Technology management welcomes 3 new faculty

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Written by: Heather Gillin (cehdcomm@tamu.edu)
Post date: July 26, 2018

The College of Education and Human Development would like to welcome three new faculty members in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development. Dr. Bin Mai, Dr. Noemi Mendoza Diaz and Dr. Michael Workman will teach courses in technology management starting fall 2018.

Dr. Bin Mai

Dr. Mai will join the department as an assistant professor and undergraduate program coordinator. He was previously an assistant professor at the University of North Texas in the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences.

Dr. Mai has over 12 years of teaching experience. “My teaching experience covers virtually the full spectrum of a typical information technology management curriculum, especially in the information security area,” Dr. Mai said.

In his previous position, he facilitated the creation of a graduate academic degree program that led to the designation by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

In his free time, Dr. Mai enjoys swimming, racket ball, snooker, mahjong, reading non-fiction books and watching movies.

Dr. Noemi Mendoza Diaz

Dr. Mendoza was previously an instructional assistant professor in the College of Engineering. She will join our college as an assistant professor for technology management and human resource development.

Dr. Mendoza has 21 years of teaching experience and 16 years of administrative experience. She has research expertise in engineering and technology education, instructional technology and diversity and inclusion in STEM.

She said she was proud to teach introductory courses with engineering because she introduced thousands of students at Texas A&M to engineering and technology.

“My favorite part of being an instructor is that light in the eyes of my students when they learn something I was able to facilitate,” Dr. Mendoza said.

In her free time, Dr. Mendoza is a Zumba instructor. She teaches at the Student Rec Center as part of WELLNESS WORKS!

Dr. Michael Workman

Dr. Workman will join the department as an associate professor for technology management. Previously, he was an adjunct associate professor and a visiting clinical assistant professor for the department.

Dr. Workman has 23 years of teaching experience and 42 years of industry experience. He worked with the Department of Defense to produce the Security Policy Institute that created cutting edge technologies for U.S. military and intelligence communities.

His areas of expertise are in cybersecurity and interactions among people and technologies.

“I don’t consider myself an instructor,” Dr. Workman said. “I don’t believe that I ‘teach’ anything, but rather I help students learn, seeing their growth and development is what excites me.”

In his free time, Dr. Workman enjoys painting, creating software, volunteering for Autism Speaks and studying martial arts. He has a 2nd degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate.