Emeritus Professor Thomas E. Schildgen is the past president of the University Senate and past chair of the University Academic Council. He is also the past chairman for the Department of Technology Management at Arizona State University, an administrative position he held for 15 years. He has been a professor of graphic information technology for the last 35 years at ASU. He served four years on the faculty of Illinois State University prior to joining ASU. Schildgen was chair of the Academic Chairs and Directors Council at ASU. He is the past president of the University Club Advisory Board. He has served on the NAIT Board of Accreditation, and he has just completed his second term as president of the ACCGC Board of Accreditation.
Schildgen is a national and international consultant for Educational Development, Industrial Training and the Graphic Arts Industry. He has done work for companies such as Quad Graphics, Treasure Chest Advertising, and Mannington Resilient Floors. Schildgen authored a book entitled "Pocket Guide to Color with Digital Applications" and has numerous chapters in books, and articles in educational and industry journals. He has coordinated several World Bank-funded projects with the Republic of Turkey. He has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Germany, and has hosted an industry tour group of South Korean CEO’s. He has many different funded grants or sponsored projects. Schildgen has been involved in a curriculum for pollution prevention for the printing industry with the EPA. He was inducted into the Soderstrom Society and the Golden Cylinder Society which represent national leadership in the graphics industry. Schildgen’s current research agenda focuses on electron microscopy for quality control of new developmental diodes used in printing new sources of illumination to replace the Edison bulb and mercury fluorescent tubes.
- Ed.D. Administration, Northern Arizona University 1987
- M.S. Technology, Illinois State University 1980
- B.S. Ind. Education, Illinois State University 1977
Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscopy-Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Inks for Printed Electronics, Industrial Training, Printing, Production Management
- Schildgen,Thomas E*, Nelson,Howard E, Nelson,Howard E. FIBSEM Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Inks for Printed Electronics. Nth Degree(2/22/2010 - 12/31/2015).
- Schildgen,Thomas E*. MULTI-STAGE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. MCDONNELL DOUGLAS(9/8/1988 - 9/1/1989).
- Schildgen,Thomas E*. STUDENT INTERN - CONSULTANT AGREEMENT. MCDONNELL DOUGLAS(10/16/1987 - 12/23/1988).
In 2006 was one of eight national industry leaders inducted into the Soderstrom Society, a honor society of the National Printing Leadership Association. In 2012 Dr. Schildgen was inducted into the Golden Cylinder Society of the Gravure Printing industry. He is the recipient of the 2005 Illinois State University Department of Technology Distinguished Alumni Award, and he will be inducted into the Illinois State University 2015 College of Applied Science and Technology Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of the 2013 Fred Hartman Award, which is National Award of Recognition presented by the International Graphic Arts Education Association, and in 2015 Dr. Schildgen received the Fredrick D. Kagy Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Graphic Communications Education Association.
Editor of the Visual Communications Journal 2002 and member of Review Board 2001-2017
Member of Review Board for the Journal of Visual Communications, IGAEA – 2014-16
American Society for Engineering Education
Accreditation Council of the Collegiate Graphic Communications – 2002-2017 - Current President
Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Journal Review Board (2009 – 2014)
National Association of Industrial Technology - Journal Review Board 1992-2009
Serve on Accreditation Board
Association for Graphic Arts Training
1990 Conference Chairman
Graphic Arts Technical Foundation
International Graphic Arts Education Association
2015 – Journal Review Board
Past Regional Vice President, Past Newsletter Editor
1992 Conference Host
1992 Visual Communications Journal Editor
Council on Technology Teacher Education
American Council on Industrial Arts Teacher Education - Past Editor - 1984
In-Plant Printing Management Association
Phoenix Club of Printing House Craftsmen - Board Member/Officer
Graphic Arts Teachers Association of Illinois - Past President - 1979
Central Illinois Club of Printing House Craftsmen - Past President - 1979, Past Bulletin Editor
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
MASTER DEGREE - RESEARCH THESIS SUPERVISION
Chair for over 106 Master of Technology candidates from 1984 to 2017.
Sample listing of Research Practicum or Projects and Thesis
Chair – Randy Langley – Master of Science in Technology - THE CEDAR RAPIDS AREA VISUALLY ORIENTED SERVICE WEBSITE TO ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT – December 2014
Chair - Nicole A. Cassis – Master of Science in Technology - Defining Elements of a Strategic Social Media/New Media Plan for the School of Earth and Space Exploration –December 2011
Chair - Anna Glenn – Master of Science in Technology - Establishing a Sustainable Framework of Social Giving to Mesa United Way’s Partner Agencies Through New Media Technologies and On-line Communities – October 2011
Chair – Merle E. McKinnon – Master of Technology – Educator Perception and Support of Continuous Improvement Management Philosophy in Public Education – August 1996
Chair - Steven Zanko - Master of Technology - Customer Acceptance Concerning Gray Component Replacement Within Color Separations For Heatset, Web-Offset Publication Printing - May 1991
Chair - Captain David Pride, U.S. Army - Master of Technology
Technological Alternatives to the Direct Fire Fratricide Problem - August 1989
Chair - Douglas Gasser - Master of Technology - Needs Assessment for the Development of Supervisory Training for Management in the Gravure Printing Industry - May 1989
Chair - Erwin Springmann - Master of Technology - Factors and Procedures Regarding the Acquisition of European Equipment for the Gravure Publication Industry- December 1989
DOCTORAL DEGREE - DISSERTATION RESEARCH SUPERVISION
Committee – Thomas Tyberg – Dissertation – Learning Style Preferences Among Manufacturing Industry Employees: A Generational and Socioeconomic Inquiry, Capella University May 2012
Committee – Kathryn Fischer – Dissertation leading to Ph.D. in Education, The Effect of Varying text in Computer-Based Training for Adults in the Work Place, May 2003
Co-Chair - Douglas Nelson - Dissertation leading to Ph.D. in Education, Differences in Programs for Special Needs Learners in Alberta, Canada. December 1990.
Committee - Chris Everett - Dissertation leading to Ph.D. in Education
Committee - Michael Karian - Dissertation leading to Ph.D. in Education
2010-2017 Arizona State University, Professor
2013-2014 President of the University Senate and Chair of the University Academic Council
1997-2010 Arizona State University, Department Chair/Professor
1995-1996 Arizona State University, Department Coordinator/Professor
1993-1998 Arizona State University, Professor
1992-1993 Arizona State University, Professor / Coordinator of Graphic Communications
1987-1992 Arizona State University, Associate Professor / Coordinator of Graphic Communications
1986-1987 Arizona State University, Associate Professor
1981-1986 Arizona State University, Assistant Professor
1980 Illinois State University, Coordinator of Graphic Communications
1977-1979 Illinois State University, Faculty in Graphic Arts
2012-2013 Nth Degree Technologies
2008-2009 Consulting – Purdue University
1995-2003 EDIT - Educational Development and Industrial Training - Consulting
1991-1993 World Class Associates - Educational Consultant
1989-1991 D & S Associates, President (Industry Consultants)
1977-1980 Illinois State University, Printing Services - Production Support/Supervision
1975-1979 B&W Graphics, Prepress and Press Departments (Summers)
1973-1977 Illinois State University - Pressmen (Part-time)
1974-1975 Allstate Insurance Company, Pressmen (Summers)
1973 Douglas Printing Company
PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE SERVICE
Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for the Graphic Communications 1999-2016, President of the ACCGC 2015-2017 and 2011-2013, Past Chair of Accreditation Committee. Served on Accreditation Site Teams - Pittsburgh, PA
Accreditation Board Member for the National Association of Industrial Technology – Ann Arbor, Michigan, Served on Accreditation Teams 2002-2006
Chair – Design and Multimedia Industry Advisory Board for the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) - Mesa, AZ
Chair – Industry Advisory Board for the Canyon State Academy (Graphic Communications) - Mesa, AZ
Member - Board of Directors of the Association for Graphic Arts Training, Rochester, New York, 1990-1999, Treasurer 1993/2001.
Member – Industry Advisory Board for Metro Tech, Phoenix High School District Vocational Center,
Member of the National Education Committee for the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburg, PA, 1989-1999.
Responsible for one of seven National Gravure Resource Centers in the United States, Gravure Education Foundation, New York, NY, 1983-2012.
Member - Board of Directors of the Graphic Arts Sales Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, 1990-1991.
University Director for Region V of the National Association of Industrial Technology, 1990-1991.
Archives Committee and the Conference Site Planning Committee (Chair) for the International Graphic Arts Education Association
Executive Board of Mesa United Way – Chair of Board 2008-2010 – Currently Past Chair of the Board and Chair of the Education Allocation Committee 1998-2017
Mesa Rotary Club 2008-2017
Mesa Community College – President’s Commission on Excellence in Education 2012-201 Appointed Commission Chair 2015-2017
Mesa Community College – Red Mountain Campus Community Advisory Board 2008-2014
East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) Industry Advisory Board, Mesa, AZ-2002-2016 Past Chair
Phoenix College Graphic Art Department Advisory Board 2004-2012
Valley Big Brothers - assigned to two boys during a period of 2 1/2 years, 1984-1986