Cale Polkinghorne

Cale Polkinghorne

Assistant Professor

Office: 129C Jacobetti Complex
Phone: 906-227-2552
E-mail: cpolking@nmu.edu

Biographical Profile

Cale Polkinghorne is in the areas of Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Manufacturing, Machining, and Industrial Technology Education. Cale holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology Education, a master’s degree in Education Administration, an educational specialist degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership.  He holds a Michigan professional teaching certificate and several vocational certifications including machine tool operation, aviation power plant technology, and aviation transportation. Cale is also Michigan State certified to be a K-12 Principal and Superintendent.  His past work experience includes being an aviation machinist in the U.S. Coast Guard and a teacher at Marquette Senior High School.  His wife Melissa teaches first grade at Superior Hills Elementary School in Marquette, Michigan.

Courses Taught

 
MF 133: Machinery’s Handbook
MF 134: Manufacturing Processes
MF 233: Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
MF 236: Machine Tool Maintenance
MF 249: Advanced Machining Operations
MF 263: Advanced CNC Operations
IT 180: Intro to Fluid Power
IT 215: General Industrial Safety
TE 350: Methods and Materials, Industrial Technology Secondary Education
ED 440: Student Teaching Supervision
 

Education

  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A.E., Northern Michigan University
  • Ed.S., Northern Michigan University
  • Ed.D., Central Michigan University