Dr. Ernest W. Maurer

The Dream Is Alive: Space Flight and Operations in Earth Orbit (Geosync, ©1991) by Dr. Maurer has been used as a text in many colleges over the years and was released as an eBook in 2013. His current research interests include commercial spaceflight, and applying Crew Resource Management techniques to hospital staff in the ER and ICU. At Orange Coast, he served as the Dean of Technology and Dean of Career Education from 1984 until 1995. Dr. Maurer's unique skillset in computer information systems and his dissertation on the obstacles to the Implementation of Computer-aided Instruction helped define the data and network specifications for OCC's $11 million Technology Center, construction of which he oversaw as dean. Dr. Maurer has been committed to diversity in the educational arena from early in his career and has participated in four annual technical workshops in the Republic of China, sponsored by Community Colleges for International Development, both as project team leader and lecturer. For his efforts, he was recognized for his continuing efforts in international education and received four citations from the Taiwan Minister of Education. Dr. Maurer has been active in SCCA's CalClub Region campaigning a Mazda Spec7, and holds a National Competition and Crew license.



Pre-flight training programs for space tourist candidates

Co-op engineering program at GM Flint 

      General Motors Institute (Kettering)

A.A. Cuyahoga Community College

B.S., Education, Kent State University

Preventing Human Factors medical mistakes in the ER and OR.

Safety and regulation in the commercial and tourist space industries.

Automotive uses for the ADS-B technology.

M.A., Technology, Kent State University

Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

        Higher Education Administration,  

        Cognate - Anderson School - Computer              Information Systems