James Madison University

Kyle G. Gipson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Office: HHS 3232
  • Phone: 540-568-5054
  • Email: gipsonkg@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4113
    801 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D. in Polymer, Fiber Science from Clemson University in 2011
  • M.S. in Textile Technology from the Institute of Textile Technology in 1999
  • B.S. in Physics from Wofford College in 1995


Dr. Gipson joined the JMU Department of Engineering in 2011 after completing his PhD in Polymer, Fiber Science at Clemson University within the School of Materials Science & Engineering.  Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Gipson served in various positions with Milliken & Company.  The last position he held with the company was Technical Manager for one of the business units.  In this capacity, he managed the development and deployment of new-to-world products, product enhancements, and product design modifications engineered to meet specific end-use applications. 

Scholarly Interests and Research Topics

Polymer nanocomposite synthesis and characterization; increasing capacity for diversity in engineering and recruitment and retention of engineering undergraduates (expectancy-value and social capital)


  • September 28
    Fall Career & Internship Fair
    Festival Conference and Student Center
  • October 2
    11:00 a.m.
    Cohen Center Talk:
    David Campbell of Boston University presents: Back to the Future: Recovering the Age of Wonder
    Highlands Room
  • November 13
    11:00 a.m.
    Cohen Center Talk: Henry Petroski of Duke University presents on the topics of design, success and failure, and history of engineering and technology.
    Grafton Stovall Theater
  • April 16, 2016
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Engineering xChange