Automotive

John Cuprisin
Associate Professor, Automotive (Ford ASSET)

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  • Education
    • M.S., Occupational & Technical Education, Old Dominion University
    • B Ed., Secondary Education — Trades & Industry, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    • A.S., Automotive Technology, Leeward Community College
    • Automotive Technology Certificate, Portland Community College
  • Academic Experience
    • 2000-present - Associate Professor, Automotive Technology: Ford ASSET Coordinator, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • 1992-2000 - Assistant Professor/Ford ASSET Instructor, Thomas Nelson Community College
    • 1991-1992 - Adjunct Automotive Instructor, Leeward Community College
    • 1991 - Automotive Shop Teacher, Nanakuli High School
  • Work Experience
    • 1994 - Thompson Ford
    • 1986-1991 - Cutter Ford/lsuzu
    • 1985-1986 - Renton Lincoln-Mercury
    • 1978-1983 - Bill Olinger Lincoln-Mercury
    • 1978 - Vic Alfonso Ford
  • Certifications & Licenses
    • ASE Certified: Master Automobile & Truck
    • ASE Certified: Alternative Fuels: Advanced Driveability
    • AC Recovery & Recycling
    • Ford Motor Company Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) Certification
    • Ford Motor Company Train-the-Trainer Certification

Mike Faryniak Jr.
Instructor, Automotive II

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  • Education
    • B.S., Automotive Technology Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • 2018 - Present - Automotive Faculty, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • 2014 - Present - Automotive Technology Instructor, Jersey Shore Area Senior High School
    • 2013 - 2014 - Automotive Technology Instructor, Lancaster County Career & Technical Center
    • 2012 - 2013 - Automotive Instructor Assistant, Lycoming County Career & Technical Center
    • 2012 - Automotive Instructor, Northampton Area Community College
    • 2010 - 2012 - Warranty Manager/Service Advisor/Service Manager, Blaise Alexander Nissan
    • 2000 - 2002 - Technical Training Instructor, Ford Motor Company
  • Certifications & Licenses
    • Pennsylvania State University, Workforce Education and Development Vocational Instructional I Certification
    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Trade Competency Certification in Automotive Technology
    • Ford, GM, Nissan Factory Training Certifications: (Multiple) in all automotive specialty areas
    • Ford Power Presentations Certification
    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Trade Competency Exam for Teaching Certification in Automotive Technology
    • AC Delco Training Certifications: (Multiple) in all automotive specialty areas
    • Snap-On Digital Volt Ohm Meter 504 Training Certification
    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Certified Safety Inspection Mechanic, Class 4
    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Emission Repair Technician
    • Mobilized Air Conditioning Society, EPA Refrigerant Recycling License for Automobiles
    • Ford Motor Company, Power Presentations Certification
    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class C/M

Ronald A. Garner, Ph.D.
Professor, Automotive Technology Management

Ronald A. Garner, Ph.D.

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  • Education
    • Ph.D., Workforce Education, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Vocational Education, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Vocational Education, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Accounting, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Ford ASSET, Lehigh Co Community College
  • Academic Experience
    • Teaches Junior and Senior Automotive Technology Management Course (B.S.)
  • Work Experience
    • 1993 - Present - Automotive Instructor
    • 1997 - 1999 - Penn State Auto Repair Inc. VP of Operations
    • 1992 - 1995 - A-1 Auto Tech and Garage of Wheels owner/operator
    • 1990 - 1992 - President, Rolling Automotive Garage Service Inc.
    • 1988 - 2000 - Automotive Garage Owner
    • 1986 - 1990 - Dealership technician
    • 1983 - 1988 - Rolls Royce Mechanical Restoration technician
  • Awards & Certifications
    • ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician
    • Advanced Engine Performance and Compressed Natural Gas Certification
    • Multiple Automotive Manufacturer training certifications
    • Pennsylvania Automotive Emission Instructor
    • Ford Motor Corporation's 1990 Presidential Award winner for Service Excellence

Christopher J. Holley
Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology

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  • Education
    • M.S., Management Information Systems, Southern Polytechnic State University - Marietta, GA
    • B.S., Information Systems, Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA
    • A.A.S., Automotive, North Metro Technical Institute/ Floyd College Acworth, GA
  • Academic Experience
    • 2003-present, Automotive Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • 1998-2003, Automotive Instructor, North Metro Technical College
  • Work Experience
    • Five years Automotive Experience (Lexus)
    • Two years Automotive Experience (Kia)
  • Awards & Certifications
    • ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician
    • ASE Automobile Advanced Engine Performance (L1)
    • ASE Certified Automotive Exhaust Specialist (X1)
    • ASE Certified General Automotive Technician (G1)
    • ASE Certified Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
    • MACS Certified Refrigerant Recovery and Recyling
    • Contributing Editor (Freelance Writer) for several Mopar and Chevrolet magazines (print and online)
    • 2003 North Metro Technical College – Teacher of the Year
    • 2011 Pennsylvania College of Technology – Excellence in Teaching Award

Jeffrey Januchowski
Assistant Professor, Automotive (Ford ASSET)

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  • Education
    • B.S., Career and Technical Education, Buffalo State Collage, Buffalo, New York
    • A.A.S., Automotive Technology, Erie Community College, Buffalo, New York
  • Academic Experience
    • 2006 –present, Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology/Ford ASSET; Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • 1992-2006 – Line Technician, Shop Foreman, Team Service Manager, West Herr Ford, Hamburg, New York
    • 1990-1992 – General Automotive Technician, Customs Unlimited, West Seneca, New York
    • 1987-1990 – Line Technician, Trans. Specialist, Service Advisor, Frontier Lincoln Mercury, Depew, New York
    • 1986-1987 – Parts Department, Basil Oldsmobile, Depew, New York
    • 1985-1986 – General Automobile Technician, LaPorte Exxon Service, Hollywood, Florida
  • Awards & Certifications
    • New York State Teaching Certification/Automotive Service
    • Ford Motor Co. SEO Senior Master Technician
    • ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician
    • ASE Automotive Advanced Engine Performance (L1)
    • ASE Refrigerant, Recovery and Recycling Certified
    • New York State Automobile Safety Inspectors License
    • Pennsylvania Automobile Safety Inspectors License
    • Certified Pennsylvania Safety Inspection Mechanic Instructor
    • Pennsylvania Competency Certificate, Automotive Technician

Charles Probst
Instructor, Automotive Technology (Honda PACT)

Charles Probst

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  • Education
    • B.S., Workforce Education and Development, The Pennsylvania State University
    • Certificate, Diesel Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • 2005-Present - Automotive Faculty, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • 1997-2005 - Dealership Technician
    • 1990-1997 - Diesel Technician
  • Awards & Certifications
    • Honda Certified Master Technician
    • Acura Certified Master Technician
    • Certified Pennsylvania Safety Inspection Mechanic Instructor
    • Certified Pennsylvania Automotive Emission Instructor
    • ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician
    • ASE Certified Automobile Advanced Engine Performance (Ll)
    • MACS Certified in Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling

Chad Rudloff
Instructor, Automotive (Chrysler MOPAR)

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David P. Showan
Associate Professor, Automotive Technology

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  • Education
    • A.A.S. Automotive - Williamsport Area Community College
    • B.S. Psychology - Lock Haven University
    • M.Ed. Education - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Academic Experience
    • 1990 to present - Associate Professor, Automotive Technology
  • Work Experience
    • 1984-1985 - Cadillac, Pontiac, Mazda, dealership technician
    • 1985-1987 - Chevrolet dealership technician
    • 1987-1988 - Shop owner and manager
    • 1988-1990 - Sales and service manager, Chevrolet franchise
  • Awards & Certifications
    • Certified Pennsylvania Safety Inspection Mechanic Instructor
    • ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician
    • ASE Certified Automobile Advanced Engine Performance (L1)
    • Toyota Certified Technician Program 2000
    • MACS Certified in Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling

Joseph Tavani
Faculty, Automotive (Honda PACT)

Joseph Tavani

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  • Education
    • B.S. Business Technology Management - Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.A. General Motors ASEP - Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Academic Experience
    • 2007-Present - Honda PACT Instructor - Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • 2002-2007 - Part time Automotive Instructor - Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Work Experience
    • 1997-2007 - Pontiac, Buick, GMC, Honda, service manager
    • 1987-1997 - Pontiac, Buick, GMC, Honda, dealership technician
    • 1986-1987 - Independent repair shop technician
  • Awards & Certifications
    • Certified Pennsylvania Safety Inspection Mechanic Instructor
    • ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician
    • ASE Certified Automobile Advanced Engine Performance (L1)
    • ASE Certified Automobile Service Consultant (Cl)
    • ASE Certified Automobile Maintenance & Light Repair (G1)
    • ASE Certified in Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling

Christopher Trapani
Instructor, Automotive (Chrysler MOPAR)

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Christopher Van Stavoren
Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology

Christopher Van Stavoren

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  • Education
    • M.S. Vocational and Industrial Education - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • B.S. Vocational and Industrial Education - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • A.A.S. Automotive Technology - Northern Virginia Community College
  • Academic Experience
    • 1999-Present - Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology, Pennsyvania College of Technology
    • 1992–1998 - Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology, New River Community College
  • Work Experience
    • 1990–1992 - Line Technician; Shop Foreman, Tysons Ford
    • 1989–1990 - Line Technician, Peacock Buick
    • 1987–1989 - Number 2 Technician, Larry Buick and Lotus
  • Awards & Certifications
    • Master Automotive Technician, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
    • Advanced Level Specialist (L1), National institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
    • MLR Technician (G1), National institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Robert Vlacich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology

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Aviation

Michael Damiani
Instructor, Aviation

Michael Damiani

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David Michael "Mike" Damiani has enjoyed a widely varied career in aviation. He is currently an instructor of aviation at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport Pennsylvania. He holds a U. S. Airframe and powerplant license with an Inspection Authorization and a Limited Commercial Pilot certificate rated for Single engine land airplanes with Tailwheel, Complex, and High Performance aircraft endorsements. He has approximately 25 years of experience in General Aviation, maintaining and inspecting light aircraft powered by reciprocating engines. He spent 6 1/2 years as a Lycoming Engines Field Service Technical Representative specializing in troubleshooting and servicing Lycoming legacy reciprocating engines. Mike currently teaches Airframe and Powerplant classes Pennsylvania College of Technology as well as the Lycoming Engines Piston Engine Service School course through a partnership with Pennsylvania College of Technology's Workforce Development and Continuing Education department. Mike is an experienced technician and pilot of vintage and antique aircraft and serves part time as the volunteer Director of Maintenance and a staff pilot for Golden Age Air Museum in Bethel Pennsylvania. His experience there includes maintaining and operating a fleet of aircraft and engines ranging from a Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane powered by an original LeRhone 9c Rotary engine, two Curtiss OX-5 powered aircraft and engines plus many other rare vintage aircraft. He flies the museum's WW1 Sopwith Pup replica, Velie M5 powered Monocoupe 70, Aeronca C-3 and WACO 10/GXE. Mike is also an accomplished classical and Jazz Trombonist performing with many local ensembles.

Thomas D. Inman
Associate Professor, Avionics

Thomas D. Inman

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Education:

Leadership Certificate, The Chair Academy

M.S., Bloomsburg University, Instructional Technology

B.S., Western Michigan University, Liberal Studies

A.A.S., Ferris State College, Avionics

Certificate, Calhoun Area Vocational Center, Television Repair

Academic Experience:

28 years experience in Aviation Electronics

22 years in avionic education

Work Experience:

Technician for avionics sales and service shops in Columbus, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Computer Consultant

Technician for a cablevision company in Battle Creek, Michigan Federal Communications Commission General Radio Telephone License

Pilot's License with Instrument Rating

Federal Aviation Administration Advance Ground Instructor's License

23 industry certifications for repair of specific avionic systems

4 Aircraft Electronics Association certificates

Aircraft Electronics Technician Certificate with radio communications endorsement

Executive Director of the International Association for Avionics Education (AAE)

Amateur Radio Civil Emergency Certification

 

Publications:

Avionics News — “Theory and Practice,” a monthly column started January of 2007.

National Center for Aircraft Technician Training website — The website for the National Center, funded by the National Science Foundation

Association for Avionics Education Newsletter — An online newsletter for the Association for Avionics Education.

The Wildcat Flyer — Published by Pennsylvania College of Technology, I serve as editor of this four page magazine.

USA in Space, Third Edition — ISBN: 1-58765-295-5 - Essay topic: SpaceShipOne

Encyclopedia of Flight (2002) — three articles: "Avionics", "Instruments", and "Autopilots"

AAE Newsletter — Association for Avionics Education (Fall 1999 Volume 9, Issue 3)

Michigan Aviation — "Instructors Corner" (August 1995, Volume 28, Number 4)

Lansing Community College Repair Station Inspection Procedures Manual (1989)

Matthew Krepps
Instructor, Aviation

Matthew Krepps

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  • Education
    • B.S. in Aviation Maintenance - Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • 2015-present - Instructor, Aviation, Pennsyvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • 2009-2015 - IA/A&P Mechanic and Safety Supervisor, Helicopter Applicators Inc
    • 2008-2009 - IA/A&P Mechanic, Sevier County Choppers
    • 2005-2008 - IA/A&P Mechanic, Scenic Helicopter Tours

Michael R. Robison
Instructor, Aviation

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  • Education
    • B.S. in Earth Science - The Pennsylvania State University
  • Academic Experience
    • 2011-present - Aviation Faculty, Pennsyvania College of Technology
    • 2008-2011 - Adjunct Faculty, Pennsyvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • 2006-present - Self Employed, A&P / IA
  • FAA Certifications
    • A&P
    • Inspection Authorization
    • Commercial Pilot
    • Flight Instructor

William F. Stepp III
Associate Professor, Aviation

William F. Stepp III

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Awards & Certifications:

A&P, IA, Private Pilot License

William F. Stepp IV
Associate Professor, Aviation

William F. Stepp III

Collision Repair

Michael Bierly
Instructor, Collision Repair

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Pennsylvania College of Technology
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One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701