Faculty Research Interests

Donald Buskirk's Research Interests

  • International education, training, structure, and standards
  • Industrial safety education
  • Industrial materials processing
  • Total Quality Management/secondary schools
  • International education/technical training

Thomas Capozzoli's Research Interests

  • The causes of workplace and school violence and how to reduce or prevent such incidents from happening
  • The application of team concept as integrated with lean manufacturing in the workplace
  • The application of conflict management to ensure the success of workplace teams

Kari Clase's Research Interests

  • Biotechnology
  • Proteomics
  • Bioinformatics

Alexander Crispo's Research Interests

  • Organizational change
  • Appreciative inquiry
  • Facilitation
  • Reflective conversation
  • Team dynamics
  • Collaborative teaching & learning

Beverly Davis's Research Interests

  • Human behavior and technology-related research
  • Techno-ism; individual and organizational
  • Workplace development: Technology, psychological Contracts, and leadership

Nathalie Duval-...'s Research Interests

  • Multidisciplinary entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurship within engineering education
  • Environments and conditions that foster entrepreneurial activity among students
  • Student intellectual property policy and practice
  • Program evaluation and assessment
  • Women and leadership
  • Market and technology assessment

Michael Dyrenfurth's Research Interests

  • Technological literacy
  • Technological workforce development
  • International technological education
  • Technology teacher education
  • Career and technical education
  • Engineering & engineering-related technology education
  • Technological problem-solving and learning
  • Science and technology studies
  • Technology education
  • Third-party evaluation
  • Assessment and testing

Stephen Elliott's Research Interests

  • Biometrics
  • Standards
  • Distance education

Todd Kelley's Research Interests

  • Construct of design and cognition capabilities within K-12 students
  • Design-based instruction and STEM topics at the primary and secondary level
  • Expert / novice design and problem solving observational protocol assessments
  • P-12 sTem Initiative

Chad Laux's Research Interests

  • Six Sigma
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Quality management
  • International quality standards
  • Food traceability and safety

Linda Naimi's Research Interests

  • Global, legal, technological and ethical challenges of organizational leadership

Kathryne Newton's Research Interests

  • Industrial Distribution
  • Operations Human
  • Resource Development
  • Industrial Training
  • Quality Management

Edie Schmidt's Research Interests

  • Operations Management related to ID
  • Inventory Management
  • e-Commerce
  • Logistics
  • Project management
  • Problem-based learning
  • Course and curriculum development

Matthew Stephens's Research Interests

  • Statistical quality control
  • Design of experiments
  • Total productive maintenance
  • Production facilities planning
  • Productivity management

Mathias Sutton's Research Interests

  • Production cost analysis
  • Transportation & logistics
  • Statistical methods in technology
  • Automatic identification and data capture (AIDC)
  • Adult education and distance learning strategies

Rodney Vandeveer's Research Interests

  • Discovery of emerging leadership strategies allowing organizations to compete in the global environment
  • Application of human and organizational behavior skill in the development of a more effective workforce
  • Researching and writing case studies for the classroom and training use
  • Researching the development of greater participative management culture leading to a transformational organization

Mihaela Vorvoreanu's Research Interests

  • Socio-cultural impacts of new communication technologies: social media, Web 2.0
  • Social media culture, principles, social norms
  • The use of social media in education
  • The use of social media in the enterprise
  • The use of social media for public relations
  • Online identity management
  • Web user experience