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Brett Reasner
Dean of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies

Brett Reasner

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Walter V. Gower
Assistant Dean of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies

Walter V. Gower

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Justin Beishline
Assistant Dean of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies

Justin Beishline

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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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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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Diesel & Power Generation

Jeremy Bell
Faculty, Diesel Equipment Technology

Jeremy Bell

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Education:

  • 2006-2008 - Diesel Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 1999-2001 - Toolmaking Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 1999-2001 - Machinist General Certificate, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Awards

  • 2008 - Ewing W. Muesler Award

Related Experience

  • 2010-2018 - Patterson UTI Drilling, Formerly Nomac Drilling Senior Maintenance Technician
  • 2015-2016 - Cleveland Brothers CAT Tech 3
  • 2008-2010 - Alban Engine power Systems Marine Diesel Technician

Brad R. Conklin
Faculty, Diesel Equipment Technology

Brad R. Conklin

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Education:

  • A.A.S. (DD), Diesel Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Trade Competency, Diesel Technology, The Pennsylvania State University

Certification & Licenses:

  • Mack Certified Technician
  • Freightliner Certified Technician
  • Detroit Diesel Certified Technician
  • MACS 609 Refrigeration Certification
  • EPA 608 Refrigeration Certification
  • Class 7 Inspection License
  • ASE Certified Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
  • Factory Certified Carrier Transicold Truck/Trailer Technician
  • Class A CDL

Work Experience:

  • 17 years experience within Diesel Industry

William P. Kilcoyne Jr.
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

William P. Kilcoyne, Jr.

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Education:

  • A.A.S., Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Certificate, The Williamsport Area Community College
  • Trade Competency, The Pennsylvania State University

Academic Experience:

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology - Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology - Coordinator, Caterpillar Emphasis Program

Certification & Licenses:

  • Caterpillar Marine PAR Certified
  • ASE - Certified Truck Technician
  • Pennsylvania State Class A Inspection
  • Pennsylvania State CDL
  • Train-the Trainer Aerial Work Platform and Telehandler
  • Train-the-Trainer Instructor for Class I, IV, V, and VII Forklifts

John Motto
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

John Motto

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Education:

  • 2018 - Bachelors Business Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 2011 - Associates in Applied Sciences, Diesel Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 2009 - High School Diploma, Hazleton Area Career Center

Teaching Experience

  • 2018 - Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology, Pennsylvania College Of Technology
  • 2016-2018 - Adjunct Instructor- DSM 210 Basic Electricity, Pennsylvania College Of Technology

Related Experience

  • 2017-2018 - Service Manager, Penn Power Group
  • 2014-2017 - Off-Highway Technician, Penn Power Group
  • 2013-2014 - Shop Foreman, Five Star International
  • 2012-2013 - Diesel Technician, Cummins Power Systems

Memberships

  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

Mark Sones
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Mark Sone

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Education:

  • Certificate, Diesel Mechanics, Williamsport Area Community College

Certifications/Licenses

  • 2008 – MACS 608 / 609 certification
  • 2008-2011 – Eaton Hybrid Drive Systems certification
  • 2001 – Allison Medium and Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission Product Trainer
  • 2001-2011 – Annual Eaton Automated Products Certification
  • 1998 – Pennsylvania State Inspection Training Certification
  • 1997 – ASE Master Truck Technician Certification and CDL
  • 1994 – Trade Competency – Penn State University – Diesel Technology
  • 1992 - Trade Competency – Penn State University – Outdoor Power Equipment
  • 1987 – Pennsylvania State Inspection License

Work Experience

  • 1992 – present, Pennsylvania College Of Technology
  • 1998 – present, Volvo Powertrain / Mack Trucks of America Hagerstown, Maryland

Heavy Construction Equipment

Ryan Peck
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Ryan Peck

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Education:

  • A.A.S., Heavy Equipment Operator, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Certification & Licenses:

  • Commercial Drivers License – Class A
  • Rough Terrain Forklift Trainer Certification – Class Seven

Work Experience:

  • 3 years as diesel lab assistant and part-time faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 8 years experience within the heavy equipment industry, both operations and management

Joseph C. Straw
Assistant Professor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Joseph C. Straw

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Joseph Straw has been associated with the heavy equipment industry since 1979. On completing his initial studies in the Heavy Equipment program at Williamsport Area Community College, he immediately went to work for a multi-line Construction Equipment distributor in Northeastern PA.

In 1983 Straw returned to college to earn an engineering degree.

In 1988 Straw joined a British based manufacturer of construction equipment serving in several positions during his twelve year tenure there.

Straw joined Penn College as an adjunct instructor in the Fall 2002 and became a full-time member of the faculty in the Fall of 2003.

Education:

  • M.S., Education, Wilkes University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • A.E., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Certificate, Service and Operation of Heavy Equipment, Williamsport Area Community College
  • Trade Competency, Heavy Equipment, Pennsylvania State University

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Claude Witts
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Claude Witts

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Education:

  • B.S., Technology Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S., Diesel Engine Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Certification/Licenses:

  • ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
  • Electronic Engines
  • Caterpillar Electronic Engines
  • Caterpillar Mechanical Fuel Systems
  • Caterpillar Electronic Fuel Systems
  • Caterpillar 3116 Mechanical Fuel Systems
  • Caterpillar 3126 HEUI Fuel Systems
  • Caterpillar Tier 4 Emissions
  • Electronic System Parameters
  • Diesel Engine Advanced Diagnostics
  • Class Seven Inspection License
  • Class A Commercial Drivers License
  • NAFTC Light Duty Natural Gas Vehicles

Work Experience:

  • United States Marine Corp
  • 10 years experience within the diesel engine and equipment industry as an Owner/Operator, International Truck Technician, Fleet Technician, Product Support Sales professional

Chris S. Weaver
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Chris S. Weaver

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Education:

  • B.S., Technology Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S. , Diesel Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Certificate, Diesel Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Certification/Licenses:

 

  • Train-the Trainer Aerial Work Platform and Telehandler
  • Train-the-Trainer Instructor for Class I, IV, V, and VII Forklifts
  • Commercial Drivers License – Class A
  • State Inspection License – Class 3
  • Mobile Air Condition Society
  • Automotive Service Excellence Certified Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
  • Automotive Service Excellence Certified Master Equipment Technician
  • Master Elite Technician, Isuzu Trucks
  • Automotive Service Excellence Advanced Level Specialist
  • Trade Competency, Diesel, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Mobile A/C Boot Camp
  • Caterpillar Tier 4 Emissions

Work Experience:

  • 13 years experience within the diesel engine and heavy equipment industry.

William Bashista, Jr.
Instructor, Diesel Equipment Technology

Bill Bashista<

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Work History:

Over 30 years of experience within the diesel engine and heavy equipment industry.

Professional Certificates & Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania State Class A Inspection License
  • Pennsylvania State CDL
  • Certech Master Technician – Hyster Corporation

Forestry

G. Andrew Bartholomay, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Forestry

G. Andrew Bartholomay

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Education:

  • Ph.D., Penn State University
  • M.S., University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., SUNY/College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • A.A.S., Paul Smith’s College

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • Northeastern Loggers Association (NELA)
  • Certified Pesticide Applicator (PA Department of Agriculture)

Eric Easton
Instructor, Forestry

Eric Easton

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Education:

  • M.S., Forest Management from SUNY/College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • B.S., Education (Biology) from Millersville University
  • A.A.S., Forest Technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology

Professional Affiliations:

  • Membership in Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • Membership in American Tree Farm System

Landscape/Horticulture

Michael A. Dincher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Horticulture

Michael A. Dincher

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Education:

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Bloomsburg University
  • B.S.Ed., Lock Haven University
  • A.A.S., I.S.A. Certificate, The Williamsport Area Community College
  • Trade Competency, Horticulture, The Pennsylvania State University

Academic Experience:

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology: Assistant Professor, Horticulture

Licenses/Certifications:

  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • PDA Certified Pesticide Applicator
  • ICPI International Concrete Paver Institute
  • ASCA American Society of Consulting Arborist
  • PHD Lawn and Tree Environmental Consultant

Carl J. Bower Jr.
Assistant Professor, Horticulture

Carl J. Bower Jr.

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Education:

  • M.S. Ed., Wilkes University
  • B.S., Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S. (2), Pennsylvania College of Technology

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Landscape Industry Certified Horticulture Technician
  • PA Certified Horticulturist
  • PA Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicator

Affiliations:

  • PA Landscape and Nursery Association
  • The Conifer Society
  • Augusta Bonsai Club

Justin Shelinski
Faculty, Horticulture

Justin Shelinski

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Education:

  • M.S. Business Administration, Wilkes University
  • B.S. Technology Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • A.A.S. Landscape/Nursery Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Academic Experience:

  • 2019-present, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Faculty Horticulture
  • 2009-2019, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Substitute instructor & Laboratory assistant

Related Experience

  • 2008-present - Owner/Operator, Shelinski’s landscaping
  • 2002-present - Owner/Operator, Shelinski’s Tree Farm
  • 2008-2010 - Crew leader/designer, Ettinger’s Landscaping and Garden Center
  • 2005 - Crew leader/designer, Slingerland’s Lawn and Landscape

Certifications:

  • Pa. Certified Horticulturalist
  • Certified Segmented Retaining Wall Installer (Residential and commercial)
  • Certified spray technician (Core category 6, 7, 18 and 23)
  • Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI) trained
  • FX Luminaire lighting Certified
  • Liberty Stone paver trained
  • Seal-N-Lock Certified
  • Sediment control trained
  • Certified Sit down fork truck operator

Memberships:

  • Pa. Landscape and Nursery Association
  • Pennsylvania Christmas tree grower

Contact information

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 119

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701