Thomas L Erekson Vitae

Education

Ed.D. in Vocational and Technical Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1979

M.Ed. In Vocational and Technical Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1975

B.S. in Industrial Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1974

 

Experience

Dean and Professor, College of Business & Technology, Western Illinois University, 2006 to present

Founding Director/Professor, School of Technology, Fulton College of Engineering & Technology, 1998 to 2006

Dean and Professor, College of Technology, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 1991 to 1998

Chair and Professor, Department of Industrial, Technological & Occupational Education, University of Maryland, 1989 to 1991

 

Honors and Awards

Award of Distinction, International Technology and Engineering Education Association, 2013

E.E.A. Ship’s Hall of Fame Citation, International Technology Education Association Conference, 2004

Distinguished Service Citation, Epsilon Pi Tau, International Honorary for Education in Technology, 2000

Laureate Citation, Epsilon Pi Tau, International Honorary for Education in Technology, 1993

Distinguished Technology Educator designation, International Technology Education Association, 1990

 

Selected Papers, Presentations and Publications

R.L. Custer and T.L. Erekson, eds. (2008).  Engineering and Technology Education.  Mission Hills, CA: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.  (Council on Technology Education, Yearbook #57.)

T.L. Erekson. (September 2005).  “Examples of Leadership: What We Can Learn From Technology Education Leaders.”  The Technology Teacher.  65, 1, 27-30.

T.L. Erekson and D.K. Trautman.  (Summer/Fall 1995).  “Cultural Diversity and the Professions in Technology.”  Journal of Technology Studies.  21, 2, 36-42.

T.L. Erekson, A.J. Palumbo and B.D. Piersol.  (Spring 1994) “Electric Vehicle Development Through Formula Lightning Racing.”  Journal of Industrial Technology.  10, 2, 26-27.

T.L. Erekson and R. Diaber. (1991).  Manufacturing Technology: Today and Tomorrow.  Mission Hills, CA: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.  446 pp.