James Madison University

Kyle G. Gipson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Office: ENGE 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)