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Kathy Alfano



  • Higher Ed: Engineering, Higher Ed: Administrator, Evaluator 


Kathleen Alfano is the Director and principal investigator of the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) CREATE Regional Center of Excellence and has led the ten college consortium CREATE (California Regional Consortium for Engineering Advances in Technological Education) since its development in 1996-1997. She served as a Program Director and co-lead for the ATE Program at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA in 2007-2008 and previously as Dean of Academic Computing and Professional Programs and continues to be a faculty member at College of the Canyons. She also oversees the Cisco Academy Training Center (CATC) for California and Nevada and serves on the national board for the Cisco Academy Program. She has over twenty-five years of successful faculty leadership, administration of technical departments, and leadership of State and Federal curriculum projects, especially in the areas of technical education. Dr. Alfano has a B.S. in Chemistry, M.S. in Education/Counseling, and a Ph.D. from UCLA in Higher Education, Work, and Adult Development.  


engineering technology, renewable energy, information technology, pedagogy, project evaluation