Grant is a 1987 Computer Science graduate of Oregon Institute of Technology, worked in the high-tech industry for 16 years before returning to Oregon Tech Portland as the IT Program Director. His industry career included stints as a network engineer and technical marketing engineer at Intel, and product marketing for home networking, DSL and broadband. He holds an MBA from the University of Oregon.
Part-Time Instructor, Business Subjects.
Over 30 years’ experience in design and development of systems dedicated to message-switching, inventory control, investments, university library management, and energy accounting. Managed financial systems for a major overseas grain-grower cooperative. Served as a systems consultant in the gaming-applications industry. Provided management of financial systems for a nation-wide insurance company. Since 1996, delivered both undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics, economics, and decision-support applications at Northwest tertiary institutions, including Oregon Tech.
Special interests: Applications of modern forecasting techniques and analysis of publicly-traded securities.
Co.: Hewlett Packard
Title: Senior Firmware Quality Engineer
Michael graduated from Oregon Tech in 1989 with a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering Technology. He has worked for various hi-tech companies, focusing on software/firmware development for communications, factory automation, manufacturing, and embedded systems. Currently Michael is a networking technologies firmware quality engineer for Hewlett-Packard Company. He has been teaching as an adjunct instructor for Oregon Tech since 1996. Michael is also a member of the Oregon Tech CSET Department Industry Advisory Board.
Co.: Energy Trust of Oregon
Co.: Schultz Associates
He is an experienced “hands-on” manufacturing management consultant who has had both line and staff positions implementing lean/world class business processes. He has also developed and implemented white-collar productivity and quality processes at General Electric. Career has focused in plant/operations management and manufacturing engineering at some of the premier companies such as General Electric, Emerson Electric, Chrysler and Cincinnati Milacron. He also has extensive international experience particularly in Europe, Asia and Mexico. He has been a line/staff manager for about 35 years with about 7 years consulting.
Karl holds a BSME in Machine Design from Western Michigan University. He is an adjunct instructor at the Oregon Institute of Technology teaching operations management. He is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and a past member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) once serving as Vice Chairman of the Highway Vehicle Manufacturing Engineering committee. A contributor to technical journals and a speaker at industry conferences. He has received numerous awards such as Best Industry award (General Signal), Most Valuable Player award (BMI), performance awards (GE Corporate & Motors), and others.
Co.: Captaris, Inc.
Title: Manager, Technical Communications
Christian Stephens has a Bachelor's degree in English and Communication from Lewis and Clark College and a Master's degree in English from Idaho State University. He has been a technical writer, editor, and manager since 1991 in a variety of industries, most recently at Microsoft. Christian has been at the Oregon Tech Portland campus since 1996.