Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon


Call the Engineering and Technology Department to make an appointment with one of the engineering instructors .

Richard Dawes

is the lab manager and instructional support technician for Civil / Mechanical Engineering.

Mike Farrell

has a MS in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University. He spent ten years working as an IC designer in the semiconductor field before coming to work at PCC. At PCC he teaches in both the Engineering Transfer Program and the Electronic Engineering Technology Program.

Greg Gerstner

Greg has worked as a mechanical engineer in the automotive industry, an environmental engineer as a water quality modeler for the Great Lakes and a civil engineer in the stormwater industry.

David Goldman
is an electrical engineer and instructor for both the Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) and transfer engineering (ENGR) departments. David has worked in laboratories, in R&D for a semiconductor company, and, internationally, as a technical designer, yield and failure analysis consultant.
Mike Kies

is the department co-chair of Civil/Mechanical Engineering Technology and chair of University Transfer Engineering. Mike was a project engineer at Bradford Conrad Crow Engineering Company before venturing into business on his own. He has an extensive background in structural engineering design consulting.

Dan Kruger
teaches in both the Electronic Engineering Technology and transfer engineering departments. He has worked at a research laboratory and at a silicon device manufacturer for a total of eight years and has earned a MSEE from George Washington University.
Gregg Meyer
is an engineering instructor and holds a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with a certificate in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems from Georgia Tech.  He completed his journeyman machinist apprenticeship from Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Project Management Professional credential from PMI.  His areas of specialty are Design for Manufacturability and Risk Management. 
Tara Nelson
Tara is the department chair for for Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology.  Tara earned her  B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State.  Prior to coming on board at PCC, she worked in the field of water resources with a focus in stormwater treatment.
Todd Sanders
has a PhD in Coastal Physical Oceanography from the University of Delaware. His area of specialty is Water Resources Engineering. He is involved with the Intel Wetlands Monitoring System at Jackson Bottoms.