Dr. Dennis Scanlin

Education: 

  • BS from Pennsylvania State University
  • MA from West Virginia University
  • Ed.D from West Virginia University

Teaching Specialties: 

  • Renewable Energy Technology 

Professional Affiliations or Organizations: 

  • Amercian Wind Energy Association 
  • American Solar Energy Society 
  • North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

Research Interests: 

  • Wind Energy Measurement and Assessment 
  • Solar Food Drying 
  • Solar Water Heating Technology 
  • Solar Water Distillation

Publications: 

  • 2014 - Build a Solar Food Dehydrator, Mother Earth News, June 2014
  • 2013 - Evaluating Solar Food Dryers; Stocking Up with Solar Power, Permaculture Activist, November 2013
  • 2006 - Watauga County, NC Wind Ordinance, Appalachian State University Energy Center Newsletter
  • 2006 - “Small Wind Initiative for Western North Carolina” Home Power, June/July, #113 
  • 2003 - “Weighing Wind Energy” February issue of Appalachian Voices 
  • 2002 - “Wind Power” Fall Issue of Extension News, Vol 2, Issue 2 
  • 2002 - “Is Wind Energy in North Carolina’s Future” Fall issue of Accent 
  • 2001 - “Appropriate Technology Case Studies: Lessons Learned”, Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Living, 50th Yearbook of the Council on Technology Teacher Education, Robert Wicklein, Editor, Chapter 10, pgs 202-222
  • 2000 - “The PV Combiner Box”, Home Power, August/September, # 78, 52-56
  • 1999 - “Improving Solar Food Dryers”, Home Power, February/March, 69, 32-42 
  • 1998 - “The Appalachian Solar Lumber Kiln”, Home Power, February/March, #63, 50-57
  • 1997 - “Drying Food with Solar Energy”, TECH Directions, September 1997, (57) 2,46-49
  • 1997 - “Empirical Investigations of Solar Water Heating Technology”, Home Power, April/May, 16-26
  • 1997 - “The Design, Construction and Use of an Indirect Through Pass Solar Food Dryer”, Home Power, February/March, 62-72
  • 1996 - “Honduras Solar Education: An Appalachian State University Project”. North Carolina Sun (19) 1, Spring, 1996
  • 1993 - “Solar Box Cooker”. TECH Directions, 53(4), 43-45
  • 1991 - “Solar Ovens.” Katuah Journal, Issue 32, Fall 1991, pp 29-30
  • 1991 - “Higher Order Thinking Skills in the Technology Education Classroom”. In G. A. Edmison (Ed.), “Approaches: Teaching Strategies for Technology Education Reston, VA. International Technology Education Association
  • 1991 - “Developing Critical Thinking Skills”. In G. A. Edmison (Ed.) Delivery Systems: Teaching Strategies for Technology Education Reston, VA. International Technology Education Association
  • 1989 - “Appropriate Technology Education: Issues, Ideas and Activities.” Professional Responsibilities in the Global Community: Book of Abstracts. Association for the Advancement of Policy, Research and Development in the Third World
  • 1989 - Teaching Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in Vocational Education: A Resource Inventory for North Carolina Teachers and Administrators. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Division of Vocational Education
  • 1988 - Question Development for the Educational Testing Service
  • 1987 - “Reader, West Virginia Solar Lumber Kiln”. In Solar Heated Lumber Dry Kiln Designs, E.M. Wengert & L.C. Oliverira (Eds.) pp. 68 69. Department of Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 1986 - “An Analysis of Cognitive Growth Through FiguralProblem Solving in Industrial Arts”. In Third Annual Research Report. (NCCVTE and NC State Department of Public Instruction; August). (Refereed)
  • 1984 - “Cognitive Growth Through Figural Problem-Solving in Industrial Arts”. (Doctoral dissertation, University of West Virginia, 1984). Dissertation Abstracts International
  • 1981 - Solar Lumber Drying”. West Virginia People's Energy Network, issue #11
  • 1979 - “Appropriate Technology: Energy and Food Production”.(with E. Pytlik) The Journal of Epsilon Pi Tau, 5, 28 33
  • 1979 - “Classroom Applications of Appropriate Technology (AT): Energy and Food Production” (with B. Knight) Proceedings of the 41st National and 8th International Annual Conference of the American Industrial Arts Association, San Antonio, Texas

Courses Taught: 

  • Photovoltaics 
  • Wind & Hydro power 
  • Contemporary Problems In Appropriate Technology
Title: Professor
Department: Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6361

Office address
Katherine Harper Hall 24