Gregory Earl Maksi Ph.D., P.E.

“Once I was an engineer, who worked in the world of making things, but something seemed missing in my life. So, I entered the world of teaching engineering to help make a difference in people’s lives. It was then that my life became more worthwhile, and I became more inspired to strive for excellence.”

-Dr. Gregory Earl Maksi

 

Title: Professor Emeritus 

College: Southwest Tennessee Community College

Location: Memphis, TN, USA

  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Honoree, Professor Emeritus, Southwest Tennessee Community College (STCC) (2007)
  • Recipient, 40-year Dedicated Service Award, Tennessee Board of Regents (2007)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in World, Marquis Who’s Who (1997-2015)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1997, 2000-2016)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in South and Southwest, Marquis Who’s Who (1997-1998, 2010-2016)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (1996-1997, 2004-2008)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in Science & Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who (1999, 2005-2006)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Marquis Who’s Who (1998-1999)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in Education, Empire Who’s Who (2006)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who Among American Teachers Who Made a Difference in Students’ Lives (1994)
  • Featured Listee, Outstanding Educators of America (1971)
  • Recipient, National Outstanding Technical Teacher Award, American Technical Education Association (ATEA) (1998)
  • Recipient, Regional Outstanding Technical Teacher Award, Mississippi River & Gulf Region, ATEA (1997)
  • Recipient, National Leadership of Excellence in Higher Education Award, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) (1997)
  • Recognized as Educator for Tomorrow, World Future Society (1999)
  • Recognized, International Honorary for Professionals in Technology, Epsilon Pi Tau (1998)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Engineer Award, Mid-South Society of Manufacturing Engineers (1998)
  • Recipient, Top Innovators in Higher Education Award, Microsoft Corporation (1996)
  • Honorary Member, State House of Representatives of Tennessee (1992)
  • Honorary Sheriff, Shelby County, TN (1991)
  • Recipient, Engineer in Education Award, Memphis Joint Engineers’ Council (1986)
  • Mechanical Engineer, Ellicott Machine Corporation, Baltimore, MD (1961-1962)
  • Project Engineer, Celanese Fibers Corporation, Rock Hill, SC (1964-1967)
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Program, State Technical Institute of Memphis (STIM) (1967)
  • Chair of Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) Program, STIM (1971)
  • Professor of Engineering Technologies Department, STIM (1973)
  • Recognized by the U. S. State Department, “Study for Purifying and Recycling Home Wastewater” (1973)
  • Recognized as Chair for National Accreditation of IET Program at STIM by Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) (1976-1991)
  • Chair of MET, IET, and Industrial Maintenance Programs, STIM (1992-2000)
  • Recognized as Chair for National Certification of CAD/CAM Labs at STIM by Amatrol (1993-2000)
  • Recognized as Chair for National Accreditation of MET and IET Programs at STIM by ABET (1994-2000)
  • Recognized as Chair of MET/IET Programs at STIM whose students won second place in the SME Robotics/Automation International Contest at Chrysler Corporation Technical Center, Auburn Hills, MI (1996)
  • Coordinator for West Tennessee, Tennessee Educational Alliance for Manufacturing (1994-1995)
  • Chair of Engineering Technologies (ETs) Department at STCC (merged with STIM) consisting of Architectural, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology (ET) Programs (2000-2007)
  • Recognized as Chair for National Accreditation of Architectural, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, and Telecommunications ET Programs at STCC by ABET (2003-2007)
  • Director of Center of Emphasis for World-Class Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Labs at STCC funded by the Tennessee Board of Regents (2000-2007)
  • Adjunct Professor, Master of Science in Operations Management Program, University of Arkansas (1988-2005)
  • Adjunct Scholar, Chautauqua Courses in CIM Technology for College Engineering and Technology Teachers, National Science Foundation (1997-2001)
  • Recipient as Department Chair of ETs at STCC, Training for Biotech Workforce, U.S. Department of Labor Grant (2006)
  • Recipient as Department Chair of ETs at STCC, Equipment for Wireless Biotech Labs, Hewlett-Packard Grant (2006)
  • Recipient as Department Chair of ETs at STCC, Equipment for Mobile Distance Learning Labs, Hewlett-Packard Grant (2005)
  • Recipient as Department Chair of ETs at STCC, Scholarships for ET Students, Tennessee Valley Authority Grant (2006)
  • Recipient as Program Chair of MET at STIM, Equipment and Software for Quality Assurance Testing, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Grant (1997)
  • Recipient as Program Chair of MET at STIM, Software for 3D Modeling and CAD/CAM Design, SME Grant (1996)
  • Author, “In Step with Biotech”, Memphis Daily News (2006)
  • Author, “Just-In-Time Technical Education”, Memphis Daily News (2004)
  • Author, “College Certificate While Enrolled in High School”, Fayette County Falcon News (2004)
  • Author, “Bridging Technology Competency Gap”, ATEA Journal (2001)
  • Author, “The Demise or Resurrection of Technical Education”, ATEA Journal (2000)
  • Author, “Manufacturing New World-Class Technicians”, ATEA Journal (2000)
  • Author, “Today’s Technology Gap”, ATEA Journal (1999)
  • Author, “The Challenge for Technical Educators”, ATEA Journal (1999)
  • Author, “New High-Tech School/Work Program”, Southern Future Society Journal (1998)
  • Author, “Building a Better Labor Pool”, Memphis Business Journal (1997)
  • Author, “Partnership of Industry and Education”, Mid-South Manufacturing Engineer (1996)
  • Author, “Technical Education Today for Tomorrow’s Jobs”, Memphis Commercial Appeal (1993)
  • Author, “Computers Play New Role”, Memphis Commercial Appeal (1990)
  • Author, “Sun, Wind and Waste May Produce Future Power”, MLGW Connection Magazine (1974)
  • Author, “Challenge of Water Pollution”, Mid-South Retailer (1976)
  • Author, “Training Manpower for Industry”, ASME Journal (1971)
  • Author, “A Design for Recycling Wastewater in the Home”, School Shop (1971)
  • Sponsor, Dr. Gregory E. Maksi STCC Scholarship for Engineering Technology Students (2014-Present)
  • Advisor, STCC Industrial Advisory Council (2008-Present)

 DESIGNATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration, University of Mississippi (1983)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology (1964)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (1961)
  • Registered, Professional Engineer, Licensed by State of Tennessee (1976-Present)
  • Tenured, Tennessee Board of Regents (1971-2007)
  • Certified, Amatrol III Level in Computer-Integrated-Manufacturing, Amatrol (1996)
  • Certified, AutoCAD 2D Windows, Autodesk (1997)
  • Certified, Quality Engineer, American Society of Quality Control (1975)

 

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