Faculty and Staff

Electrical Construction Management Programs Director
david.hatfield@mtsu.edu

Dr. David Hatfield is the director of the Construction Management program. Hatfield was the Middle Tennessee State University's group leader responsible for developing the online Electrical Construction Management four year degree concentration. He has worked closely with the construction industry and NJATC-training arm for IBEW and NECA. He has 32 years of construction experience in residential and light construction building. Hatfield has been teaching construction for 36 years.

Chong Chen, Professor

Dr. Chong Chen is a professor in Engineering Technology. He joined MTSU in 1990 for teaching courses in electrical area. He has expertise in electrical circuits, digital and analog electronics, electrical machines, microprocessors, programmable logical controllers, and automation controls. Besides being a faculty member of the Engineering Technology programs, Chen has been affiliated with the Electrical Construction Management program at MTSU since the program was established. Chen is a professional engineer licensed by the State of Tennessee.

Dr. Charles Perry, Professor

Dr. Charles Perry is professor and holder of the Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence at MTSU. He received his B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from MTSU and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt. Dr. Perry retired from IBM in December,
2003 after 28 years of manufacturing, engineering, and management experience. While at IBM, Dr. Perry was granted 40 U.S. Patents in materials and processes used in computer hardware manufacturing. During Dr. Perry's career he received six major IBM awards
and retired as an IBM Distinguished Engineer. Along with his technical skill, Dr. Perry has experience in mentoring, project management, and soft skill training. Currently he is teaching a course at MTSU in Project Management and Soft Skills. Dr. Perry is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute.

Dr. Ahad Nasab, Professor

Dr. Nasab has 7 years industrial experience and 20 years academic experience. He is responsible for teaching introductory and advance courses in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Those courses include engineering fundamentals, computer- assisted drafting/design, engineering thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, and strength of materials. Dr. Nasab is eminently qualified to teach these courses.

Dr. Karim Salman, Associate Professor

Dr. Nasab has 7 years industrial experience and 20 years academic experience. He is responsible for teaching introductory and advance courses in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Those courses include engineering fundamentals, computer- assisted drafting/design, engineering thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, and strength of materials. Dr. Nasab is eminently qualified to teach these courses.

Mr. David Gore, Associate Professor

Mr. David W. Gore, Associate Professor in the Engineering Technology received his BSEE Degree from the Georgia Tech and MSEE from the Florida Institute of Technology. He also attended Xavier University and completed MBA coursework in Operations Research, Administrative Operations, and Economics. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He teaches lean systems and six-sigma along with other ET courses. Before MTSU he worked as Engineering Department Manager at Nissan for 19 years. He is a member of the Graduate Faculty and senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Dr. Saleh Sbenaty, Professor

Dr. Saleh M. Sbenaty, a professor of Engineering Technology, earned his Ph. D. and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Tennessee Technological University and his BS degree in electrical engineering from Damascus University, Syria. He has authored and co-authored several industry-based case studies and participated in three major NSF- funded Advanced Technological Education grants over an eight-year period. He also served as the Coordinator of the Computer Engineering Technology program. Dr. Sbenaty published and presented over 35-refereed national and international articles and conducted/participated in workshops in computer forensics, curriculum development, assessments, using technology in the classroom, case-based learning, problem-based learning, Corporate Scholar Solution-based learning, just-in-time learning, and modular- based learning. Dr. Sbenaty has several years of industrial and research experiences with
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lockheed-Martin, TVA, and the Syrian Networks. He is currently serving as a program evaluator for the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, ABET.

Duane Vanhook, Assistant Professor
duane.vanhook@mtsu.edu

Duane Vanhook, assistant professor, brings to the Construction Management Program, teaching experience as well as over 20 years of construction experience. Vanhook, a general contractor, has also served as a construction superintendent and subcontractor in the field of residential construction and light commercial. His extensive knowledge of the home building and residential development industry allows him to teach from a real- world point of view. Mr. Vanhook is responsible for developing and teaching the Electrical Construction Management Courses that are Construction Management related.

Dr. Walter Boles
Chairman, Department of Engineering Technology
walter.boles@mtsu.edu

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