Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Frank Mullen, Associate Professor

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Education

  • Ed.D. Industrial Education, East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas, 1983. 

  • M.S. Education, Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas, 1980. 

  • B.A. Sociology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1970.

Professional Teaching and Administrative Positions

  • Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Technology, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 1998 to present.

  • Chair, Department of Industrial Technology, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 1988 – 98.

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Technology, College of Engineering, Texas A&I University, 1983 – 88.

  • Instructor, Department of Industrial Arts, College of Education, Texas A&I University, 1980 – 82.

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin, 1970 – 73.

Workshops and Professional Development

  • RealBASIC Users Conference (3-days), Austin, Tx, 2007.

  • Gage-Tech  ‘94 & Inspection Workshops (3-days), Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn MI, 1994.

  • Inspection of Geometrically Dimensioned & Toleranced Parts Workshop (3-days) Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn MI, 1994.

  • Accreditation Workshop, Annual NAIT Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1992.

  • Motion & Time Workshop, Annual NAIT Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1989.

  • Manufacturing Cost Estimating Workshop (3 days), Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dallas, Texas, 1989.

  • Jigs & Fixtures Design Workshop (1 day), Society of Manufacturing Engineers, San Antonio, Texas, 1987.

  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Workshop (1 day), Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Houston, Texas, 1986.

  • Flexible Manufacturing Systems Conference, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dallas, Texas, 1985.

  • Robotics Education Conference, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Detroit, Michigan, 1985.

Publications

Nine student/instructor modules for “Electricity and Electronics Systems Guide”, Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1990.

“A-BUS Activities”.  Fifteen student/instructor modules for “Computer Applications Guide”, Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1989.

“Computer-Numerical-Control and the EMCO Compact 5 Lathe”.  Laboratory manual and guide, ERIC, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Ohio, 1989.

“The Apple II Gameport: Digital Input”  Journal of the Association of Texas Technology Education,  1987.

“Computer Numerical Control: A Simulation”.  Software and documentation for the Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1986.

“Robotics Teaching Equipment”  Texas Industrial Arts Journal, 1986.

“Basic Robotics: A Curriculum Guide”, ERIC, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Ohio, 1984.

“Machine Shop Calculations”, “Photo Dilutions”, and “Bill of Materials”.  Software and documentation in the Industrial Arts Computer Applications Curriculum Guide, Texas Education Agency, 1984.

Teaching and Curriculum Development at Texas A&M–Kingsville

“Industrial Controls Handbook”, used as text for ITEN 3324 Industrial Controls, 1998 – present. 

 “Industrial Materials & Materials Testing: A Manufacturing Perspective”, used as text and lab manual for ITEN 2320 Industrial Materials, 1996 – present. 

 “Cost Estimating for Manufacturing”, used as text for ITEN 3323 Cost Estimating and Project Planning, 1996 – present. 

 “Industrial Electronics Handbook and Laboratory Manual”, used as text and lab manual for ITEN 2301 Industrial Electronics, 1990 – 2006. 

 “CNC Machining Handbook and Laboratory Manual”, used as text and lab manual for ITEN 2313 CNC Machine Tools, 1994 – 1996. 

 “Metalworking Processes”, used as text for ITEN 1315 Metalworking Processes, 1992 – 1997.

Presentations

“A Two Finger Manipulator For the Development of Servo Control Algorithms”,  John Perez, Frank Mullen, Robert McLauchlan and Rajab Challoo.  Paper to the Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simulation, April 30, 1992 at The University of Pittsburgh.

“Printed Circuit Board Design and Fabrication”.  Paper to the annual conference of the Association of Texas Technology Education, Feb. 27, 1988, Texas A&M University, College Station.

“CNC Lathe Simulation”.  Paper and demonstration of software package to the annual conference of the International Technology Education Association, Mar. 25, 1987, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Programmable Controllers: A Neglected Topic in Computer Applications”.   Paper to the annual conference of the Texas Industrial Arts Association, Feb. 24, 1987, Texas A&M University, College Station.

“Robot Control Systems: Servos, Steppers, Feedback, and Microcomputers”.  Paper to the annual conference of the American Vocational Association, Dec. 1, 1984, New Orleans, LA. 

“Robotics: An Inexpensive Approach”.  Paper to the annual conference of the National Association of Industrial Technology, Oct. 25, 1984, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg.

Advisory Committees and Professional Activities

  • Member, Curriculum Materials Advisory Committee for Technology Education, Texas Education Agency, 1997.

  • Editor, NAIT Region IV Newsletter, 1992 – 1994.

  • Co-chair for Energy/Transportation Technology, ATTE Curriculum Development Committee sponsored by Texas Education Agency, 1987 - 1990.

  • Editor and Publisher, Journal of the Association of Texas Technology Education, 1986 - 1990.

  • Member, Curriculum Materials Advisory Committee for Marketing Education, Health Occupations Education, Industrial Cooperative Training, and Technology Education, Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1986 - 1887.

  • Member, Industrial Arts Computer Software Exchange Advisory Committee, Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1984-85.

  • Member, Industrial Arts Computer Applications Advisory Committee, Texas Education Agency, 1983-1985.

Recent Department and University Service Activities

Designed, constructed and demonstrated prototype, prepared team kits, maintained kit inventory, and directed computer scoring for BEST robotics competition 2006 – 2010.

Added outcomes assessment reports to student database for TAMUK Industrial Technology department, 2007.

Member of BEST Robotics board of directors, 2006 – present.

Produced training aids for TAMUK ROTC Department, 2006.

Designed and constructed motor drive for lithography press, built levigator used to dress litho stones, performed general enhancement work for TAMUK Art Department, 2006.

Designed and constructed electrical frog stimulation device for TAMUK Biology department, 2006.

Designed and constructed motor drive for 16” telescope for TAMUK Physics department, 2005.

Developed and maintained student database for TAMUK  Industrial Technology department, 2002 – present.

Consulting

Electricity and Electronics Systems Workshop, sponsored by the Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas, held at Kingsville, Texas, June 25-26, 1990.

Computer Applications Workshop, sponsored by the Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas, held at Hereford, Texas, April 6-7, 1990.

Energy and Power Workshop, sponsored by the Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas, held at Houston, Texas, June 16, 1989.

Computer Applications Workshop, sponsored by the Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas, held at Victoria, Texas, April 6-8, 1989.

Computer Applications Workshop, sponsored by the Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1986. 

Developed Automated Sampling System for Beckman Spectrophotometer, BioMedical Research at Texas A&I University, Summer 1985.

Contact Information

Department of Industrial Technology

MSC IT 203 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2617
fax: (361) 593-2609
email: mullena@intcomm.net
Personal Website:

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