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Jerrie L. Fiala

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
F-225 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: (269) 276-3359
Email: jerrie.fiala@wmich.edu





Interests:
  • STEM topics

 

 

Education:

  • M.A. in English, Western Michigan University, 1991
  • B.A. and B.S. in Social Studies and English, secondary education, Ohio State University, 1966

Courses Taught:

  • IME 1020 Technical Communication
  • IME 3020 Engineering Teams: Theory and Practice

Current Projects:

  • IMe-News Postings Editor
  • CEAS Prism Editor

Publications:

Free Lance Writing and Photography

  • Kalamazoo Gazette (1997-present) Also published in Business Insight, Career Source, Pharmacia Newsletter, Hook, Calliope
    • Submitted over 800 articles/stories and usually with photographs: Feature articles on personal and professional achievement / innovation, local problems and concerns, human interest, local government and news, school board and educational issues, elections, tractors, clowns, engineering, and biography.

Teaching Experience:

  • Western Michigan University Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Kalamazoo MI 1992-present
    • Teach technical communication and engineering teams
    • Coordinate IME 4220 course
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI 1990-1997
    • Taught composition, technical writing, interpersonal communication, literature, developmental writing and grammar, tutorial & independent writing classes
  • Plainwell Adult/Community Education, Plainwell, MI 1987-1992
    • Taught Basic English: composition, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling
  • Portage, Mattawan, Plainwell, Galesburg-Augusta public schools 1980-1992
    • Substitute taught in all areas and levels in local public schools
  • Volunteer Instructor: Portage Public Schools 1980-1989
    • Volunteer director: Junior Great Books and Young Authors programs
    • Volunteer editor of Paw Prints elementary school newspaper
  • Barry and Kalamazoo County 4-H Programs 1978-1985
    • Club leader in basic photography

Community Service:

Volunteer Instructor: Portage Public Schools 1980-1989

  • Volunteer director: Junior Great Books and Young Authors programs
  • Volunteer editor of Paw Prints elementary school newspaper