Pre-Engineering & CTE Exploratory Instructor
Justin Willis is Mid-Coast's Pre-Engineering instructor, recently moving to Rockland after growing up just across the bay in Penobscot, ME. He graduated from the University of Maine’s Mechanical Engineering Technology bachelor’s program in 2018. While enrolled at the university, Justin has also worked as a Research Technician intern in the research engineering department of Maine Maritime Academy, and at the composite manufacturer Compotech Inc. in Brewer, ME. During his undergraduate degree, Justin tutored Technical Physics and Calculus courses for the University of Maine as a CRLA certified Experienced Tutor. He also provided homework help and study skills tutoring to students at Old Town High School and Leonard Middle School, free of charge through a nonprofit program he began at New Life Old Town church and youth center. He found out about the Master of Science (M.S.T.) program after having the opportunity to work with UMaine's Research in STEM Education center as a Maine Learning Assistant (MLA). He recently graduated with his M.S.T. degree, presenting a thesis on methods of teaching statistics concepts to diverse learners.
Justin is also teaching the CTE Exploratory program at Camden Hills. His research interests include applied statistics education, education methods in engineering, and career and technical education.When not at the school, Justin enjoys collecting antique measuring tools and amateur radio.