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College of Technology


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COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Dr. Brad Sims, Dean
Dr. Robert English, Associate Dean
Dean’s Office Complex: College of Technology, rooms 103-108

The College of Technology was established in December 1967, and includes five departments as follows: Applied Engineering and Technology Management; Aviation Technology; Built Environment; Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology; and Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies.

Graduate study in the College of Technology is available to baccalaureate degree graduates from numerous disciplines including: advanced manufacturing management; automation and control engineering technology; aviation management; automotive engineering technology; civil engineering technology; computer engineering technology; construction management; electronics engineering technology; human resource development for higher education and industry; information technology; interior design; mechanical engineering technology; packaging engineering technology; professional aviation flight technology; safety management; technology and engineering education; technology management; textiles, apparel, and merchandising; and other technology or scientific based programs. 

Students who have baccalaureate degrees in related technology or scientific areas who desire to pursue graduate study should consult with the Dean of the College of Technology, the Associate Dean, and the Director of the Ph.D. in Technology Management Program, or one of the coordinators of master’s degrees offered by the College of Technology.


Graduate Faculty

Professors

Badar, M. Affan, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Chairperson of the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology Management and
Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Specializations:  Engineering Economy, Reliability, Lean, Quality, Manufacturing

Beach, David P., Ph.D., University of Missouri
Professor of Electronics and Computer Technology
Specialization:  Electronics Technology

Blyukher, Boris, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards, Moscow, USSR
Professor of Safety Management
Specializations:  Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene

Burgher, Karl E., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla
Chief Strategy Officer, Office of the President, and Professor of Construction Management
Specializations:  Construction Ethics, Construction Management

Cockrell, Gerald W., Ed.D., Indiana University
Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology
Specialization:  Automation Systems and Project Management

Croft, William E., Ph.D., Indiana University
Professor of Electronics and Computer Technology
Specialization:  Digital Electronics

English, Robert E., Ed.D., Indiana University
Associate Dean of the College of Technology and Professor of Electronics and Computer Technology
Specialization:  Analog Systems

Foster, Tad W., Ed.D., University of Illinois
Professor of Human Resource Development
Specializations:  Human Resource Development, Technology Management, Professional

Hayden, Michael A., Ph.D., Iowa State University
Professor of Technology Management
Specialization:  Quality, Technology Management

Maughan, George, Ed.D., West Virginia University
Director of Ph.D. in Technology Management Program and Professor of Human Resource Development
Specializations:  Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Minty, Gordon, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Professor of Technology Management
Specializations:  Manufacturing, Technology Management

Schafer, Marion D., Ph.D., Indiana State University
Professor of Packaging Technology
Specialization:  Packaging Technology

Sims, Bradford L., Ph.D., Purdue University
Dean of the College of Technology and Professor of Construction Management
Specialization:  Construction Management

Smallwood, James, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Professor of Technology Management
Specializations:  Manufacturing, Technology Management

Yaw, Dorothy Carole, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Professor of Human Resource Development
Specialization:  Human Resource Development

Associate Professors

Allen, R. Troy, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Assistant Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and Associate  Professor of Aviation Technology
Specialization:  Aviation Technology

Ashby, Joe E., Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Chairperson of the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology and Associate Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology

Clyburn, William W., Ed.D., Mississippi State University
Associate Professor of Electronics and Computer Technology
Specialization:  Manufacturing Automation

Cochrane, Phillip, D.B.A., University of Phoenix
Associate Professor of Automotive Engineering Technology
Specializations:  Entrepreneurship, Small Engines

Crowder, Cindy, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Chairperson of the Department of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies and Associate Professor of Human Resource Development
Specialization:  Human Resource Development

Ellingson, Lee A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Associate Professor of Construction Management
Specializations:  Construction Management, Architecture

El-Mansour, Bassou, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Associate Professor of Human Resource Development
Specializations:  Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Harris, Kara, Ed.D., Clemson University
Director of Academic Student Services in the College of Technology and Associate Professor of Technology Education
Specialization:  Technology and Engineering Education

Lin, Yuetong, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Associate Professor of Computer Engineering Technology
Specialization:  Industrial Automation

Minniear, Harry E., M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Chairperson of the Department of Aviation Technology and Associate Professor of Professional Aviation Flight Technology

Peters, Randell, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Associate Professor of Automotive Engineering Technology
Specialization:  Automotive and Motorsports Technology and Management

Sheldon, Ernest, Ph.D., Purdue University
Associate Professor of Safety Management
Specialization:  Safety Management

Assistant Professor 

Baker, Richard, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Assistant Professor of Aviation Management
Specialization:  Aviation Management

Eversole, Barbara, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development
Specialization:  Human Resource Development

Graham, Carroll, Ed.D., University of Arkansas
Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development
Specialization:  Human Resource Development

Hauser, Jeffrey W., M.S., Indiana Wesleyan University
Assistant Professor of Aviation Technology
Specialization:  Aviation Technology

Li, Xiaolong, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Technology
Specialization:  Computer Engineering Technology

McLeod, Alister, Ph.D., Purdue University
Assistant Professor of Advanced Manufacturing Management
Specialization:  Advanced Manufacturing Management

Moayed, Farman A., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Assistant Professor of Safety Management
Specialization:  Safety Management

Shahhosseini, A. Mehran, D.E., Lamar University
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Specializations:  Finite Element Modeling and Analysis, Mechanical Design, Automotive Structural Analysis, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Processes of Materials

 

GRADUATE DEGREE OFFERED

Doctor of Philosophy—Technology Management

College of Technology
Phone: 812-237-3977
Fax: 812-237-3733
E-mail: ISU-tchphd@mail.indstate.edu  
Web site:
http://technology.indstate.edu/consortphd/

Program Director: Dr. George Maughan

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM

Consortium for Doctoral Studies in Technology

The graduate program leading to a doctor of philosophy in technology management is offered through the College of Technology at Indiana State University in cooperation with a consortium of four additional universities. This unique organization of universities having studies in technology include Bowling Green State University; University of Central Missouri; East Carolina University; Indiana State University; and North Carolina A&T State University. The consortium brings together leading schools/colleges of technology in the United States to capitalize on existing resources and expertise in specialized areas of technology. The Consortium university faculty has n
ational recognition for their expertise and leadership in the development of the profession.

Consortium Coordinating Council

The Consortium Coordinating Council includes one representative from each of the participating universities, including Indiana State University, plus the Director of the Ph.D. in Technology Management Program from Indiana State University. Selection of each representative is made by the participating university, but must come from their school of technology, industrial technology department, or other appropriate department. The responsibility of the Consortium Coordinating Council is to advise and recommend on the development and operation of the consortium Ph.D. in Technology Management Program.

CONSORTIUM GRADUATE FACULTY AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

The faculty members of the consortium universities who have been approved by Indiana State University’s College
of Graduate and Professional Studies as consortium graduate faculty are listed by participating school, academic rank, their respective terminal degree and institution where completed, and program specialization:

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

Professors

Andrews, Thomas, Ph.D., University of Toledo
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

Guidera, Stan, Ph.D. Bowling Green State University
Specialization:  Construction Management

Hatch, Larry O., Ph.D., University of Maryland
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Kolla, Sri, Ph.D., University of Toledo
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

Sinn, John W., Ed.D., West Virginia University
Specialization: Quality Systems

Waggoner, Todd C., Ph.D., University of Toledo
Specialization: Manufacturing Systems

Associate Professors

*Atalah, Alan, Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University
Specialization: Construction Management

Border, David A., Ph.D., University of Toledo
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

Hoff, Kathryn, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Jetley, Sudershan K., Ph.D., University Birmingham, U.K.
Specialization: Manufacturing Systems

Roudebush, Wilfred H., Ph.D., University of Florida
Specialization: Construction Management

Trautman, Donna K., Ph.D., Ohio State University
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Assistant Professor

Herman, Terry, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI

Professors

Greife, Alice L., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Specializations: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Palmer, Kyle, Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia
Specialization:  Manufacturing  Systems

Sutton, John R., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Specialization: Manufacturing Systems

Wilson, Scott, Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia
Specialization:  Manufacturing Systems


*Woolsey, Ronald C., Ph.D., Iowa State University
Specializations: Quality Systems and Manufacturing Systems

Associate Professor

McCandless, David, Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia
Specialization:  Construction Management

Assistant Professor

Ollison, Troy, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Specialization: Manufacturing Systems and Quality Systems
Rodchua, Suhansa, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Specialization: Quality Systems

Ulmer, Jeffrey, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Specialization: Quality Systems and Manufacturing Systems

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

Professors

Chin, Robert A., Ph.D., University of Maryland
Specialization: Manufacturing Systems

Coddington, Charles, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Specialization: Manufacturing Systems

DuVall, J. Barry, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

Kauffmann, Paul, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Specialization: Quality Systems and Manufacturing Systems

Jackson, Andrew, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
Specialization:  Quality Systems

Yang, Biwu, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

Associate Professors

Abdel-Salam, Tarek, Ph.D., Old Dominion University
Specialization:  Manufacturing Systems

Batie, David L., Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Specialization: Construction Management

Behm, Michael, Ph.D., Oregon State University
Specialization:  Construction Management


Connell, Erich, Ph.D., Texas A & M University
Specialization:  Construction Management

Lu, Huanqing, Ph.D., University of Florida
Specialization:  Construction Management

Lunsford II, Philip, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

Mehta, Merwan, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Specialization: Manufacturing Systems and Quality Systems

Mohammed, Tijjanni, Ph.D., Texas A & M University
Specialization:  Digital Communication Systems

Ozan, Gonzague Erol, Ph.D., Old Dominion University
Specialization:  Digital Communication Systems

Seeman, Elaine, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Specialization:  Digital Communication Systems

Sylvester, Keith, Ph.D., Texas A & M University
Specialization:  Construction Management

Assistant Professors

Batts, David, Ed.D., East Carolina University
Specialization:  Digital Communication Systems

Bozai, Gazan, Ph.D., Auburn University
Specialization:  Construction

Chou, Te-Shun, Ph.D., Florida International University
Specialization:  Digital Communication Systems

Das, Kanchan, Ph.D., University of Windsor, Ontario Canada
Specialization:  Quality Systems

Fonooni, Hamid, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Lesko, Charles, Ph.D., Walden University
Specialization:  Construction Management

Li, Chengcheng, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Specialization:  Digital Communication Systems

Li, Peng, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Specialization:  Digital Communication Systems

Namhun, Lee, Ph.D., University of Washington
Specialization:  Construction Management

Sanders, Janet, Ph.D., North Carolina A & T State University
Specialization:  Quality Systems

Wang, George, Ph.D., University of Wollongong, New South Wales
Specialization:  Construction Management


INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Professors

Badar, M. Affan, University of Oklahoma
Specialization: Engineering Economy, Reliability, Lean, Quality, Manufacturing
 

Beach, David P., Ph.D., University of Missouri
Specialization: Digital Communication

Cockrell, Gerald W., Ed.D., Indiana University
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

Croft, William E., Ph.D., Indiana University
Specialization: Digital Communications Systems

English, Robert E., Ed.D., Indiana University
Specialization: Digital Communications Systems

Foster, W. Tad, Ed.D., University of Illinois
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Hayden, Michael A., Ph.D., Iowa State University
Specialization: Quality Systems

Maughan, George, Ed.D., West Virginia University
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Schafer, Marion, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Specialization: Manufacturing Systems

Sims, Bradford, Ph.D., Purdue University
Specialization:  Construction Management

Smallwood, James, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Specialization: Manufacturing System
s

Yaw, Dorothy Carole, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Associate Professors

Allen, Troy, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Specialization:  Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Crowder, Cindy, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Specialization:  Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

El-Mansour, Bassou, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Ellingson, Lee A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Specialization: Construction Management

Assistant Professors

Baker, Richard, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Specialization: Construction Management

Eversole, Barbara, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Graham, Carroll, Ed.D., University of Arkansas
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Li, Xiaolong, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Specialization:  Digital Communication Systems

Lin, Yuetong, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

McLeod, Alister, Ph.D., Purdue University
Specialization:  Manufacturing Systems


Shahhosseini, A. Mehran, D.E., Lamar University
Specialization:  Manufacturing Systems

Non-Teaching Faculty

Kinley, Edward, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY

Professors

Agrawal, Rajeev, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Specialization:  Manufacturing Systems

Childress, Vincent, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Pyle, Robert, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Specialization: Construction Management

*Shofoluwe, Musibau A., D.I.T., University of Northern Iowa
Specialization: Construction Management

Walker, Earnest L, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Specialization: Manufacturing Systems

Associate Professors

Brown, Dewayne, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

Shen, Ji Yao, Ph.D. Old Dominion University
Specialization: Quality Systems

Thompson, Cynthia, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

Assistant Professors

Mellat-Parast, Mahour, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Specialization:  Quality System

Rhodes, Craig, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Specialization:  Human Resource Development and Training

Tsay, Li-Shiang, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Specialization: Digital Communication Systems

Yeboah, Frank, D.Eng.Sc., Columbia University, NY
Specialization:  Construction Management

Zeng, Qing-An, Ph.D., Shizuoka University, Japan
Specialization:  Digital Communication Systems

*Institutional representative to the Consortium Coordinating Council

INTRODUCTION

The Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Management program is designed to prepare students for positions of leadership in the public and private sectors of society. At the conclusion of the program, graduates will have developed skills in research procedures, will have acquired expertise in instructional processes, and will be able to provide service to the industrial and educational community.

The program maintains most of the traditional requirements characteristic of advanced graduate study, but is unique in using the resources of a consortium of five universities linked together by alternative communication systems. These member universities have programs staffed by faculty having expertise in many areas of technology. Additionally, laboratories with specialized equipment are available that provide opportunities for research and study. Each university brings to the consortium a unique philosophical quality and extensive library holdings that add depth and quality to the program.

Alternative communication technology is used to deliver key components of the program such as a general technology core, linking campuses to better serve students. This allows all members of the consortium to capitalize on the efficient use of existing resources while maintaining quality.

Program information on the doctorate in technology management is located at http://technology.indstate.edu/consortphd/. Hyperlink connections to the Consortium universities, faculty members and coordinators at each university are also available at this site.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Application for admission is made to Indiana State University through the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.  Additionally, the applicant is required to submit specific materials to the Program Office (see Application web site:  http://technology.indstate.edu/consortphd/application/ for details).  The Director, in consultation with the program coordinator at the Consortium university will make recommendation to the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies regarding admission of applicants to the program. 

Admission requirements include:

o    Masters degree in relevant field from an accredited university. 

o    Graduate grade index of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale  

o    Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) taken within 5 years of application term—scores should be competitive, with no minimum score specified.  

o    Five letters of recommendation. 

o    Completion of Career Goal Statement. 

o    Six thousand hours (three years) of validated occupational experience relevant to the field of technology management and/or a technical specialization.

o    Current Curriculum Vita; Vita; or Resume

For additional Application Information:  http://technology.indstate.edu/consortphd/application/ 

Applied Engineering and Technology Management

GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED

Master of Science—Career and Technical Education
Master of Science—Technology Management
Master of Science—Technology Education

Department of Applied Engineering and Technology Management
John T. Myers Technology Center, room 201
Phone: 812-237-3377
Fax: 812-237-4527
Web site: http://
technology.indstate.edu/aetm

Department Chairperson: Dr. M. Affan Badar

INTRODUCTION

The graduate programs in technology management, career and technical education, and technology education are offered in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology Management. The master of science in career and technical education and technology education degrees meet the professionalization licensing requirements for secondary teaching.

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Program Coordinator: Dr. Stephen McCaskey

The Career and Technical Education Program’s master degree provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for career development, workforce readiness, and personal success in a technological and global society. The career and technical education graduate program prepares students as effective instructors and administrators to enter and advance in the public school system, the private sector, post-secondary education, and government careers at the state, national, and international level.

TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Program Coordinator: Dr. Michael A. Hayden

The Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) Program is meant to further the academic preparation and professional advancement of the baccalaureate graduate with a degree in and professional orientation toward technology management or similar industrial-technical field. The program provides theoretical and practical learning experiences to prepare graduates for leadership positions in industry and/or prepare them for doctoral level programs such as the Ph.D. in Technology Management.

The MSTM program consists of a core of common courses, a concentration, and a culminating experience. The concentration is meant to allow an individualized contract of study that best fits the student’s prior course work, experiences, and goals. For regular admission with no deficiency course work, the student’s baccalaureate should have included substantial coursework related to the MSTM concentration. The MSTM concentrations follow:

  • ·         Automotive
  • ·         Manufacturing
  • ·         Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • ·         Packaging
  • ·         Quality

Unconditional entrance to the program requires a baccalaureate degree closely related to a technical, engineering technology, or technology management field. The most appropriate baccalaureate degrees will be ABET or ATMAE accredited or meet the curriculum standards of ABET or ATMAE. The applicant applies via the College of Graduate and Professional Studies web site. The applicant should also send a letter of application (email is OK) to the AETM Department stating the concentration they wish to pursue because the decision about a student’s application cannot be finalized until the Department knows the intended concentration.

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Program Coordinator: Dr. Kara Harris

The Technology Education Program masters degree provides students with in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of technology and engineering education so they may improve their research and teaching effectiveness in the secondary schools. The master of science program is designed to meet the needs of current technology and engineering education teachers to further their knowledge of technology, innovation, design, and engineering.

Curriculum and Instruction with Specialization in Industrial Technology Education

Areas of specialization in career and technical education, and technology education, as part of the program leading to the doctor of philosophy degree, are available through cooperative agreements with the Bayh College of Education. Contact the Bayh College of Education for information about the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.

Built Environment

Department of Built Environment
Technology Annex Building, room 104
Phone: 812-237-3532
Fax: 812-237-3733
Web site: http://technology.indstate.edu/BE/

Department Interim Chairperson: Dr. Robert English

GRADUATE DEGREE OFFERED

Master of Science - Health and Safety (Occupational Safety Management)

Program Coordinator: Dr. Ernest Sheldon

The Occupational Safety Management program provides students with the knowledge and skills in management, leadership, and communications necessary for career development, workforce readiness, and personal success in a technological and global society.

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
John T. Myers Technology Center, room 301
Phone: 812-237-3456
Fax: 812-237-3397
E-mail: joe.ashby@indstate.edu
Web site:
technology.indstate.edu/ECET/

Department Chairperson: Dr. Joe Ashby

GRADUATE DEGREE OFFERED

Master of Science - Electronics and Computer Technology

Program Coordinator (on-campus students): Dr. William W. Clyburn

Program Coordinator (off-campus student): Dr. Gerald W. Cockrell

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology provides major areas of study for career preparation in electronics control, technical sales, field service, electrical power, and computer control of industrial processes.

 

Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies

Department of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies
John T. Myers Technology Center, room 302
Phone: 812-237-8243
Fax: 812-237-2655
E-mail: cassandra.toth@indstate.edu
Web site: technology.indstate.edu/HRDPT/

Department Chairperson: Dr. Cindy Crowder

GRADUATE DEGREE OFFERED

 

Master of Science - Human Resource Development for Higher Education and Industry

Program Coordinator: Dr. Dorothy Carole Yaw

INTRODUCTION

The graduate program in Human Resource Development is offered in the Department of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies.

The master of science degree in human resource development for higher education and industry is designed for individuals seeking positions involving the development of people in work roles in industry, government, and higher education and has two options. One option is to increase specialization in the area of current employment through selected courses in other disciplines. The second is to conduct research through a thesis. The degree program is open to persons who do not have an undergraduate degree in human resource development. Human Resource Development 605 may be required to meet undergraduate deficiencies.

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