Gerald Chen

Associate Professor of Engineering Technology

Office:Engineering Building 106

Professional Profile

Dr. Chen joined the West Texas A&M University faculty in 1979.  He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology education from National Taiwan Normal University in 1970. He received an M.A. in industrial education from Eastern Michigan University in 1974. He studied industrial technology, engineering design and instructional technology at Texas A&M University and received a Ph. D. in industrial education in 1979.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Chen teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering and engineering technology.  He is currently teaching engineering graphics, ac/dc circuits, electronics, quality assurance, ergonomics and engineering design.  

Dr. Chen serves as the graduate adviser and coordinator for the Engineering Technology program in the department.  He co-founded the Panhandle Tech Prep Consortium and served in several professional organizations including Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Amarillo, Texas Quality Award, Panhandle Workforce Planning and many others.  He is currently a member of American Society for Engineering Education, National Association of  Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators and Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Chen’s research interests and related activities include manufacturing processes, statistical process control, alternative energy, engineering design and tech prep and integrated curriculum development for secondary and postsecondary teachers.