NTI I-Group Faculty Directory

NTI Professional Educators are available to assist local JATCs find solutions related to training, curriculum implementation, and other workforce development issues. Use the Faculty Directory to identify Professional Educators who have expertise in the area of need. Make contact by using the e-mail link provided with each listing.

 

Dr. Richard Armstrong, Ed.D., J.D.

rbArmstrongCurrent Position: Knox Country Law Director

Areas of Expertise: Teaching methods, Principles of learning; Emergency response; Environmental compliance; Law

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning

Contact: budarmstrong@comcast.net


Dr. K. Brent Askins, Ph.D.

 Current Position: Professor, Western Kentucky University

Area of Expertise: Teaching methods, Assessment; Teaching Foundations; Woods product technology

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 20: Planning and Presenting Related Information, Course 32: Teaching and Managing in a Technical Laboratory, Course 53: Special Topics in Teaching and Training Development of the Dynamic Instruction

Contact: brent.askins@wku.edu


Dr. Charles E. Backes, Ph.D.

NTI Director of Professional Education

Current Position: Professor, Valdosta State University

Areas of Expertise: Teaching Methods, classroom management; curriculum development; On-line teaching strategies

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10-Principles of Learning, Course 11-Principles of Trade Teaching, Course 40-Individualizing Instruction

Contact: cbackes@valdosta.edu


Dr. Julie L. Brockman, Ph.D.

NTI Coordinator of Portfolio Development

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University & NTI Coordinator of Portfolio Development

Areas of Expertise: Teaching methods, Curriculum development; Conflict resolution; Employment law; Negotiation; Organizational development; Portfolio development

NTI Courses Taught: Course 42: Creating an Active Training Environment, Course 76: Teaching and Learning in Apprenticeship Training: Sustaining Excellence in a Dynamic Environment

Contact: brockma4@msu.edu


Dr. Robert A Chin, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor, East Carolina University

Areas of Expertise: Engineering graphics; Design; Drafting, Accreditation; Assessment; Military transition-training, education, experience for civilian use

NTI Courses Taught:  Course 10: Principles of Learning

Contact: chinr@ecu.edu


Dr. Leslie Cordie, BSN, MBA, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Areas of Expertise: Distance and Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Technical Communication

NTI Courses Taught: Course 20:  Designing, Developing, and Delivering Instruction

Contact: lesliecordie@auburn.edu


Dr. Ray Denton, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor Emeritus; Pittsburgh State University

Areas of Expertise: Individualizing Instruction; Special needs; Teaching methods; Strategic planning; Organizational development; Safety

NTI Courses Taught: Course 11: Elements of Trade Teaching, Course 20: Planning and Presenting Related Information

Contact: raycon5@yahoo.com


Dr. Garner G. Dewey, Ph.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor and Associate Dean of College and Applied Arts; Appalachian State University

Areas of Expertise: Instructional technology; CADD; Photography; Computer graphics; International education

NTI Courses Taught: Course 21: Using Instructional Technology, Course 72: Current Technology in Instructional Delivery

Contact: deweygg@appstate.edu


Dr. Jeremy Dickerson, Ed.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Coastal Carolina University

Areas of Expertise: Instructional technology and design; Training and development; Computer applications

NTI Courses Taught: Course 20: Planning and Presenting Related Information, Course 21: Using Instructional Technology

Contact: jdwilm@yahoo.com


Dr. K. Kurt Eschenmann, Ed.D.

Current Position: Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

Areas of Expertise: Teaching methods; Classroom management; Curriculum development; Student motivation

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 20: Planning and Presenting Related Information

Contact: eschmann@vt.edu


Dr. Stephen Fardo, Ph.D.

Current Position: Foundation Professor, Eastern Kentucky University

Areas of Expertise: Electrical/Electronics-power systems, DC/AC, digital circuits; Career and Technical Education- methods, evaluation, instructional materials, curriculum development, classroom management, leadership, supervision, management

NTI Courses Taught: Course 11: Elements of Trade Teaching

Contact: steve.fardo@eku.edu


Dr. Robert R. Hanson, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor Emeritus, The University of Tennessee

Areas of Expertise: Teacher education; Preparing Technology Education teachers

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 20: Planning and Presenting Related Information, Course 41: Discussion Methods

Contact: hansontsa@comcast.com


Dr. Roger B. Hill, Ph.D.

NTI Coordinator of Curriculum Development

Current Position: Professor and Department Head, The University of Georgia & NTI Coordinator of Curriculum Development

Areas of Expertise: Work ethics; affective attributes for 21st century work; computer information systems; robotics; STEM education for elementary grades

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 21: Using Instructional Technology

Contact: rbhill@uga.edu


Dr. Gerald G. Lovedahl, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor Emeritus, Clemson University

Areas of Expertise: Research methods; Curriculum development; Technical drawing; Photography and cinema; Teaching methods; Classroom management

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 31: Supervising Instruction on the Job, Course 32: Teaching and Managing in a Technical Laboratory, Course 41: Discussion Methods

Contact: lovedahl@att.net


Dr. R. Adam Manley, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Career & Technical Education, Western Michigan University

Areas of Expertise: Teacher Education, College and Career Readiness, Measurement and Evaluation, Educational Technology

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 21: Introduction to Instructional Technology

Contact: adam.manley@wmich.edu


Dr. Carol Mooney, Ed.D.

Current Position: Professor and Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Areas of Expertise: Career and Technical Education, Teacher Education (CTE Philosophy, Methods of Instruction, Curriculum: Program and Course Development)

NTI Courses Taught: Course 30:  Performance Evaluation, Course 42: Creating an Active Learning Environment

Contact: mooneyc@uwstout.edu


Dr. Todd Myers, Ph.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Ohio University

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum Development; Instructional Technology; Instructional Design; Technical Instruction

NTI Courses Taught: Course 21: Using Instructional Technology

Contact: myerst2@ohio.edu


 Dr. Danal W. Neal, Ed.D.

Current Position: Executive Director, Western Ohio Chapter NECA; Associate Professor, Wittenberg University (Ohio)

Areas of Expertise: Training needs assessment; Labor relations; JATC administration and representation; Organizational development and behavior; Team building

NTI Courses Taught: Course 11: Elements of Trade Teaching, Course 20: Planning and Presenting Related Information, Course 41: Discussion Methods, Fifth-Year Course: Labor History

Contact: dnealneca@choiceonemail.com


Dr. Troy Ollison, Ph.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Central Missouri

Areas of Expertise: Technical Instruction; Manufacturing Systems; Industrial Management

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 30: Performance Evaluation, Course 42: Creating an Active Learning Environment

Contact: ollison@ucmo.edu


 Dr. Susan J. Olson, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor Emeritus, The University of Akron

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum Development; Distance Learning; Adult Learning; Instructional Design; Instructional Technology

NTI Courses Taught: Course 30: Performance Evaluation

Contact: solson@uakron.edu


 Dr. Kenny Ott, Ed.D.

Current Position: Professor, Valdosta State University

Areas of Expertise: Instructional design; Performance evaluation; On line/hybrid teaching and learning; Workforce education

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 21: Using Instructional Technology, Course 30: Performance Evaluation

Contact: kott@valdosta.edu


Dr. Gregory C. Petty, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor Emeritus, The University of Tennessee

Areas of Expertise: Instructional design and development; Health and safety; Research methods and statistical analysis

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 21: Using Instructional Technology, Course 31: Supervising Instruction on the Job, Course 41: Discussion Methods

Contact: gcpetty@gmail.com


Dr. Ryan Petty, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Roosevelt University

Areas of Expertise: Labor Relations; Human Resources; Instructional Methods

NTI Courses Taught: Course 20: Planning and Presenting Related Information, Course 42: Creating an Active Training Environment

Contact: rpetty01@roosevelt.edu


Dr. Randall Pierce, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee

Areas of Expertise: Training; Job analysis; Human resource management

NTI Courses Taught: Course 11: Elements of Trade Teaching, Course 21: Using Instructional Technology

Contact: rpierce@utk.edu


Dr. William Reeves, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor, Ohio University

Areas of Expertise: Fluid power; Materials science; Polymer processing; Student learning outcomes assessment programs

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 11: Elements of Trade Teaching, Course 30: Performance Evaluation, Course 31: Supervising Instruction on the Job, Course 40: Individualizing Instruction

Contact: breeves@columbus.rr.com


Dr. Richard Resurreccion, Ed.D.

Current Position: Professor Emeritus, California State University, Long Beach; Adjunct Lecturer, Chapman University

Areas of Expertise: Human resource development; Leadership assessment; Instructional methods

NTI Courses Taught: Course 30: Performance Evaluation, Course 31: Supervising Instruction on the Job, Course 32: Teaching and Managing in a Technical Laboratory, Course 42: Creating an Active Training Environment

Contact: resz17@roadrunner.com


Dr. Ray Richardson, Ph.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Eastern Kentucky University

Areas of Expertise: Electricity; Electronics; Human resources training and development

NTI Courses Taught: Course 11: Elements of Trade Teaching, Course 42: Creating an Active Training Environment

Contact: ray.richardson@eku.edu


Mr. Art Ridgway, B.S.

Current Position:  Managing Director of IT Operations, E.W. Scripps (Retired)

Areas of Expertise: Instructional design; Public speaking; Human resource development; Project management; Problem solving/decision making; Change management; IT operations; Management skills; Instructional techniques; Experiential learning; DISC Personality styles; Strategic Planning

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 11: Elements of Trade Teaching

Contact: artridgway@charter.net


Dr. L. Tim Ross, Ed.D.

Current Position: Professor and Department Chair, Eastern Kentucky University

Areas of Expertise: Automation; Robotics; Materials and processes

NTI Courses Taught: Course 21: Using Instructional Technology

Contact: tim.ross@eku.edu


Mr. Mark J. Rozanski, M.S.

Current Position: University Center Assistant Director, The University of Tennessee

Areas of Expertise: Multi-media technology; Facility management

NTI Courses Taught: Course 21: Using Instructional Technology

Contact: rozanski@utk.edu


Dr. Steven W. Schmidt, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor, East Carolina University

Areas of Expertise: Online/blended teaching and learning; Assessment and measurement; Instructional design; Program evaluation

NTI Courses Taught: Course 30: Performance Evaluation, Course 74: Blended Learning/Train the Blended Learning Trainer

Contact: schmidtst@ecu.edu


Dr. John L. Scott, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor Emeritus, The University of Georgia; Consultant - Technical College System of Georgia

Areas of Expertise: Professional Education; Curriculum Development; Performance Evaluation; Technical Lab Management; Instructional Delivery; Educational Research Construction Technology

NTI Courses Taught: Course 31: Supervising Instruction on the Job, Course 32: Teaching and Managing in a Technical Laboratory

Contact: jlscott@uga.edu


Dr. Gregory Slupe, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology Department, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Areas of Expertise: Metal Casting Processes, Manual CNC Machine Tool, Apprenticeship Systems, Industrial / Technology Education

NTI Courses Taught: Course 11: Elements of Trade Teaching

Contact: slupeg@uwstout.edu


Dr. John R. Sutton, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor Emeritus, University of Central Missouri

Areas of Expertise: Instructional Design; Technical Training; Management; Labor Relations

NTI Courses Taught: Course 20: Planning and Presenting Related Information

Contact: jsutton@ucmo.edu


Dr. Jonathan Taylor, Ph.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Troy University

Areas of Expertise: Learning Transfer, Learning Resistance, Motivations, Classroom Management

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 11: Elements of Trade Teaching, Course 20: Planning and Presenting Related Information

Contact: jetaylor@troy.edu


 Dr. Mark D. Threeton, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Areas of Expertise: Career and Technical Education; Facilities Management; Occupational Safety and Health; Providing a Safe Teaching and Learning Environment

NTI Courses Taught: Course 30: Performance Evaluation, Course 32: Teaching and Managing in a Technical Laboratory

Contact: mdt177@psu.edu


Dr. Chester P. Wichowski, D.Ed.

Current Position: Associate Director of the Center for Career and Technical Education, Temple University

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum development; Survey research; Cooperative education; Integration of academics in career and technical education; Testing and measurement

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of learning, Course 30: Performance Evaluation

Contact: chet.w@temple.edu


Dr. James E. Witte, Ph.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Auburn University

Areas of Expertise: Learning styles; Assessment; Teaching methods and curriculum

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of learning, Course 52: Special Topics in Training, Course 70: Training Issues in Workforce Development

Contact: witteje@auburn.edu


Dr. Chuck Wright, Ed.D.

Current Position: Professor Emeritus, Pellissippi State Community College

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum Development; Construction; Woodworking; Machining; Training; Job Analysis; Time Study

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of learning, Course 11: Elements of Trade Teaching, Course 30: Performance Evaluation, Course 32: Teaching and Managing in a Technical Laboratory, Course 40: Individualizing Instruction

Contact: cwright@pstcc.edu


Dr. Diane Wright, Ed.D.

Current Position: Professor, Valdosta State University

Areas of Expertise: E-Learning, Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods

NTI Courses Taught: Course 20:  Designing, Developing, and Delivering Instruction, Course 65: Advances in Electrical Training

Contact: diwright@valdosta.edu


Dr. Rick Zinser, Ed.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Western Michigan University

Areas of Expertise: Adult Learning; Train-the-Trainer; Human Resource Development; Productivity Improvement; Personnel Management

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning, Course 32: Teaching and Managing in a Technical Laboratory, Course 41: Discussion Methods

Contact: richard.zinser@wmich.edu