Ron Pratt, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines
  • M.S., Fuxin Institute of Mining and Technology
  • B.S., Colorado School of Mines
Christian colleges, sadly, often follow an evolution over time: they begin with a firm Christian commitment and then evolve over time further and further away from this commitment as they become distracted by worldly issues and crowd-pleasing initiatives. I was drawn to Fresno Pacific University by the FPU idea.

Publications & Presentations

  • "Random thoughts on random events" Pacific Journal (2016)
  • "Defending Science from Science's Defenders," 2009
  • "Book Reviews" Fresno Pacific University (2008)
  • “Conflict in the Classroom, Old Earth or New Earth – Let the Ancients Speak,” The Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC), Atlanta, GA, April, 2003
  • “General Algorithms for 3-D Motion of a Non-Planar Body in a Steady-State Force Field,” R.M. Pratt, Mazwan, Khairil Bin Mohamad Zaini, J. Kejuruteraan, J. Engineering. Vol 14, pp. 83-107, 2002
  • "Optimizing Student Performance under a Government Mandated Quota System – A Case Study at the National University of Malaysia,” R.M. Pratt, Int. J. Engineering. Ed. Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 17-21, 2002
  • "Beware of Singularities When Calculating Clathrate Hydrate Cell Potentials,” R.M. Pratt, A.L. Ballard, & E.D. Sloan, J. Am. Soc. of Ch. Eng. (AIChE). Vol. 47, No. 8, pp. 1897-1898, 2001
  • “Structural Perturbations in Proton-Randomized Single Point Charge Simulated Ice,” R.M. Pratt, J. Kejuruteraan, J. Engineering. Num. 13, pp. 87-97, 2001
  • “Thermodynamic Properties Involving Derivatives Using the Peng-Robinson Equation of State,” R.M. Pratt, J. Chem. Eng. Ed. Vol. 35, No. 2 pp. 112-115, 2001
  • “Time to Deal with Vehicle Emissions Responsibly,” The Sun (Kuala Lumpur), Jan. 19, 2000
  • “Accommodating Student Learning Preferences – Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicators and Web Technology in Engineering Education,” International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November, 1999
  • "Beware of Bogus Roots with Cubic Equations of State," R.M. Pratt, J. Chem. Engineering. Ed. Fall Issue, Nov., 1999
  • "Clathrate Hydrates – The Energy of the Future. An Overview and a Postulated Formation Mechanism," World Renewable Energy Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June, 1999
  • "Introduction to Molecular Simulation," Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, April-May, 1999
  • Equation of State Calculations for Hydrocarbon Processing – A Quick and Dirty Guide using the Peng-Robinson Equation of State, Penerbit, UKM (National University of Malaysia Publishing House), 1999