Bezzant, Howard
Associate Professor - Engineering Design Technology
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Current Position

Full-time, faculty level professional educator with Utah Valley University in Engineering Design Technology department, tenured associate professor.  Specialized skills and training in Structural Steel Detailing, Residential, BIM and Commercial Architecture, Introductory and Intermediate Drafting Instruction, Technical Mathematics, Adult / Early Adult Education and Distance Education.

Education and Training

August 2012                  Utah State University   Logan, UT

Master of Education – Instructional Technology & Learning Science

  • Distance Education focus (w/ USOE Distance Ed. Endorsement)
  • Producing and developing learning systems for Distance Education

August 2003                  Utah State University  Logan, UT

Bachelor of Science – Technology and Industrial Education

  • Professional Teacher development for industry skilled professionals
  • Cum Laude honor recognition at graduation

May 1981                      Utah Technical College (UVU)  Orem, UT

Associate of Applied Science – Drafting & Design Technology

  • Concentration areas of structural, civil, mechanical and architectural

Nov 2008             Nat’l Board for Professional Teaching Standards

National Board Certified Teacher

  • Certification in Early Adolescence and Young Adult Career and Technical Education–Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Area


Professional experience

June 2008- present        Utah Valley University  Orem, UT

Associate Professor—Engineering Design Technology

  • Instructor in EGDT 1000 – Basic Technical Drafting, EGDT 1020 – 3D Modeling - Revit, EGDT 1040 – AutoCAD Drafting, EGDT 1060 – MicroStation Drafting, EGDT 1100 –  Residential Architectural Drafting, EGDT 1300 – Structural Detailing / Drafting 1, EGDT 2300 – Advanced Structural Detailing / Drafting 2, EGDT 1600 – Technical Mathematics 1 – Algebra.
  • Specialization in Structural Drafting and Residential Architecture & Concepting
  • Supervising Instructor for EGDT Concurrent Enrollment for Nebo Advanced Learning Center, Springville High, Maple Mountain High and Pleasant Grove High schools for EGDT courses.
  • Engineering Initiative and Perkins Grant specialist for EGDT dept.
  • Developing and integrating 3D scanning, CNC woodcarving and laser engraving into light CNC manufacturing and prototyping labs.
  • USOE – CTE drafting & CAD state competency-based standards testing and curriculum development teams
  • Research interests in Alternative Education Delivery Methods, Blended and Online Education, Open Course Ware, Using Technology to Teach Tech Skills
  • Committees: Faculty Senate Elections Committee for College of T & C, Library Committee representative for EGDT department.

Aug. 1991-June 2008     Salt Lake Community College   Salt lake City, UT

Adjunct Professor – Concurrent Enrollment —

Architectural Tech. and Engineering Design / Drafting Tech.

  • Instructor in EDDT 1010 – Technical Drafting 1, EDDT 1040 – Introduction to CAD Drafting (AutoCAD), EGDT 1100 –  Advanced AutoCAD.
  • Instructor in ARCH 1100 –Introduction to Architectural Drawing, ARCH 1130 – Basic Drawing, ARCH 1210 – Residential Construction, ARCH 1310 – Introduction to AutoCAD, ARCH 1350 – Computer Graphics (for architecture), ARCH 2150 – Architectural Graphics.
  • Concurrent enrollment adjunct at both Bingham High and Riverton High.

Aug 1999- June 2008     Riverton High School  Riverton, UT

Professional Educator—CTE Instructor Drafting, Design, CAD

  • Instructor in Basic Technical Drafting, CAD I & II, Engineering Drawing, Architectural Drafting & CAD (AutoDesk, MicroStation, SolidWorks)
  • Occupational Drafting—Construction materials, drawing (art), portfolio development, model building, 3D parametric design, manufacturing
  • Adjunct instructor for Concurrent Enrollment, Salt Lake Community College in Architectural and Engineering Design departments
  • Mentor teacher—Riverton High, Jordan School District, Wasatch Front South Consortium, and BYU Student Teacher Training
  • School, Regional and State competency-based curriculum teams
  • Specialist and team lead in literacy cross-curricular integration
  • Developed and integrated advanced lab and manufacturing program
  • 6 years Trades & Vocational department chair.

Aug 1991- Aug 1999      Bingham High School  South Jordan, UT

Professional Educator—CTE Instructor Drafting, Design, CAD

  • Duties comparable to those at Riverton High

Related professional experience

Nov 1983- Aug 1991      Southam & Warburton, Inc.   Pleasant Grove, UT

Senior Architectural Designer / Drafter

  • Drawing preparation for commercial exterior metal products including  specialty roofing, exterior systems, building panel systems
  • Project management assistant and other management responsibilities
  • Specifications specialist, purchaser, transportation specialist
  • Die, tool and process development

June 1980- Nov 1983     McNally Mountain States Steel           Lindon, UT

Senior Structural Steel Detailer and Checker

  • Complete structural steel detailing and checking medium and heavy
  • Project lead for specialty tanks, municipal and utility structures
  • Detailing lead – miscellaneous steel and template supervision

June 1981- Sept 1981    Stone & Webster Engineering           Denver, CO

Structural Steel Design Drafter and Checker

  • Design drafting of structural and civil support systems for nuclear and fossil-fuel power generation plants (domestic)
  • Structural concrete, steel, and site design; engineering checks

June 1981- Sept 1995    Independent Project Consultant    Self-Employed

Building Designer -- Builder – Project Coordinator -- Detailer

  • Design drafting for architectural projects for contractors and individuals
  • Structural and miscellaneous steel detailing
  • Residential building construction and consultation

Certifications, Licensure and Professional memberships

Aug 1991- June 2016     Utah State Office of Education Salt Lake City, UT

Professional Educator License – Level 3 (standard)

  • Career & Technical Education with Drafting /CAD endorsement

Nov 2008             Nat’l Board for Professional Teaching Standards

National Board Certified Teacher

  • Certification in Early Adolescence and Young Adult Career and Technical Education–Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Area

Professional Memberships

Association of Career and Technology Educators (ACTE)       1992-present

SkillsUSA (formerly Vocational-Industrial Clubs of America)    1991-present

Utah National Board Certified Teachers Assoc. (UNBCT)         2008-2017

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)                       2010-present

Text and Academic Authors Assoc. (TAA)                              2010-2011

Int’l Technology & Engineering Educators Assoc. (ITEEA)       1999-2008

Technology Student Association (TSA)                                  1999-2008

Awards, Presentations    and Publications

Grants:      Engineering Initiative (EI) and Perkins (P)

2008 – (EI) $4999-Manufacturing, (EI) $5295-Scan & Manufacture;

2009 – (EI) $5340-Measure & Share,  (EI) $5599-Large Format Print;

2009 – (P) $1987-High School 3D derby outreach;

2009 – (P) $2500—CTE Faculty In Business (FIB) Externship

2010 – (P) $3250-High School 3D derby outreach.


Jan 2009 – Dimension World Expo, Anaheim, CA ‘UVU 3D derby: Using 3D Modeling and Printing to Engage High School Students in Engineering Design’.  AF/RP presentation and demo (co-presented w/ Dave Manning) (industry training)

Feb 2010 – USOE Mid-Winter Conf., STS-Drafting section, UVU, Orem ‘Understanding Weldiments and Applying Welds to Drawings’ (teacher training)

July 2010 – USOE Summer Conf., STS-Drafting section, WHS, Heber, UT ‘Architectural Construction in the Classroom: Real Wall Section’ (teacher training)

Various minor presentations to secondary schools and scout groups


March 2009 – The Wohler’s Report (non-juried, industry trends annual publication).  ‘AF/RP at UVU-EGDT: Promoting Higher Education and High School Engagement in Engineering Design’.  Published in 2009 annual report and weekly blog.

Volunteer experience

Scoutmaster -- Boy Scouts of America, Special Needs Troop 1188, 4 years

District & Unit Commissioner – Boy Scouts of America, Grove Creek Dist., 5.5 years

Scout Committee Chair – Boy Scouts of America, Troop 25, current

Various positions – Boy Scouts of America, various units, 10 years

Trained Mentor Teacher – Jordan School District, 5 years

USOE STS-Drafting section – President, President-Elect and Sec.

Various church leadership with special needs and youth groups

Interests and activities

Family development and travel

Fruit tree development & production

Painting, graphics & illustration

Family activities and outdoor recreation

Adult  & continuing education

Building design and construction - alternative construction methods

Small / Effecient home design & Homes for the disabled