Joseph Furse
Dr. Joseph S. Furse
Assistant Teaching Professor Utah State University
Logan, UT
Utah State University Technology & Engineering Education 6000 Old Main Hill Logan UT 84322-6000 US PhoneUS (+1)(435) 797-1802
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Dr. Joseph S. Furse is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education at Utah State University where he leads the Technology and Engineering Education program. He earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Technology and Engineering Education (2014), and his doctoral degree in Education:  Curriculum and Instruction – Career & Technical Education (2019) at Utah State University. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, “Measuring the Self-efficacy of Students Participating in VEX Robotics Competitions.” Following the completion of his doctoral coursework, Joseph taught Technology Education at Desert Hills Middle School in St. George, Utah, where he taught 8th and 9th grade courses in technology, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, and construction, and established a thriving after-school VEX Robotics program which served over 50 students per year. In August of 2021, Joseph began his current role as an assistant professor and program lead in the Technology and Engineering Education program at Utah State, where he teaches and mentors undergraduate and graduate students in Technology & Engineering Education and Career & Technical Education. His current research interests revolve primarily around CTE/STEM teacher education and retention, and especially in the development of innovative pathways to recruit, prepare, and retain future generations of Technology and Engineering Education teachers.