Jared Shank is the Director of Military and Apprenticeship Initiatives and Special Projects at the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network at the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Prior to working in higher education, Jared served 3 and a half years in the Army. His military background gave him a strong interest in helping service members and veterans succeed in higher education. Jared is responsible for MTAGs, Apprenticeship Pathways, and leading projects related to military credit such as the Ohio Values Veterans workshop series, and the train the trainer program. Jared earned his Bachelor of Arts in geography (G.I.S.) and his Master of Science in earth and environmental sciences (geophysics) both from Wright State University.
Dr. Daniel Burklo serves as the Dean of Math, Science, and Engineering Technologies at Northwest State Community College (NSCC). Prior to higher education he worked 14 years in the private sector holding positions from project engineer through engineering manager. Dr. Burklo currently serves as the Panel Lead for the Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Technology Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) and is a Panel Member for the Renewal Energy TAG for the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). Dr. Burklo also currently serves as the Chair for the Ohio Engineering Technology Educators Association (OETEA). Dr. Burklo earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University (Fort Wayne, IN), his Masters of Science in Engineering from the University of Toledo, and his Ph. D. in Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University where his dissertation research investigates what motivates youth in Ohio to seek higher education in engineering fields. He is committed to inspiring individuals to seek the field of engineering technology, and serving both the students of engineering technology and those who provide the educational experience for these students.
Rob Speckert is Professor Emeritus of Engineering Technology at Miami University. He served as department chair for 22 years during which time he led Miami’s Engineering Technology Department through considerable change growing from two non-accredited associate degree programs to two associate degree programs and two bachelor completion degree programs all accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Electro-Mechanical BS program is delivered by interactive video and web to 10 college partners across Ohio in addition to partnering locally with Cincinnati State and Sinclair Community College. Rob developed articulations with all of these colleges and most other two year colleges in Ohio. During his tenure as chair, the department expanded enrollments, faculty, and programs.
Rob is a consultant for the Ohio Department of Higher Education serving as Area Manager for articulation and transfer initiatives. He also works with Tech Prep on articulation, transfer, and curriculum development.
His expertise includes: applying various technologies to factory automation and integration solutions; quality control and continuous quality improvement; software development applied to manufacturing; curriculum development; and articulation and transfer.
Rob has an MBA (Quantitative Analysis) from the University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree (Engineering Technology) from Miami University, and an associate degree in Applied Science from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. He has extensive industrial and teaching experience in automated manufacturing and quality control. Rob is a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) and an Academic Jonah (Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute).