University of Illinois NCA&T Name Plate
Ali Abul-Fadl

Ali Abul-Fadl is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His area of expertise is solid-state electronics. He has published many papers on the growth and characterization of semiconductor materials. He has extensive experience in teaching (25 years) electrical engineering topics. His primary focus since 1997 applies to engineering design. He has developed and led the department capstone interdisciplinary design courses.

Contact: abufadl@ncat.edu

Vincent Childress

Vincent Childress, Professor, is graduate coordinator for the Program of Technology Education. Dr. Childress was lead writer for Teaching Technology: High School, a document developed by the NSF/NASA funded Technology for All Americans Project and published by the International Technology Education Association. He has managed several projects on campus as both PI and Co-PI. Dr. Childress is known within the region and around the country as a technology teacher educator and can interface well with teachers, state supervisors, curriculum specialists, engineers, researchers, graduate students, teacher educators, and engineering, science, and mathematics professors.

Contact: childres@ncat.edu

Craig Rhodes

Craig Rhodes, Associate Professor, is the undergraduate coordinator for technology teacher education. In addition, he has coordinated several gender equity workshops and summer institutes for females in technology education for several public school systems in North Carolina. Dr. Rhodes has conducted qualitative research related to teaching and learning in modular technology education classrooms. He is currently Co-PI on several campus projects. Dr. Rhodes is a past-president of the State Technology Education Association, the CATTS representative for the state of North Carolina, and has been recently recognized as one of the "Leaders to Watch" by the International Technology Education Association.

Contact: rhodesc@ncat.edu

Barbara Tankersley

Barbara Tankersley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics. She is the coordinator of Supplemental Instruction for the Talent-21 program and coordinator of the Mathematics Tutorial Laboratory in Marteena Hall. She also serves as Co-Principle Investigator for the North Carolina A & T Calculus Enrichment Program funded by the Mathematical Association of America SUMMA Tensor grant. Her primary research focus is currently Educational Research.

Contact: tankers@ncat.edu

 

border image
This material is based on work supported by the
National Science Foundation Under Grant No. ESI-0426421
NSF
University of Illinois