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Faculty and Staff

Dr. David Stein

G. James Pinchak

Workforce Development and Education Teacher Educator. pinchak.1@osu.edu


Dr. David Stein

Dr. David Stein

Dr. Stein is associate professor of Workforce Development and Education. His work centers on three elements important to the working adult, adult centered of formal learning organizations, ie post secondary, access and availability, and use of formal learning opportunities. His recent research has focused on how working adult learners make decisions concerning participation, choice, and use of technology in learning settings (formal, nonformal, informal). stein.1@osu.edu


Dr. Chris Zirkle

Dr. Chris Zirkle

Dr Zirkle is associate professor of Workforce Development and Education. His research work is primarily within the broad discipline of career and technical education (CTE), and more specifically focused on teacher education/preparation and the utilization of distance education methodologies in CTE. His recent work includes a national study of the certification/licensure requirements for traditional/alternative pathways for CTE teachers in the United States, and studies on the barriers to the utilization of distance education in CTE teacher education programs. zirkle.6@osu.edu

Educational Background

  • PhD, The Ohio State University
  • MS/EdS, Wright State University
  • MA, Ball State University
  • BS, Central State University