John M. Mativo

Areas of Expertise

  • Energy
  • Mechanics
  • Mechatronics
  • STEM Education K-16

Interests

  • Alternative Energy Systems
  • Engineering Design
  • Practice in Teaching and Learning

Academic Affiliations

Education

  •  Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, 2020
    University of Dayton - OH
  •  Ed.D in Technical Education (Vocational), 1993
    University of Georgia - GA

Contact

 706-583-8107 (office)

Research Summary

Research scholarship focuses on workforce education and engineering. Research in workforce education is primarily focused on learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) content and pedagogy, particularly as related to the technology and engineering field. Towards this end, I concentrate my studies in two related areas: a) instruction and curricula development of engineering content for technology and engineering education; and b) research related to thermal designs and intelligent machines. These strands strengthen each other by providing real life engineering case studies for courses I teach and enhance communication skills used as an engineer and educator.

Awards and Accolades

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

University of Georgia, 2021

UGA Teaching Academy

University of Georgia, 2019

Society of Automotive Engineers Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Society of Automotive Engineers- International, 2019

Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

University of Georgia, 2017

Faculty Senate D. Keith Osborn Award for Teaching Excellence [Associate Prof. level]

University of Georgia – MFECOE, 2015

Faculty Senate D. Keith Osborn Award for Teaching Excellence [Assistant Prof. level]

University of Georgia – MFECOE, 2012