Trades and Technology Faculty - School of Trades, Technology Sustainability and Professional Studies

Shawn Miller
Chair, Trades Department
Assistant Professor, Plumbing, OSHA 30 & HVAC
MBA Certificate, Tulane University

Shawn Miller has worked for 26 years in the plumbing and heating industry in both the residential and commercial areas and operated his own plumbing business in Minnesota. Before coming to SFCC in 2011, Shawn worked as a plumber and an instructor at Anoka Technical College in Minnesota. He was also a master plumber and trainer for Roto-Rooter Chem-Med Corp. He carries numerous specialty and vendor certifications.

Eric Highfield
Greenhouse Technologies Program Coordinator

Eric Highfield is a scientist with a diverse background, skilled in a variety of genres related to fish, plant & food production including botany, soil science, microbiology, chemistry, molecular biology, aquatic ecology, culinary arts, restaurant management, hydroponics, aquaculture, and aquaponics.

Originally from Colorado, his educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and chemistry from Metro State University of Denver, a Masters of Science in environmental science with a focus on hydroponics, aquaculture and aquaponics in controlled environments from the University of Arizona, a certificate in biotechnology, and a post-bachelor certification in aquaculture. He has a passion for sustainability and new advancements related to agriculture.

Luke Spangenburg
Assistant Director, Center of Excellence, Biofuels

Luke Spangenburg, a Phi Theta Kappa graduate of Santa Fe Community College's Environmental Technologies program who now teaches at the college, has directed the Biofuels Center of Excellence since 2012. Its mission is to develop and deliver workforce training in New Mexico. Luke has also been involved with the Alternative Fuels program since its beginning and continues to collaborate in the development of programming.

SFCC Biofuels Centers of Excellence Director and Lead Faculty Luke Spangenburg was a session chair at the 4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts, which will be held at the Santa Fe Convention Center in 2014.

He is also the president of New Solutions Energy; a company dedicated to the creation of innovative algae production systems. Luke's knowledge of sustainable technologies, combined with his passion for the natural world, motivate all of his work. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife and two children.

For more information, please contact the School of Trades, Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies, 505-428-1388,

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