Dr. Wesley Carpenter

Dr. Wesley Carpenter

Title: Assistant Professor
Program: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Dept/Program: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office: Schrank Hall South 123E
Phone: 330-972-7889
Email: wac1@uakron.edu


Dr. Carpenter is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering and Science Technology Department at the University of Akron. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Master of Technology degree from Kent State University and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Engineering Education, 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

Dr. Carpenter also is the program director for the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program.