Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Michael Foster received his BS in Engineering degree from Messiah College (Grantham, PA) in 2002 and his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) in 2006 and 2007, respectively. He is a member of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Mike's technical interests include heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and biomimicry. He is also active in engineering education research. His teaching responsibilities include applications of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, control systems engineering, and computational methods. His other passions include studying leadership principles and encouraging others to pursue their calling/purpose with a passion. Mike enjoys competitive volleyball, baseball, photography, exercise/lifting, and hanging out with his family. His wife, Luann, is a doctoral student in the George Fox PsyD program. They are parents to two energetic boys.