A Message From The Department Chair

Welcome from Dr. Jack Ogutu, Department Chair

Thank you for considering a degree from the Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology at Millersville University. The department serves approximately 500 students and offers six baccalaureate degrees. Technology & Engineering Education teacher preparation is for those interested in becoming Technology & Engineering Education Teachers at the K-12 levels; the ABET-Accredited Occupational Safety & Environmental Health major is offered for those seeking to become Occupational Safety and Health professionals both in general and construction environments; our Automation and Robotics Engineering Technology is for those students with a keen interest in advanced robotics, industrial automation and programming applications; Manufacturing Engineering Technology is a very technical program that serves students with interest in the manufacturing industry. It includes coursework in materials & processes, manufacturing, drafting & design and automation. Lastly, our Applied Engineering and Technology Management program is for students whose career paths take them towards applied engineering and management professions. Applied Engineering & Technology Management majors specialize in one of four different technical concentration including Computer Aided Drafting/Design, Construction Management, Graphic & Packaging Technology, and General Technology.

So why choose us? Here are a few of my favorite reasons in no particular order:

  • Internships & jobs... We get you ready for the good paying careers! Almost all of our students complete paid internships in industry. Our students are routinely employed within their respective fields upon graduation, and we offer the data to prove it. Come and tour our facility and see the hundreds of business cards of our alumni that line our hallways. The average starting salaries for most of our majors is $65,000 per year.

  • We help you make the connection with regional employers.  Your professors keep in contact with local companies who seek out our students for internships before you graduate. Many regional employers also come to AEST hoping to consider you for full-time employment after graduation and hold resume sessions, information sessions, and on-the-spot interviews during the school year.

  • All of your courses will be taught by faculty. Both undergraduate and graduate courses are taught by faculty members. Other universities have teaching assistants in the classroom, but AEST faculty members are in the classroom with you presenting the material, giving demonstrations, and working with you as you learn.

  • Our extra-curricular opportunities are exceptional. Creating a community within AEST is one of our goals for our students. We have nine student organizations in AEST that support the degrees we offer. You'll be making life-long friends as you apply the knowledge from your studies in activities that relate your future chosen field of expertise. 

  • Millersville is a bargain compared to many schools. I don’t know how many students from out of state have told me that our out-of-state tuition is similar to their in-state tuition, and that made the decision to choose Millersville an easy one. We are a bargain at home as well. Compare our tuition and room and board to other schools around the state and make your own decision.

  • Lancaster County is a great place to attend school. From its scenic beauty to its small-town feel with reasonable proximity to big cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and New York there is something for everyone to like about Lancaster.

Now, see yourself studying in a great place to live, with a quality faculty, in an exceptional facility, at a reasonable price, majoring in a subject that will lead to outstanding employment opportunities. All of us from the Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology wish you the best as you make your decision about pursuing higher education. Please feel free to contact our office if you would like additional information or to arrange a personal meeting with a degree program coordinator.

Department & Subject Area Leadership

Please feel free to contact any of the people below with questions about our programs and activities.

Dr. Jack Ogutu

Dr. Jack Ogutu
Department Chair, Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

Email: Jack.Ogutu@Millersville.edu
Phone: 717-871-7229

Dr. Sharon Brusic

Dr. Sharon Brusic
Program Coordinator, Technology Education

Email: Sharon.Brusic@Millersville.edu
Phone: 717-871-5548

Dr. John Wright

Dr. John Wright
Program Coordinator, Applied Engineering and Technology Management

Email: John.Wright@Millersville.edu
Phone: 717-871-7235

Betty-Jo Bowers

Dr. Betty-Jo Bowers
Program Coordinator, Occupational Safety and Environmental Health

Email: Betty-Jo.Bowers@Millersville.edu
Phone: 717-871-5482

Dr. John Haughery

Dr. John Haughery
Program Coordinator, Automation & Intelligent Robotics Engineering Technology Program

Email: John.Haughery@millersville.edu
Phone: 717-871-7225

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Dr. Alex Johnson
Program Coordinator, Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Email: Alex.Johnson@Millersville.edu
Phone: 717-871-5677


Dr. Scott Warner
Program Coordinator, Graduate Program

Email: Scott.Warner@Millersville.edu
Phone: 717-871-7234