Applied Sciences, Technology, & Education (ASTE)
Assistant Professor | Technology & Engineering Education
Contact InformationOffice Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, or by appointment
Office Location: Industrial Science 112-D
Dr. Joseph S. Furse is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education at Utah State University where he leads the Technology and Engineering Education program. Dr. Furse was born and raised in the small Southern Utah town of Hurricane. He earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Technology and Engineering Education (2014), and his doctoral degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction – Career & Technical Education (2019) at Utah State University. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, “Measuring the Self-efficacy of Students Participating in VEX Robotics Competitions.” Following the completion of his doctoral coursework, Joseph taught Technology Education at Desert Hills Middle School in St. George, Utah, where he taught 8th and 9th grade technology education and established a thriving after-school VEX Robotics program which served over 50 students per year. In August of 2021, Joseph began his current role as an assistant professor in the Technology and Engineering Education program at Utah State, where he teaches and mentors undergraduate and graduate students in Technology & Engineering Education and Career & Technical Education. Dr. Furse lives with his wife and two children in Hyrum, Utah, where he enjoys hiking, trail running, and beekeeping.
Dr. Furse has teaching interests in the following areas: Applying educational research, Aquaponics, Curriculum design, Electronics, Manufacturing, Pre-service teacher education
Dr. Furse's research interests are primarily involved with teacher recruitment, development, and retention in Career & Technical Education, and specifically in Technology & Engineering Education.
ITEEA 21st Century Leadership Academy, 2022
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association