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Dr. Mark L. Nowak

Education

  • B.S.: Industrial Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • M.S.: Industrial Education Support Field: Engineering Technology, Texas A&M University
  • Doctor of Education: Technology Education Support Field: Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University

Biography

Dr. Nowak teaches undergraduate and graduate-level lecture and laboratory courses for education and technology majors. He is a member of the Technology Education Committee and a faculty representative on the Technology Education Advisory Board. He is a member of the Periodic Program Review Committee and the Evaluation Committee. He is a faculty representative on the Health, Wellness and Fitness Committee, the Admissions and Retention Committee and the Curriculum Committee. He is also a member of the College of Education and Human Services Strategic Planning Committee.

Among his awards, he won the President's Award for Outstanding Service in 2002-2003; the Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) Distinguished Faculty Advisory Award (2001); and the TECA Outstanding Chapter Award (2001).

Courses

  • Material Properties and Design
  • Design and Appropriate Technology
  • Designs in Bio-Related Technology
  • Manufacturing Enterprise
  • Engineering Design and Development
  • Laboratory Design and Maintenance

Research Interests

Manufacturing and bio-related technologies; laboratory safety

Selected Publications

  • "Technology Education Association of Pennsylvania (TEAP) High School Technology Education Curriculum Guide" (Manufacturing Systems section)
  • Numerous laboratory manuals published by Cal U
  • "Wood Technology Student Manual"
  • "Teaching Production Student Manual"
  • "Plastics Technology Student Manual"
  • "Construction Process I Student Manual"
  • "Supervision of Science and Technology Laboratory-Based Teachers and Programs"

Service Learning Projects

  • TEAP state affiliate representative to the ITEA (1995-present)
  • Judge for events at the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association (PA-TSA) State Leadership Conference since 1986
  • Presentations on educational opportunities at Cal U at PA-TSA conference
  • Member, California Area School District Parent-Teacher Association Executive Committee (1997-present)
  • TEAP adviser for the Technology Education Collegiate Association (1999-present)
  • Member, PA K-12 Science and Technology Standards Review Team (1999-present)
  • Member, PA K-12 Science and Technology Standards Evaluation Writing Team (2000-present)

Professional Memberships

  • International Technology Education Association (ITEA) (1982-present)
  • Technology Education Association of Pennsylvania (TEAP) (1985-present)
  • Technology Education Association of Southwestern PA (TEASWP) (1988-present)
  • Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE) (1988-present)
  • CTTE Undergraduate Technology Education Subcommittee (1998-present)

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Applied Engineering and Technology

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Technology Education

Contact Information

Email:
nowak@calu.edu

Phone:
724-938-4287

Office:
Coover Hall 208