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Ph.D., Education, June, 2008 - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN
M.Ed., Education, August, 2001 - Concentration in Business and Industry Education
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN
B.A., Criminology, February, 1995 - University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Creativity, problem solving, and student learning as they are related to technology education, design, and engineering in education.
Serve the dynamic educational needs of students and society by providing leadership through research, scholarly publications, teacher education, and curriculum development and assessment.
Assistant Professor and program director of both the Bachelor of Science in Technology and Science Education Program and Bachelor of Science in Technology Education Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Primary teaching assignment includes and Technology and Science Education teacher preparation courses including Curriculum, Methods, and Assessment, Pre-clinical Field Experience in Technology and Science Education, History and Philosophy of Technology Education, Student Teaching in Technology Education.
1. Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout; School of Education, Menomonie, Wisconsin, 2007-Present.
2. Bachelor of Science in Technology and Science Education Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout; School of Education, Menomonie, Wisconsin, 2010-Present.
3. Bachelor of Science in Technology Education Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout; School of Education, Menomonie, Wisconsin, 2010-Present.
4. Master in Technology Education Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout; School of Education, Menomonie, Wisconsin, 2008-2010.
5. Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis/St. Paul), MN, 2005-2008.
6. Technology Education Teacher, Lakeville South High School, Lakeville, MN, 2005-2007.
7. Technology Education Teacher, Blackhawk Middle School, Eagan, MN 2001-2005.
8. Technology Education Teacher, Wrenshall School, Wrenshall, MN, 1998-1999
Currently advise approximately 70 undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science in Technology and Science Education Program & Bachelor of Science in Technology Program.
The following graduate students completed thesis papers under my direction as part of their committee.
Jeffery Emiker, Influences of Portfolios in Technology Education (2014)
Marsha Tweedy, An Examination of the Use of Dental Simulation Curriculum within the Wisconsin Technical College System Dental Education Program (2013)
Brian Cardarella, Analysis of Enrollment Trends in Technology Education Courses at Lakes Community High School (2012).
Tom Felton, Identifying Sustainable Design Skills Required by Employers of Architectural Technology Graduates in the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College District (2012).
Kraig Kalka, A Study on the Perceptions and Interests of Female Students About Technology Education Course Content and Activities at Poynette High School (July, 2010).
William J. Truttschel, III, An Analysis of Math TABE Scores as Predictors of GED Attainment, Post-Secondary Matriculation, and Post-Secondary Completion from One- and Two-Year Programs at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, WI (December, 2010).
Robert Ligocki, An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Orthographic Projection Activities in Teaching Spatial Reasoning Concepts to Sixth Grade Students at Greendale Middle School (August, 2011)