System Design Course.” Proceedings of the 2021 ASEE Illinois-Indiana Section Conference, April 16-17, 2021.

B.D. McPheron, R.H. Stuthers, B.A. Thompson, K.M. Parson. “Using Guitar Pedals to Introduce Amplifier Design and Printed Circuit Board Layout in an Electronics Course.” Proceedings of the 2021 ASEE Illinois-Indiana Section Conference, April 16-17, 2021.

B.D. McPheron, J.L. Schiano, B.F. Thomson, K.K. Shetty, W.W. Brey. “Demonstration of 2D NMR Spectroscopy in a Powered Magnet at 25 T Using Cascade Field Regulation.” Proceedings of the 2019 American Control Conference, July 10-12, 2019.

B.D. McPheron, K.J. Butler. “Writing Children’s Stories to Improve Engineering Student’s Communication with Non-Engineering Audiences.” Proceedings of the 2019 ASEE Illinois-Indiana Section Conference, March 22-23, 2019.

B.D. McPheron, C.R. Thomas, W.J. Palm IV. “Time for Reflection: Development of Twenty Short Videos to Introduce New Topics and Engage Students in Circuit Theory.” Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24-27, 2018.

E.T. Daniels, B.D. McPheron. “A Machine Learning Approach to Classifying Algae Concentrations.” 2017 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference, November 3-5, 2017.

B.D. McPheron, M.Z. McPheron, C.R. Thomas. “Does Performance-Based Assessment in an Introductory Circuits Laboratory Improve Student Learning?” Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 25-28, 2017.

Contact Dr. McPheron:
bdmcpheron@anderson.edu
BSEE in Electrical Engineering, Ohio Northern University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University