Blair T. Allison

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
All FacultyMechanical Engineering

Contact Information
Phone: 724-458-2042

Blair T. Allison


  • B.S. – Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S. and Ph.D. – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • All degrees in Mechanical Engineering

What are the main focuses of your research?
Control systems

What specific courses or specialties do you teach?

  • Control Systems
  • System Dynamics
  • Robotics

I have a strong industrial background in the controls area. I am involved in launching the new robotics minor.

In your opinion, what is the most important piece of advice you give your students to help them succeed?

Good time management. Be involved in extracurricular activities, but not too many!

Please list a selection of your publications

  • Allison, B. T., Ludwick, S. J., Birmingham, W. P., “A Mechatronics Capstone Project with an Interdisciplinary Team and an Industrial Partner”, Proceedings of the 2012 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, 2012.
  • Clauss, M. A., Allison, B. T., Reuber, M., Birmingham, S. G., DiStasi, V. F., “A Successful Model for Engineers Studying Abroad: A Foreign Study Center with Concurrent Instruction”, Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, 2008.

Is there any additional personal experience you would like for us to share?

I am here because of an unmistakable calling from the Lord to leave my industrial position after 15 years with Alcoa and to come to Grove City College.


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