Jennifer Brock

Jennifer Brock

Associate Dean for Academics/Professor
Mechanical Engineering
EIB 403E/ECB 301C


Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, August 2009, Dissertation in experimental and numerical investigation into electromagnetic measurements for detecting cancer.

Master of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2005, (GPA: 3.87/4.00)

Thesis: Behavior of Particulates Suspended in a DC Glow Discharge

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2003Summa Cum Laude and With Distinction (GPA: 3.96/4.00). Minor in Astronomy

Honors and Awards

• Women in Engineering Distinguished Graduate Student Award, 2007

• National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2003

• Dean’s Distinguished University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2003


Dr. Brock (Ms. Jennifer McFerran prior to 2009) has been at UAA since receiving her PhD in 2009. She is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Academics in the College of Engineering, as well as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering.  Her area of specialization is fluid/thermal systems. Courses taught include ENGR A151 Introduction to Engineering, ES A346 Introduction to Thermodynamics, ME A313 Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics, ME A441/L Heat and Mass Transfer with lab, and ME A442/A642 Advanced Fluid Mechanics. She is a volunteer program evaluator (PEV) with ABET and has participated in in numerous campus-wide assessment- and accreditation-related initiatives, most recently serving as a tri-chair of the UAA Institutional Self-Study Committee from 2016-18 in connection with the institution’s regional accreditation.