Technology (323) 343-4550


Jai W. Hong
Assistant Professor of Technology; Ph.D., Iowa State University
Contact: (323) 343-4558
E-mail: jhong@calstatela.edu

Dr. Hong is an expert in manufacturing, digital manufacturing, virtual simulation (robotics, assembly & ergonomics), and quality assurance (SPC, TQM & ISO 9000/14000). He has given numerous presentations in the field of digital manufacturing/virtual simulation. He is the coordinator of the Delmia’s Workcell Starter Program at Cal State L.A. He has been teaching about Delmia products (Envision Assembly simulation, IGRIP: Robotic simulation, and ERGO: Ergonomics and facility simulation) for six years.

Fluent in: Korean.


Ethan Lipton
Dean, Educational Support Services; Professor of Technology; Ph.D., USC
Contact: (323) 343-3818
E-mail: elipton@calstatela.edu

Dr. Lipton’s expertise centers on the development of graphic communications-related instructional programs for education and industry in areas, including electronic imaging, desktop publishing, computer applications in printing technology and management, printing technology and transition to work. He has developed training programs for the Printing Industries Association of Southern California and the California Department of Education. He has also made numerous presentations at regional, national and international conferences, including the National Association of Industrial Technology, the American Vocational Association, the Screen Printing Association International, the International Graphic Arts Education Association and the California Industrial and Technology Education Association. He serves on several task forces for the Career-Vocational Division of the California Department of Education and is coauthor of Learning to Work in the Graphic Arts Industry, a 20-module transition-to-work program. He has done research in the areas of instructional design, instructional technology, publication design, typography and electronic publishing, technology education, vocational education and articulated (2 + 2 and 2 + 2 + 2) educational programs.


Paul Liu
Professor of Technology; Ph.D., Auburn University
Contact: (323) 343-4570
E-mail: pliu@calstatela.edu

Dr. Liu is an expert in manufacturing processes, six sigma, statistical quality control, lean manufacturing, production control, rapid prototyping, and material sciences.


Keith Mew
Associate Professor of Technology; Ph.D., Warsaw University, Poland
Contact: (323) 343-4568
E-mail: kmew@calstatela.edu

Dr. Mew is an expert in airport finance, planning and management. He has worked in the aviation industry since 1984 and has been involved in aviation education since 1993.

Fluency: some Spanish and Polish.


Virgil Seaman
Professor of Technology; Ph.D., Indiana State University
Contact: (323) 343-4550
E-mail: vseaman@calstatela.edu

Dr. Seaman is the chair of the Department of Technology with expertise in Parametric 3D modeling (CATIA V5 and SolidWorks) and Product Data Management (PDM). He chairs the planning committee for the WESTEC/SME Manufacturing Challenge Contest.


Ray O. Shackelford
Professor of Fire Science; B.A., M.A., Cal State L.A., Ph.D., University of La Verne
Contact: (323) 343-4543
E-mail: rshacke@calstatela.edu

With 35 years of experience, Professor Shackelford has knowledge in all phases of fire protection. He was previously a part-time instructor in the Cal State L.A. Fire Protection Administration and Technology program. He is a past president of the San Bernardino County Fire Chiefs and a member of the National Fire Protection Association.

Fluent in: Spanish.


Le D. Tang
Professor of Technology; Ph.D., Ohio State University
Contact: (323) 343-4572
E-mail: ltang@calstatela.edu

Dr. Tang has expertise in development of electronics, automation controls, Robotics and mechatronics. His research includes mechatronics and automation control technologies. He has established the CISCO Networking Academy at Cal State L.A.

Fluent in: Chinese.