Department of Technology

Adjunct Instructors

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Mr. Jason A. Howard is the Director of Computer Technology for the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at the University of Southern Maine; He attended the University of Southern Maine and holds a BS in Technology Management. He is responsible for short and long-term planning, implementation, and operation of computer technology for the School of College of Science, Technology, and Health. He has taught Introduction to Computers, Computer Aided Design, Advance Computer Aided Design, and co-taught the Capstone course for the Department of Technology. He has regular contact with students supporting the use of computer technology including video editing, Computer Aided Design, graphics, robotics, 3D printing and CNC.

Ms. Beth Rudai is the Senior HR Manager at TD Bank; she attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and holds BS and MS degrees in HR management and Organizational Development. She earned the following recognized HR designations: Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  She teaches a course each semester in Managing Human Resources.  She has extensive experience in all functional areas of human resources and currently performs in a consultant capacity that liaises with each functional partner group (e.g. talent acquisition, benefits, payroll, org. development, total value). Beth will be presenting at an upcoming HR leadership conference in Boston next year, focusing on current workforce trends, employee engagement, and branding.

Mr. Paul Gillis is the corporate Development Cost Engineering and Process Manager for Hannaford Bros., Company, Delhaize America.  Paul has over 25 years of experience in estimating, scheduling, capital management, and project management. He develops estimates to $20 million including development, site work, building, and equipment costs. Develops and manages program level and project level schedules utilizing project specific, Near-Term (18-month) and Long-Term (5 year) schedules.  Manages Team of associates dedicated to estimating, contractor selection, bidding, contracting and scheduling.  He is knowledgeable in multiple disciplines including civil, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.  Proficient in a wide variety of software solutions including MS Project, Excel, Word, Timberline, Expedition and Expesite project management software. Familiar with MC2-ICE and CostWorks estimating software. Paul is eExperienced in a wide variety of projects including heavy construction, tunnels, bridges, hospitals, medical offices, mid-rise office buildings, single-story office buildings, schools, and retail projects. He holds bachelors degrees in Cival Engineering and Business Management and several professional certifications.
Mr. David H. Goodwin currently teaches the Fundamentals of Quality Course and has taught the Introduction to Management course.  Mr. Goodwin most recently conducted his own consulting business providing consulting services to the defense industry in the areas of military arms and ammunition design, manufacturing and quality.  Prior to his consulting business, was a Manager of Quality for General Dynamics at a plant which manufactured Crew Served Weapons, Medium Caliber Cannon Barrels and various 20mm automatic aircraft cannon and ammunition handling systems. The quality systems were ISO – 9001-2001 and AS9100. He was the designated ISO Management Representative during this period.  Prior to General Dynamics position, he held positions of Manager of Product Integrity, Chief Engineer and  Manger of PreProduction Engineering. During this time was responsible for 2 quality systems operating under ISO 9001-1994. He has extensive experience in management, project management, manufacturing, quality and was an acknowledged weapons expert.  He holds and Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven.

Mr. James M. Milliken is an adjunct instructor reaching ITP 230 Project Manager in the current semester. He is a Portland-based management consultant in such areas as project management, leadership, organizational innovation;  personal productivity for managers and professionals; communication practices, written and oral; and career coaching. He presents customized onsite training and consultation for businesses, professionals and nonprofits as well as classroom courses and workshops at the Universities of Southern Maine and New Hampshire. Jim also provides in-person and online coaching for professionals in staff and process management, writing and problem solving. His consulting practice was established in 1986, after Jim had worked as a newspaper reporter, writer, editor and manager for several decades.

Mr. Norman Pineau has an extensive management background in semiconductor manufacturing. He attended the University of Southern Maine and holds a BS in Technology Management and a MMS in Manufacturing Systems. He also holds a Black Belt in Six Sigma and has led several teams through the Six Sigma process. Norman has led efforts in operator, maintenance and engineer training development and implementation processes. Retired from the US Army as an Infantry Sergeant he was responsible for the training of his subordinates. He also served 3 years as Drill Instructor for new inductees.

Mr. Paul Edmonds University of Phoenix: Masters Engineering and Industrial Management. Westbrook College: BS Business Management. Paul Smith's College: AAS Forest Engineering Work Experience: Adjunct Professor, University of Southern Maine 2013-present. Principle, Manufacturing Consultant 2011 – present. VP Operations, National Semiconductor 1996 – 2010. Operations Manager, Fairchild Semiconductor 1985 – 1996. Manufacturing Manager, Fairchild Semiconductor 1980 – 1985. Manufacturing Engineer, 1971 – 1980 Board of Directors, Maine Technology Institute SCORE, Business mentor Board of Advisors, University of Southern Maine, CSTH

Mr. Edward Sihler is the Technical Director for the Maine Cyber Security Cluster.  He holds a BA in International Relations from The University of Virginia along with BA and MCS in Computer Science from The University of Iowa.  Mr. Sihler has taught classes for undergraduate and graduate students in  C, C++, Java, Data structures and most recently Management Information Systems.  He has worked extensively in the Financial, Telecoms, and Medical information systems field in addition to running a small consulting practice.  Edward participates in local, regional and national meetings and organizations.

Mr. John Reed is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Southern Maine.He holds bachelor of Science degrees in Applied Technical Leadership and Environmental Science and Health and has had extensive advanced training in numerous related areas. He has been employed in the areas of Environmental Safety and Health at several organizations including: The State of Maine, National Semiconductor, Pratt & Whitney, Liberty, Corp, the U.S. Navy, and Interstate Nuclear Services.