'83, M '88
Donna Matteson '83, M '88, assistant professor of technology education at SUNY Oswego, was one of 10 men and women honored this spring with The Post-Standard’s annual Achievement Award.
Switching from the business world to technology education 20 years ago, Matteson served among the few women teaching such classes in the 1980s, according to her nominator.
Matteson taught technology classes at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. Her innovative classes were such a hit with students and their parents that her rooms were always filled with eager students, many of whom have continued on to establish successful careers in technology and engineering.
Matteson then took her classroom talents back to her alma mater. She is an assistant professor in the technology education department at SUNY Oswego where she instructs classes including "Teaching Methods for Technology Education," "Computer-Assisted Design and Drafting" and "Advanced Computer-Aided Design and Drafting."
She has lectured at conferences from Florida to Hawaii and was a presenter at the International Technology Education Association’s 2007 conference in San Antonio, Texas.
—Emily King '05