Kevin McKone - Community College Faculty Mentor
"Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them."
- James A. Michener
Kevin McKone is currently a physics instructor and division chair at Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Co-Lin) in Wesson, MS. He has been teaching general physics, engineering physics, engineering statics, engineering dynamics, along with astronomy and physical science at Co-Lin for the last 21 years. Before teaching at Co-Lin, McKone was a physical scientist at NAVOCEANO in Stennis, MS. McKone received his B.S. in physics from Colorado State University, and his Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, studying the seasonal signal of the Gulf Stream. His post-doctoral research at LSU looked into Loop Current eddies, and the physical forcing of topographic Rossby waves along the Sigsbee Escarpment in the Gulf of Mexico. He is a co-mentor of the Co-Lin underwater robotics team, the Seawolves, and has a bioinformatics research group on campus. He and his wife Lucy enjoy traveling and looking for new singletrack trails.