Phillip Cardon

A photo of Phillip Cardon

Professor

Visual and Built Environments

408 King Hall

734.487.0091

[email protected]

Education

  • Ph.D., Technology Education, The Ohio State University, 1999
  • MS, Technology Education, Brigham Young University, 1996
  • BS, Automotive Technology, Weber State University, 1992

Professional Summary

  • Professor, September 2009 - Present
  • Associate Professor, September 2004 - August 2009
  • Assistant Professor, September 1999 - August 2004

Interests and Expertise

  • Curriculum development
  • Special needs education
  • Technological literacy
  • Simulation, animation and gaming

Courses Taught

  • BTED 678 Research Methods in Business and Technology Education
  • MFG 140 Science, Technology, and People
  • TEDU 106 Processing Technology
  • TEDU 114 Information and Control
  • TEDU 253 Technology for Children
  • TEDU 350 Curriculum in Technology and Industrial-Vocational Education
  • TEDU 354 Experiences in Technology Education for children
  • TEDU 450 Solving Technological Problems
  • TEDU 460 Teaching Methods in Technology Education
  • TEDU 479/592 Airframe Construction
  • EDUC 492 Student Teaching (supervision)
  • CTWE 530 Technology in the Workplace
  • TEDU 551 Philosophy of Technology Education
  • TEDU 665 Trends and Administration in Career Technical and Workforce Education
  • CET 701 Trends in Technology

Selected Publications

  • Sumi, K., Takeno, K., Shirahama, H., Cardon, P., Rae, B. (2017). Practice for Engineering by Design of PLTW and STEM Education: A Case of Lake Fenton Middle School in Michigan State. Journal of Studies on Educational Practices, Vol. 33(27), 211-215.
  • Speelman, P., Kinczkowski, L., and Cardon, P. (2015). Aid-to-Thought: Just Simulate It! Technology and Engineering Teach Journal, 74(6), 24-29.
  • Yokoo, T., Uesato, M., Lebaume, J., Martinat, L., & Cardon, P. (2014) International Comparative Study on "Pre-Engineering" Education at High School/Higher Secondary Level, as a Strategy Against "Drifting Away from Science and Engineering'. Research Report of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences. Manuscript #21330174.
  • Cardon, P. L., Kinczkowski, L., and Speelman, P. (2012) Communication Simulation, Understanding and Implementation. Technical Education Magazine, online at: http://www.techedmagazine.com.
  • Cardon, P. L. (2010) Legal Implications of Safety in Technology Education. Technical Education Magazine, online at: http://www.techedmagazine.com.
  • Cardon, P. L. (2007). Assessing Students with Disabilities in Technology Education. In Hoepfl, M. and M. Lindstrom (Eds.) Assessment of Technology Education. Council of Technology Teacher Education 56th Yearbook, Peoria, IL: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.
  • Merrill, C., Helgeson, C., Rogers, M., Rogers, G., Warner, S., and Cardon, P. L. (2006). Technology education research symposium: An action research approach. The Technology Teacher,65(4),6-10.
  • Tanaka, Y., Cardon, P., Tae-Cheon, R. Loepp, F., Young-Jong, K., Yu-Hyun, C., Ken-Ichi, S., Yoshito H., Yoshiaki, H., Riew, K., & Yoshimitsu, O. (2006). Development of testing tool for international technological literacy assessment among Japan, Korea, and the U.S.A. Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Gakugei University.
  • Rogers, George E., & Cardon, P. L. (2004). Factors influencing participation in technology education graduate studies. Journal of Technology Studies,30(1),46-52.

Selected Presentations

  • Cardon, P. L. (2018). STEM-Based Computer Games: A Different Approach. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, Thursday, April 12, 2018.
  • Cardon, P. L., Kinczkowski, L., Bondy, D., and Speelman, P. (2018). AR, VR, and Games, a STEAM Playground . Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, Thursday, April 12, 2018.
  • Cardon, P. L., Kinczkowski, L., Bondy, D., and Speelman, P. (2017). Homemade Game Devices at the Next Level. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference held in Dallas, Texas, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
  • Cardon, P. L., Gore, D., Price, A., and Speelman, P. (2016). Game On, Let’s Build it. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference held in Washington, DC, Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
  • Cardon, P. L. (2016). International Collaborative Instruction for STEM Instruction. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference held in Washington, DC, Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
  • Cardon, P. L., Gore, D., Price, A., and Speelman, P. (2015). Scratch, Sensors, and Homemade Devices Working Together. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
  • Cardon, P. L. (2015). Three-D Printers – New Tools in the Classroom. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference showcase held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Thursday, March 26, 2015.
  • Cardon, P. L., Gore, D., and Speelman, P. (2015). Three-D Printers: New Tools in the Classroom. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday, March 27, 2015.
  • Cardon, P. L., and Sumi, K. (2015). International Communication Technology and Culture Exchange Project. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Saturday, March 28, 2015.
  • Cardon, P. L., Gore, D., Hopper, K., and Speelman, P. (2014). Designing Media-Rich Learning Experiences. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference held in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
  • Cardon, P. L. (2014). Student-Driven Learning in Technology and Engineering. Presented in the Council of Technology and Engineering Teacher Education at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association Conference held in Orlando, Florida, Friday, March 28, 2014.
  • Cardon, P. L., and Speelman, P., Gore, D. (2014). Multimedia Security Concerns for Teachers and Students! Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference held in Orlando, Florida, Thursday, March 27, 2014.
  • Cardon, P. L., Kinczkowski, L., and Speelman, P. (2013). Simulation for Instruction in a Virtual Age. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association annual conference held in Columbus, Ohio, in the Columbus Conference Center, Friday, March 8, 2013.
  • Cardon, P. L. (2013). Technology and Engineering Education through the Cloud. Presented in the Council of Technology and Engineering Teacher Education at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association Conference held in Columbus, Ohio, in the Columbus Conference Center, Saturday, March 9, 2013.
  • Kinczkowski, L., Cardon, P. L., and Speelman, P. (2013). Aid to Thought – Just Simulate It! Presented at the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society held in Mt. Pleasant, MI on the Central Michigan University campus, May 9, 2013.
    Kinczkowski, L., & Cardon, P. L. (2012). Simulation for Improved Teaching & Learning. Presented at the EMU Terrific Teaching & Research Workshop sponsored by the EMU FDC, August 28, 2012.
  • Kinczkowski, L., Speelman, P., and Cardon, P. L. (2012). Simulation of Communication Laboratory Security and Safety. Presented at the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society convention held in Saginaw, Michigan, on Saginaw Valley State University campus, May 10, 2012.
  • Cardon, P. L. (2010). Technology Teacher Education in the United States. Presented at the International Forum on Art and Technology-based Teacher Education for Elementary Schools. Conference held in Tokyo, Japan, on Tokyo Gakugei University campus, November 20-21, 2010.
  • Cardon, P. L., and Dugger, J. C. (2010). Engineering Design for the Elementary Classroom. Presented at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) Annual Conference held in Charlotte, North Carolina March 19, 2010.
  • Cardon, P. L. (2008). Michigan Technology Education Models – Seven Years Later. Presented at the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Annual Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah February 23, 2008.
  • Cardon, P. (2007). Engineering Design to meet Advanced Curriculum Requirements. Presented at the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Annual Conference held in San Antonio, Texas March 17, 2007.
  • Moriyama, J., Sumi, K., Yamamoto, T., Kito, A., Miyagawa, Y., Mamiya, T., Ichihara, Y., Matsuura, M., Cardon, P. (2007). Development of E-Learning Systems in Technology Teacher Education. Presented at the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Annual Conference held in San Antonio, Texas March 17, 2007.
  • Cardon, P. L. (March, 2006). Successful ITEA Program/Teacher Excellence Award Applications. Presentation given at the International Technology Education Association annual convention in Baltimore, Maryland, March 23, 2006.
  • Cardon, P. L., & Tessmer, A. (April, 2005). Technology Teacher Education Program Development: A Systems Approach. Presentation given at the International Technology Education Association annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri, April 5, 2005.
  • Sumi, C., Moriyama, J., & Cardon, P. L. (April, 2005). E-Learning Systems in Technology Education: An International Perspective. Presentation given at the International Technology Education Association annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri, April 5, 2005.
  • Cardon, P. L. (August, 2004). Status of Technology Education in the United States. Presentation given at the Tokyo Gakugei University in Tokyo, Japan, August 21, 2004.
  • Merrill, C., Helgeson, C., Rogers, M., Rogers, G., Warner, S., and Cardon, P. L. (March, 2004). Growing the research base in technology education. Presentation given at the International Technology Education Association annual convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 19, 2004.
  • Sumi, K., Moriyama, J., & Cardon, P. L. (March, 2004). Comparative Study of Curriculum Contents in Technology Education between U.S., U.K. and Japan. Presentation given at the International Technology Education Association annual convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 20, 2004.
  • Zuga, K., Lewis, T., Wicklein, R., Hill, R., Rogers, G., McAlister, B., DeMiranda, M., Cardon, P. L. (March, 2004). Technology Teacher In-Service Education: A NSF Funded Project – Year Two. Presentation given at the International Technology Education Association annual convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 20, 2004.
  • Cardon, P. L. (March, 2003). Technology Education Curriculum Models in Michigan Secondary Education Schools. Presentation given at the Tokyo Gakugei University in Tokyo, Japan, May 8, 2003.
  • Cardon, P. L., & Kustron, K. (March, 2003). Teaching socially and legally responsible technology education. Presentation given at the International Technology Education Association Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, March 15, 2003.
  • Hill, R., Wicklein, R., Lewis, T., Zuga, K., Cardon, P. L., McAlister, B., DeMiranda, M., Rogers, G. (March, 2003). Technology Teacher In-Service Education: A NSF-Funded Project. Presentation given at the International Technology Education Association annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, March 14, 2003.
  • Cardon, P. L. (November, 2002). Acceptance of the National Standards for Technological Literacy by Technology Teacher Educators. Presentation given at the Mississippi Valley Technology Teacher Education Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, November 1, 2002.
  • Levande, J. S., Cardon, P. L., Cyr, M. N., Sorby, S. (March, 2002). TE Teaching and Engineering (2002). Presentation given at the International Technology Education Association Conference in Columbus, Ohio March 14, 2002.
  • Cardon, P. L. (March, 2001). Factors influencing entry into a master’s degree program in technology education (2001). Presentation given at the International Technology Education Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia March 22, 2001.
  • Cardon, P. L., & Levande, J. (March, 2001). Technology Education Models in Michigan (2001). Presentation given at the ITEA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia March 23, 2001.
  • Cardon, P. L. (May, 2000). Technology Education Curriculum Model Implementation in Michigan (2000). Keynote presentation at the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSaTers) Conference at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2000.
  • Cardon, P. L. (April, 2000). Surviving the digital revolution. Presentation given at the ITEA Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah April 7, 2000.
  • Cardon, P. L. (April, 2000). At-Risk students: Teaching academic concepts through practical application. Presentation given at the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah April 6, 2000.
  • Cardon, P. L. (October, 1999). How at-risk students view technology . Presentation given at the Michigan Business Education Association conference in Troy, Michigan in October 22, 1999.

Patents / Awards / Grants

  • College of Engineering and Technology Alumni Teacher of the Year, 2005
  • Laureate Member, Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society, 2005present
  • Golden Key International Honour Society Rookie Advisor of the Year, 2001
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1997 and 1998
  • Member, Epsilon Pi Tau, 1997-present
  • Life Member, Golden Key International Honour Society, 1996present
  • The Dean's List, 1991–1992
  • Life Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1989present

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • 2016 - Present, Trustee, Epsilon Pi Tau Delta Alpha Chapter, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2011 - 2016, Co-Trustee, Epsilon Pi Tau Delta Alpha Chapter, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2007 - 2009 ,­ Chair, International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Elections Committee
  • 2003 - Present, ­ Member, ITEA Technology Teacher Journal Committee
  • 1999 - Present, ­ Reviewer for the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education
  • 2004 - 2006, ­ Reviewer, Journal of The Technology Teacher
  • 2002 - 2005, ­ Treasurer, National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators (NAITTE)
  • 2002 - 2005, ­ Co-Trustee, Epsilon Pi Tau Delta Alpha Chapter, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2000 - 2002, ­ Advisor, Golden Key International Honour Society, Eastern Michigan University Chapter
  • 2000 - 2002, ­ Reviewer, Center to Advance the Teaching of Technology & Science (CATTS) Curriculum
  • 1999 - 2006, ­ Advisor, Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA), Eastern Michigan University Chapter
  • 1999 - Present,­ Reviewer, Journal of Industrial Teacher Education
  • 1999 - Present, ­ Reviewer, Michigan Technology Education Secondary Curriculum
  • 1999 - Present, ­ Eastern Michigan University Representative, Mississippi Valley Technology Teacher Education Conference (MVTTEC)
  • 1999 - Present, ­ Eastern Michigan University Representative, (ITEA)
  • 1999 - 2003, ­ Graduate Programs Chair, ITEA Council for Technology Teacher Educators (CTTE)

Additional Information

Phillip L. Cardon received a BS in automotive technology from Weber State University (1992), a MS in technology education with an emphasis in instructional technology from Brigham Young University (1996), and a Ph.D. in education from The Ohio State University (1999). He has taught courses in technology education from 1999-2012 and in simulation, animation and gaming since 2012.

Dr. Cardon has completed research in the areas of curriculum and development and special needs populations in technology education. He has been an active participant since 2003 in international research with the Tokyo Gakugei University with an international technological literacy assessment project, and a technology curriculum in elementary education project. He completed a sabbatical in fall 2008 working with Tokyo Gakugei University and the Japanese Education Consulate to establish a national Japanese technology education accreditation program. His teaching interests include content areas related to technology education, secondary education teaching methods, curriculum development, technological literacy, instructional technology, AutoCAD, Audodesk Inventor, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop,and Pre-Engineering. He recently completed a sabbatical in fall 2018 working with several Japanese professors to publish a book on the history of industrial arts education.

Dr. Cardon has served as the director of the EMU Project Lead the Way (PLTW) STEM initiative, has taught Principles of Engineering (POE) in the EMU PLTW Summer Training Institutes and has obtained over $600,000 in grants for EMU. He was also instrumental in helping to establish the EMU-Toyko Gakugei University student exchange program.

Dr. Cardon lives in York Township with his wife, Yuko, and their daughter. He enjoys playing golf, traveling and home improvement activities.