Automated Manufacturing & Machining

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

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  • 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

Paul Albright
Faculty, Manufacturing Engineering Technology

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  • Education
    • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    • B.A, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
  • Academic Experience
    • Faculty – Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2018-present
    • Adjunt Faculty – Introduction to Metallurgy, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2014-2018
    • Teaching Assistant – Texaco Energy Systems Lab, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999-2000
  • Related Experience
    • Design Engineer, Lycoming Engines, Williamsport, PA
    • Test Engineer, Lycoming Engines, Williamsport, PA
    • Project Engineer, Thermal Product Solutions, White Deer, PA
    • Project Engineer, National Certified Test Labs, York, PA

Keith H. English
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

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  • 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

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  • 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; Department Head

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  • 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

William J. Miller
Associate Professor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

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  • 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

Howard Troup
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

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  • Education
    • B.S., Applied Technology Studies with a Minor in Innovation Leadership, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S, Machine Tool Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Certificate, Tool & Die Maker Apprenticeship
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automated Manufacturing, 2018 – present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Adjunct Automated Manufacturing and Electrical Technology – 1996-2018
  • Technical Experience
    • Millwright/Maintenance Mechanic Specialist, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Precision Machinist, Houseknect’s Precision Machine & Tool
    • Tool & Die Maker/Assistant Supervisor, Grumman Allied Corp.

Lynn Turney
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

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  • 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

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  • 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

Krishna Vistarakula
Instructor, Automated Manufacturing and Machining

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  • Education
    • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
    • B.S., Michigan State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automated Manufacturing, 2018-present
  • Related Experience
    • Automation Engineer, Kawneer Company, Bloomsburg, PA
    • Extrusion Department Manager, Kawneer Company, Bloomsburg, PA
    • Extrusion Process Engineer, Kawneer Company, Bloomsburg, PA
    • Lean Manufacturing Consultant, Kawneer - Alcoa, Norcross, GA
    • Maintenance, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Princeton, IN
  • Awards
    • Alcoa Certificate of Excellence
  • Publications, Papers, Presentations/Exhibits
    • “Filtration by Eyelashes” - Initial Paper presented at 63rd Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Long Beach, CA
  • Memberships
    • Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Civil Engineering & Surveying Technology

David Fedor, P.E.
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Technology

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  • Education
    • M.S., Civil Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Civil Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • 2010-present, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Civil Engineering Technology
  • Technical Experience
    • PennDOT Project Manager/Squad Leader
    • NYSDOT Civil Engineer
    • Graduate Research Assistant
    • Focus in project management, asphalt mixtures, pavements, and construction materials
  • Other
    • Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania

Eric D. Henneberger, P.L.S.
Instructor, Surveying Technology

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  • Education
    • Bachelor of Science - Applied Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Associate in Engineering - Surveying Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • 2012-present, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Surveying Technology
    • 2010-2011, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Credentialed Course Instructor, Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering
  • Technical Experience
    • Former owner of Alabama land surveying business
    • Project Manager for consulting engineering firms
    • Surveyor/Soils Tech/Draftsman for U.S. Navy (Seabees)
  • Other
    • Licensed Professional Land Surveyor, Alabama
    • Licensed Professional Land Surveyor, Pennsylvania
  • Memberships
    • Alabama Society of Land Surveyors
    • Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors

Brad Lyon, P.L.S.
Assistant Professor, Surveying Technology, Lead Faculty

Brad Lyon

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  • Education
    • B.S., Applied Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Surveying Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • 2007-present, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Surveying Technology
  • Technical Experience
    • Land Surveying experience with local and international consulting engineering firms
  • Other
    • Professional Land Surveyor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • Professional Land Surveyor, Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS) – Member (Centre Co. Chapter)
    • Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS) – Adviser (Penn College Student Chapter)

John Miknis, P.E.
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Technology

John Miknis

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  • Education
    • M.S., Civil Engineering, Cornell University
    • B.S., Civil Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • 2006-present, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Civil Engineering Technology
  • Technical Experience
    • Civil Engineering practice with public sector (local and state government)
    • Civil Engineering practice with private sector (engineering consulting firms and corporations)
  • Other
    • Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania

Drew Potts, P.E.
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Technology, Department Head

Drew Potts

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  • Education
    • M.S., Civil Engineering, Bucknell University
    • B.S., Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, 2008-present
  • Technical Experience
    • Engineering Manager of a steel fabrication facility
    • Design Engineer of a steel fabrication facility
    • Consulting Structural Engineer
  • Other
    • Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania

Nicholas Puza, P.L.S.
Instructor, Surveying Technology

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  • Education
    • B.S., Land Surveying, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • 2009-present, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Surveying Technology
  • Technical Experience
    • Project Manager for consulting engineering firm
  • Other
    • Professional Land Surveyor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • Professional Land Surveyor, Commonwealth of Maryland
    • Professional Land Surveyor, New York

Plastics & Polymer Technology

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

Kirk M. Cantor

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  • 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

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

Timothy E. Weston

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  • 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

Joshua J. Rice
Instructor, Plastics & Polymer Technology

Joshua J. Rice

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  • Education
    • B.S., Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology, 2016-Present
  • Technical Experience
    • Process Engineer- W.L. Gore & Associates

Adam Barilla
Instructor, Plastics & Polymer Technology

Adam Barilla

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  • Education
    • B.S., Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology, 2016-Present
  • Technical Experience
    • Plant Engineer – Highwood USA LLC

Jose Perez
Instructor, Plastics & Polymer Technology

Jose Perez

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  • Education
    • B.S., Plastics Engineering Technology, Penn State Erie, Behrend College
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology, 2018-Present
    • 20+ corporate and industry webinars and seminars
  • Technical Experience
    • Lead Supplier Quality Engineer - GE Healthcare 2016-2018
    • Senior Engineer, Polymers - Element Materials Technology, 2007-2015
    • Analytical Services Specialist - Dickten Masch Plastics 2005-2007

Welding

Michael Allen
Instructor, Welding; Co-Department Head

Michael Allen

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  • 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)

Matthew Bell
Instructor, Welding

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  • 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 Faculty, 2019-present
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Adjunct Faculty, 2014-2019
  • Technical Experience
    • Muncy Machine & Tool, Welding Engineer, 2012-2019

Aaron Biddle, CWI
Instructor, Welding

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  • 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

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  • 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
Assistant Professor, Welding

Ryan Good

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  • 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

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  • 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

Tony Joy
Instructor, Welding

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  • Education
    • B.A., Welding Fabrication Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Welding Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Miller Electric Master Certified, Miller Electric
    • Certified Welding Inspector, Welder Training and Testing Institute WTTI
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding Faculty, 2019-present
  • Technical Experience
    • John Deere, Welding Engineer, 2007-2009
    • JLG, Weld / Manufacturing Engineer, 2009-2012
    • Airgas USA, LLC, Branch Manager, 2012-2018
  • Awards
    • AWS Welding Contest College Division
  • Memberships
    • American Welding Society

Steve J. Kopera
Instructor, Welding

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

Ty Rhinehart
Instructor, Welding

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  • Education
    • B.S., Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Lecturer Welding., 2016 to present
  • Technical Experience
    • Weld Engineer, Xylem Heat Transfer
    • Welding Engineer, New Product launch Team, Case New Holland Industrial
    • Weld Engineer, John Deere
    • Professional Mechanic, Automax Tire and Auto
  • Other
    • Member of American Welding Society (AWS)

Michael Schelb
Lecturer, Welding

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  • Education
    • A.A.S., Business Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Welding Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Certificate, Welding, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Adjunct Welding, 2007-2010
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Lecturer Welding., 2016 to present
  • Technical Experience
    • Certified Welder/Lead Person, Kvaerner
    • Certified Welder, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    • Certified Welder, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 520
  • Other
    • Member of American Welding Society (AWS)

James C. Tanner, CWI
Instructor, Welding

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  • Education
    • B.S., Business Technology Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • 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 Inspector (CWI)

Timothy Turnbach
Instructor, Welding

Timothy Turnbach

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  • 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

Cody Wolfe
Instructor, Welding

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  • Education
    • B.A. Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technologies, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S. Welding Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Welding Instructor, 2019 - present
    • West Virginia Nothern Community College, Welding Instructor, 2018
  • Technical Experience
    • Lead Welder, RV Industries, Honeybrook, PA
    • Technical Sales Represenative, Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, OH
    • Welder and Fitter, The Hilliard Corporation, Elmira, NY
  • Awards
    • Top Tech School Graduate, United States Air Force
    • American Welding Society 4th place finisher, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Contact information

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One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701