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Hamrick, Todd

A portrait of Todd Hamrick


ESB 177

Teaching Associate Professor/Academic Advisor - Freshman Engineering


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, WVU 
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, WVU 
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, WVU 
B.A., German, WVU

Dr. Todd Hamrick, PhD is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Freshman Engineering Program at West Virginia University's Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, a position he has held since 2011. He received his PhD that same year from WVU in Mechanical Engineering, with studies in efficiency improvement in well drilling and organic solar cells. Dr. Hamrick received undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and German in 1987, and returned to academia after a 22 year engineering career in industry. During his career Dr. Hamrick served in a broad range of positions including design, product development, tool and die, manufacturing, sales, and management. His teaching style brings practical, innovative, experience based learning to the classroom, where hands on projects that reflect real world applications are valued by students. Since 1998 he has mentored and lead youth organizations including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, and First Robotics, with youth ranging in ages from first grade through high school. 

Teaching Interests

Hands-on Learning 
Experience Based Learning

Special Interests

Using robotics to teach basics 
FIRST Robotics mentor 
WVU Robotics Club Faculty advisor

Professional Societies

American Society of Engineering Educators