Faculty/Staff Profile

Kristine K Craven, PhD

Assistant Professor

Highest Degree University: West Vriginia University
College/Unit: College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department: Basic Engineering Office
Clement Hall (CLEM) 318
PO Box: 5002
(931) 372-6027
Dr. Craven is active in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), serving as Secretary of Region D, Treasurer of the Upper Cumberland Professional Section, and the Faculty Advisor for TTU’s Collegiate Section.  She is also active in Engineering Education Research and a member of the American Sociey for Engineering Education.  Dr. Craven teaches Engineering Graphics, Programming for Engineers (C, FORTRAN, and MATLAB languages), Connections to Engineering & Technology, and Thermodynamics.

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Doctorate of Philosophy in Engineering, West Virginia University, 1997
Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University,1990
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1987

TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

Craven, Kristine K., Smith, James E., Clark, Nigel N., “Combustion Ignition Delay in Engines with Unconventional Piston Motion.” Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Transport Engineering, Vol. 203, 1989, pp. 193-196.

Craven, Kristine K., Clark, Nigel N., and Smith, James E., “Piston Motion and Ignition Delay: Details on Coal-Based Fuel Injection and Effects of Mass Leakage.” Society of Automotive Engineers Technical Paper Series, Paper No. 900388, 1990.

Craven, Kristine K., Clark, Nigel N., Smith, James E., and Cox, Jonathan, “Compression Ignition Delay Research at West Virginia University.” American Society of Mechanical Engineers Paper No. 90-ICE-5, 1990.

Craven, Kristine K., A Study of the Effect of Piston Motion on Ignition Delay of Several Different Fuels. MSME Masters Thesis, West Virginia University, 1990.

Craven, Kristine K., Clark, Nigel N., and Smith, James E., “Initial Investigations of a Novel Engine Concept for Use with a Wide Range of Fuel Types.” Society of Automotive Engineers Technical Paper Series, Paper No. 920057, 1992.

Craven, Kristine K., Clark, Nigel N., “Ideal Computer Analysis of a Novel Engine Concept.” Society of Automotive Engineers Technical Paper Series, Paper No. 960080, 1996.

Craven, Kristine K. Thermodynamic Model of a Three Chamber Engine. Ph.D. Dissertation, West Virginia University, 1997.

Craven, Kristine, Wayne, Scott, Stiller, Alfred, ”The Freshman Engineering Experience at West Virginia University." 1999 Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators, Session 2353, Washington, D.C., 1999.

Wayne, Scott, Stiller, Alfred, and Craven, Kristine, "Integrating Design and Decision Making into Freshman Engineering at West Virginia University." 1999 Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education, Session 2253, Washington, D.C., 1999.

Craven, Kristine K. “Assessing the Effectiveness of a Project-Based Laboratory Manual for a C Programming Course”, 2003 Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education, Washington, D.C., 2003.

Craven, Kristine, Pardue, Sally, and Ramsey-Idem, Karen, “Engineering A Future at Tennessee Technological University”, 2005 Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education, Washington, D.C., 2005.

Matson, Jessica, Craven, Kristine, Pardue, Sally, Darvennes, Corinne, “Assessing Participant Engagement in a Middle School Outreach Program”, submitted to the American Society of Engineering Education, in review.

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