Industrial Technology

Tim Obermier

Tim Obermier

Professor & Department Chair
Industrial Technology
Otto Olsen, 130A
(308) 865-8743
obermiert@unk.edu

Education

PhD, Colorado State University, 1991.
Major: Vocational Administration & Distance Education.  Emphasis in Management
Dissertation Title: Academic Performance of Video-Based Distance Education Students and On-Campus Students

MS, Kearney State College, 1986.
Major: Vocational Education

BS, Kearney State College, 1983.
Major: Industrial Education, Trades & Industry, Driver Education

Teaching Experience

University of Nebraska at Kearney

ITEC 110, Intro to Technology, 15 courses.
ITEC 150, Telecomm Literacy, 7 courses.
ITEC 290, Training & Instructional Systems, 1 course.
ITEC 330, Info Networking Preceptorial, 14 courses.
ITEC 390, Info Network Law & Policy, 6 courses.
ITEC 399, Independent Study, 2 courses.
ITEC 485, Telecommunications Seminar, 2 courses.
ITEC 499, Ind Study & Research/ITEC, 9 courses.
ITEC 499H, Ind Study & Research/ITEC-Honors, 1 course.
SFED 299, Independent Study, 1 course.
SFED 499, Ind Research, 1 course.

Directed Student Learning

DS: Student Assign-Supervised Research (UG). (2012).
DS: Student Assign-Supervised Research (UG). (2011).
DS: Student Assign-Supervised Research (UG). (2010).
DS: Student Assign-Supervised Research (UG). (2010).
DS: Student Assign-Supervised Research (UG). (2008).
DS: Student Assign-Supervised Research (UG). (2008).
DS: Student Assign-Supervised Research (UG). (2008).
DS: Student Assign-Supervised Research (UG). (2008).

Published Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Taylor, A. R., Maughan, S. L., Obermier, T., Harms, S. K. (2008). Technological Infrastructure Needs in Rural Nebraska. Economics and Business Journal:  Inquiries and Perspectives, 1(1), 56-65.

Taylor, A.R., Maughan, S.L., Obermier, T., Harms, S.K. (2008). Technological Infrastructure Needs in Rural Nebraska. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 1(1), 56-65.

Presentations Given

Benson, G. E. (Presenter), Obermier, T. (Presenter). ATMAE Annual Conference, "Developing an ATMAE Online Accreditation Self-Study," ATMAE, New Orleans. (November 22, 2013).

Obermier, T., "Implementing a "Grow your own" Program to Achieve Departmental Personnel Needs," Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, Cleveland, Ohio. (2011).

Obermier, T., "Overview of the Telecommunications Management program for Telecommunications companies.," Nebraska Information Network, Lincoln, Nebraska. (2011).

Media Contributions

Internet

Network World. (January 16, 2014).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant

Not Funded
Harms, S. K. (Co-Principal), Obermier, T. (Principal), Taylor, A. R. (Co-Principal), Hogg, N. M. (Co-Principal), Messersmith, K. G. (Co-Principal), Stritt, J. (Co-Principal), "Priority of Excellence Funding Proposal," Sponsored by IGNITED@UNK (Initiative for Greater Nebraska Information Technology Education and Development @ UNK, State, $96,569.00. (2008).

Consulting

For Profit Organization, International Sensor Systems Inc, Aurora, Nebraska. (2013).
International Sensor Systems Incorporated, Aurora Nebraska. (2012).

Department Service

Faculty Advisor, Epsilon Pi Tau. (March 2014 - Present).
Served at recruitment table, Loper Preview Day. (April 14, 2014).
Student recommendation letter. (2013).
Committee Member, Promotion and Tenure committee. (2012).
Other Institutional Service Activities, eCampus Grant for Online Industrial Safety Minor. (2010).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Industrial Safety Certificate Program. (2010).
Recommendation: Adam Krueger to sit for BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer Exam. (2009).
Recommendation: Travis Jones to sit for BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer Exam. (2009).

College Service

Committee Member, Promotion and Tenure committee - Nanette Hogg - College of Fine Arts and Humanities. (2012).
Committee Member, Tenure Committee. (2011).
Committee Member, Promotion committee for Jan Kimmons. (2010).
Committee Chair, Promotion committee for Jennifer Crosswhite. (2010).
Committee Member, CBT Deans Search Committee. (2009).
Committee Member, Promotion and Tenure Departmental Review Committee: Janice Kimmons. (2009).
Committee Member, Promotion Departmental Review Committee for Tami Moore. (2009).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Student Recruitment - Omaha area College Fair - CBT Representative. (2009).
Other Institutional Service Activities, College Recruiting. (2008).
Committee Member, CBT Faculty Development Committee. (September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2008).
Faculty Advisor, Telecommunications Networking Organization. (1996 - 2008).

University Service

Committee Member, Sponsored Programs - Review team member. (2012).
Other Institutional Service Activities, MIS/CSIS and Telecom Merger Committee. (2009).
Committee Member, Promotion Departmental Review Committee: Sherri Harms. (2009).

Professional Service

Chairperson, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, Platteville, Wisconsin. (March 2, 2014 - March 4, 2014).
Committee Member, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, Bowling Green, Kentucky. (March 27, 2013 - March 29, 2013).
Other Professional Service Activities, External Promotion and Tenure Reviewer, Akron, Ohio. (2012).
Committee Member, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, Greensboro, North Carolina. (2010).
Advisor, Educational Service Unit 10: Build a Computer Day, Kearney, Nebraska. (2008).

Public Service

Board Member, International Sensor Systems Inc., Aurora, NE. (November 18, 2013).
Committee Member, Hamilton County Information Technology Corporation, Aurora, Nebraska. (2006 - 2009).

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Industrial Technology Department. (1996 - Present).
Interim Department Chair, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (2004 - 2005).
Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Division of Continuing Education. (1990 - 1991).
Instructor, Kearney State College, Industrial Technology Department. (1987 - 1990).
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kearney State College, Industrial Technology Department. (1986).
Instructor, Nebraska Safety Center. (1986).
Instructor, Nebraska Safety Center. (1982 - 1984).

Professional/Managerial

Director Industrial Technology Education, Nebraska Department of Education. (1992 - 1996).
Director, Nebraska VICA, Nebraska Department of Education. (1992 - 1994).
Videoteleconference Coordinator & Advanced Technological Management Programs Coordinator, Colorado State University, Division of Continuing Education. (1991 - 1992).
Educational Outreach Liaison, Kearney State College. (1989 - 1990).

Professional Memberships

Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering. (1996 - Present).

Development Activities Attended

Conference Attendance, "AIM InfoTec Conference," AIM, Omaha, NE. (April 15, 2014 - April 16, 2014).
Conference Attendance, "Corporate Compliance and Security Summit," Cosentry, Omaha, NE. (December 12, 2013).
Seminar, "3 Keys to Defusing a Department Bully's Behavior," Wiley Learning Institute, Online. (December 10, 2013).
Conference Attendance, "The Association of Technology Management, and Applied Engineering," New Orleans, LA. (November 20, 2013 - November 22, 2013).
Legislative Hearing, "Nebraska Universal Service Legislative Hearing LR 343," Senator Anette Dubas, Aurora, NE. (October 28, 2013).
Conference Attendance, "Broadband Connecting Nebraska," AIM, Kearney, NE. (October 16, 2013 - October 17, 2013).
Seminar, "Building Your Credibility as a Department Chair," Wiley Learning Institute, Online. (October 10, 2013).
Seminar, "Managing Your Molecule: Working well with your Dean, Faculty, Staff, and Students," Wiley Learning Institute. (October 8, 2013).
Conference Attendance, "James E Smith Conference on World Affairs," University of Nebraska Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. (September 24, 2013 - September 25, 2013).
Conference Attendance, "AIM InfoTec," AIM, Omaha, NE. (April 15, 2013 - April 16, 2013).
Seminar, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, Nashville, Tennessee. (2012).
Seminar, CTE Luncheon - FBI Speaker, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Seminar, Frontier seminar on Unified Messaging, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Seminar, Nebraska Broadband Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska. (2012).
Tutorial, iPad Training for BlackBoard Collaborate, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Tutorial, UNK eCampus training, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Conference Attendance, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, Nashville, Tennessee. (November 13, 2012 - November 16, 2012).
Other Professional Development, Putting LinkedIn to Work - Webinar, Kearney. (2011).
Seminar, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, cleveland, Ohio. (2011).
Seminar, Cloud Computing Seminar with Frontier Communications, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).
Seminar, Nebraska Broadband Conference, lincoln, Nebraska. (2011).
Other Professional Development, Data center tour at Metropolitan Community College and Yahoo Data Centers, Omaha, Nebraska. (2010).
Other Professional Development, Tour of CoSentry Data Center, Omaha, Nebraska. (2010).
Seminar, Developmental Advising Workshop, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Seminar, Future of Educational Technology, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Seminar, Tax Compliance Issues for Student Organizations, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Conference Attendance, Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, Louisville, Kentucky. (2009).
Tutorial, UNK Assessment Weave Curriculum Mapping Seminar, Kearney, Nebraska. (2009).
Tutorial, UNK eCampus: Wimba training, Kearney, Nebraska. (2009).
Tutorial, UNK-ITS: Beginning Video Editing Seminar, Kearney, Nebraska. (2009).
Seminar, IT Roadmap Conference & Expo, Denver, Colorado. (2008).
Seminar, Nebraska Telecommunications Association, Grand Island, Nebraska. (2008).