Mr. William K. Hemphill
Associate Professor
East Tennessee State University
Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, & Digital Media
P.O. Box 70552
Johnson City, TN   37614
Mr. Bill


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Term Schedule:
109C Wilson-Wallis Hall
Cell:  (423) 767-5254
Fax:  (423) 439-7750

Weekly Schedule   (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
[No ENTC undergraduate classes scheduled for Summer 2011]
Other Courses
ENTC 1120   Manufacturing Processes & Specifications
ENTC 2170   Computer Aided Drafting & Design
ENTC 2200   Machine Tool Technology
ENTC 3020   Technology & Society
ENTC 3600   Manufacturing Technology
ENTC 3710   Manual CNC Programming
ENTC 4060   Project Scheduling
ENTC 4357/5357 & MGMT 4357/5357  CIM Applications
ENTC 4957-001   Special Topics: Entrepreneurial Laboratory
Address (for USPS):
East Tennessee State University
Attn: Bill Hemphill
Engineering Technology Box 70552
109C Wilson-Wallis Hall
Johnson City, TN 37614-0552
Address (for UPS/FedEx):
ETSU c/o Central Receiving
Attn: Bill Hemphill
Engineering Tech 70552
109C Wilson-Wallis
Johnson City, TN 37614
Grants & Funded
R & D Activities:
$5,000 ETSU Instructional Development Committee (IDC) grant (Fall 2010-Spring 2011) for "Solid Body Electric Guitar Design & Fabrication."

Development of a Surgical Simulator System for ETSU Quillen College of Medicine - Ongoing collaborative R&D effort with Dr. Marty Olsen, Dr. Paul Sims, and Dr. Martin Eason. U.S. Patent No. 7,866,983 awarded Jan. 11, 2011.
Funding outside of Engineering Technology and Ob/Gyn departments includes
  • $9,000 ETSU Research Development Committee (RDC) grant (July 08 - June 09) for "Advanced Model Design and Development for a System and Method for Practicing and Evaluating Surgical Techniques" (RDC# 09-020) with Mr. Todd Emma;
  • $4,000 ETSU Instructional Development Committee (IDC) grant (Fall 06-Spring 07) for "Model Design and Development for a System and Method of Teaching, Practicing, and Evaluating Surgical Techniques" and
  • release time (Spring 2006 & Fall 2007).

Development of a Radio-controlled, Robotic Jockey. Funded by Dixie Stampede, Pigeon Forge, TN (Summer/Fall 2007; PI: Dr. Paul Sims).

"The Sustainability of a Spherical Soap Film (Bubbles) in Microgravity" for NASA's Reduced Gravity Flight Program for Museums and Science Centers. PI: Dr. Gary Henson. This project, a collaborative effort among The Hands On! Museum, ETSU, and the Greeneville High School, was built and tested during the summer of 2006 and flew August 10th and 11th. My responsibilities included primary designer of the bubble making apparatus and the design, layout, fabrication, assembly , & assistance in testing of the experimental enclosure.

South East Advanced Technological Education Consortium [SEATEC] -- Primary developer/programmer/editor of NSF/SEATEC/Team Pellissippi's hypermedia-based, multidisciplinary The Tennessee State Route 69 Bridge Collapse Case Study

Tennessee Exemplary Faculty for Advanced Technological Education [TEFATE] -- Case study development and collaborative learning strategies for technology instruction

Degrees & Universities: BSME University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN  1981
MS East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN  1992
Relevant Work Experience:

East Tennessee State University, Associate Professor (2006 - present), Assistant Professor (1992-2006) of Engineering Technology, Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying & Digital Media - Coordinator of Industrial Technology and Product Development concentrations.

ETSU James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor (2006 - present), Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

East Tennessee State University, Graduate Teaching Associate, 89-92

East Tennessee State University, Graduate Research Assistant, 88-89

Aeronautical Accessories, Inc., Director of Product Development, 84-88
FAA  Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative (DMIR ACE-1202)

University of Tennessee, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, 81-84 Post Graduate Researcher, TVA  Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustor Project

Westinghouse Electric Corp., Nuclear Steam Generator Division, Tampa FL 78, 79

Publications &

Emma, T.B., Hemphill, W.K., & Wallace, S.C. (2009). "3D scanning fossils for archiving and animation: A new frontier for digital media." In Proceedings of the 63rd Midyear Conference, ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division. Berkeley, CA: American Society of Engineering Educators.

Hemphill, W.K. (Feb. 14, 2008). "Multi-disciplinary, internal applied R&D projects." New Orleans: ASEE Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) (Presentation).

Foulk, B.E., Herrell, H.E., Hemphill, W.K., Sims, J.P., Eason, M.J., Olsen, M.E., (Jan. 14, 2008). "A novel pelvic surgical simulation model." (Poster Presentation). San Diego: Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Chang, G.A. & Hemphill, W.K. (2007). Utilizing advanced robotics laboratory for student independent study. Cocoa Beach, FL: 13th International conference on industry, engineering, and management systems.

Eason, M, Olsen, M, Linville, D, & Hemphill, W. (March 3, 2006). "Creating and presenting simulations for OB/GYN residency training programs" for METI HPSN '06, Tampa, FL.

Hemphill, W.K., (2005). "Development of an introductory rapid prototyping/ manufacturing project." In Proceedings of the international symposium of modern applied technology and management science 2005, Vol. 1. Beijing, China: North China University of Technology.

Bogaty, L., Hahs, J.D., Hemphill, W.K., et al, (2001). "The Tennessee state route 69 bridge collapse case study" (Multimedia). Nashville, TN: South East Advanced Technological Education Consortium [SEATEC]. Available on-line: Student version and Instructor version.

Bogaty, L. & Hemphill, B. (May 2000). "Designing a multimedia case." South East Advanced Technological Education Consortium [SEATEC] Newsletter. Available on-line.

Hemphill, W.K., (Editor). (1999). Language Skills Handbook - On-line Edition. Johnson City: ETSU College of Business & Technology.

Hemphill, W.K., & Stanton, G.C. (Editors). (1996). Language Skills Handbook, (2nd Ed.). Johnson City: ETSU College of Applied Science & Technology.

Hemphill, W.K., Smith, A.E., Bowlin, E. (Jr.), & Stanton, G.C., (1993). "A Low Cost, PC-based RS-232C Networked CAD/CAM/DNC System," (SME Technical Paper MS930309). Dearborn, MI: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Hahs, J.D. & Hemphill, W.K., (1992). "The Basic Engineering Drawing Course Consistent with Changes in Technology," in ASEE Southeastern Section Conference roceedings, April 1992. Washingon D.C.: American Society for Engineering Education.

Hemphill, W.K., (1989). "CNC/DNC Programming Software Aids," in ASEE Conference Proceedings, June 1989.Washingon D.C.: American Society for Engineering Education.

Professional Societies: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  ETSU Student Chapter SC-114
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
Smithsonian Associates
Expertise: Product Development, Medical/Surgical Simulation, Manufacturing, CIM, CNC, CADD (2D: AutoCAD 2D & 3D: Rhinoceros), HTML/Web Development, & History of Technology

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All rights reserved.   Updated June 30, 2011