Math Department, Mission College, Santa Clara, California
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Dr. Wendell Stephens is a part-time instructor at Mission College in
Mathematics. He is a full time employee of the US Army Aeroflightdynamics
Directorate located at NASA's Ames Research Center. Currently, he is the
acting Division Chief of the Simulation and Aircraft Systems Division and
Branch Chief of the Systems Integration Office. Dr. Stephens started his
career as a research scientist with NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia
and then transferred to NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field,
California. He has written over thirty technical publications in areas of
structures, structural dynamics, and software program development for
rotorcraft analysis. Between NASA and the Army he has worked on the Viking
Project (Mars Mission vehicle), Apollo, Space Shuttle, and various Army
rotorcraft such as Comanche and Apache Longbow.
Dr. Stephens received his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Masters
Degree in Applied Mechanics, and Doctorate of Science in Applied Mechanics.
All degrees were awarded by the University of Virginia. He was also a
post-doctoral fellow in Engineering Mechanics at Harvard University. In 1990
he served six months in Washington, DC as an Army LEGIS Fellow. He is also an
army veteran having served in Viet Nam. He was honorably discharged after 2
years with the rank of Captain.
Dr. Stephens has taught professional, undergraduate, and graduate courses at
various universities over the past 27 years. These courses have included
algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, civil engineering
technology certification review, physics, engineering statics, dynamics, and
finite element analysis of structures. He is the author of one book on Civil
Engineering Certification Exam preparation.
This semester Wendell is teaching Statistics
Fall 2004 classes included Arithmetic and Statistics.
Spring 2004 classes included Statistics.
Spring 97 classes included Trigonometry.
Spring 96 classes included Trigonometry.
Fall 95 classes included Arithmetic Review.
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