Raised as an Army brat in Germany, Thailand and many U.S. posts
Graduate of the United States Military Academy; joined the Field Artillery
Worked in engineering positions at Mobil Oil and Caterpillar Tractor Company
2002 – Engineering Teacher at Wando High School
Certified to teach five PLTW courses: Introduction to Engineering Design, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Digital Electronics and Engineering, Design and Development.
2009 National Board Certification in Mathematics
2012 Named Dean of the School of Math, Science and Engineering
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Introduction to Engineering Design
Introduction to Engineering Design is an introductory course that develops student problem solving skills with emphasis placed on the development of three-dimensional computer models. Students will learn a problem solving design process and how it is used to design products. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) software program will be used to create, analyze, and evaluate the designs. The techniques learned and equipment used is state of the art and currently being used by engineers throughout the country.
The major focus of the Aerospace Engineering course is to expose students to the world of aeronautics, flight, and related engineering. Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of aerospace problems. Lessons will engage students in engineering design problems related to aerospace information systems, astronautics, rocketry, propulsion, space life science, principles of aeronautics, structures and materials, and systems engineering. Students will work in teams on projects and activities to learn the diverse characteristics of aerospace engineering. They will focus on problem solving related to situations that aerospace engineers face in their careers. Students will learn to document their projects and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.
Digital Electronics TM is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. In contrast to analog electronics, where information is represented by a continuously varying voltage, digital signals are represented by two discreet voltages or logic levels. This distinction allows for greater signal speed and storage capabilities and has revolutionized the world electronics. Digital electronics is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras, high definition televisions, etc.
Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will analyze, design and build digital electronic circuits. While implementing these designs students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process.Digital Electronics TM (DE) is a high school level course that is appropriate for 10th or 11th grade students interested in electronics. Other than their concurrent enrollment in college preparatory mathematics and science courses, this course assumes no previous knowledge.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Computer Integrated Manufacturing(CIM) is the study of manufacturing planning, integration, and implementation of automation. The course explores manufacturing history, individual processes, systems, and careers. In addition to technical concepts,the course incorporates finance, ethics, and engineering design. This reflects an integrated approach that leading manufacturers have adopted to improve safety,quality, and efficiency.
The course of study includes:
- Principles of Manufacturing
- Manufacturing Processes
- Elements of Automation and Robotics
- Integration of Manufacturing Systems and Processes