Joel K. Ness, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering
Director of the College of Engineering
Office of Student Experience and Outreach
Box 8155
College of Engineering and Mines
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202
Office Phone: (701) 777-6149
A picture of me in another setting

Interests, Activities,Plans

I have current research interests in Dynamics and Vibrations, Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Methods and analysis. Mechanical design is also an area that I am honing which in a way ties in with my hobby......

I also do a bit of farming ......wheat, soybeans and sugar beets.

A youtube video of beet harvest in the Red River Valley.

Class Stuff

Students can access my course information at the Course Homepage


The Engineering Honor Society: Tau Beta Pi ND B Chapter - Character Does Matter

What is this all about? Integrity and Excellence in Engineering.

Check out: for more information

Fun Stuff

Stand Proud, America

"Move over Gabriel, you are now playing second trumpet."

For more info: Maynard Ferguson Tribute Page

On September 26, 2005 and September 20, 2003

Maynard Ferguson

and his

Big Bop Nouveau Band


at Fisher High School

in Fisher Minnesota!

This is a typical view outside of my office during a typical North Dakota winter day...

This is my personal home page and does not represent the opinions of the University of North Dakota.