Bringing a wealth of professional experience and achievements in higher
education, Dr. David Devier comes to Owens Community College as the new
Dean of Industrial and Engineering Technologies.
"We are very honored that Dr. Devier is part of the College and proud to add another distinguished teacher and administrator who will be leading our Industrial and Engineering Technologies programs," said Dr. Paul V. Unger, Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Devier has served as chair of the Department of Technology at Ohio Northern University (ONU) for the past 13 years and a professor at ONU since 1982.
He earned a doctoral degree in industrial technology education from The Ohio State University, a master's degree in industrial arts education from Kent State University and a bachelor's degree in industrial arts education from Ohio Northern University.
Since 1995, Devier also has taught classes part-time at the Owens Community College Findlay Campus in welding, metallurgy, heat treatment, metal benchwork, hydraulics, blueprint reading and material testing. His 20 years of teaching experience also includes various faculty positions at Lima Technical College, Wright State University, North Texas State University, Tarrant County Junior College, The Ohio State University and Central State University.
"The programs of study in our Industrial and Engineering Technologies division are preparing students for the high-tech careers of the future," Devier said. "I am excited to be able to contribute to this state-of-the-art education for Owens students."
Devier has published dozens of articles in professional journals about technology education and industrial arts education. He also served as president of the Ohio Technology Education Association, a regional director of the International Technology Education Association and a member of the board of trustees for the Foundation for Technology Education.