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Wes Stone

Wesley Stone


College of Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Technology

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2181
Office: 220 Belk Building
Pronouns: he, him, his


Wes Stone is the Director and a Professor in the School of Engineering + Technology. He joined WCU in 2004 after 9 years in industry with General Electric and 2 years teaching at Valparaiso University. He earned his BS at the University of Texas at Austin, MS at Penn State University, and PhD at Georgia Tech – all 3 in Mechanical Engineering. He also serves as 1 of 2 Outdoor Industry Faculty Liaisons. His primary teaching duties are in product development, using a project-based learning (PBL) approach. His research interests are focused in outdoor gear design, analysis, and testing.


  • Ph D, Georgia Institute Technology-Main Campus
  • MS, Pennsylvania State University University Park
  • BS, University of Texas Austin

Teaching Interests

During his time at WCU, Dr. Stone has taught a wide array of courses in Engineering + Technology. Most recently he has taught courses in product development, Lean Six Sigma (quality), and numerical methods.

Research Interests

Dr. Stone's scholarship is focused in two main areas: engineering education and outdoor gear design, analysis, and testing.

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