Jean Kampe

Jean Kampe


  • 906-487-3046
  • 722 I, Minerals and Materials Engineering Building
  • Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Dean of the Pavlis Honors College
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering


Before coming to Michigan Tech in July 2008, Jean-Celeste Malzahn Kampe served as associate professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, where she 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.

Kampe 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. 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.


  • Facilitate implementation of Michigan Tech’s undergraduate curriculum
  • Supports ongoing growth in the Pavlis Honors College
  • Chairs General Education and Assessment Councils
  • Oversees Academic Advising
  • Assists with Faculty Development