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Meet The NACTEC Director

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Meet The NACTEC Director
by Chick Beckley - Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 6:04 PM

The NACTEC governing board is pleased to welcome Douglas J. Walrath to NACTEC as the new director replacing its founding director C. Jeff Selvey.

Doug Walrath, PhD, joined the NACTEC team in July of 2009, moving to Nome from Wisconsin. Doug attended graduate school at Utah State University earning a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Technology and Education. Additionally Doug holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Prior to his arrival at NACTEC he was a research assistant in Utah State University’s Engineering and Technology Education department as part of his doctoral fellowship. He was also a Technology Education instructor at Wood River Middle School in Hailey, Idaho for nine years prior to graduate school. Doug is a military veteran having served as a combat engineer in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Bamberg, West Germany for four years and was additionally deployed to Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait during the Gulf War.

Doug has had many personal interests and contributions during his educational career including serving for two years as Region IV director (representing 13 states, including Alaska) on the International Technology Education Association Board of Directors; he was a NASA Educator Astronaut Finalist in 2003; received the Idaho Governor’s Industry Award for Notable Teaching in Science in 2003; and became a National Board Certified Teacher in Career and Technical Education in 2004.

(Edited by Chick Beckley - original submission Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 04:06 PM)