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Thomas Schildgen

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Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
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Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Biography

Professor, Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering 

Dr. 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 thirty-five years at Arizona State. Dr. Schildgen served four years on the faculty of Illinois State University prior to joining ASU. Tom has served five years on the Intercollegiate Athletic Board, and was Chair of the Academic Chairs and Directors Council at ASU. He is the past president of the University Club Advisory Board. He is active in many professional organizations, a variety of advisory boards, and has served on the NAIT Board of Accreditation and is currently President of the ACCGC Board of Accreditation. Dr. 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. Dr. 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. Dr. Schildgen 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. Professor Schildgen has had the opportunity to place many interns with the CIA and has visited the Langley compound. He has many different funded grants or sponsored projects. Dr. Schildgen has been involved in a curriculum for pollution prevention for the printing industry with the EPA. He is currently active in his community having served as the Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Mesa United Way. He is a member of Rotary and was inducted into the Soderstrom Society and the Golden Cylinder Society which represent national leadership in the graphics industry. Dr. 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.

Research Interests

Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscopy-Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Inks for Printed Electronics, Industrial Training, Printing, Production Management

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 437Color Reproduction Systems
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 538Personnel Dev/Graphic Industry
GIT 573Color Metrology
GIT 593Applied Project
GIT 595Continuing Registration
GIT 599Thesis
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 335Computer Systems Technology
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 584Internship
GIT 593Applied Project
GIT 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 333Printing Technology
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 484Internship
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 592Research
GIT 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 437Color Reproduction Systems
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 538Personnel Dev/Graphic Industry
GIT 573Color Metrology
GIT 592Research
GIT 593Applied Project
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 335Computer Systems Technology
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 499Individualized Instruction
GIT 584Internship
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 593Applied Project
GIT 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 333Printing Technology
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 484Internship
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 584Internship
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 593Applied Project
GIT 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 437Color Reproduction Systems
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 573Color Metrology
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 592Research
GIT 593Applied Project
GIT 595Continuing Registration
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 335Computer Systems Technology
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 538Personnel Dev/Graphic Industry
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 592Research
GIT 593Applied Project
GIT 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 333Printing Technology
GIT 335Computer Systems Technology
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 499Individualized Instruction
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 584Internship
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 592Research
GIT 593Applied Project
GIT 595Continuing Registration
GIT 599Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CTI 101Success in Tech & Innov
GIT 437Color Reproduction Systems
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 499Individualized Instruction
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 573Color Metrology
GIT 584Internship
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 592Research
GIT 593Applied Project
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 335Computer Systems Technology
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 538Personnel Dev/Graphic Industry
GIT 584Internship
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 592Research
GIT 593Applied Project
GIT 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 499Individualized Instruction
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 584Internship
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 592Research
GIT 593Applied Project
GIT 595Continuing Registration
GIT 599Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 437Color Reproduction Systems
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 584Internship
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 592Research
GIT 593Applied Project
GIT 595Continuing Registration
GIT 598Special Topics
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 335Computer Systems Technology
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 584Internship
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 593Applied Project
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GIT 333Printing Technology
GIT 335Computer Systems Technology
GIT 394Special Topics
GIT 480Senior Project
GIT 500Research Methods
GIT 584Internship
GIT 590Reading and Conference
GIT 593Applied Project
GIT 595Continuing Registration
GIT 599Thesis