Jeff Libby shares industry experience with UAA automotive students

Jeff Libby is a term instructor who joined the Community & Technical College’s Transportation & Power Division in August 2012. He is a certified master automotive technician who spent approximately 10 years working as a specialist for Mitsubishi Motors of North America. His background with the automotive industry has been focused on Japanese and European import technology. In the past, Libby worked as a shop foreman, lead diagnostic technician, and automotive technology instructor.

Jeff Libby is a term instructor in the
Transportation & Power Division.
Q: You are relatively new to the Transportation & Power Division’s automotive technology program and previously worked in the automotive industry. What prompted your move to work in higher education?
A: I value education and find teaching to be a very rewarding occupation. There is a strong sense of community at UAA that makes working here very enjoyable. It's a nice feeling to provide information and pathways to promote student success. 

Q:Why did you choose your field of study? What sparked your interest?
A: I enjoy problem solving, working with my hands, learning new things and talking to people. Working in the automotive industry allowed me to do all of these in a single occupation. Our society relies on the transportation industry tremendously; so there are numerous opportunities for employment.

Q: Your background includes 10 years of experience at Mitsubishi Motors of North America. You have also worked extensively with Japanese and European import technology. How do you think that has helped you in your role?
A: Currently, the Transportation & Power Division at UAA has an automotive technology program that offers two options for additional certification—the GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) and the Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET). There is also an incredible diesel/heavy equipment program.

It's fantastic that our students have these opportunities to receive specialized training for these manufacturers or from the diesel program. My background with the imports will help diversify the knowledge that is being spread to our students and will make a great addition to an already terrific training program. 

Q: What excites you about your work as a faculty member at UAA?
A: Knowing that every day I am able to make a positive difference in the lives of my students and provide them with opportunities to be successful.
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