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Victoria D. Coleman

Associate professor, vocational education
(765) 494-7290

Is a consultant to education, business, industry, government and community agencies on a variety of topics related to human-resource management,

career development and vocational psychology, and accreditation and evaluation. Specializes in counseling psychology; sport psychology; marriage and family therapy; sexual assault and domestic violence. Conducts research on career development of multicultural and diverse populations.

Dennis R. Depew

Professor, industrial technology
Head, Department of Industrial Technology
Director, graduate studies
(765) 494-1101

Is director of Midwest Center for Advanced Technology Education, a faculty training center that focuses on developing technology faculty and curriculum materials for high schools, community colleges, universities and technical societies.

Has published and presented papers on quality assurance and is an American Society for Quality Control Certified Quality Engineer. Has consulted with corporations on statistical quality control, design of experiments and quality management.

Don K. Gentry

Professor, industrial technology
Dean, School of Technology
(765) 494-2552

Is the author of numerous articles on technology education. Is an authority on statewide delivery of industry-based education and training programs, and the development of technical skills needed for the work force in the year 2000. Has appeared on state and national television, including talk shows. Has testified before congressional committees. Former executive director of Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education and past president of the National Association of State Directors of Vocational Education.

James P. Greenan

Professor, vocational and technical education
(765) 494-7314

Research focuses on preparation of vocational/technical educators, researchers and evaluators.

Jerrold A. Nieminen

Associate professor, industrial technology, vocational education
(765) 494-1099

Has conducted research about education of displaced homemakers; technological literacy, including new methods or materials and process development; and graphic communication education. Follows current developments in industrial safety.

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