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Human Resource Development and Technology

Domnick Fazarro

Domnick Fazarro

Title: Associate Professor of Industrial Technology and Industrial Management
Department: Human Resource Development and Technology
Building: HPR 242
Email: dfazarro@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.565.5911

Degrees

Ph.D. Industrial Education and Technology, Iowa State University

M.S. Industrial Management, University of Central Missouri

B.S. Manufacturing Design Technology, Norfolk State University

 

Teaching and Research Interests

Plant Layout

Risk Management

Research Methods

Evaluation & Assessment

Nanotechnology Education and Workforce Development

Nanotechnology Safety Education

  Courses Presently Teaching:
TECH 3324-Facilities Planning

TECH 3350-Risk Management for Safety & Health

TECH 4356-Ergonomics

TECH 4350-Topics in Industrial Studies-Nanotechnology

TECH 4340-Behavioral Safety Concepts

TECH 5312-Industrial Maintenance Management

TECH 5306-Advanced Logistics Management

TECH 5329-Trends in Industrial Studies (Nanotechnology)

Biography

Dominick E. Fazarro is an associate professor of Industrial technology at The University of Texas at Tyler. Dr. Fazarro has 15 years in education including secondary, community college, and university teaching different facets of technology. Dr. Fazarro has ten years of research in learning styles of college students to improve the learning environment. Dr. Fazarro used his research to facilitate workshops at secondary and post-secondary schools in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas. Along with his teaching experience, Dr. Fazarro has seven years of industry experience in engineering design, data management, and inventory control/logistics.

Dr. Fazarro has seven years of experience working as a methodologist for doctoral students and teaching research methods on the graduate level. Also, he was immersed with assessment and evaluation for six years as a data manager for NCATE, involved in the re-accreditation (now ATMAE) of the Industrial Technology Department at UAPB, and Evaluation Committee Chair for university accreditation (HLC-NCA). Dr. Fazarro has conducted consulting projects with data management, assessment, and evaluation at other schools. Dr. Fazarro has been working on “out-of-the box” projects on how view learning outcomes easily and efficiently. He has been work on with others, an intuitive display of data to help faculty be more accustomed to assessment in their departments and to use the data to continuously improve curriculum

Dr. Fazarro has been working and advocating on the implementation of four-year nanotechnology programs at universities to be proactive to prepare for the new workforce for the 21st century. His latest work is developing a nano-management focus in the Industrial technology program. Dr. Fazarro created the nanotechnology focus group for The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) to attract scholars to present papers in this new exciting field.

 Professional Leadership and Editorial Positions

Undergraduate Education Committee-College of Business and Technology (UT-Tyler)
Trustee-Epsilon Pi Tau (Delta Gamma Chapter) UT-Tyler
2009 Vice Chair-Executive Board (ATMAE)
2009 President Industry Division-Executive Board (ATMAE)
Nomination Chair (ATMAE) (11/09-present)
Advisory Board-Centers of NANO-SAFETY (Texas State University)
(2006-2008) Member of the National Visiting Committee-National Science Foundation Grant (Omaha, NB) (chaired committee-(3-08))
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)-Engineering and Technology Education Division-(7/07-Present) Post-Secondary Representative
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) (7/04-Present)-Chairperson of Awards Committee-Engineering and Technology Education Division
Representative-ACTE Public Information Standing Committee (7/04-7/06)
External NSF Evaluator (Florida A&M University)
Editorial Board-Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development (Southern Illinois University) (2006-Present)
Editor-Special Issue “Evaluating Workforce Education”- Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development Vol 3 Number 4 (2007)
Editor and Chief-Journal of Technology Studies (2008-Present)
Assistant Editor-Journal of sTEm Teacher Education (JsTEm) (2009-Present)
Reviewer-Journal of Industrial Technology (JIT) (2006-Present)
Reviewer-Journal of sTEm Teacher Education (JITE) (2006-Present)
Reviewer-International Journal of Engineering Research and Innovation (IJERI) (2009-Present)

 Selected Publications

Fazarro, D., Newberry, D., Trybula, W., & Hyder, J.L. Introducing a Nanotechnology Curriculum and Considerations for Bridging Academic/Industry Relationships for Applied Technology-Oriented Programs: The New Challenge for ATAME Journal of Industrial Technology(in review)

Fazarro, D., Heshium, L & McWhorter, R. Going virtual: Delivering nanotechnology safety education on the web. Journal of sTEm Teacher Education (in press)

Pannkuk, T. & Fazarro, D. (2011) Strengthening collaborations with landscaping industry and department of agricultural sciences: Using the structured group interview approach for enhancing the 21st century workforce. The Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development, 5(2), 1-15.

Fazarro, D., Stevens, A., Reed, D., & Carwile, D. (2011-12). Learning style preferences of African American students in agriculture sciences. National Forum of Education Administration and Supervision Journal, 28 (3), 32-51.

Yildiz, F., Fazarro, D., Coogler, K. (2010). The Green Approach: Self-Powered House Design Concept for Undergraduate Research. Journal of Industrial Technology. 26 (2), 1-10.

Fazarro, D., Stevens, A., Reed, D., & Carwile, D. (2011-12). Learning style preferences of African American students agriculture sciences. National Forum of Education Administration and Supervision Journal, 28 (3), 32-51.

Fazarro, D., Putnam, A. & Steinke, L. (2010). What should engineering technology instructors know about learning styles: Improving the learning environment for diverse students Workforce Education Forum, 35 (1), (in press)

Fazarro, D., Stevens, A. & Reed, D. (2010). Examining the learning style preferences of agriculture students at a historically black. National Forum of Applied Research Education,(in press)

Beverly, M. Lau, M. , Stutts, K. & Fazarro, D. (2009). Evaluation of customer survey data to develop an effective marketing plan for state parks: A case study using the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department State Park study. Journal of Business Case Studies, 5 (5), 19-28.

Trybula, W., Fazarro, D. & Kornegay, A. (2009). The emergence of nanotechnology: Establishing the new 21st century workforce. The Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development, 4 (3), 1-10.

Kornegay, A., Fazarro, D. & Hoffa, D. (2009). Gearing up to manufacture biofuels including ethanol and biodiesel" International Journal of Modern Engineering (IJME) 9 (2), 13-16.

Fazarro, D., Pannkuk, T., Pavelock, D, & Hubbard, D. (2009). The effectiveness of instructional methods based on learning style preferences of agricultural students: A research tool for continuous improvement for faculty in career and technical education (CTE) programs . Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 45(3), 84-104.

Selected Presentations

Fazarro, D. & McWhorter. Educating the millennial student in nanotechnology: developing the new workforce. Journey to Nanotech. Applied Nanotech, Inc., Austin, TX., June 30, 2011

Fazarro, D. & Trybula. W. Empowering Academia to Look Into the Future: Nanotechnology Safety Education-Creating the Workforce That You Will Need. IEEE Conference, Portland, OR, August 15-18, 2011

Fazarro, D. Taking the First Step: Introducing Nanotechnology in High Schools. STEM 2011: Bridging Research and Practice. Austin, TX January 19-21, 2011

Fazarro, D. & Trybula, W. The Evolution of Nanotechnology Education: Lateral diffusion for the 21st Century Workforce. National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Albuquerque, MN, May 2-5, 2010

Fazarro, D. & Field, D. Scholarly publishing: Overcoming the Fear Factor and How to be Productive in the Field. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City Beach, FL, October 27-30 2010 (Workshop-Lead Facilitator)

Miller, M. , Fazarro, D., & Lawrence, H. The Technology Certification Exam: Development, Content, and Implications. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City Beach, FL, October 27-30 2010

Fazarro, D. & Keren, N. Students’ Perspective on Safety Education Using Second Life as a Tool for Effective Learning. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City Beach, FL, October 27-30 2010

Miller, M. , Fazarro, D., & Lawrence, H. Increasing Graduate Enrollment: Generalizing Industrial Curricula to Attract All Majors. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City Beach, FL, October 27-30 2010

Kornegay, A. , Fazarro, D., & Bethea, M. A Joint Fortune 500 Manufacturing Company/Doctoral Research-Intensive University Collaborate to Develop a 40-Hour School of Technology Lean Manufacturing Academy. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City Beach, FL, October 27-30 2010

Fazarro, D. & Trybula, W. The Evolution of Nanotechnology Education: Lateral diffusion for the 21st Century Workforce. National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Albuquerque, MN, May 2-5, 2010

Fazarro, D. & Field, D. Scholarly publishing: Overcoming the Fear Factor and How to be Productive in the Field. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City Beach, FL, October 27-30 2010 (Workshop-Lead Facilitator)

Miller, M. , Fazarro, D., & Lawrence, H. The Technology Certification Exam: Development, Content, and Implications. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City Beach, FL, October 27-30 2010

Fazarro, D. & Keren, N. Students’ Perspective on Safety Education Using Second Life as a Tool for Effective Learning. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City Beach, FL, October 27-30 2010

Miller, M. , Fazarro, D., & Lawrence, H. Increasing Graduate Enrollment: Generalizing Industrial Curricula to Attract All Majors. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City Beach, FL, October 27-30 2010

Fazarro, D. Future Shock: What Would a Nanotechnology Curriculum Look Like?, Texas Career Education Conference, Houston, TX, July 13-16, 2009 (Speaker)

Kornegay, A. , Fazarro, D., & Bethea, M. A Joint Fortune 500 Manufacturing Company/Doctoral Research-Intensive University Collaborate to Develop a 40-Hour School of Technology Lean Manufacturing Academy. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City Beach, FL, October 27-30 2010

Yildiz, F., Fazarro, D. & Coogler, K. Self-Sufficient, Energy-Efficient House Design. American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Austin, TX, June 14-17, 2009

Kornegay, A. & Fazarro, D. The Next Migration of Improved Manufacturing Efficiency: A Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Louisville, KY, November 10-14, 2009

Fazarro, D., Patrick, C, & Freeman, S. Scholarly Publishing: Overcoming the Fear Factor and How to be Productive in the Field. Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Louisville, KY, November 10-14, 2009 (Workshop-Lead Facilitator)

Steinke, L., Fazarro, D. & Putnam, A.R. Implementing Problem-Based Learning Into Technology Education: Reinforcing Industries’ Needs, Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Charlotte NC, December 4-6, 2008

Fazarro, D. & Kornegay, A. Future Shock: What Would a Nanotechnology Curriculum Look Like?, Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Charlotte NC, December 4-6, 2008

Tybula, W. & Fazarro, D. Developing a Need for Nano-Safety: Presenting the Unknowns, National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Conference Nashville TN, November 18-22, 2008

Steinke, L. & Fazarro, D. Implementing Problem-Based Learning Into Multimedia Courses, National Association of Industrial Technology(NAIT) Conference Nashville TN, November 18-22, 2008

Hoffa, D. Fazarro, D. & Kornegay, A. The National Training and Consulting Database Initiative, National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Conference Nashville TN, November 18-22, 2008

Kornegay, A. ,Hoffa, D. & Fazarro, D. Biotechnology: Gearing up to Manufacture Alternative Fuels, National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Conference Nashville TN, November 18-22, 2008

Fazarro, D. & Caso, R. Empowering Faculty to Conduct Student-Learning-Centered Program Evaluation with Course-Embedded Assessment and Virtual Data Room, 9th Annual Texas A&M University Annual Assessment Conference College Station, TX February 21-25, 2008

 

Certifications

Association of Technology, Management, Applied Engineering (ATMAE)-Certified Senior Technology Manager

OHSA 30 Hour General Industry

OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer

 

Professional Associations

IEEE (Nanotechnology Council)

ATMAE(Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)

Texas Israel CoC Nanotechnology Committee

Epsilon Pi Tau 
The Association of sTEm Teacher Education (ASTE)
ATMAE(Association of Technology, Management, Applied Engineering)
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) 
National Industry Advisory Council (NIAC)

 

Curriculum Vita

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