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Ben Nwoke

Nwoke, Dr. Ben, PhD, CMfgE, CMI

Information Logistics Technology


Phone: 804-524-1120
Location: 1 Hayden Drive, P.O. Box 9212, Petersburg, VA 23806


  • PhD. in Industrial Education & Technology, major Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University, 1984
  • MS in Industrial Education, Iowa State University, 1980
  • BSc. (Hons.) in Vocational/Technical Education ( 2nd Class Honors, Upper Division), University of Nigeria, 1973
  • Diploma Certificate (with Merit), Industrial Arts Education, University of Nigeria, 1970
  • Teachers' Grade II Certificate, Government Teachers' Training College, Uyo, Nigeria, 1961
  • West African School Certificate (Division 2), Aggrey Memorial Secondary School, Aro-Chuku.

Research Interests

  • Education, K12
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Project Cost & Risk Management

Courses Taught

  • Manufacturing Cost Estimating
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • Technology Management
  • Industrial Facility Design
  • Project Cost & Risk Management
  • Statics & Strength of Materials
  • Plant Layout & Material Handling
  • Computer Numerical Control
  • Project Management Systems
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Project Communications
  • Mechanical Inspection
  • Project Leadership


  • Innovative Instructional Methodologies: What Works and What Doesn't in Engineering Education. Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference of ASEE, Roanoke Convention Center, Roanoke, VA., April 2, 2003.
  • Challenges for Creating Sustainable Student Retention in Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.S. A research paper co-presented at the Association of African American Studies Conference, Houston, TX., Feb 22 24, 2002.
  • The Manufacturing Certification Exam: A Boon to Manufacturing Cadre In Industry and Colleges of Technology. A paper presented at the Quality = The Bottom Line Conference/Exposition, Richmond, VA., Oct. 6-, 1999.
  • Transitions in Statistical Process Integration in Manufacturing Technology. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT), Atlanta, GA., October 8-11, 1997.
  • Tolerance Analysis: Two Approaches for High-tech Manufacturing. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Convention of NAIT, Savannah, Georgia, October 25-28, 1995.
  • Cycle Counting: An Accurate and Effective Tool in Inventory Record Systems. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Convention of NAIT, St. Louis, Missouri, October 12 - 15 , 1994.
  • Pattern Analysis & Interpretation of Statistical Process Control. Paper presented at the 2nd Africa-USA International Conference on Manufacturing Technology, Lagos Nigeria., August 8 -11, 1994.
  • Strategic Preparation of Technology Education Students for the Global Workforce, Paper presented at the 56th Annual Conference of International Technology Education , Kansas City, MO., March 21- 24, 1994.
  • Technology Literacy Enhances the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of National Association of Science, Technology & Society. Washington, D.C., 1989.
  • Curriculum Leadership in the 1980's: Adapting to New Demands of Multi-cultural Classroom in Today's High School. Paper presented at the 7th Iowa Curriculum & Instruction Conference, Ames, IA., 1981.
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