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Thomas SchildgenProfessor
Graphic Information Technology

Picacho Hall 245L
7151 E. Sonoran Arroya Mall (Map)

Mail Code: 2080

Thomas E. Schildgen is the Past President of the University Senate and Past Chair of the University Academic Council. He is also the past Chairman for the Department of Technology Management at Arizona State University, an administrative position he held for 15 years.

He has been a professor of Graphic Information Technology for the last thirty-three years at Arizona State. Schildgen served four years on the faculty of Illinois State University prior to joining ASU. Tom has served five years on the Intercollegiate Athletic Board, and was Chair of the Academic Chairs and Directors Council at ASU.

He is the past president of the University Club Advisory Board. He is active in many professional organizations, a variety of advisory boards, and has served on the NAIT Board of Accreditation and is currently President of the ACCGC Board of Accreditation. Schildgen is a national and international consultant for Educational Development, Industrial Training and the Graphic Arts Industry. He has done work for companies such as Quad Graphics, Treasure Chest Advertising, and Mannington Resilient Floors. Schildgen authored a book entitled Pocket Guide to Color with Digital Applications and has numerous chapters in books, and articles in educational and industry journals. Schildgen has coordinated several World Bank funded projects with the Republic of Turkey. He has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Germany, and has hosted an industry tour group of South Korean CEO’s. He has many different funded grants or sponsored projects.

Schildgen has been involved in a curriculum for pollution prevention for the printing industry with the EPA. He is currently active in his community having served as the Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Mesa United Way. He is a member of Rotary and was inducted into the Soderstrom Society and the Golden Cylinder Society which represent national leadership in the graphics industry. Schildgen’s current research agenda focuses on Electron Microscopy for quality control of new developmental diodes used in printing new sources of illumination to replace the Edison bulb and mercury fluorescent tubes.