Zanj Avery received a BS from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) in industrial and production technology and an MS also from CSULA in industrial and technical studies. While pursuing his BS he received the Deans Award for academic excellence and was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society. Zanj worked as an aerospace manufacturing engineer. He also owned and operated his own business. While completing his master’s degree, he published The Development of a Technology Education Learning Module Concerning Circular Motion. Zanj successfully defended his dissertation during fall semester, 2009. The title of his dissertation is Effects of professional development on infusing engineering design into high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula. Presently he is teaching in the freshmen engineering program at CSULA and working as a STEM Educational Consultant for Center Community Charter School.