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. K. Brent Askins, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor, Western Kentucky University

Area of Expertise: Teaching Methods and Management; Assessment; Teaching Foundations; Work Ethic; Woodworking; Antique American Motorcycles

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 & NTI Director of Professional Education

Areas of Expertise: Teaching Methods; Classroom Management; Curriculum Development; Online 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. Sarah Bond, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Practice, Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Agribusiness Economics and Online MBA Lecturer, Oakland City University - School of Business 

Areas of Expertise: On-line Curriculum Development; Teaching Methods; Strategic Management; Business Marketing; Leadership and Communication

NTI Courses Taught:  2018 NTI Visiting Scholar

Contact: sebond@siu.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. Nancy Chapko, Ph.D.

chapkoCurrent Position: Associate Lecturer - Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Areas of Expertise: Universal Design for Learning; Online Learning; Data Responsive Instruction; Assessment; Curriculum Development

NTI Courses Taught: Course 42: Creating an Active Training Environment

Contact: nancy.chapko@gmail.com


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, Ph.D.

cordie_img_3304_smallCurrent 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; Presentation Skills; Curriculum

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; Appalachian State University

Areas of Expertise: Industrial Design; Instructional Technology; CADD; Photography; Computer Graphics; International Education; Fluent Spanish Speaker

NTI Courses Taught: Course 21: Introduction to Instructional Technology, Course 30: Performance Evaluation, Course 72: Current Technology in Instructional Delivery

Contact: deweygg@appstate.edu


Dr. Jeremy Dickerson, Ed.D.

jdickersonCurrent Position: Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Areas of Expertise: Instructional Technology and Design; Training and Development; Computer Applications

NTI Courses Taught: Course 20: Planning and Presenting Related Information, Course 21: Introduction to 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. Steven Frye, Ph.D.

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Current Position: Director / Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Tennessee Tech University

Areas of Expertise: Adult Learning; Teaching Methods; Learner Motivation; Hybrid and Distance Learning; Creating Engaging Learning Environments

NTI Courses Taught: Course 10: Principles of Learning

Contact: SFrye@tntech.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: Introduction to Instructional Technology

Contact: rbhill@uga.edu


Dr. Kevin Howell, Ed.D.

howell_img_3317_smallCurrent Position: Professor, Appalachian State University

Areas of Expertise: Leadership and Organizational Theory; Variable Information Printing; 3D Imaging; Data Communication and Networking

NTI Courses Taught: Course 41: Discussion Methods

Contact: howellkr@appstate.edu


Dr. Thomas Kingery, Ed.D.

kingeryCurrent Position: Associate Professor, Agricultural Education, Western Kentucky University

Areas of Expertise: STEAM Curriculum Integration; Classroom Management; Program Planning; Youth Development

NTI Courses Taught: 2018 NTI Visiting Scholar

Contact: thomas.kingery@wku.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: Associate Professor, Workforce Education & Development, 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 Emeritus, 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 D. Myers, Ph.D.

Current Position: Professor and Department Chair, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum Development; Instructional Technology; Instructional Design; Technical Instruction, Operations Management; Project Management; Learning Systems

NTI Courses Taught: Course 21: Introduction to 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: dwneal@woh.rr.com


Dr. Kathryn Nelson, Ph.D.

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Current Position: Adjunct Professor, Auburn University, College of Education; Adjunct Professor, Point University, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Speech, Voice, and Training Analyst, West Corporation 

Areas of Expertise: Training Program Creation and Delivery; Assessments; Linguistics; Blended Learning; Instructional Design

NTI Courses Taught: Course 42: Creating an Active Learning Environment

Contact: kwn0001@auburn.edu


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

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; Online / Hybrid Teaching and Learning; Workforce Education

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

Contact: gcpetty@gmail.com


Dr. Ryan Petty, Ph.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Human Resource Management, 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: Professor Emeritus, The University of Tennessee

Areas of Expertise: Training; Job Analysis; Human Resource Management

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

Contact: rpierce@utk.edu


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: 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 Newspaper IT Operations, Scripps Media Company (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@outlook.com


Dr. Cathy Robb, Ed.D.

robb_photo-jul-31-11-38-19-am_smallCurrent Position: Dean and Professor, School of Business, Oakland City University

Areas of Expertise: Adult and Professional Studies Education; Online / Hybrid Course Development; Teaching Methods; Motivation and Assessment

NTI Courses Taught: Course 30: Performance Evaluation

Contact: cathy.stennett.robb@gmail.com


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: Introduction to Instructional Technology

Contact: tim.ross@eku.edu


Mr. Mark J. Rozanski, M.S.

Current Position: Assistant Director - Student Union, University of Tennessee

Areas of Expertise: Instructional Media Technology; Facility Management; Adult Training and Supervision; Event Planning

NTI Courses Taught: Course 21: Introduction to 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, Course 80: Applied Experiences in Electrical Training 

Contact: schmidtst@ecu.edu


Dr. John L. Scott, Ph.D.

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

Areas of Expertise: Professional Education; Evaluation; Curriculum Development; Assessment; Technical Lab Management; Construction Technology; Educational Research; Learning Theory; Instructional Methodology; Student Organizations

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

Contact: jlscott@uga.edu


Dr. Matthew Simoneau, Ed.D.

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Current Position: BS CTET Program Director / Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Areas of Expertise: Program Evaluation; Curriculum Development; Occupational Analysis

NTI Courses Taught: Course 30: Performance Evaluation

Contact: simoneaum@uwstout.edu


Dr. Gregory Slupe, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Chippewa Valley Technical College

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: gslupe@cvtc.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; Industrial Education; Mechanical Systems

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. Keith Waugh, Ph.D.

waughCurrent Position: Professor and Department Head, Valdosta State University

Areas of Expertise: 

NTI Courses Taught: Course 41: Discussion Methods

Contact: ckwaugh@valdosta.edu


Dr. James E. Witte, Ph.D.

Current Position: 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: Associate 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: 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