Dr. Daniel E. Engstrom : CAL U

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Dr. Daniel E. Engstrom


  • B.S.: Education, concentration in Technology Education, Millersville University
  • M.Ed.: Career and Technology Education, Bowling Green State University
  • Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership: Duquesne University


Dr. Engstrom is the Associate Provost/Associate Vice President for Student Retention at Cal U. He is also an associate professor in technology education in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology. Prior to coming to Cal U in 2000, he and his wife were foreign expert professors at Hebei University in Baoding, China. Dr. Engstrom also taught technology education at Indiana Junior High School for seven years.


  • Engineering by Design: Director of Assessment Research
  • Technology Education Association of Pennsylvania: President-elect
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) coordinator at Cal U
  • United Campus Christian Ministries Council: President

Research Interests

Dr. Engstrom's research focuses on the field of technology education, specifically in curriculum, instruction and assessment. He recently completed a project funded by the National Science Foundation titled Invention, Innovation and Inquiry. This project focused on the development of 10 standards-based units of instruction for students in grades 4-6 to enable them to become technologically literate.

He also has been involved in research efforts that led to the development of a sixth-grade course titled Exploring Technology, as well as shorter curricular units funded by NASA. Recently, Dr. Engstrom was selected to be director of assessment research for the nationally recognized curriculum project called Engineering by Design.

Student Research Projects

Invention, Innovation and Inquiry

Service Learning Projects

  • Adviser for the Students Taking a New Direction (STANDS) campus ministry
  • Rostraver fall baseball commissioner
  • Little League baseball coach
  • Gospel Alliance Church elder

Contact Information



Noss Hall 103


"As a member of the Cal U family, it is exciting to see our students graduate, obtain teaching positions and eventually have my own children in their classes."

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