Director of Undergraduate Studies and Professor, Vanderbilt University
Ken Frampton is the director of undergraduate studies and professor of the practice in mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University. He has led his department’s annual self-assessment for the past 10 years and has successfully led his program through two ABET review cycles.
After earning his B.E. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, he joined Wyle Laboratories as an acoustical consultant in Arlington, Virginia, for two years. Returning to school in 1991 at Duke University, he earned his Ph.D. and served as a Research Assistant Professor. Frampton joined Vanderbilt University’s faculty in 1998, spent three years at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton 2006-2009, and then returned to Vanderbilt’s Mechanical Engineering Department.
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