Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
Faculty

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Eric K. Albert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

  • Education
    • PhD, Mining Engineering, Systems Engineering emphasis, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Mining Engineering, Operations Research emphasis, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S, Computer Science, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, 1991-present
    • The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Mineral Engineering, 1978 – 1991
  • Technical Experience
    • Electronic Communications, Pennsylvania Vocational Certificate
    • Amateur Radio, Amateur Extra Class licensee
    • General Radiotelephone Certificate (commercial radio and television engineering)
    • Biomedical electronics design in the implantable pacemaker industry
    • Numerous industrial design projects with industry and government sponsored research

Keith H. English
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

  • Education
    • The Williamson School, Mechanical Technology
    • Model Maker Apprenticeship, AMP, Inc.
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Machine Tool Technology, 1995-present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Adjunct Machine Tool Technology, 1992-1995
  • Technical Experience
    • Model Maker & Product Design Engineer, AMP, Inc.
    • Tool Designer & Manufacturing Engineer, Lycoming Engines
  • Other
    • U.S. Patent Holder
    • Vintage Race Car Restoration and Competition

 

John M. Good III
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

  • Education
    • B.S., Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Machine Tool Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Automated Manufacturing Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Electronics, Computer Automation Maintenance, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automated Manufacturing, 1993-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Consultant for The Technology Transfer Center, Industrial Modernization Center, Penn State Continuing Education, Workforce Development & Continuing Education and the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center

 

Richard K. Hendricks Jr.
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

  • Education
    • M.S., Education Development & Strategies, Wilkes University
    • B.S., Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Machine Tool Technology, Williamsport Area Community College
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automated Manufacturing, 1995 – present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Adjunct Automated Manufacturing, 1988-1995
  • Technical Experience
    • Machinist, Anchor Darling Valve
    • Machinist, West Pharmaceuticals
    • Machine Repair, & Machinist, AT&T Technology Systems
    • Machinist, Norcen Industries

Edgar A. Hollingsworth
Associate Professor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

Edgar A. Hollingsworth
  • Education
    • MS, Industrial Engineering, The University of Tennessee
    • BS, Engineering Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University
    • Material Handling Teachers Institute, Materials Handling Institute of America, Universite Laval, Quebec
    • Advanced Training in: AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Works, Pro-Engineer, ProModel, Finite Element Analysis, MasterCAM
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, 1994 present
    • Carson-Newman College, Military Science, 1981-1985
    • US Army and US Army Reserve. Various assignments related to the development and implementation of training systems for technical skills programs (maintenance, machining, electronics and welding)
  • Technical Experience
    • Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Pennsylvania House Furniture
    • Industrial Engineer and Production Supervisor, Frito Lay
    • Field Artillery Officer (test officer for new weapons systems), US Army
    • Mechanical Maintenance Officer ( supervisor shop operations, various higher level assignments related to the development and implementation of technical training programs) US Army
    • Data Systems Administrator, US Army

Tom J. Livingstone
Associate Professor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining; Department Head

Tom J. Livingstone
  • Education
    • Journeyman Tool and Die Maker Credentials, Fort Wayne Community Schools
    • M.A., Industrial Education and Technology, Ball State University
    • B.A., Spanish Education, Manchester College
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automated Manufacturing, 1982 present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automated Manufacturing Department Head, 2007-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Toolmaker, A & P Tool & Die
    • Prototype Machinist, MidAmerica Design
    • Toolmaker, Shepard American Wire

John G. Marshalek
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

John G. Marshalek
  • Education
    • B.S., Industrial Arts Education, Millersville University
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automated Manufacturing, 1987-present
    • East Lycoming School District, Industrial Arts, 1980-1985
  • Technical Experience
    • Fairfield Manufacturing Co. Inc.
    • Norcen Industries

William J. Miller
Associate Professor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

  • Education
    • M.S., Education, Millersville University
    • B.S. Industrial Arts Education, Millersville University
    • A.A.S., Electronics Technology, Biomedical Electronics Concentration, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automated Manufacturing, 1999-present
    • Pennsylvania College Technology, Adjunct Faculty Electronics, 1993
    • Mountain View School District, Metal Shop Teacher, 1989-1991
  • Technical Experience
    • Metal Trades
    • Electronics

Lynn Turney
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

  • Education
    • B.S., Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Machine Tool Technology, Williamsport Area Community College
    • A.A.S., Forest Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automated Manufacturing, 1985-present
  • Technical Experience
    • CNC Machinist, Fairfield Manufacturing
    • CNC Machinist, QRP Inc.
    • Toolmaker, Grunman International

John G. Upcraft
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

  • Education
    • B.S., Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Tool Making Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automated Manufacturing, 1993-present
    • South Hills School of Business and Technology, Manufacturing, 1998-1999
  • Technical Experience
    • Production Engineer, Grove Innovations

Electrical Technology

Art Counterman
Instructor, Electrical Technology/Occupations

Art Counterman
  • Education
    • A.A.S, Electrical Technologies, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • 18 years as an industrial electrician

Vince R. Fagnano
Instructor, Electrical Technology/Occupations

Vince R. Fagnano
  • Education
    • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
    • A.A.S., Williamsport Area Community College

Jon Hart
Instructor, Building Automation Technologies/HVAC Electrical

Jon Hart
  • Education
    • B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology - Rochester Institute of Technology
    • Master of Business Administration - Bloomsburg University
    • Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist

Ken C. Kuhns
Assistant Professor, Electrical Technology/Occupations

Ken C. Kuhns
  • Education
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    • A.A.S., Electronics Technology, Williamsport Area Community College
    • Electric Power - Basic School, Caterpillar Inc. (May 2002)
    • On-Site Power Generation School, Orlando, FL (Nov. 2002)
  • Academic Experience
    • 1990-present, Assistant Professor, Electrical Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • 1983-1990, Magnetron Design/Production Engineer, Litton Electron Devices Division
    • 1972-1976, Weapons Mechanic, E-4, Buck Sergeant, United States Air Force
  • Awards & Certifications
    • Pathfinder to Excellence Faculty Award, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Caterpillar Inc. (2003)
    • Excellence in Teaching, Distinguished Teaching Award, Pennsylvania College of Technology (2002)

Ed J. McCabe
Instructor, Electrical Technology/Occupations

Ed J. McCabe
  • Education
    • A.A.S., Williamsport Area Community College

Joseph Raup
Lecturer, Electrical Technology/Occupations

Joseph Raup

Kevin Snyder
Instructor, Electrical Technologies & Occupations; Co-Department Head

Kevin Snyder
  • Education
    • BSEET  Penn State University
    • ASEET Penn State University
  • Work Experience
    • 17 years Industrial Maintenance, Quality Control, Environmental, Safety, and New Product Developement

Keith Stefanowicz
Instructor, Electrical Technology, Building Automation, Renewable Energy Technology

Keith Stefanowicz
  • Education
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    • A.A.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Industrial Trainer
  • Work Experience
    • Application Engineer, Nittany Automation, Inc.
    • Territory Manager, Applied Controls, Inc.
    • Sales Engineer, Friedman Electric
    • Electrical Project Engineer, International Paper
    • Electrical Maintenance and Electrical Engineer, Tomco Plastics
    • Electricians Helper, Benton Foundry
    • Jet Engine Mechanic, United States Air Force
  • Awards & Certifications
    • EIT (Engineer in Training)

Keith M. Whitesel
Instructor, Electrical Technology/Occupations

Keith M. Whitesel
  • Education
    • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
    • A.A.S., Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Vocational Certificate, Electrical Construction and Maintenance Competency Exam, The Pennsylvania State University
    • Certificate, Williamsport Area Community College

Todd S. Woodling
Assistant Professor, Building Automation Technology/HVAC Electrical; Co-Department Head

  • Education
    • M.S. Education – Wilkes University
    • B.S. Electrical Engineering – The College of New Jersey
    • A.A.S. Electronic Technology – Williamsport Area Community College
  • Work Experience
    • 1995-2004   Engineering Manager, MarquipWardUnited / VortX United Inc.
    • 1989-1995   Senior Electrical Project Engineer, Svedala Industries, Inc.

Craig Zimmerman
Instructor, Building Automation Technology/HVAC Electrical

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Edward J. Almasy
Assistant Professor,, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology; Co-Department Head

Edward J. Almasy
  • Education
    • M.S., Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, 2000-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Analog/Digital Circuit Design
    • Printed Circuit Board Layout
    • Microcontroller Programming

Richard J. Calvert, Jr.
Assistant Professor, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology; Co-Department Head

  • Education
    • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Colorado
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, 1992-present
    • University of Colorado, Adjunct Professor, 1981-1988
  • Technical Experience
    • Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Other
    • Member of IEE

Perry R. Gotschal
Assistant Professor, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

  • Education
    • M.S., Mansfield University
    • B.S., Bloomsburg University
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, 1981- present
    • Penn College Now Instructor, 2003-present
    • Mergenthaler Linotype, 1975-1981
  • Technical Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Mergenthaler Linotype
    • Flick Brothers Electric
    • ITT
    • USCG

Karl E. Markowicz
Instructor, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

  • Education
    • M.S. Education, Mansfield University
    • B.S. Electronics Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
    • A.A.S. Electronics Technology, Williamsport Area Community College
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, 1986-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Automated Test Equipment Development Technician, Emerson Electric Company
    • Assembly and Test Technician, Mergenthaler Linotype
    • Electronics Technician, Atlantic Design Company

Randall L. Moser
Assistant Professor,, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Randall L. Moser
  • Education
    • M.S. Education, Wilkes University
    • B.S. Electronics Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S. Electronics Technology, Williamsport Area Community College
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Robotics and Automation, 1997-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Quality Control Electronics Technician, Phillips Electronic Components Group
    • Electronics Maintenance, West Company
    • Automation Engineer, IBM, Corporation
    • Electrical Maintenance Supervisor, GTE Sylvania
    • Electrical Designer, Girton Mfg. Co.
    • Electronic Engineering Technician, RCA Corporation
    • Circuit Analysis Technician, Zenith Radio Corporation
  • Other
    • Member of IEE and ISA

Scott D. Neuhard
Assistant Professor, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Scott D. Neuhard
  • Education
    • M.B.A., Business Administration, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, 1999-present
    • International Paper Company - Veratec Division, Industry Trainer, 1995-1999
  • Technical Experience
    • Maintenance Engineer, BBA Nonwovens
    • International Paper Company Veratec Division, "B" Specialist Maintenance
  • Other
    • Member of IEEE, American Society of Quality, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Penn State Alumni Association

 

Jeffery L. Rankinen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Jeffery L. Rankinen
  • Education
    • Ph.D., Materials Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S.E.E., Materials Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
    • A.A.S., Electronics Technology and Computer Science, Pennsylvania Technology of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, 1986-present
  • Technical Experience
    • IBM Federal Systems Division
    • Fiber Optics Consulting, Jersey Shore Steel
    • WDCE Consulting, Various Entrepreneurial Prototyping Projects
  • Other
    • Tyco ACT I/ACT II Train the Trainer Certification
    • Textbook Co-author, Introduction to Engineering Technology

Mark A. Rice
Instructor, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

  • Education
    • M.S., Education, Wilkes University
    • B.S., Electronics Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Electrical Technology, Williamsport Area Community College
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, 2000-present
    • Lycoming County Career Consortium, Computer Repair, 1999-2000
  • Technical Experience
    • Electronics Technician, GTE Circuit Products
    • Product Engineer, Philips ECG
    • Network Administrator, Lycoming County

Bruce M. Smith
Instructor, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Bruce M. Smith
  • Education
    • M.S. Education, Mansfield University
    • B.S. Management of Technology, Lock Haven University
    • A.A.S. Electrical Engineering Technology, Williamsport Area Community College
    • Electronics Certificate, United Electronics Institute
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, 1982-present
    • Mergenthaler Linotype, 1977-1981
  • Technical Experience
    • Electronics Technician, Mergenthaler Linotype

Jeffrey B. Weaver
Associate Professor, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Jeffrey B. Weaver
  • Education
    • M.S. Education, Wilkes University
    • B.S. Management of Technology, Lock Haven University
    • A.A.S. Electrical Engineering Technology, Penn State
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, 1986-present
    • Mergenthaler Linotype, 1977-1985
  • Technical Experience
    • Field Service Engineer, MBL Technical Services
    • Electronics Technician, Mergenthaler Linotype
  • Awards
    • Penn College Distinguished Teaching Award, Master Teacher, 2006
    • Penn College Distinguished Teaching Award, Excellence in Teaching, 2003
    • Penn College Distinguished Teaching Award, Excellence in Teaching, 1990

William C. West
Assistant Professor, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

  • Education
    • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University
    • B.S., Electronics, Texas A & M University
  • Teaching Experience
    • Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, 2002-present
    • Adjunct Professor,  South Texas Community College
    • Assistant Professor, Ashland Community College
    • Lecturer, Footscray Institute of Technology (Footscray, Victoria, Australia)
  • Work Experience
    • Manager/Senior Design Engineer, Curtis Mathes/Harvey Industries
    • CMOS Product Engineer, Motorola Semiconductor Products Division

Engineering Design Technology

Jeffrey D. Mather, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Engineering Design Technology

Jeffrey D. Mather
  • Education
    • Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
    • M.S., Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University
    • B.S., Technology Education, Virginia Tech
    • A.A.S., Industrial Engineering Technology, John Tyler Community College
    • Certification, Methods in Time Management, Maynard Management Institute
  • Academic Experience
    • Assistant Professor, CAD and Drafting Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1999 - Present
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Technology, East Tennessee State University, 1994 -1999
  • Technical Experience
    • CAD/CAM Training Consultant CADCO
    • Industrial Engineering Technician
    • Research and Development Technician
    • Journeyman Machinist
  • Associations/Conferences
    • Autodesk® Inventor Certified Expert
    • Certified SolidWorks Professional
    • 14th Annual International Conference on College Teaching and Learning
  • Awards
    • Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology -2003
    • Autodesk® Manufacturing Community Achievement Award 2010
  • Speaker
    • Autodesk® University 2007-2009
    • SkillsUSA University 2010

Craig Miller Instructor, Engineering Design Technology

David A. Probst
Assistant Professor, Engineering Design Technology

David A. Probst
  • Education
    • Post Graduate Certificate, Technology in Education, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S. Workforce Education & Development, The Pennsylvania State University
    • A.A.S. Vocational Education, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Certificate, Mechanical Drafting, Williamsport Area Community College
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Drafting and CAD Technology, 1993-present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Adjunct Drafting and CAD Technology, 1988-1993
    • Penn College Now Instructor, Drafting and CAD Technology, 2005-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Piper Aircraft
    • GTE Sylvania
    • Grumman Allied
    • WDCE -Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Drafting background: automotive, aircraft, water/sewage treatment, electrical, piping, plant facilities and underground systems
  • Associations
    • ADDA – American Design and Drafting Association
    • Phi Theta Kappa – International Honor Society for two-year College, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Penn College Scholarship Ride – Committee Chair, Penn College
    • Autodesk® – Certified Instructor

Katherine A. Walker
Assistant Professor, Engineering Design Technology; Department Head

Katherine A. Walker
  • Education
    • M.S., Education with concentration in Instructional Technology, Wilkes University
    • B.S., Technology Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Penn College Now Instructor, Drafting and CAD Technology, 2005-present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Drafting and CAD Technology, 1993-present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Part-time instructor, 1990-1993
    • Lancaster County Vocational Technical School, Instructor Authorized AutoCAD courses, 1986-1990
    • Professional Development workshops for educators and industry professionals, 1988-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Computer-aided Drafting Specialist, Technology Transfer Center, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Designer/Drafter, Dorma Door Controls, Inc.
    • Designer/Drafter, Simplex Time Recorder Co.
    • Designer/Drafter, Air America Inc.
    • Senior Drafter, Stone and Webster Engineering Corp.
  • Awards
    • Penn College Distinguished Teaching Award, Excellence in Teaching, 2011-2012

Information Technology

Lisa Bock
Assistant Professor, Computer Information Technology

Lisa Bock

Education

  • Certificate – Information Assurance, University of Maryland University College
  • M.S. – Database Systems Technology, University of Maryland University College
  • B.S. – Computer Analysis and Design (minor in Business Administration), Pennsylvania College of Technology

Academic/Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor - Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2007 to Present – Taught courses related to information security, networking, Web page development, and biometrics
  • Instructor - Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2003-2007 – Taught courses related to networking, web page development, business computer applications, and information technology

Certifications/Trainings

  • AccessData Ace Certification, Network + Certification, Certified Steganography Investigator, Forensic Computing Training, Wireshark Functionality and Fundamentals, and Wireshark TCP/IP Network Analysis.

Work Experience

Prior to joining Pennsylvania College of Technology,Professor Bock worked with a local software company where she installed computer systems and trained the operators, administrators, and employees of over 65 school districts. In addition,she presented seminars at national sales meetings and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

In addition to serving on numerous committees at Penn College, including the IT Security, the IT Cyber Security Awareness, and the Information Assurance and Security, Professor Bock has been recognized on several occasions for her exemplary work with students and to the college community. Recognitions include a Distinctive Service and Professionalism award, and being selected as a Campus Role Model "Star of Influence."

Pamela Ellis
Computer Information Technology, Course Coordinator

Dr. Bahram Golshan
Associate Professor, Computer Science

Education

  • Ph.D. – Mathematics - Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. – Mathematics - Edinboro University
  • B.S. – Mathematics - Jundi Shapour University, Ahwaz, Iran

Academic/Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor – Pennsylvania College of Technology - 2003-present
    • Responsibilities included teaching programming and networking courses. Have designed, created, and taught courses in: programming language using C++ and Java,database PL/SQL, database administration, Intro to gaming, advanced game design, computer graphics, Unix and System programming.
  • Assistant Professor – Lycoming College - 1989-2003
    • Responsibilities included developing and maintaining the computer science program. While I served as the department chair, the program was revised to offer the B.S. degree in computer science in addition to the existing B.A. degree. The program was redesigned completely to follow the established ACM guidelines. Responsibilities included teaching mathematics and computer science courses.
  • Assistant Professor – Pennsylvania State University, Shenango Valley - 1984-1988
    • Responsibilities included teaching a variety of math courses including Basic Algebra, Calculus I-III, Differential Equations, and Matrix Algebra.

Academic Subjects of Interest

  • Programming and software engineering
  • Database maintenance, programming,and design
  • Computer gaming and simulation
  • Computer graphics

Dr. Sandra Gorka
Associate Professor, Computer Science

Dr. Sandra Gorka

Education

  • Ph.D. – Mathematics - University of Delaware
    Dissertation: Several Set Functions and Continuous Maps
  • M.S. – Mathematics - University of Delaware
  • M.S. – Mathematics - Shippensburg University
  • B.A. – Mathematics - Shippensburg University

Academic/Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor – Information Technology Department, Pennsylvania College of Technology, July 2009-present
    • Taught courses related to Unix/Linux, Programming, Networking, and Information Assurance and Security
  • Assistant Professor – Information Technology Department, Pennsylvania College of Technology, May 2000-June 2009
    • Taught courses related to Unix/Linux, Programming, Networking, and Information Assurance and Security
  • Assistant Professor – Mathematics Department, Pennsylvania College of Technology, August 1997-May 2000
    • Taught courses related to Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus
  • Adjunct Faculty – Computer Science Department, Pennsylvania College of Technology, August 1998-May 2000
    • Taught courses related to Programming, Information Technology, and Unix/Linux
  • Adjunct Faculty – Mathematics Department,Widener University, September 1993-May 1997
    • Taught courses related to Algebra, Calculus, and Elementary Functions
  • Lecturer – Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Lincoln University, January 1994-May 1995
    • Taught courses related to Mathematics, Calculus, Algebra, and Freshman Word Processing
  • Instructor – Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, January 1990-February 1995
    • Taught courses related to Algebra, Statistics, Finite Math, and Calculus
  • Adjunct Faculty – Mathematics Department, Delaware County Community College, September1993-December 1993
    • Taught courses in Finite Mathematics

Work Experience

  • Consultant – Various institutions - Served as an external reviewer for Information Technology related academic programs
  • Consultant/Chief Technology Officer – Eagle Consulting Services, Inc.- Provided consulting, web development, and programming services
  • Consultant – IBM, Service Parts Support - Evaluated and made recommendations concerning IBM’s parts distribution system
  • ABET Program Evaluator – Evaluate academic programs for external accreditation

Dr. Gorka has extensive experience in course development and program evaluation. Her teaching interests include Information Assurance and Security, Unix/Linux, Risk Analysis, and ethical hacking.

Spyke Krepshaw
Instructor, Computer Information Technology

Dr. Jacob Miller
Associate Professor, Computer Science; Department Head

Dr. Jacob Miller

Education

  • Ph.D. – Mathematics - University of Delaware
    • Dissertation: Finding all Periodic Orbits of Maps Using Newton Methods: Sizes of Basins
  • M.S. – Mathematics - University of Delaware
  • B.A. – Mathematics - Shippensburg University

Academic/Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor/Department Head – Information Technology Department, Pennsylvania College of Technology, July 2000-Present
    • Taught courses related to Unix/Linux, Programming, Networking,and Information Assurance and Security
  • Assistant Professor – Computer Science Department, Pennsylvania College of Technology, August 1997-June 2000
    • Taught courses related to Unix/Linux, Programming, and Networking
  • Assistant professor – Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Shippensburg University, August 1996-July 1997
    • Taught courses related to Algebra,Statistics, and Numeral Analysis
  • Adjunct Faculty – Mathematics Department, Widener University, June 1995-July 1996
    • Taught courses related to Algebra,Calculus, and Elementary Functions
  • Instructor – Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, May 1994-January 1996
    • Taught courses related to Business Calculus, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus
  • Adjunct Faculty – Mathematics Department, Delaware County Community College, September 1993-December 1993
    • Taught courses in College Algebra and Trigonometry

Work Experience

  • Consultant/President – Eagle Consulting Services, Inc. - Provided consulting, web development, and programming services.
  • Consultant – IBM, Service Parts Support - Evaluated and made recommendations concerning IBM’s parts distribution system.
  • Network Administrator – Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware - Served as the system administrator for Sun/Unix network and computer system
  • Senior Operations Research Analyst – IBM,National Service Division - Provided mathematical analysis and computer modeling for the Inventory Planning Function of IBM’s National Service Division

Dr. Miller has been recognized with the IBM Informal Award and the IBM Means Service Award. His teaching interests include Information Assurance and Security, networking, cryptography, and computer forensics.

Mahendra Singh
Associate Professor, Computer Science

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • M.S. – Computer Science - New York Institute of Technology
  • M.A. – Psychology - New School for Social Research – New York
  • M.Sc. – Structural Molecular Biology - London University – United Kingdom
  • B.Sc. – Mathematics and Chemistry
  • UCSD Data Mining Certificate

Academic/Teaching Experience

  • 10 years teaching Computer Science at the City University of New York, Northeastern University, and the Pennsylvania College of technology

Work Experience

  • 10 years senior management experience in Information Technology including serving as the Assistant Dean (Technology) for the College of Engineering at Northeastern University

Anita R. Wood
Assistant Professor, Computer Information Technology

Anita R. Girton

Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate – Information Systems with Concentration in Information Security - Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S. – Instructional Technology - Bloomsburg University
  • M.S. – Food Science, Emphasis: Statistics,Sensory Perception - Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A. – Computer & Information Science, Minor: Biology - Temple University,Philadelphia, PA

Academic/Teaching Experience

  • Department Head – Information Technology Department, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2008-2010
  • Assistant Professor – Information Technology Department, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2005-present
  • Instructor – Information Technology Department, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2003-2005
  • Part-Time / Substitute Instructor – Information Technology Department, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2002-2003

Work Experience

  • Consultant – AR Girton, Lewisburg, PA, 4/2007-present
  • President – AJ Wood, Inc., Millville, PA , 7/2002-8/2003
  • System Administrator – Girton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Millville, PA, 1/199-7/2002
  • Product Line Manager / Software – Future Domain Corporation, Irvine, CA, 5/1990-1/1991
  • Product Manager / Small Main Frame Products – Emulex Corporation, Costa Mesa, CA,7/1987-2/1990
  • Senior Programmer / Engineering - Emulex Corporation – Costa Mesa, CA, 2/1986-7/1987
  • Electronic Engineer / Peripheral Test & Certification – Sperry Information Systems (now UNISYS), Blue Bell, PA, 4/1985-2/1986
  • Software Project Engineer / Controller & Memories – Dataram Corporation, Cranbury, NJ, 5/1983-4/1985

Professor Girton’s teaching interests include systems requirements, database design and administration, and information assurance and security.

Dr. Daniel Yoas
Associate Professor, Computer Information Technology

Daniel Yoas

Education

  • Ph.D. – Computer Information Systems, Concentration in Information Security - Nova Southeastern University
    • Dissertation: Using Forecasting to Predict Long-term Resource Utilization for Web Services
    • Microsoft Certified System Administrator (Windows 2000)
    • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (Windows 2000)
  • M.S. – Information Technology - Rochester Institute of Technology
    • Project: Using Loosely Coupled Systems for Distributed Communications
  • B.S. – Computer Information Science / Computer Science - Clarion University

Academic/Teaching Experience

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology – Currently teaches courses related to Information Technology, Information Assurance and Security, Networking, Windows Administration, JavaScript, and Web Development

Work Experience

  • Network Analyst – Provide network support,system design, training, and installation of new networks for Windows NT and 2000 networks.
  • Network Administrator – Supervised one full-time employee, and administered 5 NT servers, 1 Citrix server, 1 2000 server, 1Novell server and technical support for approximately 6 other technology staff within the district. Other duties included web page development, email,security, and communications for the Lycoming County Library System, as well as training public and staff in general computer use and advanced software functionality to use Microsoft Office products and manage small networks.
  • Network Administrator – Developed and installed local area networking services using Novell Network System, trained staff in word processing and spreadsheets, and aided in the development of software to access proprietary database information for specialized reports using Visual Basic.
  • PC Specialist – Trained staff in Indianapolis,IN and Williamsport, PA in word processing and spreadsheet software packages,as well as evaluated hardware and software use and provided detailed recommendations for improved performance for two sites with 20+ computers and staff each.
  • Programmer Analyst – Helped create custom modifications to Macola software, a manufacturing, time management and accounting package. New programs were created for customers using C++, Dbase,and COBOL to provide solutions to route and delivery services.

Recent Publications

  • Yoas, Daniel. 2009. "Hashing as a Method of Preventing SQL Injection During Data Retrieval". Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Semantic Web and Web Services (SWWS'09).pp. 161-166. July 13-16, 2009

Plastics & Polymer Technology

John R. Bartolomucci
Assistant Professor, Plastics & Polymer Technology

John R. Bartolomucci
  • Education
    • M.S., Polymer Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Biology, St. Vincent College
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology, 2003-present
    • Davidson County Community College, Instructor, Manufacturing Technology, 1997-2003
    • Pennsylvania State University, Graduate Assistant, Materials Science Department, 1976-1978
  • Technical Experience
    • Director of Research & Development/ Corporate Quality, BGF Industries, Greensboro, NC
    • Manager, Product Performance Supervisor, Product Development Specialist, General Electric Company, Pittsfield, MA

 

Kirk M. Cantor, Ph.D.
Professor, Plastics & Polymer Technology

Kirk M. Cantor
  • Education
    • Ph.D., Polymer Science, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Polymer Science, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology, 1990-present
    • Penn College Now Instructor, 2005-present
    • Over 50 company and industry seminars
  • Technical Experience
    • Aerospace Engineer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    • Research Assistant, Polymer Science Program, The Pennsylvania State University

Anne K. Soucy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Plastics & Polymer Technology

Timothy E. Weston
Associate Professor, Plastics & Polymer Technology; Department Head

Timothy E. Weston
  • Education
    • M.S., Polymer Science, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Chemistry, Lock Haven University
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology, 1986-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Supervising Chemist/ Senior Chemist/ Chemist /Senior Technician- West Pharmaceutical Services

Welding

Michael Allen
Instructor, Welding; Co-Department Head

Michael Allen
  • Education
    • B.S., Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Welding Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding, 2008-present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Adjunct Welding, 2005-2008
  • Technical Experience
    • Ten years working in the field of boiler repair welding to ASME pressure vessel code
    • Five years of pipe welding to ASME code with the pipe fitters union
    • Three years of welding in the construction field welding to AWS D1.1
    • One and a half years of underwater welding and construction work
  • Other
    • Member of American Welding Society (AWS)

Aaron Biddle, CWI
Instructor, Welding

  • Education
    • B.S., Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Welding Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding, 2010-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Welding Engineer, Metlasa
    • Welding Engineer, Dana Corporation
    • Contract Weld Engineer, Yoh Engineering
    • Weld Engineer, Ma Tech
  • Other
    • Member of American Welding Society (AWS)
    • Certified Welding Instructor

 

James N. Colton II, CWI
Assistant Professor, Welding; Co-Department Head

James N. Colton II
  • Education
    • M.S., Education, Wilkes University
    • B.S., Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Welding Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding, 2006-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Welding Engineer, Dana Corporation
    • Welding Engineer, Johnson Controls
    • Pipe line welder/inspector
  • Other
    • Certified Welding Instructor (CWI)

Ryan Good, CWI, CWE
Instructor, Welding

  • Education
    • B.S., Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology; Minor, Business Administration, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Welding Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding, 2009-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Lead Weld Engineer, Dana Corporation
  • Other
    • Member of American Welding Society (AWS)
    • Certified Welding Instructor (CWI)
    • Certified Welding Educator (CWE)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

 

Jacob B. Holland
Instructor, Welding

  • Education
    • B.A., Business Administration, Cleary University
    • A.A.S., Welding & Fabrication, Washtenaw Community College
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding Faculty, 2013-present
    • Washtenaw Community College, Welding Faculty, 2004 - 2009
  • Technical Experience
    • Building Trades Journeyman Pipefitter/Welder, United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters
    • Welding Shop Foreman, RTD Manufacturing
  • Other
    • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), 2006-2012
    • Certified Welding Educator (CWE) 2006 - 2012

 

Steve J. Kopera
lecturer, Welding

  • Education
    • B.S. Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S. Welding Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding, 2013- present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Adjunct Faculty, 2012
  • Technical Experience
    • Welder, JPW Design and Manufacturing
    • Welder, Big B Manufacturing
    • Welder, Krando Metal Parts
    • Welder/Machine Operator, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard
    • Welder, Woolever Brothers Transportation

 

Michael J. Nau, CWI
Instructor, Welding

Michael J. Nau
  • Education
    • M.E., Educational Development and Strategies, Wilkes University
    • B.S., Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding, 2001-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Tampella Power Corporation/Kvaerner Power
  • Other
    • Member of American Welding Society (AWS)
    • Certified Welding Instructor (CWI)

 

Matthew Nolan
Instructor, Welding

  • Education
    • Certificate - Welding, Williamsport Area Community College
    • A.A.S. - Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Adjunct Faculty - 1999-2001 and 2010-2011
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding, 2011- present

James C. Tanner, CWI
Lecturer, Welding

  • Education
    • A.A.S Welding Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Hobart Welding Institute
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding, 2013 - present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Adjunct Faculty, 2011-2012
  • Technical Experience
    • Quality Control Manager & CWI, Logue Industries, Inc.
  • Other
    • Member of American Welding Society (AWS)
    • Certified Welding Instructor (CWI)

 

Timothy Turnbach
Instructor, Welding

  • Education
    • B.A. Labor Health & Safety, National Labor College
    • Trade Technology, Luzerne County Community College
    • Certificate of Completing of Apprenticeship, PA Bureau of Labor & Industry
    • Journeyman Status, Bechtel Welding School
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding, 2008 - present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Adjunct Faculty, 2006-2008
    • Luzerne County Community College, Adjunct Faculty, 1990-1997
  • Technical Experience
    • Owner/Operator, Pipeworks Unlimited
    • Consultant/Trainer, NEPIRC
    • Pipefitter, Journeyman /Welder, United Association of Pipefitters and Plumbers
  • Other
    • Member of American Welding Society

 

Robert M. Vaughn
Assistant Professor, Welding

Robert M. Vaughn
  • Education
    • Certificate, Welding Plastics & Composites, Ohio State University
    • A.A. Technology Studies, Williamsport Area Community College
    • Certificate, Welding, Williamsport Area Community College
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding, 1980 - present
  • Technical Experience
    • Welding Technician, E-Keeler/Tampella Power
    • Welding Technician, Grumman Allied
    • Journeyman, Plumbers and Steamfitters
    • Metal Trades, M.W. Kellog Power Piping
    • Hydrostatic Tester, Spencer Heater-Avco
    • Welder, Williamsport Machine & Die Co.
  • Other
    • Level I and II Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Ultrasonic Testing (Radiographic) - American Society of Non-destructive Testing
    • Member of American Welding Society

 

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