Dr. Rick Stamper
Dr. Stamper is the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Previously, he was the Associate Dean for Professional Experiences, head of Rose-Hulman Ventures, and most recently served as Dean of Faculty.
Dr. Stamper received his M.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland where he worked in the Institute for Systems Research. His industrial experience includes positions as an Area Manager at Proctor & Gamble and Design Team Leader at GE. 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 holds two patents for halo orthoses, devices that are used to immobilize the cervical spine.
Dr. Stamper is a registered professional engineer and a registered patent agent at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has served as an expert witness in both patent and product liability disputes. At Rose-Hulman he has received the Deans Outstanding Teacher Award and the Board of Trustee’s Outstanding Scholar Award. The American Society of Engineering Education also presented him with the Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award. He was featured in the Princeton Review’s list of the The Best 300 Professors.
In the summer of 2009 he taught engineering courses on the MV Explorer as a visiting professor for the University of Virginia as part of a Semester at Sea voyage that included stops in Canada, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Egypt and Morocco.
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