Dr. Wesley Carpenter

Dr. Wesley Carpenter

Title: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Program Director, Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Program: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Dept/Program: Engineering and Science Technology
Office: Schrank Hall South 123E
Phone: 330-972-7889
Fax: 330-972-4904
Email: wac1@uakron.edu


Dr. Carpenter is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice in the Engineering and Science Technology Department at the University of Akron. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Engineering Education, all from the University of Akron. In addition, he holds a Master of Technology degree from Kent State University. His teaching expertise is in the area of thermo-fluid sciences, in particular, fluid power engineering. His research expertise is in engineering education and the psychology of creativity and innovation.

Research Interests Include:

  • Creativity and Divergent Thinking in Engineering Design
  • Teaching Creativity and Innovation in the Engineering Curriculum
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Engineering Design Education
  • Design Cognition
  • Neuroscience of Creativity