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Mauricio Castillo

Mauricio Castillo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology, is involved in the development of the engineering teaching and learning components. He has eight years of experience in the classroom as a secondary teacher in the area of technology education. He joined the faculty at CSULA to teach technology education. His research includes topics related to technology education, in particular, the development of assessment tools for evaluating the effectiveness of technology education programs. In addition, he is also conducting research in game design approach.

Contact: mcastil2@calstatela.edu

Ethan Lipton

Ethan Lipton is a professor in the Department of Technology. In additions to teaching courses related to technology education and graphic communications, he continues his related research and professional activities. As the director of the of the Center for Technology Education between 1994 and 2002, he was responsible for providing leadership and coordination of more than $1.5 million of funded projects related to industrial and technology education program development, training, consulting and services to local educational agencies and industry. Recognized nationally, as one of California's leaders in technology education, Dr. Lipton is very active professionally and has served as President of the International Technology Education Association.

Contact: elipton@calstatela.edu

Don Maurizio

Don Maurizio is a professor in the Department of Technology and Associate Dean in the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology. His program area is technology education (teacher preparation), with over 25 years of experience in that field. His research includes topics related to technology education curriculum (project-based learning), program articulation, and special needs education in technology education. Dr. Maurizio is also the director of the Center of Technology Education, housed in the Department of Technology at Cal State L.A. The Center provides curriculum development and in-service programs for the State of California. In the past, he served as Department Chair for three terms.

Contact: dmauriz@calstatela.edu

Mark Tufenkjian

Mark Tufenkjian, Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, oversees the geotechnical engineering program and teaches geotechnology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the department. He possesses more than 15 years of geotechnical engineering research and practice experience. Dr. Tufenkjian is a registered civil engineer in the state of California. His research interests include the seismic behavior of earth retaining systems, seafloor engineering, and engineering education.

Contact: mtufenk@calstatela.edu

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