Natalie Maxey, Ph.D.

Natalie Maxey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering


Dr. Maxey studied Chemical Engineering as an undergraduate at Louisiana Tech University and completed her graduate work at Georgia Institute of Technology as part of an interdisciplinary Chemical Engineering/Chemistry research group. Her research concerned chemical reaction kinetics in novel solvent/separation systems, specifically focusing on Phase-Transfer Catalysis in Gas-Expanded Liquids. Before coming to Louisiana Christian University, Dr. Maxey worked as a Design Engineer in Research & Development at GE-owned Dresser Industries, gaining experience in the Mechanical Engineering fields of metallurgy and materials science as applied to the manufacture of safely relief valves

Dr. Maxey and her husband, Kirk, live in Bentley with their son, Grant. They are active members of Bentley Baptist Church, where Kirk is the bi-vocational pastor. Her interests outside of engineering and science include anything related to fabrics and sewing, reading biographies and historical fiction novels, and cooking. She has also been active in fundraising for Childhood Cancer research, and currently volunteers in an addiction recovery ministry.

  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • BS, Engineering, Louisiana Tech

Classes Taught

  • Engineering Problem Solving (EG 120)
  • Materials (EG 201)
  • Statics & Mechanics of Materials (EG 220)
  • Electrical Circuits (EG 221)
  • Thermodynamics (EG 222)
  • General Chemistry Lab I&II (CH 161 & 163)
  • Introductory Chemistry (CH 101)
  • CaLCUlus I (MA 218)
  • College Algebra (MA 111)
  • Finite Math (MA 100)
  • Intermediate Algebra (MA 095)
  • College Connections (CC 100)

Just like scientists and engineers trained with other philosophies, engineers with a Christian background seek to understand fundamental scientific principles and utilize them to develop innovative technologies. What distinguishes the engineer trained in light of this worldview is that they do this with a system of ethics that is based on a love for others and rooted in God’s love and His value of life. This love motivates them to find solutions to the problems of disease, poverty, and war and to improve quality of life. Similarly, they are also driven by a sense of stewardship for the resources of God’s creation that have been entrusted to us.