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.