Professional Bio

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Engineering Education, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, 2009
  • M.A., Science Education, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2002
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering emphasis, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1995

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)
  • Association for sTEm Teacher Education (ASTEMTE)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of STEM Education, Regis University, 2013-present
  • Assistant Professor and Program Leader of Technology Education, Old Dominion University, 2010-2013
  • Adjunct Instructor, Red Rocks Community College, 2009-2010
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Northern Colorado, 2009
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University, 2007-2009
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Research and Development Center for the Advancement of Student Learning, 2006-2007
  • Science Teacher, Alexander Dawson School, 2002-2006
  • Adjunct Instructor, Arapahoe Community College, 2000, 2001
  • Structural Engineer, Patent Construction Systems, 1998-2002
  • Structural Engineer, Communication Network Systems, 1996-1997

Teaching Experience

  • Energy and Power Technology, Old Dominion University, 2011-2013
  • STEM Connections and Integration, Old Dominion University, 2013
  • Technological Systems Control, Old Dominion University, 2012
  • Industrial Design, Old Dominion University, 2011-2012
  • Secondary Science Methods, Old Dominion University (TIR Grant), 2011-2012
  • Technical Systems, Old Dominion University, 2011
  • Manufacturing and Construction Technology, Old Dominion University, 2011
  • Energy Systems: Basic Electricity, Old Dominion University, 2010
  • Exploring Technology & Modern Industry/Middle School Technology Education, Old Dominion University, 2010
  • Algebra-Based Physics, Red Rocks Community College, 2010
  • First-Year Experience, University of Northern Colorado, 2009
  • Calculus-Based Physics, Red Rocks Community College, 2009-2010
  • Engineering and Technology Education Methods, Colorado State University, 2008
  • Pre-Engineering, Alexander Dawson School, 2006
  • Honors Physics, Alexander Dawson School, 2004-2006
  • A.P. Physics B, Alexander Dawson School, 2003-2006
  • Physics, Alexander Dawson School, 2002-2006
  • Astronomy, Alexander Dawson School, 2005
  • A.P. Physics C, Alexander Dawson School, 2002-2003
  • Chemistry, Alexander Dawson School, 2002-2003
  • Advanced Topics in Physics-Robotics, Alexander Dawson School, 2002-2003
  • AutoCAD Design and Drafting I, Arapahoe Community College, 2000, 2001
  • AutoCAD Design and Drafting II, Arapahoe Community College, 2000, 2001

Research & Scholarship

Publications

  • Kosloski, M. & Fantz, T. (2013). Understanding Technological Literacy. ILR Journal for Workforce Education (In press).
  • Katsioloudis, P. & Fantz, T. (2013). A Comparative Analysis of Point of View Modeling for Industrial and Technology Education Courses. Journal of Technology Education (In press).
  • Fantz, T. & Baskette, K. (2013). Technological Literacy for All: A Course Designed to Raise Technological Literacy of College Students. Journal of Technology Education (In press).
  • Fantz, T. & Grant, M. (2013). An Engineering Design STEM Project: T-Shirt Launcher. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 72(8)
  • Katsioloudis, P. & Fantz, T. (2012). A Comparative Analysis of Preferred Learning and Teaching Styles. Journal of Technology Education, 23(2)
  • Fantz, T. & Katsioloudis, P. (2011). Analysis of Engineering Content within Technology Education Programs. Journal of Technology Education, 23(1)
  • Fantz, T., Siller, T., & DeMiranda, M. (2011). Pre-Collegiate Factors Influencing the Self-Efficacy of Engineering Students. The Journal of Engineering Education, 100(3)
  • Fantz, T., DeMiranda, M., & Siller, T. (2010). Knowing What Engineering and Technology Teachers Need to Know: A content analysis of pre-service teachers engineering design problems. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 21(3)
  • Fantz, T. & DeMiranda, M. (2010). Where the Engineering Pipeline Begins: Effects of pre-collegiate avocations on engineering student self-efficacy. Proceedings: 2010 American Society for Engineering Education Global Colloquium, Singapore.

Conference Presentations

  • “Teaching Design: 3-D Printers Integrated into Manned Space Missions.” American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. June 23-26, 2013
  • “Technology Teachers’ Confidence to Teach Engineering Concepts.” International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Annual Conference, Columbus, OH. March 7-9, 2013
  • “VisTE Final Report: Comparative Analysis of Preferred Learning and Teaching Styles.” Southeast Technology Education Conference, Nashville, TN. November 1-2, 2012
  • “Engineering Content within Technology Teacher Education Programs.” International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA. March 15-17, 2012
  • “A Comparative Analysis of Preferred Learning and Teaching Styles.” International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA. March 15-17, 2012
  • “Where the Engineering Pipeline Begins: Effects of pre-collegiate avocations on engineering student self-efficacy.” American Society for Engineering Education Global Colloquium, Singapore. October 18-21, 2010.
  • “Knowing What Engineering and Technology Teachers Need to Know: A content analysis of pre-service teachers engineering design problems.” Research in Engineering and Technology Education Conference sponsored by the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education.University of Minnesota. May 21, 2008.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

  • Class of the 21st Century Leadership Academy (FTEE, ITEEA, CTEE)

Grants & Sponsored Research

  • Katsioloudis, Petros (Principal), Fantz, Todd (Co-Principal), Dickerson, Dan (Co-Principal), Tomovic, Cynthia (Co-Principal), Jovanovic, Vukica (Co-Principal), “Collaborative Research: Virtual Apprentice Experience / Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers,” ITEST Grant, National Science Foundation, $858,874, Not Funded
  • Jin Wang (Principal), Gene Hou, Ravindra Joshi, Miltiadis Kotinis, Todd Fantz, Vishnu Lakdawala, “A Multidisciplinary Platform for Wave Energy Education,” TUES Grant, National Science Foundation, $199,942. (January 1, 2013 – January 1, 2015)
  • Jin Wang (Principal), Gene Hou, Ravindra Joshi, Miltiadis Kotinis, Todd Fantz, Vishnu Lakdawala, “A Multidisciplinary Platform for Wave Energy Education,” Dominion Higher Education Partnership Grant, $40,000. (July 2, 2012 – June 1, 2013)
  • Fantz, Todd (Principal), Dickerson, Daniel (Co-Principal), Katsioloudis, Petros (Co-Principal), “eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) 2013 Academic Innovation Challenge,” National Space Grant Foundation, $40,000, Not Funded
  • Fantz, Todd (Principal), Dickerson, Daniel (Co-Principal), Katsioloudis, Petros (Co-Principal), “Fabrication Using 3D Printers in Space,” Virginia Space Grant Consortium, $10,000. (April 23, 2012 – December 31, 2012)
  • Judge, Sharon (Principal), Butler, Carroll M (Co-Principal), Butler, Leigh L (Co-Principal), Fantz, Todd D. (Co-Principal), Hinton-Johnson, Kaavonia (Co-Principal), Katsioloudis, Petros (Co-Principal), Robinson, Jack E (Co-Principal), McKinney, Sueanne E (Co-Principal), Starling, Ira (Co-Principal), Fleener, Charlene E (Co-Principal), "Old Dominion University Teacher Immersion Residency," Sponsored by U.S. Department of Education, Federal, $6,054,007. (October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2014)
  • Marsillac, Sylvain (Principal), Fantz, Todd (Co-Principal), “New Extremely Thin Absorber-based Inorganic Solar cells using Nanorod-in-Nanotube Techniques,” Multidisciplinary Seed Funding Program, Old Dominion University, $99,995, Not Funded
  • Wang, Jin (Principal), Fantz, Todd (Co-Principal), Hou, Gene (Co-Principal), Ravindra, Joshi (Co-Principal), “A Multidisciplinary Platform for Wave Energy Education,” TUES Grant, National Science Foundation, $199,942, Not Funded
  • Walk, Stephen (Principal), Fantz, Todd (Co-Principal), “Developing a Technological Literacy Assessment,”Multidisciplinary Seed Funding Program, Old Dominion University, $35,600, Not Funded
  • Nunnery, John (Principal), Fantz, Todd (Co-Principal), Bondi, Stella (Co-Principal) “Math Achievement through Engineering Design,” Mathematics and Science Partnership Competitive Grant Program, Virginia Department of Education, $189,424, Not Funded

Community Involvement & Service

University Service

  • Program Leader, Technology Education, Old Dominion University, 2011-2012
  • Curriculum Committee, Department of STEM Education, Old Dominion University, 2010-2011

Professional Service

  • Task Force Chair, International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). Teacher Identified Selected Topics & Issues, 2012
  • Article Reviewer, Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
  • Article Reviewer, Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
  • Panel Member, Technology Education Praxis Exam Content and Passing Score Recommendation, 2010
  • ASEE National Conference K-12 Pre-Collegiate Division Draft Paper Reviewer , 2009
  • ASEE National Conference K-12 Pre-Collegiate Division Abstract Reviewer, 2008

Community Service

  • Judge, Norfolk Public School’s 7th Annual District-wide Science Fair, 2011
  • Facilitator, Information Science and Technology (ISTeC) Day for High School Students and Counselors, Colorado State University, October 31st, 2008
  • Facilitator, Information Science and Technology (ISTeC) Day for High School Students and Counselors, Colorado State University, October 26th, 2007
  • Curriculum Committee, Alexander Dawson School, 2005-2006
  • Junior class advisor, Alexander Dawson School, 2005-2006
  • Junior class advisor, Alexander Dawson School, 2004-2005
  • Junior class advisor, Alexander Dawson School, 2003-2004