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Dr. Stanley A. Komacek

Education

  • B.S.: Industrial Arts, California University of Pennsylvania
  • M.Ed.: Industrial Education, Miami University
  • Ed.D.: Technology Education, West Virginia University

Biography

Prior to coming to Cal U, Dr. Komacek was an adjunct associate professor at West Virginia University, where he was the training associate field supervisor for the Technology Education Demonstration Project, 1991-1992.

He was a curriculum associate for the Monongalia County Schools in Morgantown, W.Va., from 1984-1987 and implemented a new technology education curriculum through Project Open.

He was an assistant professor at Salem University in West Virginia, teaching technical education courses in industrial arts and industrial technology from 1981-1984.

He was a teaching assistant at Miami University in Ohio from 1980-1981, teaching laboratories in drafting, photography and power/energy.

Courses

  • Introduction to Technology Education
  • Specialized Topics in Technology Education
  • Strategic Management Education

Selected Research Projects

  • Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research to Enhance Student Success in STEM Through a System-Wide & Campus-Centered Project, Council on Undergraduate Research Enhancing Undergraduate Research in STEM Disciplines, 2011-present
  • Pathways for Career Success: Robotics Technology, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development,  2005-2011
  • Robotics Summer Camp: Outreach & Recruitment Activities to Enhance the 2+2+2 Robotics Technology Workforce Project, California University of Pennsylvania award from the Pennsylvania Pathways Leadership Grant Program through the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; May-December, 2011
  • Robotics Camp for Benjamin Wiley Program Partnership, California University of Pennsylvania award from the 222 Workforce Leadership Grant Program through the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; June-August, 2010
  • Advanced Manufacturing:  Establishing Foundations for Education and Career Pathways from Middle School through College, a project funded by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education Program under Grant No. DUE-0603367, July 1, 2006-June 30, 2010
  • F1 in Schools Equipment Implementation, a project funded by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance, February 15, 2008-June 1, 2008
  • Project Lead the Way Gateway to Technology Implementation, a project funded by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation, February 15, 2007-August 30, 2007
  • STEPS Academies, a project funded by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation, January 19-August 30, 2007
  • Robotics and Rapid Prototyping Workforce Leadership Project, subcontract from the Precision Manufacturing Institute Spring 2006-July 31, 2009
  • Pennsylvania Collaborative for Applied Nanotechnology, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Fall 2006-December, 2007
  • Governor's Institute for Technology Education, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Summer 2006
  • Pennsylvania Collaborative for Applied Nanotechnology funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Fall 2005-Spring 2006
  • Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Partnership, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, 2001-Fall 2005

Selected Memberships/Affiliations

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Council on Technology & Engineering Teacher Education
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Epsilon Pi Tau-Psi Chapter        
  • International Technology & Engineering Educators Association
  • Pennsylvania Council on Technology & Engineering Education Leadership
  • Technology & Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Applied Engineering and Technology

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Technology Education
  • M.E. Technology Education

Contact Information

Email:
komacek@calu.edu

Phone:
724-938-1589

Office:
Dixon Hall 318