Nathan Klingbeil Biography

Nathan Klingbeil

Dr. Nathan Klingbeil is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.  He served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science from 2013-2018. Dr. Klingbeil earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1998.  He is the lead investigator for Wright State’s National Model for Engineering Mathematics Education, which has been supported by NSF STEP Type 1, CCLI Phase 3 and TUES Type 3 awards. Dr. Klingbeil is widely regarded as a national expert in student retention and success in STEM, and has served as a content expert for the national student success and professional development organizations Complete College America and Academic Impressions.  Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Associate Dean for Academic affairs from 2010-2013, as Director of Student Retention and Success from 2007-2009, and held the University title of Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching from 2005-2008.  Dr. Klingbeil has received numerous awards for his work in engineering education, and was named the 2005 Ohio Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).