Todd Flessner

Todd Flessner

Todd Flessner
Instructor, Manufacturing

Office: TC105E
Phone:  217-443-8578
YouTube: Todd Flessner
Twitter: @TFlessner

Educational Background:
2010 DACC Graduate in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
2013 SIU Carbondale Graduate in Industrial Technology
OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer

Classes Taught:
Precision Machining
Advanced Manufacturing
Industrial Safety

Todd Flessner, Instructor, Manufacturing

Personal Info:
I spent 20 years in industry, wearing many hats, from Operator, Technician, Trainer, to Manufacturing Engineer.

Teaching Philosophy:
I’ve taught many types of people over the years, of all ages, and found that not two learned the same way. Finding the way that each student learns is important, to help me, help the student, achieve their educational goals. Continuing to learn new things keeps your brain working. If you ever stop learning, your brain will stop working. I emphasize to always be open to new ideas and concepts, just because “That’s how we’ve always done it,” doesn’t mean that’s the only way, or the best way, to do it.

Research Interests:
I am always researching technology in the Manufacturing environment. It seems that there is always a new, or better, or faster way to manufacture products. Workplace Safety is also a field I am very passionate about. In 2005, a coworker died in a machine tool accident. In 2017, a year after starting my teaching career at DACC, I completed training to be an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer, so that the college can provide OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Credentials to students, and the community.