Aleksandr Sergeyev, Ph.D
Michigan Technological University
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program School of Technology
Fanuc Cetified Industrial Robotic Training Center
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2258

Dr. Sergeyev is Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Technology program at Michigan Tech. He is a FANUC-certified instructor in Robotics and oversees the FANUC authorized certified training center at Michigan Tech. He has developed and taught courses in the areas of Robotics and Automation, Power, Electrical Machinery, Programmable Logical Controllers, Digital Signal Processing, and Optics. He has a strong record publishing in prestigious journals and conference proceedings, such as Measurements Science and Technology, Adaptive Optics, Sensors and Materials, The Technology Interface International Journal, ASEE, IEEE, and SPIE. Additionally, Dr. Sergeyev is a PI and Co-PI on several NSF and DOL awards, and a PI on multiple significant industry awards.

Scott Kuhl
Michigan Technological University
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
(906) 487-2798

Scott Kuhl is an associate professor of computer science at Michigan Technological University. He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Utah in 2009. His research interests include computer graphics, immersive virtual environments, and space perception. He leads the virtual environment lab in Rekhi and is on a team of researchers using the immersive visualization studio. He is also affiliated with Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors program and participates in both the Center for Computer Systems Research and the ACIA Research Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC).

Nasser Alaraje
Michigan Technological University
Associate Professor, School of Technology
Program Chair, Electrical Engineering Technology
(906) 487-1661

Dr. Alaraje is Associate Professor and Program Chair of Electrical Engineering Technology at Michigan Tech. Prior to his faculty appointment, he was employed by Lucent Technologies as a hardware design engineer (1997-2002), and by vLogix as chief hardware design engineer (2002-04). In 2009, Alaraje was awarded the Golden Jubilee by the College of Engineering at Assiut University, in Egypt. He has served as an ABET/IEEE-TAC evaluator for electrical engineering technology and computer engineering technology programs. Dr. Alaraje is a 2013-14 Fulbright scholarship recipient at Qatar University, where he taught courses on Embedded Systems. Additionally, he is the recipient of an NSF awards focused on expanding outreach to increase awareness of precollege students about career opportunities in electronics technologies.

Mark Highum
Bay College
Chair - Technology Division
(906) 217-4083

Mark is an instructor in the Computer Networks and Security program at Bay College. He holds certifications in information technology, including an MSCA in Windows Server (2003). Prior to teaching computer networks, Mr. Highum taught in the Electronics and Automation programs. He holds the Certified Electronics Technician-Senior certification from the Electronics Technicians Association. He has taught classes for credit and for industry in the fields of Robotics, Mechatronics, Electronics, Electrical Machinery and Controls, and Programmable Logic Controls.

Mark Kinney
Bay College
Executive Dean for Business, Technology, and Workforce Development
(906) 217-4083

Mark is Dean of Business and Technology at Bay College. Previously, he oversaw workforce development for the college, and served as Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research. He was Dean for Computer Information Systems and Technology at Baker College of Cadillac from 2007-09. Mark’s education is in business administration and computer information systems. He is completing a dissertation towards an Ed.D. from Central Michigan University. He has taught a variety of college classes, including SQL and relational database management, intermediate spreadsheet applications, management information systems, the Internet and the World Wide Web, and Microsoft Office. Mark served on the development team for the AACC’s Voluntary Framework of Accountability and on the advisory board for the MCCA’s Center for Student Success.

Michael Meyer
Michigan Technological University
William G Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning

Michael Meyer (Project Evaluator) is both the Director of the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning and a Senior Lecturer in Physics at Michigan Tech. His current position focuses on helping faculty improve instruction by implementing research-based pedagogy and technology. He conducts new faculty and graduate teaching assistant orientations as well as regular professional development workshops for faculty. He supervises student evaluations of instruction at Michigan Tech, and provides consultation about effective teaching practices. He has participated in NSF review panels and presented on teaching innovations at regional and national conferences.