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Richard E. Stamper Named Interim Dean of Faculty
May 30, 2012
One of America's top college engineering educators, Richard E.
Stamper, Ph.D., has been named to serve as Interim Dean of Faculty.
His one-year appointment will begin on July 1.
||Richard E. Stamper,
A 1985 Rose-Hulman alumnus, Stamper returned to his alma mater
as a mechanical engineering faculty member in 1998. He has served
the past two years as Associate Dean of Professional Experiences,
leading the Rose-Hulman Ventures program, and formerly was head of
the Department of Engineering Management. He earned the Rose-Hulman
Dean's Outstanding Teacher Award in 2006, the Board of Trustees'
Outstanding Scholar Award in 2004 and the Ferdinand P. Beer and E.
Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award in
2001 from the American Society for Engineering Education
Recently, Stamper was among only nine engineering professors
profiled in the Princeton Review's The 300 Best Professors book,
recognizing top teachers in more than 60 fields from 122 colleges
and universities across the nation. Rose-Hulman had two professors
in the engineering category.
"As a gifted educator, an outstanding scholar and a trusted
colleague, Rick is ideally suited to step into this position. He
has a passion for Rose-Hulman and its faculty, staff and students,
and he will provide strong leadership for the 2012-13 academic
year," stated Phillip Cornwell, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic
In his new role, Stamper will oversee the academic department
heads, the Associate Dean of the Faculty, the Associate Dean of
Online Learning and Instructional Technology, the Registrar's
office and the Learning Center.
Stamper's industrial experience includes positions as an area
manager at Procter & Gamble and as a design team leader at
General Electric. He also spent one year at the Toshiba Appliance
Engineering Laboratory in Yokohama, Japan as part of a technical
exchange between GE and Toshiba. In 2004, he formed a small company
to develop medical devices, and he holds two patents for halo
orthoses, which are devices that are used to immobilize the
As a registered patent agent for the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office, Stamper has served as an expert witness in both patent and
product liability disputes. He is a registered professional
engineer and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the American
Intellectual Property Association and ASEE.
Stamper received his Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of
Maryland, where he worked in the Institute for Systems Research,
and he earned a master's degree from Purdue University. He earned
Purdue's Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Award in