Jim Flowers

Jim Flowers

updated December 14th, 2018

Each Spring I teach an on-campus course that asks students to use a laser cutter/engraver and vacuum former to create a higher-end product from post consumer material, to design and prototype a product that promotes environmental sustainability, and to attempt to recycle post-consumer plastics into viable 3D printer filament and 3D print with it:

  • TDPT 495, Green Prototyping and Upcycling

  • TDPT 595, Research into Green Prototyping and Upcycling

The online, graduate courses I teach include the following:

These graduate courses are part of Ball State University's online Master of Arts degree in Technology Education.

I also teach undergraduate and graduate courses in rapid prototyping:

  • TDPT 280, 3D Prototyping

  • TDPT 585, Inquiries into 3D Prototyping (Fall)


Curriculum Vitae

Available as a Word document in Ball State's format at http://techweb.bsu.edu/jcflowers1/vitajimflowers.doc


Current Employment:

Appointments:

    2004-Present, Graduate Program Advisor, Master of Arts in Technology Education, BSU

    (Formerly, 2001-2015, Director of Online Education, Department of Technology, BSU)


Academic Employment:

    2018-Present, Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.

    2017-2018, Professor, Department of Family, Consumer, & Technology Education, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.

    2002-2017, Professor, Department of Technology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.

    1999-2002, Associate Professor, Department of Industry and Technology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.

    1996-1999, Assistant Professor, Department of Industry and Technology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.

    1992-1996, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational and Technical Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA.

    1991-1992, Assistant Professor, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC, USA.

    1989-1990, Graduate Research Assistant, Appalachian Hardwood Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA.

    1987-1989, Graduate Research Assistant, West Virginia University Extension Service, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA.

    1985-1987 (high school) Teacher, Seaford High School, Seaford, DE, USA.

    1981-1983 (junior high school) Teacher, Salt Rock School, Salt Rock, WV, USA. 


Formal Education:

    Ph.D. in Wood Science (Forest Resources Science) from West Virginia University, conferred 12-90.

    M.A. in Technology Education, from West Virginia University, conferred 8-86.

    B.S.Ed. in Industrial Arts from SUNY College at Buffalo, conferred 5-80.

    B.A. in Philosophy (Liberal Arts) from SUNY College at Buffalo, conferred 5-80. 


Strengths:

    I consider my greatest strengths to be creativity, technical ability, enthusiasm, love of teaching, respect for human dignity, respect for the environment, and the ability to critically yet positively assess and offer creative insight. My recent interests include recycling education, laser machining, design for additive manufacturing, and 3D printing.


Current Professional Membership:

Committee Membership:

    Advanced Manufacturing Council, OrthoWorx Indiana (2014 - Present)

    BS in Technology Education Program Committee, BSU (1996 - Present)

    Leadership Committee, Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education. (2019)

    Graduate Committee, Department of Technology / Department of Family, Consumer, and Technology Education, Department of Educational Studies, BSU (1996 - Present)

    International Review Board, International Journal of Doctoral Studies (2006 - 2014)

    Susan Sanford Memorial Scholarship Board of Trustees

    Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Educational Studies (2018 - Present)

    Research Committee, Department of Educational Studies, BSU (2018 - 2019)


Publications:

(* indicates a refereed article; ** indicates a book; *** indicates a book chapter)

Flowers, J., & Rose, M. (In Press). Stereolithography grows experimenters. Technology and Engineering Teacher.*

Flowers, J., (2019). Teach wood science. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 76(6), 29-33.*

Flowers, J., Rauch, C., & Wierzbicki, A. (2018). Teaching upcycling to impact environmental values. Journal of Technology Education, 30(1),30-54.*

Flowers, J. (2019). Using 3D printers to engage students in research. In I. Santos, N. Ali, & S. Areepattamannil (Eds.), Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives on 3D Printing in Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ***

Flowers, J. & Gorski, A., (2017). Upcycle! Technology and Engineering Teacher, 76(6), 8-12.*

Flowers, J. (2016). Intersecting silhouettes. Technology and Engineering Teacher, Electronic Supplement, 75(8), 1-8.*

Xu, R., & Flowers, J. (2015). Integrating rapid prototyping into graphic communications. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 75(3).*

Orr, T., & Flowers, J. (2015). Learning through plastic filament extrusion. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 74(8), 22-25.*

Samuels, K., & Flowers, J. (2015). 3D printing: Exploring capabilities. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 74(7), 17-21.*

Flowers, J. (2014). Don’t struggle with usability testing. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 74(2), 18-22.*

Flowers, J. (2014). Use a laser cutter/engrave to create intricate inlays. TechDirections Magazine, 74(1), 14-17.

Flowers, J. & Rose, M. A. (2014). Mathematics in Technology & Engineering Education: Judgments of grade-level appropriateness. Journal of Technology Education, 25.(2), 18-34.* Retrieved from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JTE/v25n2/pdf/flowers.pdf

Orr, T., & Flowers, J. (2014). An experimental approach to… everything! Technology & Engineering Teacher, 73(8), 8-12.*

Lazaros, E., & Flowers, J. (2014). Keys to succeeding in a master’s program: Advice from 21 technology education graduate advisors / faculty. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 73(5), 34-39.*

Xu, R., Londt, S., & Flowers, J. (2013). The effects of laser-engraving settings on cliché etch depth and pad printing quality. Journal of Print and Media Technology Research, 2(1), 29-35.*

Flowers, J., & Lazaros, E. (2013). Where to earn a master’s degree. Technology & Engineering Teacher Electronic Supplement, 72(8), 1-16.*

Pearsall, C., Hodson Carlton, K., & Flowers, J. (2012). Barriers & strategies towards the implementation of a full-time faculty-at-a-distance nurse educator. Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(6), 399-405.*

Flowers, J., & Hunt, B. (2012). Historiography in graduate technology teacher education. The Journal of Technology Studies, 38(1), 2-11.* Retrieved from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JOTS/v38/v38n1/pdf/flowers.pdf

Xu, R., Flowers, J. (2011). Engineering a greener process: Laser cutter transforms printing waste. Tech Directions, 71(2), 20-23.*

Flowers, J., & Xu, R. (April, 2011). Exploring a connection: Prototyping graphic image carriers. The Technology and Engineering Teacher Electronic Supplement, 70(7), 1-6.* Retrieved from the Members Only site at http://www.iteea.org/mbrsonly/Library/TTT/TTTe/3-11FlowersXuArticle.pdf

Flowers, J. (2010). The problem in technology education (a definite article). Journal of Technology Education, 21(2), 10-20.* Retrieved from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JTE/v21n2/pdf/flowers.pdf

Flowers, J., & Lazaros, E. (2009). Contemplate doctoral study. The Technology Teacher, 69(3), 25-30.*

Rose, M.A. & Flowers, J.C. (2008). Technology assessment: A graduate course to build decision-making skills. Proceedings of the 2008 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education. Retrieved September 12, 2008, from http://www.asee.org/.

Xu, R. & Flowers, J. C. (2008). Flexographic platemaking using rapid prototyping technologies. Proceedings of TAGA 60th Annual Technical Conference, TAGA Press, Rochester, NY.

Baltzer, H., Lazaros, E., & Flowers, J., (2007). Review of doctoral programs in technical education. J. of Industrial Teacher Education, 44(2), 37-59. Retrieved October 2, 2008 from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/v44n2/pdf/baltzer.pdf *

Flowers, J., & Cotton, S. (2007.) Impacts of student categorization of their online discussion contributions. American J. of Distance Education, 21(2), 93-104.*

Flowers, J., & Baltzer, H. (2006). Perceived demand for online and hybrid doctoral programs in technical education. J. of Industrial Teacher Education, 43(4), 39-56.* Retrieved from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/v43n4/pdf/flowers.pdf

Flowers, J., & Baltzer, H. (2006). Hiring technical education faculty: Vacancies, criteria, and attitudes toward online doctoral degrees. J. of Industrial Teacher Education, 43(3), 29-44.* Retrieved from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/v43n3/pdf/flowers.pdf

Flowers, J., & Cotton, S. (2006). Student self review: Impacts on future class discussion. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI, proceeding retrieved from http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/Resource_library/proceedings/06_4028.pdf.

Cotton, S., & Flowers, J. (2006). Online master’s degree in CTE from Ball State. News & Views, 4(1), 4. Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education.

Flowers, J. (2005). The effect of online delivery on graduate enrollment. J. of Industrial Teacher Education, 42(4), 7-24.* retrieved from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/v42n4/pdf/flowers.pdf

Flowers, J. (2005). Ideation: It’s more than just brainstorming. In D. Reddy (Ed.), Creativity at workplace: An introduction (pp. 29–42). Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press.***

Flowers, J. (2005). Usability testing in technology education. The Technology Teacher, 64(8), 17-19.*

Flowers, J. (2005). Lessons to consider: Distance and distributed learning environments from student and faculty perspectives. In W. L. Havice & P. A. Havice, (Eds.), Distance and distributed learning environments: Perspectives and strategies: 54th yearbook of the Council on Technology Teacher Education. New York: Glencoe McGraw-Hill.***

Ali, N. S., Hodson-Carlton, K., Ryan, M., Flowers, J., Rose, M. A., and Wayda, V. (2005). Online education: Needs assessment for faculty development. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 36(1), 32-38.* Retrieved Jan. 28, 2005 from http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?index=9&did=782490161&SrchMode=3&sid=1&Fmt=6&VInst=PROD&V
Type=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1106919105&clientId=3278

Flowers, J., (2003). Under review: Handbook of Distance Education. J. of Industrial Teacher Education, 40(4), 64-72. (Appeared January, 2004) retrieved from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/v40n4/flowers.html

Flowers, J., & Cotton, S. (2003). Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education: Now 100% online. Tech Directions, 63(2), 22-23. 

Rose, M. A., & Flowers, J. (2003). Assigning learning roles to promote critical discussions during problem-based learning. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI. Conference proceeding retrieved from http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/Resource_library/proceedings/03_73.pdf

Hodson Carlton, K. E., Sitkberg, L. L., Flowers, J. & Scheibel, P. (2003). Overview of distance education in nursing: Where are we now and where are we going? In M. H. Oermann & K. T. Heinrich (Eds.), Annual Review of Nursing Education: Vol. 1 (pp. 165-189). New York: Springer.***

Flowers, J., & Rose, M. A. (2002). Under review: Educating Teachers of Science, Mathematics, and Technology: New Practices for the New Millennium. J. of Industrial Teacher Education, 39(3), 146-153. (Appeared March, 2004) retrieved from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/v39n3/flowers.html

Flowers, J., & Moniz, M. (2002). Rapid prototyping in technology education. The Technology Teacher, 62(3), 7-11.*

Flowers, J., & Scheetz, D. (2002). A Master of Arts in Tech Ed: Finally online. Tech Directions, 62(3), 35-36.

Scheetz, D., & Flowers, J. (2002). Ball State University begins offering an online master's degree in Technology Education. J of the Technology Educators of Indiana, 15, 17.

Flowers, J., & Kirkwood, J. (2002). Now on the Web: Elementary technology education for teachers. Technology and Children, 6(3), 9-10.

Flowers, J. (2001). Online learning needs in technology education. J of Technology Education, 13(1), 17-30.*

Flowers, J. (2001). The value of humor in technology education. The Technology Teacher, 60(8), 10-13.*

Flowers, J. (2000). 3D laser scanning in technology education. The Technology Teacher, 60(3), 27-30.*

Kaufman, A., & Flowers, J. (2000). More low-cost technology projects. Ann Arbor, MI: Prakken.**

Flowers, J. (2000). Laser machining in technology education. The Technology Teacher, 59(8), 7-11.*

    Flowers, J. (2000). Activities that teach about using technology. TTTe.*

    Flowers, J. (1999). An outline for the study of using technology. Journal of Industrial Technology, 15(2).*

    Flowers, J. (1998). Photography: An integrated technology education approach. The Technology Teacher, 58(3), 23-26.*

    Flowers, J. (1998). Improving female enrollment in tech ed. The Technology Teacher, 58(2), 21-25.*

    Flowers, J. (1998). Problem solving in technology education: A Taoist perspective. Journal of Technology Education 10(1), 20-26.*

    Flowers, J. (1998). Curriculum, methods, and males: Problems and solutions to low female enrollment in college and pre-college technological courses. WEPAN 1998 Conference Proceedings: Women in Engineering Conference, June 14-16, 1998, Seattle, WA.

    Flowers, J. (1998). Rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and MIDI. Technology Education Report, 10(2), 26-27.

    Flowers, J., & Rose, M. A. (1998). Mirror, mirror, on the wall. The Technology Teacher, 57(5), 32-34.*

    Flowers, J. (1997). Teaching the historical perspective - Should we or shouldn't we? The Technology Teacher, 57(4), 7-8.

    Flowers, J. (1997). A seamless transition from the community college to the university. Journal of Industrial Technology, 13(2), 40-41.*

    Flowers, J., & Musselman, L. (1997). Women's Creative Connection, A World Wide Web site highlighting the art of Ball State University's women faculty, students and alumnae. (No longer available)

    Flowers, J. (1997). Tips for grouping students. Technology Education Report, 9(2), 11-12.

    Kaufman, A., & Flowers, J. (1996). Trash bag balloon: Introducing aircraft to elementary tech ed students. Tech Directions, 56(5), 14-15.

    Flowers, J. (1996). Overlooked technologies. Tech Directions, 56(4), 39-40.

    Kaufman, A., & Flowers, J. (1996). Technology projects for the classroom. Ann Arbor, MI: Prakken.**

    Flowers, J. (1996). Female educators and students assess gender equity in Technology Education. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center.**

    Kaufman, A., & Flowers, J. (1996). Low cost activities for technology education [Monograph]. The Technology Bank (No. 96-492). Reston, VA: International Technology Education Association.

    Flowers, J. (1995). Overcoming the barriers: Technology Education as a career choice for women. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 2(1&2), 17-32.*

    Flowers, J. (1995). Technology Education enrollment up 6% in Virginia. Technology Trends of Virginia, Fall: 2-4.

    Flowers, J. (1995). Women in technology: Increasing the number of female teachers and students. WEPAN 1995 Conference Proceedings: Women in Engineering Conference, June 4-6, 1995, Wash., DC.

    Flowers, J. (1994). Ideation techniques: Brainstorming and beyond [Monograph]. The Technology Bank (No. 94-365). Reston, VA: International Technology Education Association.

    Kaufman, A., & Flowers, J. (1994). Solar electricity: Technical developments and teaching strategies [Monograph]. The Technology Bank (No. 94-366). Reston, VA: International Technology Education Association.

    Flowers, J. & Ritz, J. (1994). Cooperative learning in technology: Monograph 13. Virginia Council on Technology Teacher Education. Richmond, VA: Technology Education Service, Virginia Department of Education.

    Flowers, J. (1994). Attention to language: Tips for technology teachers. The Technology Teacher, 53(5), 27-30.*

    Flowers, J. (1994). Female and total enrollment in technology education in Virginia. Technology Trends of Virginia, Fall: 2-14.

    Flowers, J. (1994). Applied philosophy in technology education. The Technology Teacher, 53(4), 6-7.*

    Flowers, J. (1993). Resources in technology: Technology of music. Resources in Technology, Volume 10 (pp. 17-24). Reston, VA: International Technology Education Association.

    Flowers, J. (1993). Resources in technology: Technology of music. The Technology Teacher, 52(7), 9-26.

    Flowers, J. (1993). Language in technology education [Monograph]. The Technology Bank (No. 93-273). Reston, VA: International Technology Education Association.

    Flowers, J. (1992). Contrasting approaches to the determination of curriculum. The Technology Teacher, 51(8),29-31.*

    Gardner, D., Flowers, J., & Elder, T. (1992). Microscopic characteristics of filled and extended phenol-formaldehyde resin adhesive bonds. J. of Adhesion Science and Technology, 6(10), 1147-1156.*

    Flowers, J. (1990). The effect of board grade on yellow-poplar millwork cutting yield. (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation) College of Agriculture and Forestry, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV.

    Flowers, J., Hassler, C. & Luppold, W. (1990). Utilization of yellow-poplar in the architectural moulding and millwork industry. Forest Products J., 40(10), 35-38.*

    Gardner, D., Elder, T., Flowers, J., & Waage, S. (1990). Bonding flakeboard with filled and extended phenol-formaldehyde resin. 1990 Wood Adhesive Symposium Proceedings. Forest Products Research Society, Madison, WI.

    Flowers, J. (1986). A survey of modern lute construction techniques for the novice. (unpublished master's project), West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. 


Presentations:

    Flowers, J. (2019). Using 3D printers to teach experimentation. International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference. March 28, 2019. Kansas City, MO.

    Bartholomew, S., Warner, S., Mahoney, M, Lecorchick, D., Shumway, S., & Flowers, J. (2019). Our curriculum: What exactly do we teach? International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference. March 28, 2019. Kansas City, MO. (International)

    Flowers, J.. (2018). Fifty STEM activities using scrap paper. International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference. April 12, 2018. Atlanta, GA.

    Flowers, J., & Wierzbicki, A. (2018). Students extrude their own 3D printer filament. International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference. April 12, 2018. Atlanta, GA.    

    Flowers, J., Rauch, C., & Wierzbicki, A. (2017). Tech fest: Green prototyping and upcycling. International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference. March 16, 2017. Dallas, TX.

    Flowers, J., Rauch, C., & Wierzbicki, A. (2017). Teaching upcycling and changing environmental attitudes. Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education Conference at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference. March 16, 2017. Dallas, TX.

    Flowers, J., Rauch, C., & Wierzbicki, A. (2016). Green Prototyping & Upcycling. Living Lightly Fair. September 17, 2016. Muncie, IN.

    Flowers, J., Richman, W., & Gorski, A. (2016). New course: Green prototyping and upcycling. International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference. March 2, 2016. National Harbor, MD.

    Flowers, J., (2015). Creative Teaching Grant: Green Prototyping & Upcycling. BSU Office of Educational Excellence. April 22, 2015. Muncie, IN.

    Flowers, J., (2015). Intersecting silhouettes. International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference. March 26, 2015. Milwaukee, WI.

    Flowers, J., (2015). Experimenting with laser cutters and rapid prototypers. International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference. March 26, 2015. Milwaukee, WI.

    Flowers, J. (2014). Experimenting with Rapid Prototyping and something called Custom Intersections. Technology Education Conference, SUNY College at Oswego, October 30, 2014, Oswego, NY.

    Flowers, J. (2014). Keynote Panel Presentation: Adult and Higher Education Policy, Future Trends, Benefits, Challenges, Recommendations, and Call to Action: R2p or not R2P. 33rd National Research-to-Practice (R2P) Conference in Adult and Higher Education with Ball State University's 2nd Annual Adult, Higher, and Community Education Research Conference, Muncie, IN. Sept. 19, 2014.

    Flowers, J. (2014). Will you play a question game? 30th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. August, 14, 2014, Madison, WI.

    Xu, R., & Flowers, J. (2014). Integrating 3D printing and laser engraving into the graphic communications curriculum. 89th Annual Conference of the International Graphic Arts Education Association. July 23, 2014. Shelby, OH.

    Flowers, J., (2014). Technology Education Master’s Programs and Advisors’ Recommendations. Council on Technology & Engineering Teacher Education at the International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference.

    Flowers, J. (2013). Why teachers struggle with usability testing. World Usability Day 2013, Indiana Chapter of the Usability Professionals Association, Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 14, 2013.

    Flowers, J., Rose, M. A. (2013). Judgments of Mathematics Grade Level in Technology. International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference, March 7, 2013, Columbus, OH.

    2012. "Assessing Impacts of Technological Decisions." Co-presenter with Mary Annette Rose. International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference, March 17, 2012, Long Beach, CA.

    2011. "Overcoming Perceived Barriers to Enfranchising Remote Faculty. Co-presenter with Catherine Pearsall and Kay Hodson Carlton.  17th Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning. Lake Buena Vista, FL. Nov. 9, 2011.

    2011. "Discussing Suggestions for Self-Mentoring." Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. Traverse City, MI. September 24, 2011.

    2011. "The problem in technology education." International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference, March 26, 2011, Minneapolis, MN.

    2011. "Print quality of laser‑engraved clichés for pad printing." Co-author with the presenters: Renmei Xu and Susan Londt. TAGA 63rd Annual Technical Conference of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA), March 7, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA.

    2010. "Humor in Technology Education." Presenter. Technology Education Conference, SUNY College at Oswego, October 28, 2010, Oswego, NY.

    2010. "From a distance: Overcoming barriers to enfranchising distance faculty." Co-presenter with Catherine Pearsall & Kay Hodson Carlton. National League for Nursing Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV, October 1, 2010.

    2010. "Computer to plate/screen using a laser engraver." Co-presenter with Renmei Xu, 85th IGAEA Conference, Normal, IL, July 25-29, 2010.

    2010. "Extending the trend." Co-Presenter with Mary Annette Rose. International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference, March 18, 2010, Charlotte, NC. (International)

    2010. "Teaching historiography." International Technology and Engineering Education Association Annual Conference, March 18, 2010, Charlotte, NC. (International)

    2009. "FD Model: Overcoming attitudinal and infrastructure barriers to enfranchise remote faculty." Co-Presenter with Catherine Pearsall and Kay Hodson Carlton. Distance Teaching and Learning 2009 Conference, Madison, WI. August 6, 2009.

    2009. "Usability engineering research that students can do." International Technology Education Conferences, Louisville, KY, March 27, 2009.

    2008. "A graduate course to build decision-making skills." Co-presenter with Mary Annette Rose. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25, 2008.

    2008. "Flexographic platemaking using rapid prototyping technologies." Co-presenter with Renmei Xu. TAGA 60th Annual Technical Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 16-19, 2008.

    2008. "Variety among technical / technology education doctoral programs." Co-presenter with Edward Lazaros, Co-author with Edward Lazaros and Holly Baltzer. International Technology Education Conferences, Salt Lake City, UT, February 21, 2008.

    2007. "Are we ready for online doctorates?" Association for Career and Technical Education Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV. December 14, 2007.

    2007. "Demand vs. Hiring Attitudes for Online Doctoral Technical Education." Distance Teaching and Learning 2007 Conference, Madison, WI. August 10, 2007.

    2007. "Adobe Macromedia Breeze Meeting." Co-Presenter with Tom Person, Doug Shepelak and Kristina Coburn.  Conference on Technology Enhanced Teaching in Distance Education. BSU, Muncie, IN, Feb. 16, 2007.

    2007. "Optimizing the use of discussion boards." Co-Presenter with Sam Cotton.  Conference on Technology Enhanced Teaching in Distance Education. BSU, Muncie, IN, Feb. 16, 2007.

    2006. "Creative faculty uses of Breeze." Co-Presenter with George Elvin and Jason Johnson, Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System 2nd Wednesday @ Noon Virtual Brownbag. Indianapolis, IN. October 11, 2006. (Streaming video:  http://interactive.ihets.org/p14204887/)

    2006. "Student self-review: impacts on future class discussion." Co-presenter with Sam Cotton, Distance Teaching and Learning 2006 Conference, Madison, WI. August 4, 2006.

    2006. "Improving engagement through a learning objects approach" [online reprise.] Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System 2nd Wednesday @ Noon Virtual Brownbag. Indianapolis, IN. April 12, 2006. (Streaming video:  http://interactive.ihets.org/p16036221/)

    2006. "Student-developed usability tests." International Technology Education Association Annual Conference, March 24, 2006, Baltimore, MD.

    2006. "Teaching reverse engineering and digital fabrication." ATAIN Conference: Digital Fabrication: Focus on Indiana. Muncie, IN. March 27, 2006. (Streaming video at time 36:50 of http://mediaserver.ihets.org/vod/iin/iin_2.wmv.)

    2006. "A choice for doctoral education?" Co-author with Holly Baltzer. International Technology Education Association Conference. San Antonio, TX. March 16, 2006.

    2006. "A learning objects frame of mind." Presenter, Ball State University Libraries Faculty Showcase. Muncie, IN. Feb. 23, 2006

    2005. "Improving engagement through a learning objects approach." Invited Presenter, Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System All-Partners Conference, Indianapolis, IN. April 15, 2005.

    2005. "Helping students conduct formal technology assessments." Presenter, ITEA Conference, Kansas City, MO. April 4, 2005.

    2004. "Connecting research with online teaching: A successful collaborative project." Poster Session Co-presenter with Marilyn Ryan, Nagia Ali, Kay Hodson-Carlton, Mary Annette Rose, and Valerie Wayda. Ball State University Teaching & Learning Conference 6. April 9, 2004, Muncie, IN.

    2004. "The Effect of Online Delivery on Enrollment in a Master's in Technology Education," CTTE Poster Session Presenter, ITEA Conference, Albuquerque, NM. March, 2004.

    2003. "Three Tools of Online Career & Technical Education," Co-presenter with Sam Cotton, ACTE Convention, Orlando, FL. December, 2003.

    2003. "Two Online Masters: Lessons Learned," Presenter, ACTE Convention, Orlando, FL. December, 2003.

    2003. "Assigning Learning Roles to Promote Critical Discussions During Problem-Based Learning," Co-Presenter with Annette Rose, Distance Teaching and Learning 2003 Conference, Madison, WI. August 15, 2003.

    2003. "View from a Successful Recipient and Reviewer," Presenter, Ins and Outs of IHETS. Ball State University, Muncie, IN. May 21, 2003.

    2003. "Cognitive Role Assignment in an Online Problem-Based Technology Assessment Activity," Co-presenter with Annette Rose, ITEA Conference, Nashville, TN.

    2003. "Online Technology Education Masters: Year One Update," Presenter, ITEA Conference, Nashville, TN.

    2003. "Teaching with Repurposeable HTML Learning Objects," Presenter, Midwest Educational Technology Conference, St. Louis, MO. Jan. 28, 2003.

    2002. "Repurposeable HTML Learning Objects," Presenter, Ivy Tech Technology Day, Bloomington, IN.

    2002. "Online Course Showcase: Technology, Use and Assessment," Presenter, Distance Teaching and Learning 2002 Conference, Madison, WI.

    2002. "A Little Humor in our Teaching," Keynote Presenter, Ivy Tech State College, Region 5 Technology Employees Banquet. Kokomo, IN.

    2002. "Problem-based Learning in an Online Course on Technology Assessment," Co-presenter with Annette Rose, ITEA Conference, Columbus, OH.

    2002. "Distance Education: New Offerings from Ball State," Presenter, Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education Administrators' Conference, Madison, IN.

    2001. "Reusable Learning Objects in Web-assisted and Web-delivered Instruction," Presenter, ACTE Conference, New Orleans, LA.

    2001. "3D Laser Machining and Rapid Prototyping," Co-presenter with Sam Cotton, ACTE Conference, New Orleans, LA.

    2001. "The Value of Humor in Technology Education," Keynote Speaker, Council for Leadership Forum, Technology Education Association of Pennsylvania Annual Conference, Camp Hill, PA.

    2001. "Simple 2D & 3D Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering," Presenter, NAIT Convention, Dearborn, MI.

    2001. "Development of an Online Masters Program," Presenter, NAIT Convention, Dearborn, MI.

    2001. Faculty Workshops: "Web-Integration Instruction." (departmental)

    2001. "Graduate Online Course: Technology - Use and Assessment," Presenter, ITEA Conference, Atlanta, GA.

    2001. "Survey Results: Online Technology Education Learning Needs," Presenter, ITEA Conference, Atlanta, GA.

    2001. "Online Reusable Learning Objects." Presenter, Ball State University Teaching & Learning Conference, III - Transforming Teaching and Learning. March 17, 2001. Muncie, IN.

    2000. "Laser Machining in Technology Education," Presenter, International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics Conference, Dearborn, MI.

    2000. "Rapid Prototyping," Presenter, ITEA Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

    2000. 2 Faculty Workshops: "Blackboard's CourseInfo." (departmental)

    2000. Faculty Workshop: "Laser Machining." (departmental)

    2000. Faculty Workshop: "3D Laser Scanning." (departmental)

    2000. "Helping Students Generate Creative Ideas," Presenter, Lilly West Conference on College Teaching, Lake Arrowhead, CA.

    1999. "Laser Machining and 3D Laser Scanning," Presenter, Ball State University Department of Industry and Technology Conference, Muncie, IN.

    1998. "Internet for Educators," Presenter, Ball State University Department of Industry and Technology Conference, Muncie, IN.

    1998. "Collaborative Web Site Development Fosters Networking," Presenter, NAIT Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

    1998. "Curriculum, Methods, and Males: Problems and Solutions to Low Female Enrollment in College and Pre-college Technological Courses, " Presenter, WEPAN's Women in Engineering Conference, Seattle, WA.

    1998. ''Toward Sex-Fair Technology Education," Presenter, Purdue University's. Women's Studies Symposium, West Lafayette, IN.

    1998. ''A Web Site Created to Highlight Female Artists and their Work," Presenter, Purdue University's. Women's Studies Symposium, West Lafayette, IN.

    1998. "Women's Creative Connection: Creating a Web Site to Highlight Women Artists," Presenter, Marquette University's Women's Studies Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

    1998. "CTTE Roundtable Presentations," Moderator, ITEA Conference, Fort Worth, TX

    1998. "Humor in Your Classroom," Presenter, ITEA Conference, Fort Worth, TX

    1997. "Creative Problem Solving: Generating Ideas," Presenter, Ball State University Department of Industry and Technology Conference, Muncie, IN.

    1997. "Origami Line Production," Presenter, TEI Conference, Brown County, IN.

    1997. "From World War II to the World Wide Web: Using Technology to Connect the Experiences of Women," Presenter, Women's Week, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

    1997. "Construction Technology Workshop," Presenter, Central Connecticut State University.

    1997. "CTTE Roundtable Presentations," Moderator, ITEA Conference, Tampa, FL.

    1996. "Opening the Doors to Technology Education," Keynote Speaker, TECA Midwest Regional Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

    1996. "Computer Integrated Manufacturing," Presenter, Ball State University Department of Industry and Technology Conference, Muncie, IN.

    1996. "A Mass Production Activity for Monday Morning," Presenter, Ball State University Department of Industry and Technology Conference, Muncie, IN.

    1996. "Rapid Prototyping and Design Engineering," Presenter, Ball State University Student Chapters of SME, SPE, and GAU, Muncie, IN.

    1996. "Cross Gender Professionalism," Keynote Speaker, TECA Eastern Regional Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.

    1995. "Teacher Enhancement Programs for K-12: Women in Technology - Increasing the  Number of Female Teachers and Students," Presenter, WEPAN's Women in Engineering Conference, Washington, DC.

    1995. "Technology Teacher Education Revitalization: Women and Technology Education," Presenter, ITEA Conference, Nashville, TN.

    1995. "Survey Results: Women in Technology Education -- Overcoming the Obstacles," Presenter, ITEA Conference, Nashville, TN.

    1994. "Gender Equity in Technology Education: Attitudes of Female Technology Education Teachers in Virginia and Internationally," Presenter, Southeastern Technology Education Conference, Boone, NC.

    1994. "Ideation Techniques: Brainstorming & Beyond," Presenter, ITEA Conference, Kansas City, MO.

    1994. "Solar Electricity: Technical Developments & Teaching Strategies," Presenter, ITEA Conference, Kansas City, MO.

    1993. "Language in Technology Education," Presenter, ITEA Conference, Charlotte, NC.

    1992. "New and Emerging Technologies," Presenter, Bertie High School, Bertie, NC.

    1990. "A Survey of the Architectural Millwork Industry, "Presenter, Forest Products Research Society Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

    1990. "SEM Investigation of Clay, Wheat & Pecan Shell Flour Filled Phenol-Formaldehyde Resin-Adhesives," Presenter, Forest Products Research Society Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

    1982. "Technology Education Forum," Presenter, American Industrial Arts Association Conference, Hartford, CN.

    1982. "Non-Sexist Industrial Arts," Presenter, American Industrial Arts Association Conference, Hartford, CN.


Workshops Taught:

    Flowers, J. (2011). More than just saving time in online teaching. (A video webinar). BSU Online Faculty Fellow Program. November 30, 2011.

    Flowers, J. (2011). Saving time in online teaching. (A community of interest). BSU Online Faculty Fellow Program. September 21 through November 16, 2011.

    Flowers, J. (2011). Adding online education to your research agenda. BSU Online Faculty Fellow Program. November 2, 2011.

    Flowers, J. (2011). Case in point: Using the Blackboard discussion board. BSU. October 19, 2011.

    Flowers, J. (2011). Promoting cognitive dialogue in online education. BSU Online Faculty Fellow Program. October 5, 2011. Archived at http://mediasite.bsu.edu/bsu40/Viewer/?peid=5758862bc6134e999ef3df5264aa06361d

    Flowers, J., Shafer, K., & Tancock, S. (2011). Assessing student learning in online courses. A panel moderated by Linda Taylor. Innovation in Teaching, Assessment, and Scholarship, BSU. April 13, 2011.

    Flowers, J. (2009). Forecasting. An online, interactive presentation to participants of EnviroTech (a workshop presented by Dr. M. A. Rose.) This session occurred on April 14, 2009.

    Flowers, J. (2005). TLA 161, Pedagogies of Distance Education. Office of Teaching and Learning Advancement, BSU. Five sessions: October 5 through November 2, 2005.

    Flowers, J. (2004). Using the Tablet PC in Your Classes. Faculty workshop sponsored by BSU University Computing Services, presented on June 16, 2004, and on July 16, 2004.)
    Flowers, J., Ali, N, Hodson-Carlton, K., Rose, M. A., Ryan, M. & Wayda, V. (2003). Faculty ROLE (Faculty Researching OnLine Education). Open to faculty from the BSU College of Applied Sciences & Technology who Teach Online, supported by George & Frances Ball Foundation. (May 16– June 13, 2003)

    Flowers, J. (2001). Web-integrated Instruction Workshop. Open to Department of Industry and Technology Faculty, supported by Technology Fellow program. (May, 2001)

    Flowers, J. (2000). Using a 3D Laser Scanning. Open to Department of Industry and Technology Faculty. (Mar. 28, 2000)

    Flowers, J. (2000). Laser Machining. Open to Department of Industry and Technology Faculty. (Mar. 24, 2000)

    Flowers, J. (2000). Using Blackboard’s CourseInfo. Open to Department of Industry and Technology Faculty. (Mar. 22, 2000 and Mar. 27, 2000)

    Flowers, J. (1997). Construction technology workshop. Technology Education Teacher Enhancement Program, Central Connecticut State University.


Work on Funded Research:

    2015-2018. Master of Arts in Career & Technical Education Graduate Enrollment Management." $28,665 ($18,000 BSU Grad School + $9,750 BSU Office of Distance Education + $10,665 Dept)

    2014-2015. "Green Prototyping & Upcycling." Creative Teaching Grant, BSU. $7,500.

    2012-2015. Master of Arts in Technology Education and Career & Technical Education Graduate Enrollment Management. BSU. $72,740

    2010-2013. "Mathematics in Technology Education: Judgments of Grade-Level Appropriateness."  Council on Technology Teacher Education Research Incentive Grant, $1000.

    2005-2006: "Need, Demand, and Models for an Online Doctoral Program in Technology Education" Council on Technology Teacher Education Research Incentive Grant, $968.

    2003. "Distance Education Enrollment in Industry and Technology," Principal Investigator, BSU Office of Academic Assessment and Institutional Research Summer Assessment Grant Program, $1,200.

    2003-2004. "Faculty Researching OnLine Education (Faculty ROLE)," Principal Investigator, George and Frances Ball Fund for Academic Excellence, $11,100.

    2002-2003. "Creating Instruction with Online Reusable Learning Objects," Principal Investigator, Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education / Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System Module Development Grant Program, $22,321.

    2000-2001, "Web Integrated Instruction Workshop." $2,500

    1999- 2000. "Survey of Perceived Needs of ITEA Members for Online Technology Education." $2,500.

    1998-2000. "Design and Rapid Prototyping Instrumentation for Teacher Education," Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, $60,730.

    1997. "MOTEVE8," A project to seek external funding for a mobile technology education vehicle, Principal Investigator, Ball State University, $5,250.

    1997. "The Women and Gender Studies Program Resource Center: Research Capabilities for the Twenty-First Century," Co-Author, Ball State University, $5,000.

    1996-1997. "Women's Creative Connection: A World Wide Web Site to Highlight Ball State Women in the Fine and Performing Arts," Principal Investigator, Ball State Women & Gender Studies Program, $2,500.

    1995-1996. "Pathways to Teaching Scholarship Fund," Project Director, North Shore Foundation, $50,000.

    1994-1996. "Pathways to Teaching," A project to increase the number of minority teachers in Norfolk Public Schools, Co-Project Director, DeWitt Wallace Reader's Digest Fund, Southern Educational Foundation, $612,000 .

    1994-1996. "TechnOArt," A 3-dimensional design and manufacturing collaboration, Principal Investigator, Old Dominion University, $12,960.

    1994. "Gender Equity in Technology Education: Attitudes of Female Technology Education Teachers in Virginia and Internationally," Principal Investigator, Virginia Department of Education, $1,836.

    1989. "West Virginia Yellow-Poplar Defect Database," Author, United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, $27,000.

Research Projects:

2002 - Present,  Professor (1999 - 2002, Associate Professor; 1996 - 1999, Assistant Professor),  Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Projects:

    1. Technology projects for the classroom (book)
    2. Community college to university transition (article)
    3. Overlooked technologies (article)
    4. Laser machining center (proposal)
    5. Core grant proposal: scrap paper (book proposal)
    6. Women's creative connection (grant)
    7. Photography, an integrated approach (article)
    8. Variety of lesson plans (ms)
    9. Rapid prototyping, reverse engineering & MIDI (article)
    10. Mirror, mirror, on the wall (article)
    11. Improving female enrollment in technology ed. (article)
    12. MOTEVE8 provost's initiative (internal grant)
    13. MOTEVE8 (7 proposals for external funds)
    14. TekCast (proposal)
    15. Origami line production (pres.)
    16. More low-cost technology projects (book)
    17. NSF Adv. Tech. Ed. SMART (pre-proposal)
    18. NSF ATE proposal: SMART (proposal)
    19. New ITEA equity guide (ms)
    20. Ghana workforce development (proposal)
    21. Creative problem solving (pres.)
    22. Manufacturing. design & automation lab (proposal)
    23. Humor in the classroom (pres.)
    24. Curriculum, methods & males (pres.)
    25. NSF instrumentation: design & rapid prototyping (grant)
    26. Teaching the historical perspective (article)
    27. Problem solving in Technology Education: A Taoist perspective (article)
    28. Outlining "Using Technology" (article and proposal)
    29. The value of humor in Technology Education (article and pres.)
    30. Internet for educators (pres.)
    31. Values and assumptions in TE (ms.)
    32. 2-D rapid prototyping (pres.)
    33. Laser machining in TE (article)
    34. Laser-cut wood inlays (article)
    35. Activities that teach about using technology (article)
    36. 3-D laser scanning in TE (article.)
    37. A technological forecaster in JavaScript (proposal)
    38. Helping students generate creative ideas (pres.)
    39. Survey of online learning needs (article)
    40. Online opportunities in technology teacher education (ms.)
    41. Web integrated instruction workshop (2 proposals)
    42. Online pedagogy (proposal)
    43. Online reusable learning objects (pres.)
    44. Rapid prototyping in TE (article)
    45. The effect of laser focal depth on acrylic cutting speed requirements (ms)
    46. Putting two master's degrees online (pres. & proposal)
    47. Simple 2D & 3D rapid prototyping (pres.)
    48. Creating instruction with online reusable learning objects (grant)
    49. Cognitive role assignment in problem-based learning
    50. Distance education in nurse education (yearbook chapter)
    51. Faculty Researching OnLine Education (Faculty ROLE) (grant)
    52. [2003] Distance education enrollment in Industry & Technology (grant)
    53. Self-categorization of online cognitive dialogue (article, pres.)
    54. Online ed: Needs assessment for faculty development (article)
    55. Perceptions of faculty & students in distributed learning environments (yearbook chapter)
    56. Helping students conduct formal technology assessments (pres.)
    57. Ideation techniques (book chapter)
    58. Effect of online delivery on graduate enrollment (article)
    59. Student-designed usability tests (article, pres.)
    60. Characterizing doctoral programs in technology education (grant, with 3 following areas:)
    61. Status of doctoral technology education (grant, article, pres.)
    62. Need for hires with an online doctorate in technical education (grant, article, pres.)
    63. Demand for an online doctorate in technical education (grant, article, pres.)
    64. Rapid prototyping flexography mold matrices (pres. & article)
    65. Barriers to a full-time faculty at a distance model in nursing (article & pres.)
    65. Distance nursing clinical management (grant proposal)
    66. Laser-machining plates for gravure and stencil printing (article)
    67. Definite article use in technology education (article & pres)
    68. Mathematics in technology education: judgment of grade-level appropriateness (grant, ms, presentation)
    69. EnviroTech II: Enhancing environmental and technological literacy (grant proposal)
    70. Teaching historiography (article and pres.)
    71. Forecasting in Technology Education (ms. and pres.)
    72. Historiography in graduate technology education (pres. & article)
    73. The Selfish Professor: A self-mentoring guide and joke book for new college faculty. (ms.)
    74. Master's degrees in technology education (2 articles)
    75. Local Histories Net (grant proposal)
    76. STEM Scrap Paper Projects (book ms)
    77. Green prototyping and upcycling (grant proposal and course development)
    78. 3D printing on cloth (article and presentation)
    79. 3D printer filament production (article)
    80. Quality-of-life & green prototyping @ a distance (grant proposal)
    81. Artful green prototyping @ a distance (grant proposal)
    82. Intersecting silhouettes (pres. & article)
    83. Upcyle (pres. & article)
    84. Metal additive manufacturing (two grant proposals)
    85. Paste and color blending 3D printers (grant proposal)
    86. Teaching wood sciences in technology education (ms)
    87. SLA experimentation in technology education (ms)
    88. Teaching upcycling to impact environmental attitudes (article)
    89. Using 3D printers to engage students in research (book chapter)
    90. Creating 3D geometry with lasers (ms)

1992-1996, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Projects:

    1. Technology of music (article)
    2. Language in technology education (article)
    3. Philosophy in technology education (article)
    4. 90/91- 93/94 Tech. Ed. enrollment in VA (article)
    5. Minority urban teacher program (proposal)
    6. Ideation and creative problem solving (pres.)
    7. Solar electricity update & teaching strategies (pres.)
    8. TechnOArt (grant)
    9. Survey of females in technology education (grant)
    10. Pathways to Teaching Program (grant)
    11. Female technology teacher program (proposal)
    12. Environmental literacy workshop (proposal)
    13. Environmental literacy requirement (proposal)
    14. Technology reinvestment project (proposal)
    15. Technology projects for the classroom (book)
    16. Biomechanics course (proposal)
    17. New articulation with Tidewater Community. College
    18. North Shore Foundation scholarships (grant)
    19. 94/95 enrollment in Virginia's Technology Education courses (article)
    20. New masters in engineering NSF (proposal)
    21. Responsible policy for Guyana's rain forest (proposal)

1991-1992, Assistant Professor, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC. Projects:

    1. Technology education curriculum determination (article)
    2. Scanning electron microscopy of filled and extended phenol formaldehyde resins (article)

1989-1990, Graduate Research Assistant, Appalachian Hardwood Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Projects:

    1. Yellow-poplar defect database construction (grant, article)
    2. Yellow-poplar millwork yield study (dissertation)

1987-1989, Graduate Research Assistant, West Virginia University Extension Service, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Project:

    1. Architectural millwork industry survey (article)

1981-1983, Graduate Research Assistant, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Project:

    1. Project Open (Curriculum and facility development in a Jr. High Tech. program)


Courses Taught:

2017 - Present, Professor (2002 - 2017, Professor; 1999 - 2002, Associate Professor; 1996 - 1999, Assistant Professor, Department of Technology) Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA. Courses:

1992-1996, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational and Technical Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA. Courses:

  • Construction Technology
  • Curriculum for Technology Education
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Materials
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Manufacturing & Construction Technology
  • Materials & Processes Technology
  • Methods for Technology Education
  • Production Technology
  • Student Teaching
  • Student Teaching Seminar

1991-1992, Assistant Professor, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC, USA. Courses:

  • Communication: Graphic Reproduction
  • Engineering Graphics I
  • Engineering Graphics II
  • Industrial Plant Management
  • Manufacturing & Construction: Materials & Processes I
  • Manufacturing & Construction: Materials & Processes II
  • Manufacturing Systems Technology
  • Research in Industrial Technology
  • Technology Research & Development

1985-1987 (high school) Teacher, Seaford High School, Seaford, DE, USA. Courses:

  • BASIC Programming
  • Computer Literacy
  • Drafting I
  • Drafting II
  • Drafting III
  • Drafting IV
  • Pascal Programming
  • Photography

1982-1983 (adult education) Teacher, Salt Rock Community School, Salt Rock, WV, USA. Course:

  • General Woodworking

1981-1983 (junior high school) Teacher, Salt Rock School, Salt Rock, WV, USA. Courses:

  • Elementary Industrial Arts 5-6
  • Industrial Arts / Technology Education 9
  • Instructional Television 9
  • Unified Arts 7
  • Unified Arts 8 

Awards:

"2017 Technology and Engineering Teacher Educator of the Year Award" from the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education. Awarded March 16, 2017.

"2016 Gerald E. Day Otstanding Writing Award" from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association for Samuels, K., & Flowers, J. (2015). 3D printing: Exploring capabilities. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 74(7), 17-21. Awarded March 2, 2016. Kyle Samuels was a graduate student at the time of writing.

"2011 Silvius-Wolansky Outstanding Publication Award" from the Council on Technology Teacher Education for: The Problem in Technology Education (A Definite Article.) http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JTE/v21n2/pdf/flowers.pdf
Awarded March 16, 2012.

"Online Faculty Fellow" Ball State University, Fall, 2011.

"Service Award" from the Council on the Environment, BSU, Spring 2010.

"Outstanding Research Article" Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, for Flowers, J., & Baltzer, H. (2006). Hiring technical education faculty: Vacancies, criteria, and attitudes toward online doctoral degrees. J. of Industrial Teacher Education, 43(3), 29-44. Retrieved September 17, 2007 from http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/v43n3/pdf/flowers.pdf
Award presented December 15, 2007.


"Rawlings Outstanding Distance Education Teaching Award,"
Ball State University, September 13, 2006.

"Technology Fellow," Department of Industry and Technology, Ball State University, 2000-2001.

"Technology Fellow," Department of Industry and Technology, Ball State University, 1999-2000.

    "Outstanding Teacher Award," Department of Industry and Technology, Ball State University, May 9, 1998.

    "Most Inspiring Faculty Award," Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University, December 14, 1996.


Consultation:

    2017-Present, Reviewer as member of the editorial board for the Journal of Technology Education.

    2014-Present, Member, Advanced Manufacturing Council, OrthoWorx

    2007-Present, Reviewer, International Journal of Doctoral Studies.

    2014, Reviewer, Merlot Journal of Online Learning Technologies

    2006-2009, Reviewer, as member of the International Program Committee for the International Association of Science and Technology for Development International Conference on Web-Based Education

    2008, Allyn & Bacon, Publisher, Textbook Reviewer.

    2007-2016, Reviewer, American Journal of Distance Education.

    2000-2008, Journal of STEM Teacher Education (formerly the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education) (Manuscript Reviewer, as Assistant Editor (2000-2008))

    1998-2003, DIRASAT, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (Manuscript Reviewer)

    1998, Industrial Technology, New Haven High School, New Haven, IN (Consultant)

    1998, Technology Education, Bow High School, Bow, NH (Consultant)

    1997, Technology Education, Muncie Central High School (Consultant)

    1997, Women & Gender Studies, Ball State University, Course Development Grant Reviewer

    1996-2005, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (Manuscript Reviewer)

    1995-1996, Virginia Technology Student Association (State Problem Solving Competitions Organizer)

    1995-1996, Technology Education, Western Branch HS, Chesapeake, VA. (Consultant)

    1995, Thompson Learning Tools (Module Reviewer)

    1994-1995, Vocational Education Advisory Group for Norfolk PRIME, Norfolk Public Schools (Member)

    1993-1996, Technology Education (Production), Norview High School, Norfolk, VA. (Consultant)

    1993, Virginia Department of Education, "High Schools That Work" (Grant Reviewer)

    1993, Technology Education, Mapp Middle School, Portsmouth, VA. (Consultant)

    1991-1992, Technology Education Curriculum Advisory Board, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. (Member)

    1991-1992, Technology Education Advisory Council, Northeastern High School, Elizabeth City, NC. (Member)


Industrial Employment:

    1984, Cabinet Maker, Clay's Custom Woodworks, Milford, DE (Custom kitchen cabinet manufacture)

    1980-1981, Carpenter, Micro Contacts Inc., Hicksville, NY (Industrial facility renovation)

    1972-1980, Carpenter, J. L. Flowers Construction Corp., Great Neck, NY (All forms of rough and finished carpentry)


Continuing Education:

    ZPrinter Best Practices. November 27, 2012, 3D Systems.

    Introduction to ScanStudio HD – Basic Scanner Operation to Create a 3D Mesh Model. November 8, 2012, NextEngine.

    Graduate Research on the Integration of Multimedia in Course Design. BSU Emerging Media. November 16, 2012.

    Creating a Digital Textbook: From Process to Product. BSU. November 28, 2011.

    BSU Blackboard Users Group. September 7, 2011; October 5, 2011; November 2, 2011.

    Case in Point: Safe Assign. BSU. November 16, 2011.

    Using Authentic Assignments to Assess Learning in Online Courses. BSU. November 15, 2011.

    Banner System Training. BSU. November 1, 2011.

    Workshop, Process Improvements - How to Streamline Work Processes. BSU. Oct. 25, 2011.

    So you Want to Publish a Book, presented by David E. Sumner, Department of Journalism, & Daniel Lee. October 11, 2011.

    Workshop, Blackboard: Blogs, Discussion Boards, Journals, and Wikis. BSU. Sept 26, 2011.

    Workshop, How to Use Social Media to Build Your Professional Network. BSU. September 20, 2011.

    Workshop, Identifying Needs, Setting & Managing Multiple Priorities. BSU. September 8, 2011.

    Workshop, Good Stress / Bad Stress - Dealing with Unhealthy Stress. BSU. September 8, 2011.

    Emerging Media Faculty Symposium. Ball State University. April 25, 2011.

    The state of diversified mentoring relationships at Ball State University, presented by Dr. Marcy Meyer, Department of Communication Studies, BSU. April 22, 2011.

    Expanding the reach of your classroom: Experiencing videoconferencing as a teaching tool, presented by Dr. Ann Leitze, Department of Mathematical Sciences, BSU. March 31, 2011.

    Workshop, Web Communications & Brand Training. (November 2010)

    Google Docs / Presentations for Educators. Information Technology Training. October 19, 2010.

    Developing a P&T Portfolio. Teaching and Learning Advancement. October 19, 2010.

    Advancing Student Engagement with 3D Printing: Bringing Student Designs to Life in the 21st Century Classroom. Stratasys Webinar. September 22, 2010.

    SiteCore Basics. Information Technology Training. September 17, 2010.

    Stratasys Webinar: Tape Wrangler. Stratasys. April 29, 2010.

    Online Grade Submission. Information Technology Training. April 15, 2010.

    T&L Workshop – Questioning Techniques to Activate & Assess Student Learning. Teaching and Learning Advancement. February 16, 2010.

    Blackboard: Q & A. University Libraries. September 30, 2009.

    Blackboard 9 Preview. University Libraries. April 30, 2009.

    Endnote X2. Workshop. University Libraries. March 4, 2009.

    Microsoft OneNote 2007 Workshop. University Libraries. February 19, 2009.

    Promoting Critical Thinking through Online Discussion Activities Workshop. Office of Teaching and Learning Advancement. Academic Research & Sponsored Programs. February 17, 2009.

    Grant-Seeking Workshop for Faculty. BSU Libraries & BSU Office of Academic Research & Sponsored Programs. January 30, 2008.

    Improving Objective Tests. Office of Teaching and Learning Advancement, BSU. October 15, 2008.

    UCC-21 Proposal Writing Workshop – Tier 2. Office of Teaching and Learning Advancement, BSU. September 24, 2008.

    Designing Hybrid Courses. Office of Teaching and Learning Advancement, BSU. November 14, 2007.

    Enhancing Communication with Students via Technology. Office of Teaching and Learning Advancement, BSU. April 5, 2007.

    Content Management for Web Page Development, Introduction to Vignette, Part II. University Libraries, BSU. November 16, 2006.

    Content Management for Web Page Development, Introduction to Vignette, Part I. University Libraries, BSU. November 14, 2006.

    MediaSite. Office of Teaching and Learning Advancement, BSU. November 8, 2006.

    Adobe Acrobat: Forms. University Libraries, BSU. March 30, 2006.

    Interactive Training for Faculty Test Group. Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System. Mar. 9, 2006.

    Graduate Advisor Web Page. Graduate School, BSU. Feb. 22, 2006.

    Translating Difficult Concepts through Online Visuals. Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System. Feb. 8, 2006.

    Learning Impacts of Instructional Technology. Office of Teaching and Learning Advancement, BSU. Feb. 3, 2006.

    MediaSite. Office of Teaching and Learning Advancement, BSU. Jan 31, 2006.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! Giving Faculty a Jump start into Online Course Development. Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System. Jan. 11, 2006.

    Beyond Cheating. Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System. Nov. 9, 2005.

    Increasing Attendance Without Taking Role. Office of Teaching and Learning Advancement, BSU. Oct. 7, 2005.

    Macromedia Breeze in Indiana. Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System. Sept. 14, 2005.

    Student Evaluation of Online Teaching, Teleconference. Oct. 13, 2004.

    Video Conferencing Workshop. BSU. Sep. 13, 2004.

    University Libraries Faculty Technology Showcase. BSU. Mar. 24, 2004.

    Industrial Design Practice, Conceptualization, and Innovation. International Technology Education Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM. Mar. 20, 2004.

    FrontPage Interactivity Training. BSU. Feb. 4, 2004.

    Vignette Content Suite Workshop. BSU. Oct. 9 – 10, 2003.

    Discussion Activities in Blackboard Workshop. BSU. Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2003.

    Essential Digital Camcorder Workshop. BSU. Sept. 23 - 25, 2003.

    Integrating Multimedia in Blackboard Workshop. BSU. Sept. 23 - 25, 2003.

    Communication Tools in Blackboard Workshop. BSU. Sept. 11, 2003.

    InQsit New Features Workshop. BSU. Aug. 28, 2003.

    3D Modeling Workshop for Design, Drafting, and Graphics Educators. July 23 – 24, 2001, Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN.

    FrontPage 2000 Advanced. April 4, 2001. BSU.

    WebCat Workshop. Sep. 22, 2000. BSU.

    Microsoft FrontPage Workshop. Sep. 13, 2000. BSU.

    Advanced PowerPoint Workshop. May 10 - 11, 2000. BSU.

    Blackboard’s CourseInfo Question and Answer Workshop. Jan 14, 2000. BSU.

    JavaScript for Educators. Nov. - Dec., 1999. University of California, Los Angeles, Extension Service.

    Blackboard’s CourseInfo Workshop. Nov. 5, 1999. BSU.

    Introduction to InQsit. Oct. 29, 1999. BSU.

    Exemplary Models for Web-Based Learning. Oct. 7, 1999. Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Muncie, IN. 

    Web Gradebook Training. Sept. 8, 1999. BSU.

    Cyberware Model 15 Laser Digitizer Training. July 16, 1999. Cyberware, Inc., Monterey, CA.

    Online Teaching and Learning Tools. May - June, 1999. University of California, Los Angeles, Extension Service.

    Introduction to Plastics Materials, Processing, and Testing. June 7 - 19, 1999. Midwest Center for Advanced Technology Education, Muncie, IN.

    Unigraphics Workshop. May 17 - 21, 1999. Department of Industry & Technology, BSU.

    InQsit Seminar. Mar. 1, 1999. BSU.


Personal Interests:

    Family
    Fighting non-native invasive species
    Kayaking, bicycling, travel, hiking, camping, birdwatching, wildflowers, fishing
    Gardening and fruit trees
    Pesto
    Guitar (ragtime, classical, folk)
    Piano
    Using expendable-piston heat engines to punch holes in paper 50 ft. away