Welding Program Faculty and Staff

Jeffrey B. Hardesty, 2004
Professor /Program Coordinator 

Contact Information:
SWN-107 (location) 
231-591-3496 (office)
Email:  JeffHardesty@ferris.edu

Education:
MS Welding Engineering, Ohio State University
Certificate-Manufacturing & Systems Engineering, Ohio State University
BS Welding Engineering
Ohio State University
Licensed Professional Welding Engineer - State of Ohio
Certified Welding Engineer, AWS
Certified International Welding Engineer-International Institute of Welding

Areas of Expertise:
Welding Automation, Robotics, and Fixture Design, Work Cell Development

Jeffrey N. Carney, 1996
Associate Professor

Contact Information:
SWN 107 (location)
231-591-2952 (office)
JeffreyCarney@ferris.edu

Education:
M.S. Career & Technical Education, Ferris State University
B.S. Welding Engineering Technology, Ferris State University
A.A.S. Welding Technology, Ferris State University

Areas of Expertise:
Welding Automation, Fixture Design, Welding Processes, Welding Safety.

Kenneth A. Kuk, 1985
Professor
Former Interim Assistant Dean (1 year)
Former Dept. Chair (9 years)

Contact Information:
JOH-205 (location)
231-591-5287 (office)
KennethKuk@ferris.edu

Education:
M.S Engineering Management, Western Michigan University
M.S. Occupational Education, Ferris State University
BET Manufacturing Eng. Tech., Wayne State University
A.A.S. Welding Technology, Ferris State University
Certified Manufacturing Engineer, Society of Mfg. Engineers
Certified Welding Inspector, American Welding Society

Areas of Expertise:
Project Management, Welding Automation & Design, Welding Economics.

David Murray, 1981
Associate Professor
Former Faculty Coordinator (6 years)

Contact Information:
JOH-213 (location)
231-591-2646 (office)
DavidMurray@ferris.edu 

Education:
M.S. Career & Technical Education, Ferris State University
B.S. Technical Education, Ferris State University
A.A.S. Welding Technology, Ferris State University
Certified Radiographic Interpreter, American Welding Society
Certified Welding Inspector, American Welding Society

Areas of Expertise:
Resistance Welding, Welding Procedure Development, ASME Codes.

Brent Williams, 2013
Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
JOH-215 (location)
231-591-2639 (office)
BrentWilliams@ferris.edu

Education:
B.S. Welding Engineering Technology, Ferris State University
A.A.S. Welding Technology, Ferris State University

Professional Honors:
AWS Member; AWS Presenter, AWS Section Speaker

Publication:
GTAW, power sources, applications, Welding in Aerospace

Sandy Larie, 2006
Administrative Secretary

College of Engineering Technology
Welding Engineering Technology Program

Contact Information:
SWN-108 (location)
231-591-2511 (office)
231-591-2407 (fax)
sandralarie@ferris.edu

 

Bruce Hammond, 1995
Machine Lab Technician

Contact Information:
SWN 122C (location)
231-591-2637 (office)
231-591-2407 (fax)
BruceHammond@ferris.edu

Maintains Welding, Manufacturing, and Printing and Imaging Technology Management laboratories.

Education:
A.A.S., Manufacturing Tooling Technology
Certificate, Facility Management

Industrial Experience:
Fourteen years of manufacturing experience prior to Ferris State University