John Modlin

John Modlin

Position Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Engineering
Office: Westerman Hall 108
Phone: 913.360.7959
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John joined the Benedictine Engineering faculty in 2021. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri S&T). After a few years in industry, he returned to school and earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. John worked in the electric power industry for 33 years, holding multiple positions in engineering and management, before retiring in April 2021.

John’s work experience has included energy conversion, thermal cycles, fluids, controls, rotating machinery, water treatment, and extensive project management. He is a registered Professional Engineering (PE) in Missouri and certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri - Rolla, 1985
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1989