John Mativo, Ph.D.

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

Workforce education, K-16 STEM, and energy harvesting

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2020, University of Dayton
  • Ed.D.,Technical Education (Vocational), 1993, University of Georgia
Awards & Honors
  • Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Georgia, 2021
  • UGA Teaching Academy, University of Georgia, 2019
  • Society of Automotive Engineers Outstanding Faculty Advisor
  • Society of Automotive Engineers – International, 2019
  • Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Georgia, 2017
  • Faculty Senate D. Keith Osborn Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Georgia Mary Frances Early College of Education, 2015
  • Faculty Senate D. Keith Osborn Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Georgia Mary Frances Early College of Education, 2015
Areas of Expertise
  • Energy
  • Mechanics
  • Mechatronics
  • STEM Education K-16
  • Alternative Energy Systems
  • Engineering Design
  • Practice in Teaching and Learning

Dr. Mativo’s research scholarship focuses on workforce education and engineering. His research in workforce education is primarily focused on learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) content and pedagogy, particularly as related to the technology and engineering field. Towards this end, he concentrates his studies in two related areas: a) instruction and curricula development of engineering content for technology and engineering education; and b) research related to thermal designs and intelligent machines. These strands strengthen each other by providing real life engineering case studies for courses he teaches and enhance communication skills used as an engineer and educator.

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