Jean-Celeste Kampe

Jean Kampe
  • BS Chemical Engineering 1980
  • PhD Metallurgical Engineering 1987

Jean-Celeste Kampe graduated from Michigan Tech in 1980 with her Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and her PhD in Metallurgical Engineering in 1987. She is a professor emerita in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Kampe was an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. She received a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1987, an MChE from the University of Delaware in 1984, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1980.

At Virginia Tech, Kampe was the PI on a $2-million STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Talent Expansion Program grant from the National Science Foundation. This grant spanned five years, and the work focused on first-year intervention to improve first-to-second-year retention in the College of Engineering. In addition to teaching full time and researching, she has also served as academic advisor for first-year general engineering students. She has experience in educational research and outreach as well as in serving on departmental, college and university committees.

Prior to her work in academe, Kampe was a research engineer at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.

Kampe is currently a member of the Presidential Council of Alumnae at Michigan Tech, Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honor Society, ASM International (formerly American Society for Metals), and the American Society for Engineering Education.

"Jean has an excellent record of accomplishment in the development of distinctive academic programs," said Tim Schulz, dean of engineering. "Her leadership will be a substantial asset to the Department of Engineering Fundamentals, the College of Engineering, and the University."

Updated August 2023