Mr. James N McKirahan
InstructorJim McKirahan is an Instructor in the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences' School of Technology teaching Applied Engineering Technology courses with industrial experience in the chemical and injection molding processing industries. McKirahan is currently working on a PhD in Technology Management, Manufacturing Systems at Indiana State University expecting to obtain his degree in 2012.
Frequently Taught Courses
AET 3103 Robotics and Automated Control SystemsAET 1263 Materials Technology
AET 2334 Electronic Control Systems
AET 3073 Programmable Logic Controllers AET 3703 Machine Design
AET 4853 Polymers & Composites
TEC 5970 Management of Technology Projects
TEC 5970 Enterprise Resource Planning, Integration and Execution
Indiana State University -PhD candidate ('09) in Technology Management (Manufacturing Systems). Eastern Illinois University -MS in Technology ('95). Eastern Illinois University -BS in Industrial Technology ('87). Southern Illinois University -AAS in Electronics Technology ('85).
Professional OrganizationsSociety of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
Association of Technology Management & Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
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Technological Development, History of Technology - Impacts of Technology on Society Philosophers and Theorists of Technology, & The Philosophy of Technology
Polymer clay nanocomposites (PCN) development
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
History of Technological Development
Philosophy of Technology
McKirahan, J., Liu, P. & Brillhart, M. (1996). Thermoplastic composites of recycled high density polyethylene and recycled tire particles. McKirahan, J., Wickman, J. & Brenner, M. (1998). An injection molding training software package addresses design of experiments (DOE). McKirahan, J. & Smallwood, J. (2004). Innovative projects to develop acquired skills, and to promote problem solving ability in a teamwork environment. McKirahan, J., Guccione, S. & Marjanovic, U. (2007). Creating an always connected industrial ethernet for student use. McKirahan, J., Tatum, J., & Melton, D. (2011). Rethinking the future toward increased polymer nanocomposites usage.