Dr. Kline received his doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering in 1993 from Michigan Technological University. He joined Western Michigan University in 2001, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007. He was previously employed as a senior research engineer and Instructor at Michigan Technological University, and as a post-doctoral associate at Cornell University.
Dr. Kline has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings in the areas of materials science, physical property measurement and estimation, engineering process design, engineering education, and service-learning in engineering. His current research efforts in engineering education are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation.
2013 Outstanding Researcher Award, WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Chair, ASEE North Central Section, June 2013-2015
2009 Outstanding Educator Award, WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences