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Dr Kendra L Wallis (she/her)

[Dr Kendra Lee Wallis]

Associate Professor of Instruction, Materials Science and Engineering
Last Updated: September 22, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
It is my goal to contribute to research in materials science and/or physics while enhancing the educational experience of all students, especially those from underrepresented minority populations, including women, in STEM. My research experiences in graduate school were concentrated on condensed matter physics and nanostructured materials. My fascination with materials grew from doing the research, reading the literature, and attending lectures, seminars, and conferences.

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
nanotechnology, nanostructures, materials, sustainable energy

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
In my current role as teaching faculty, I endeavor to introduce engineering students to the work of an engineer. Whether they become professional engineers or pursue an academic career, I want to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful engineers.

I enjoy teaching problem solving skills in physics, chemistry, statics and dynamics. In addition, I look forward to teaching courses in sustainable energy, materials for energy applications, and how nanotechnology is related to every aspect of the energy supply chain. My courses include sustainable development goals and I use sustainability as a foundation for all education.

Biography

Biography

Dr. Wallis did her academic work in physics, earning a Bachelor of Science from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, in 1985. She earned a Master of Science from UTA in 1993 and earned a PhD in physics from Texas Christian University in 2008. After teaching physics for many years, she attended several conferences on engineering education where she became familiar with the problem solving course at UTA.

In 2017, Dr. Wallis joined the teaching faculty at UTA as a member of the Materials Science and Engineering Department. She taught ENGR 1300 / 1250 Engineering Problem Solving for four years, during which time she helped students develop teamwork skills in the context of problem solving in order that they might become the best prospective engineers for employers.

In 2021, she began teaching courses for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and is looking forward to teaching a combination of courses for different departments in the College of Engineering for the foreseeable future.

Dr. Wallis is a Faculty Fellow with the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence (CRTLE) at UTA. She is active on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committe of the College of Engineering and is helping in the development of an Ombuds Team for the College.

Education

Education

    • 2008 PhD in Physics
      Texas Christian University
    • 1993 MS in Physics
      The University of Texas at Arlington
    • 1985 BS in Physics
      West Texas A&M University

Memberships

    • Jan 2018 to Present American Association for Advancement of Science
      The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." To fulfill this mission, the AAAS Board has set the following broad goals:
      Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public; Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use; Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise; Provide a voice for science on societal issues; Promote the responsible use of science in public policy; Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce; Foster education in science and technology for everyone; Increase public engagement with science and technology; and Advance international cooperation in science.
    • Sept 2004 to Present American Physical Society
      Member
      The American Physical Society strives to: Be the leading voice for physics and an authoritative source of physics information for the advancement of physics and the benefit of humanity; Provide effective programs in support of the physics community and the conduct of physics; Collaborate with national scientific societies for the advancement of science, science education and the science community; Cooperate with international physics societies to promote physics, to support physicists worldwide and to foster international collaboration; Promote an active, engaged and diverse membership, and support the activities of its units and members.

Publications


      2016
      • Journal Article
        Bridging the Conceptual Gap Between Free Fall and Drag-Dominated Regimes
        [de Obaldia, Elida, Miller, Norma, Wittel, Fred, Jaimison, George, Wallis, Kendra]. 54(4), 232-234. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4944365

Courses

      • MAE 2323-001 DYNAMICS
        (Course Id: 103611)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MAE 2323-002 DYNAMICS
        (Course Id: 103611)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MAE 3360-001 ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 103647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MAE 3360-002 ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 103647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • MSE 4355-001 MATERIALS FOR ENERGY
        (Course Id: 112354)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MSE 5355-001 MATERIALS FOR ENERGY
        (Course Id: 111987)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MSE 5355-900 MATERIALS FOR ENERGY
        (Course Id: 111987)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MAE 2323-002 DYNAMICS
        (Course Id: 103611)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ENGR 1251-002 PROBLEM SOLVING ENGR (PRECAL)
        (Course Id: 113782)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ENGR 1251-102 PROBLEM SOLVING ENGR (PRECAL)
        (Course Id: 113782)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • ENGR 1250-006 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ENGR 1250-106 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • ENGR 1250-900 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ENGR 1250-008 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ENGR 1250-010 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ENGR 1250-011 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ENGR 1250-108 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ENGR 1250-110 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ENGR 1250-111 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ENGR 1250-900 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ENGR 1250-001 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ENGR 1250-002 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ENGR 1250-005 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ENGR 1250-006 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ENGR 1250-102 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ENGR 1250-105 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ENGR 1250-106 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ENGR 1250-003 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-004 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-008 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-011 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-103 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-108 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-111 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-001 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-002 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-101 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Summer - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-102 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Summer - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-002 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-008 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-009 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-010 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-102 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-108 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-109 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-110 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ENGR 1250-002 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1250-003 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1250-008 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1250-102 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1250-103 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1250-108 PROBLEM SOLVING IN ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 113198)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-001 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-002 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-101 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-102 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-001 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-002 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-003 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-007 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-101 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-102 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-103 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-107 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ENGR 1300-001 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGR 1300-002 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGR 1300-007 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGR 1300-101 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGR 1300-102 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ENGR 1300-107 ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING
        (Course Id: 112519)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017