John N. Kidder, Jr.
I joined the Vermont Tech faculty in 2002 and immediately found it to be an exciting and rewarding place to teach. I currently serve as the chair of the Mechanical Engineering Technology department where we offer degrees in mechanical, manufacturing, and electromechanical engineering technology and renewable energy. I currently teach courses in materials, statics, and energy systems. In 2011 I spent a semester in Ireland at University College Cork studying wind power and energy modeling. Prior to joining Vermont Tech I taught at the University of Maryland and studied at the University of Washington where I had the chance to spend a summer at NEC in Japan working on optoelectronics technology. Outside of work I enjoy sailing, skiing, and spending time with my family.