Dr. Nicholas Massa holds both BS and MS Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Western New England University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership/Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut. He is currently a full professor and program coordinator in the Laser Electro-Optics Technology Department at Springfield Technical Community College with over 30 years of experience as a photonics technology educator, educational researcher, and engineering consultant. In 2010 he received SPIE’s Educator of the Year award. He is currently principal investigator on the NSF-ATE Advanced Manufacturing Problem Based Learning (AM PBL) project of the New England Board of Higher Education.
Problem-based learning in advanced photonics manufacturing: bringing real-world applications to the classroom
Professional development in photonics: the advanced technology education projects of the New England Board of Education
Comprehensive approach to photonics education for technicians, engineers, and scientists in 4+2+2 programs