About the Author
Carter Stanfield is Program Director of the Air Conditioning Technology Department at Athens Technical College, where he has taught since 1976.His industry credentials include both an RSES CM and NATE Certification and a State of Georgia Unrestricted Conditioned Air Contracting License. He graduated from the University of Georgia Magna Cum Laude in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Mr. Stanfield believes that successful educational programs are focused on what the students do. Students start with a strong background in fundamental concepts and theory and then actively apply them to solve real problems. Practice and active application are the keys to students building both confidence and competence.
David Skaves, P.E. has been a faculty member at the Maine Maritime Academy since 1986 and received the teaching excellence award at the college in 2006. His career background includes employment as a marine engineer on supertankers in the merchant marine, a production planner at Maine’s Bath Iron Works Shipbuilding, and an engineering consultant for combined cycle power plant performance testing throughout the country as well as Mexico and South America. In addition to his MBA from the University of Maine at Orono, Professor Skaves is a registered Professional Engineer, licensed First Class Stationary Engineer, and licensed Marine Chief Engineer. He is currently a member of ASHRAE, AFE, and the Maine State Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessels.