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Brian Bachtel

Part-time Faculty

Area: TLC - CTTE

bbachte1@kent.edu

I am currently serving as the Kent City Schools Director of Career Technical Education.  I am a past president of the Ohio Association for Career Technical Education and the Career Based Intervention Board of Directors.  


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Dr. Davison Mupinga

Associate Professor 412 B White Hall

Area: TLC - CTTE

dmupinga@kent.edu

I am a faculty member in the Career and Technical Teacher Education program, specializing in the preparation of career and technical teachers/instructors and trainers. I began my teaching career as a high school technical and business education teacher. Over the years, I have worked with trainers, pre-service, and in-service technical teachers from different parts of the world, including Zimbabwe, Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, and South Africa.  I have held faculty positions at the University of Zimbabwe, State University of New York, Oswego, and Indiana State University. My research interests are in international technical education, integrating technology into career and technical education, and preparation of technical teacher for the 21st century. 


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Patrick OConnor

Associate Professor 316 White Hall

Area: TLC - CTTE

poconnor@kent.edu

vita [pdf]

I've been at KSU for 18 years focusing mainly on coordinating teacher education programming and leadership for the Career-Technical Education community primarily in North East Ohio. The main activities to this end have been in teacher preparation for initial licenses and continuing professional development as well as scholarship related to workforce education/development. My scholarly and publication interests are quite broad ranging from workplace literacy to leadership/organizational change. My primary teaching duties are at the master degree level. I have had similar positions at the University of Georgia and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I also have high school and community college teaching experience.