Automotive Technology Faculty

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Behrmann, Michael, Associate Professor and Chair, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1995; 1988. Automotive retail and wholesale business; Industry careers and diversity; Experiential education.

Boyle, Sean M., Associate Professor, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1996; 1994. Automotive technology; Videography; Remote and online education; Vehicle diagnostics; Powertrain and driveline systems.

Collard, Rodney, Associate Professor, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1990; 1986. Automotive technology; Steering and braking systems; Alternative fuels; Fabrication and welding.

Croxell, Andrew, Associate Professor, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2010; 2008. Automotive Technology; Fixed Operations Management; Technical Communications.

Goro, Todd, Assistant Instructor, B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1997; Automotive computers, networking, security and software applications; Automotive Data Management.

Grant, Todd, Assistant Instructor, B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1987; 2016. Automotive fixed and variable operations; Automotive management; Automotive IC engines; A/C systems.

Heathcoat, Anthony, Assistant Professor, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2020; 2017. Automotive technology, electronics, drivetrains.

Heisner, Blaine, Assistant Professor, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University, 2010; 2007. Automotive IC engines; Electronic engine controls; Alternative fuels.

Janello, Tim, Associate Professor, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2008; 2005. Automotive technology; Diesel technology; Emission testing; Dynameter testing.

Johnston, Alicia, Assistant Instructor, B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2017; 2018. Automotive Technology; Electric and hybrid vehicle; emission and drivability diagnostics; IC engines; A/C systems.

Komnick, Benjamin, Assistant Professor, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2004; 1999. Automotive technology; Electrical, electronic, and network systems.

Meckfessel, Kent E., Associate Instructor, B.S, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1996; 1992. Automotive technology; electronics; NVH; Undercar chassis; Steering and braking systems.

Pickerill, Ken, Associate Instructor, M.S.Ed., Indiana State University, 2008; 2013. Automotive technology; Emission and drivability diagnostics; NVH

Rizzo, Lana, Assistant Instructor, B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1988; 2018. Automotive electronics and network systems.

Sing-Gupta, Vidya, Instructor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1988; 1992. Automotive technical communications; Automotive industry ethics.

Suda, Jessica L., Assistant Professor, M.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2018; 2015. Electric and hybrid vehicle technology; Emission and drivability diagnostics; Automotive fault detection and isolation systems.

Talley, Eugene R., Associate Professor, M.B.A., Baker College, 2008; 2009. Automotive business and management; Automotive technology; Industry careers; Experiential education.

Tillman, Andrew, Assistant Instructor, B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2011; 2019. Automotive Technology; Automotive IC engines; A/C systems; Emission and drivability diagnostics.

Emeriti Faculty 

Gilbert, David W., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2006.

Greer, Jack, Assistant Professor, Emeritus, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1997.

Jeralds, Lawrence E., Assistant Professor, Emeritus, M.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1988.

Kazda, Joseph G., Assistant Professor, Emeritus, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1965.

Simpson, Jerry, Assistant Professor, Emeritus, M.S., Colorado State University, 1966.

Tate, Ralph F., Associate Professor, Emeritus, M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology, 1991.

White, James E., Assistant Professor, Emeritus, B.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1961.