Matt Jackson, Ph.D.
Bell Helicopter Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office: Engineering Building, Room 104
Dr. Jackson is originally from Canadian, Texas. He joined the WTAMU faculty in fall 2007. He has bachelors degrees in math and chemistry from Wayland Baptist University and a master's degree and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University. He was a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. before coming to WTAMU.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Jackson teaches dynamics, mechanics, combustion, machine design, and computational analysis and works as a faculty mentor with several students on research projects. He is also the faculty sponsor for ASME and the WT Rifle Club. He was named to the Bell Helicopter Professorship in Mechanical Engineering in 2013.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Jackson collaborates extensively with Dr Emily Hunt and Pantex on projects ranging from explosives testing to polymer mixing. He also serves as a consultant with several local and regional businesses and entities on engineering projects.
Dr. Jackson and his wife, Jill, have two children: Audrey is 8, and Judah is 5. He enjoys family, faith, friends and fitness.