Howard Broughton, MBA

Adjunct Faculty in Environmental Studies and Entrepreneurship

B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Imaging Science

M.B.A, Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Green Building Certification Institute, June 2009

Certified Infrared Thermographer, Level II , Academy of Infrared Training, Inc. License #: 2-187, Renewed September 2004

Building Analyst Professional, Building Performance Institute, Inc. February 2011

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Howard Broughton is currently teaching Environmental Study courses on energy and renewable energy aspects with an emphasis on the modeling and methods techniques that reinforces the science concepts and relate them to current business concepts.  He also instructs business courses in Enterprise Development, Negotiation Skills, Entrepreneurship Mindset and the Entrepreneurship Process.  Mr. Broughton enjoys blending engineering concepts with business fundamentals to provide students with a vast understanding of interdisciplinary concepts.

Howard Broughton has been developing imaging systems for the past 20 years and has held various engineering, management and CEO positions in many different industries. Mr. Broughton currently is President of two companies and past CEO of Roman Chariot with sales more than $1M.

At NASA Glenn Research Center he managed the image analysis on high profile ($1 million) projects and was recognized within the aeronautical community as a leader and innovator. He also developed a machine vision system, which a patent was issued (5,978,500). He was also selected by Trek Diagnostic Systems Inc. to manage the development of a new medical diagnostic product line acquired from a bankrupt Israeli company. In this position he was responsible for the current and future product development by hiring and managing a global staff.

Mr.Broughton has been an active member in various professional societies, such as The Society of Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), the Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), and the Society of Photogrametry. He has published several papers on imaging science concepts and system development, and has been a speaker at many conferences around the U.S.

Mr. Broughton served his country in the U.S. Army at various assignments around the world. During his service he was recognized as a superior leader and distinguished himself by being promoted ahead of his peers. He was awarded many medals, commendations, and certificates for meritorious service, both for his commitment to his fellow soldiers and the successful accomplishment of the mission.

As a Rotarian, Broughton has served for 5 years as chair of the Youth Service Committee of his local club where he helped to dispense grants, scholarships, and contest awards. He was also elected to serve on the board of directors for a three year term.

Mr. Broughton's current interests is to instruct students to refine their critical thinking skills to solve complex issues in energy and business related courses.

Selected Publications and Projects

2007    Roman Customs, Crain's Cleveland Business, December 24, Authors: Howard Broughton, John Booth, Crain's Cleveland Business

2005    Local and Total Density Measurements in Ice Shapes, 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit AIAA-2005-0657 Reno, Nevada, January, Authors: Howard Broughton, Mario Vargas, NASA Glenn Research Center

High-Speed Gear-Failure Digital Video Imaging System, Proc. SPIE Vol. 2869, p. 1013-1016, 22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, Dennis L. Paisley; Ed., Authors: Howard Broughton

1997    Validation of NASA Thermal Ice Protection Computer Codes Part 1-Program Overview , National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio 44135-3191, January 6, Authors: Howard Broughton, Dean Miller, Thomas Bond and David Sheldon, NASA Glenn Research Center

1997    Digitized X-Radiographs Indicate Densities in Ice Samples, NASA Tech Briefs, June, Authors: Howard Broughton, Mario Vargas, NASA Glenn Research Center

1996    Determination of Shed Ice Particle Size Using High Speed Digital Imaging,  Prepared for AeroSense'96 sponsored by the International Society for Optical Engineering Orlando, Florida, April 8-I2, NASA TM-107406 



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