Dr. Philip B. Jackson earned B.S. degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in 2004, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 all from the University of Florida. He is currently a faculty member in the University of Florida’s Institute for Excellence in Engineering Education. There he specializes in implementing effective methods of instruction in undergraduate courses on mechanical dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and first-year engineering design. His research interests include numerical applications to heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and magnetohydrodynamics and facilitating undergraduate students to engage in similar projects. He is also interested in game-based learning systems and adaptive learning systems and their effect on student motivation.