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PUBLICATIONS (1989-PRESENT):

Introduction to Manufacturing Systems. (2012). Bloomington, IN:AuthorHouse

Readingsfor Amerigerian Igbo: Culture, History, Language, and Legacy. (2010). Bloomington, IN:AuthorHouse.

Demystifying the Cost Estimation Process. (2010, December).Tech Directions. PP. 22 - 25.

Sure They Can Build It But… Manufacturing Students Need Process Planning Skills. Tech Directions. October, 2007.

Controlling Manufacturing Systems. Available from the Department of Aviation and Technology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. 2006.

The Centrality of Manufacturing in a Market-Oriented Economy.  Available from the Department of Aviation and Technology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. 2006.

Industrial Managerial Integrity. In 2005 Selected Papers, National Association of Industrial Technology. Converging Technologies: Linking Boundaries. Annual Convention of The National Association of Industrial Technology, St. Louis, Missouri (November 2005)

The Role of Industrial Technology in Fostering Industrial Ethics. In 2004 Selected Papers, National Association of Industrial Technology. Linking Industry with Industrial Technology Programs. Annual Convention of The National Association of Industrial Technology, Louisville, KY (October 2004)

Bar Code Application in Lab Management and Tool Inventory Control System at San Jose State University’s Manufacturing Systems Program. In 2004 Selected Papers, National Association of Industrial Technology. Linking Industry with Industrial Technology Programs. Annual Convention of The National Association of Industrial Technology, Louisville, KY (October 2004)

Laboratory Resources Management in Manufacturing Systems Programs. Tech  Directions. December, 2004.

Silicon Valley’s Processing Needs Versus San Jose State’s Manufacturing

Systems Processing Components: Implications for Industrial Technology.  The Journal of Technology Studies, Spring, 2004

Selecting Appropriate Tool Inventory Control Systems for Manufacturing Laboratory Resources Management. Available from the Department of Aviation and Technology, College of Engineering, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. 95192.

Improving Modern Manufacturing Systems. Unpublished article available from the Department of Aviation and Technology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 95192. (2003)

Innovation in Teaching Model for Manufacturing. Unpublished article available from the Department of Aviation and Technology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 95192. (2002)

Planning Modern Manufacturing Systems. In 2001 selected paper National

Association of Industrial Technology. Managing Tomorrow’s Technologies.

Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology,

Dearborn, MI (November 2001)

Innovations in Cutting Tool technology: Implications for Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Programs. In 2000 selected paper:  Industrial Technology in the 21st Century. Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, Pittsburgh, PA (November 2000)

A Framework for Implementing Appropriate Manufacturing Systems in

Developing Economies. The Journal of Industrial Technology. (Spring 1999)

Emerging Trends for the Twenty-First Century: The New World Order.

Unpublished article available from the Department of Aviation and Technology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 95192. (1999)

Networking in a Technical Course Facilitated by Course Content Integration. In 1998 Selected Papers: Networking Toward the 21st Century. National Association of Industrial Technology.

Learning the Igbo Language (volume II). Nigerian Language and Cultural

Institute, San Jose (1997).

Implementing Ethics Education in Technology-based Programs. The Journal of Industrial Technology. (Fall, 1996).

Learning the Igbo Language (volume I). Nigerian Language and Cultural Institute, San Jose (1994).

Productivity, Quality, and Ethics: Interrelationships. Unpublished article available from the Department of Aviation and Technology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 95192. (1994).

Factors influencing minority enrollment in post secondary vocational-technical education programs in the state of Iowa.  The Journal of Epsilon Pi Tau. (Fall, 1993).

Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Bay Area industry perspectives. San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (1993).

Teaching ethics to industrial technologists.  The Journal of Industrial Technology. (Spring, 1992).

Manufacturing for quality:  Implications for industrial technology. The Journal of Industrial Technology.  (Fall, 1991).

Factors influencing minority enrollment in post secondary vocational-technical education programs in the state of Iowa (Doctoral dissertation, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1989).

Some ethical roles of the technologist as an educator/trainer.  The Journal of Industrial Technology(Summer, 1989).

Applying moral theories (Book review). The Journal of Industrial Technology. (Spring, 1989).

 

PRESENTATIONS (1989-PRESENT):

Green Manufacturing and Sustainability: An Overview. Presentation made as part of Earth and Environment Anchor GreenTalk Speaker Series. Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, San Jose State University. (February 20, 2013)

Quality in Manufacturing – Implications for Companies Today. Paper presented at the 2011 Pacific Coast Machine Tool Expo, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara(CA), September 21-22, 2011.

 Emerging and Promising Outreach Sources for ITE Programs. Paper presented at the 81st Conference of the California Industrial and Technology Education Association, Riverside, California. (March 12, 2010)

Product Cost Estimation for Manufacturing programs. Paper presented at the 80th Conference of the California Industrial and Technology Education Association, Fresno, California. (March 20, 2009)

Roses in Our Culture. Keynote address presented at the 5th Annual Cultural Day of the Nigerian Student Association, San Jose State University, San Jose, California. February 28, 2009.

 Enrollment Trends In Industrial Technology Programs At San Jose State University: What We Are Doing. Paper presented at the 79th Conference of the California Industrial and Technology Education Association, Riverside, California (March 14, 2008)

The Centrality of Manufacturing in a Market-Oriented Economy. Paper presented at the 78th Conference of the California Industrial and Technology Education Association, Fresno, California (March 23, 2007)

Process planning in Manufacturing Systems.Paper presented at the 78th Conference of the California Industrial and Technology Education Association, Fresno, California (March 23, 2007)

Nnewi Neighborhood Association of Northern California: A Brief History. Paper presented at the end-of-year party of Nnewi Neighborhood Association of Northern California, San Jose, California (December 2006)

Industrial Managerial Integrity. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Convention of The National Association of Industrial Technology. Converging Technologies: Linking Boundaries. St. Louis, Missouri (November 2005)

 High School Processing Component Versus Local Manufacturing Needs: What Should be Taught? Paper presented at the 76th Conference of the California Industrial and Technology Education Association, San Jose, California (April 1, 2005)

 The Role of Industrial Technology in Fostering Industrial Ethics. Paper presented in 2004 Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology. Linking Industry with Industrial Technology Programs. Louisville, KY (October 2004)

Bar Code Application in Lab Management and Tool Inventory Control System at San JoseState University’s Manufacturing Systems Program. Paper presented in 2004 Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology. Linking Industry with Industrial Technology Programs. Louisville, KY (October 2004)

 Igbo 101: Managing the Igbo-American Youths Situation. Paper presented on September 11, 2004 at Sacramento Igbo Union Development Igbo Day Celebration.

Integrating Ethics Education in Public School Curriculum. Paper presented in March 2004 at the 75th Conference of the California Industrial and Technology Education Association, Riverside, California

 Selecting Appropriate Tool Inventory Control Systems for School Shops. Paper presented in March 2003 at the 74th Annual Conference of the California Industrial and Technology Education Association, San Jose, California.

Silicon Valley’s Processing Needs Versus San Jose State’s Manufacturing

Systems Processing Components: Implications for Industrial Technology. Paper presented at the 2002 Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, Panama Beach, Florida.

Global Manufacturing Versus Local Manufacturing Needs: Implications for

Manufacturing Systems Programs. Paper presented at the 2002 Annual

Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, Panama Beach, Florida.

Planning Modern Manufacturing Systems. Paper presented at the Annual

Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, (November, 2001), Dearborn, MI

Innovations in Cutting Tool technology: Implications for Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Programs. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, (November, 2000), Pittsburgh, PA.

Innovations in Teaching: Models for Manufacturing Systems Technology. Paper  presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, (November, 2000), Pittsburgh, PA

Emerging Trends for the Twenty-First Century: The New World Order. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, (November, 1999), Panama City, Florida.  

Networking in a Technical Course Facilitated by Course Content Integration. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, (October, 1998), Indianapolis, IN.

Language and Cultural Education as a Component of Community Development: The Nigerian Language and Cultural Institute. Paper presented at the 1997 convention of Oko Progressive Union (USA) sponsored by Oko Development Union, (August 1997), San Jose, CA.

Industry Perspective Comparisons of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) & Implementations in the Piedmont Triad, NC, and the Bay Area, CA. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, (October, 1994), Saint Louis, MO.

Implementing Ethics Education in Technology-Based Programs. Paper presented at the 1994 National Convention of International Technology Education Association, Kansas City, Missouri (March 21, 1994).

Productivity, Quality, and Ethics: Interrelationships.   Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology (Fall, 1993), Durham, North Carolina.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Bay Area Industry Perspectives. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology (1992), Fort Worth, Texas.

Teaching Ethics to Industrial Technologists. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology (1991), Dayton, OH.

 

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