Professor John D. Kelly - Qualifications and Credentials

John D. Kelly in the TE-218 Shop

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Education:

  • 1998 - Jun 12 - Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Weber State University
  • 1993 - Jun 11 - Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology - Weber State University
  • 1991 - Jun 7 - Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology - Weber State University
  • 1990 - Aug 10 - Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Service - GM ASEP - Weber State University
  • 1980 - May 25 - Graduate of Box Elder High School - Brigham City, Utah; Howard H. Gittins, Auto Shop Teacher

Certifications:

  • ASE xEV Electrical Safety Awareness Certification (2023) expires 05-01-2026
  • ASE xEV Technician Electrical Safety Certification (2023) expires 05-01-2026
  • ASE Master Automobile Technician Certification (1988–today) expires 12-31-2025
  • ASE A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Certification (2009 - today) expired 06-30-2024
  • ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification (1994–today) expires 06-30-2029
  • ASE L2 Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist (2009–today), expired 06-30-2024
  • ASE L3 Light-Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicles (2015–today) expires 12-31-2025
  • ASE F1 Light Vehicle Compressed Natural Gas Certification (2010–today) expired 06-30-2024
  • ASE G1 Maintenance and Light Repair Certification (2013–today) expires 12-31-2028
  • ASE Certified for 41 Years (1983-today)
  • S/P2 Shop Safety and Pollution Prevention certifications (2006-today)
  • General Motors World Class Master Technician Certification (2002–2023)
  • General Motors Advanced Technology Vehicle Master Technician Certification (2018-2023)
  • Toyota Certified Master Level Technician (2009–2017)
  • Toyota Certified TTEN Instructor in Chassis, Drivetrain, Electrical, Engine, and Hybrid (2012–2017)
  • Chrysler Level 3 certifications in Automatic Transmissions, Drivetrain, Chassis, Core, Diesel, and Climate Control Systems
  • Honda Master Technician Certification and Civic Natural Gas Vehicles Certification (2012-2016) 
  • EPA Clean Air Act - Section 609 Refrigerant Handling Certification (1991–today)
  • Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Training Certifications from:
    • Chrysler Two-mode (2008), Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid, Jeep Wrangler 4xe (2017-today)
    • Ford Focus EV, Escape Hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Explorer Hybrid, Mach-E Mustang EV (2006–today)
    • General Motors Parallel Hybrid Truck, Two-Mode RWD and FWD, BAS, BAS+, E-Assist, Volt generations, Malibu Hybrid, Spark EV, Bolt EV Generations, GMC HUMMER, Cadillac LYRIQ (2008–today)
    • Honda Insight, Civic, Accord, and CRZ (IMA) Hybrids, E-Assist (IMMD) 2-Motor hybrids of the Insight, Accord, CR-V, and the Clarity PHEV. (2000–today)
    • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid (Honda IMA Based), 2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid (Toyota Power-Split Based) (2018 - today), Subaru Solterra BEV (2023-today).
    • Toyota Prius Family, Camry HV, Highlander HV, Avalon HV, RAV4 HV (2001–today)
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Training Certification - Fully trained on the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Spark EV, and the Volt generations from the General Motors Training Center, Burbank, and Glendale, CA (2011–today)

Background:

45 years in the automotive industry

  • 2014–today - Professor in the Automotive Technology Department at Weber State University
  • 2010–2015 - Program Manager of the Automotive Technology Department at Weber State University
  • 2009–2014 - Associate Professor in the Automotive Technology Department at Weber State University
  • 2006–2010 - Chairman of the first Automotive Technology Department at Weber State University
  • 2005–2006 - Manager of the Automotive Technology Program at Weber State University
  • 2004–2009 - Assistant Professor in the Automotive Technology Program at Weber State University
  • 1991–2004 - 13 years as an instructor at the General Motors Training Center at Weber State University
  • 1989–1991 - Adjunct Instructor for the Automotive Program at Weber State University
  • 1979–1991 - 12 years as an automobile technician working for independent repair shops (George's Goodyear Tires and Parson's Texaco) and various General Motors Dealerships (Hansen Motor Company, Freeway Oldsmobile-Cadillac, and John Watson Chevrolet in Utah; Hagen Chevrolet in San Diego, California)

 Memberships/Affiliations:

  • Member of the ASE ASE L3 Advanced Level Test Revision Committee. (2022-2024)
  • Member of the ASE High Voltage Safety Assessment Committee (2022-2023)
  • Member of the ASE Manual Drivetrain and Axles A2 and A3 Area Technical Committee (2021-2022)
  • Appointed to the Utah Motor Vehicle Review Committee by Governor Cox (April 23, 2021 - April 15, 2025)
  • Member of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) (2002–today)
  • Member of the Weber State University Ranking and Tenure Evaluation Committee (2015–today)
  • Member of the Weber State University Environmental Issues Committee (2018–2019)
  • Member of the Utah Clean Cities Coalition Electric Vehicle Task Force (2013–2016)
  • Member of the Utah Clean Cities Coalition Technical Advisory Committee (2012–2016)
  • Member of the Weber State University Parking Committee (2010–2016)
  • Member of the Weber State University Faculty Senate (2007–2010) 
  • Member of the Weber State University Academic Resources and Computing Committee (ARCC) (2007–2008)
  • Advisory Committee member of the Job Corps automotive program - Clearfield, UT (2007–2015)
  • Member of and Certified Test Proctor for the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA)
  • Member of and Certified Test Proctor for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS)

Accomplishments/Recognition:

  • 2024 - July 15-19 - Taught the 35th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2024 - June 24-28 - Taught the 34th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2024 - June 14 - Featured in a story by PBS Utah about electric vehicles in Utah called Amping Up Electric Vehicles.
  • 2024 - June 3-7 - Taught the 33rd 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2024 - May 20-24 - Taught the 32nd 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2024 - May 6-10 - Taught the 31st 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2024 - April 29 - May 3 - Taught the 30th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2024 - April 27 - Presented a four-hour virtual training class on "Thermal Management Systems and Their Impact on EV Driving Range" at the WorldPAC STX2024 Supplier and Training Exposition.
  • 2024 - April 26 - Presented a four-hour virtual training class on "High Voltage (HV) Isolation on xEVs – Diagnosis and Safety" at the WorldPAC STX2024 Supplier and Training Exposition.
  • 2024 - April 25 - Presented a four-hour virtual training class on "The MSD is Disappearing; How to Disable High Voltage Systems on Modern xEVs" at the WorldPAC STX2024 Supplier and Training Exposition.
  • 2024 - April 25 - Presented a four-hour virtual training class on "Tesla’s Fuseless 12-, 16-, and 48-Volt Systems" at the WorldPAC STX2024 Supplier and Training Exposition.
  • 2024 - April. 18 - Interviewed and quoted in an article by Senior Editor Chris Perkins for Motor1.com called No, Today's Cars Don’t Have Too Many Gears
  • 2024 - March 4-9 - Taught the 29th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2024 - January. 19 - Interviewed and quoted in an article by Staff Writer Aarian Marshall for WIRED Magazine called How the Mighty Heat Pump Is Helping (but Not Solving) EVs’ Cold Weather Problem 
  • 2024 - January. 8-12 - Participated as a Subject Matter Expert on the ASE L3 Advanced Level Test Revision committee.

  • 2023 - October 30 - November 3. - Taught the 28th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2023 - October. 6 - Presented a one-hour training class on "Hybrid and EV Safety in an Educational Environment" at the Rocky Mountain Automotive Teacher Society (RMATS) conference.
  • 2023 - September. 20 - Consultant for Tesla Service Diagnostic Software
  • 2023 - August. 31 - Consultant for Fluke Corporation EV and EVSE Tools
  • 2023 - August. 18 - Interviewed and quoted in an article by Senior Editor Chris Perkins for Road and Track Magazine called The Crucial Tech That Made Toyota’s Hybrid Revolution Possible.
  • 2023 - August. 14-18 - Taught the 27th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2023 - August. 7-11 - Taught the 26th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2023 - July. 25 - Guest speaker for the West Virginia Electric Auto Association through Google Meet.
  • 2023 - July. 10-14 - Taught the 25th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2023 - June. 19-23 - Taught the 24th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2023 - June. 14 - Presented a two-hour training seminar to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigations (ODI). The presentation was entitled "HVAC Systems and their Impact on EV Driving Range" This presentation included several variations of cabin, powertrain, and battery thermal management on electrified vehicles.
  • 2023 - June. 5-9 - Taught the 23rd 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2023 - June. 2 - Completed research and a YouTube video on Coolant flow in a Tesla. See Understanding Coolant Flow in a Tesla
  • 2023 - May. 22-26 - Taught the 22nd 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2023 - May. 22 - Completed research and a YouTube video on Tesla's Heat Pump System. See Understanding Tesla's Heat Pump System
  • 2023 - May. 8-12 - Taught the 21st 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2023 - April. 24- 28 - Participated as a Subject Matter Expert on the ASE L3 Advanced Level Test Revision committee.
  • 2023 - April. 12 - Featured in the Weber State University Faculty and Staff Newsletter for being awarded the Presidential Teaching Excellence Award.
  • 2023 - April. 06 - Presented an Ed-Talk, "Supplementing your courses with custom videos," at the Teaching and Learning Forum's Thrive Symposium at Weber State University
  • 2023 - April. 06 - Completed research and YouTube video on Tesla's 16V Li-Ion Battery. see Tesla's 16V Li-Ion Battery.
  • 2023 - March. 28 - Presented a two-hour training seminar to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigations (ODI). The presentation was entitled "High Voltage Isolation on EVs - Diagnosis and Safety." This presentation included methods of diagnosing loss of isolation in the high voltage systems on electrified vehicles.
  • 2023 - March. 13 - Recipient of the Presidential Teaching Excellence Award at Weber State University
  • 2023 - March. 3-10 - Taught the 20th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2023 - January. 18 - Presented a two-hour training seminar to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigations (ODI). The presentation was entitled "Disconnecting/Disabling High Voltage Systems on Electric Vehicles." This presentation included new, trending, and previous methods of disabling high-voltage systems on electrified vehicles.
  • 2023 - January. 10-12 - Participated as a Subject Matter Expert on the ASE L3 Advanced Level Test Revision committee.

  • 2022 - December. 12-16 - Taught the 19th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2022 - November. 30 - Participated as a Subject Matter Expert on the ASE High Voltage Safety Assessment Workshop item scoring.
  • 2022 - November. 9 - Featured in a television news story on Fox 13 Utah about electric car chargers. See Why electric vehicle charger numbers might not add up
  • 2022 - November. 7- 11 - Participated as a Subject Matter Expert on the ASE High Voltage Safety Assessment Workshop
  • 2022 - October. 31- November. 4 - Taught the 18th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2022 - October. 21 - Completed research and YouTube video on the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Power-Split Transmission. See Understanding the Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Transmission
  • 2022 - October. 3-7 - Participated as a Subject Matter Expert on the ASE High Voltage Safety Assessment Workshop
  • 2022 - October. 2 - The WeberAuto Youtube Channel hits 52 Million Views with over 338,000 subscribers.
  • 2022 - September. 29 - Panel member/speaker for a community conversation on the electric vehicle rollout and the implications for the automotive technology industry. This conversation was hosted by the Salt Lake Tribune, Rocky Mountain Power, and Weber State University. View the conversation on YouTube; see Volt and Bolts.
  • 2022 - September. 25 - Featured in a Salt Lake Tribune news article. See How this Utahn turned his passion for electric vehicles into 40 million YouTube views
  • 2022 - September. 2 and 4 - Presenter/Speaker at the 2022 Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) Powertrain Exposition/Convention in Las Vegas, NV.  The topics were (Nov 2) Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Powertrain. (Nov 4) High Voltage Systems and Safety Training.
  • 2022 - August. 24 - Completed research and YouTube video showing electric motors and compound planetary gear set of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT. See The Marvelous Motors of the Mustang Mach-E GT
  • 2022 - August. 8-12 - Taught the 17th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2022 - August. 9 - Completed research and YouTube video showing how to remove and install a battery module, install the battery, and service the cooling systems of a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E GT. See Mustang Mach E GT Battery and Cooling System Service
  • 2022 - Aug. 2 - Presenter at the National Association of Automotive Universities (NAAU) Conference at WSU - "Changes in EV High Voltage Disabling Procedures."
  • 2022 - July. 28 - Completed research and YouTube video of removing the high voltage intended range battery of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT. See 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT - Extended Range Battery Removal
  • 2022 - July. 26 - Completed research and YouTube video of de-energizing the high voltage system of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT. See 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT - De-energizing the High Voltage System
  • 2022 - July. 23 - Completed research and YouTube video for the high voltage components of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT. See 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT - High Voltage Components
  • 2022 - July. 11-15 - Taught the 16th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2022 - June. 6-10 - Taught the 15th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2022 - May. 23-27 - Taught the 14th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2022 - May. 9-13 - Taught the 13th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2022- March. 21-25 - Participated as a Subject Matter Expert on the ASE Technical Committee to review ASE Renewal app questions for areas A2 and A3.
  • 2022 - March. 14 - Developed a new hands-on and web-based curriculum for my automatic transmission class. The new curriculum includes 8, 9, and 10-speed transmissions from Ford (10R80, 10R80-MHT, and 8F35), GM (10L80 and 9T50), and Toyota (AGA0E and UB80E). 
  • 2022 - March. 7-11 - Taught the 12th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.

  • 2021 - December. 8 - Co-presenter in a two-hour presentation to employees of TE Connectivity on high-voltage vehicle architecture.
  • 2021 - November. 25 - Completed research and YouTube video for the newly released Tesla Toolbox 3 Service and Diagnostic Software. See the Tesla Toolbox 3 Service and Diagnostic Software
  • 2021 - November. 1-5 - Taught the 11th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2021 - Aug. 25 - Completed a YouTube video tour of our EV and Hybrid Training Shop. See the EV and Hybrid Training - Shop Tour
  • 2021 - Aug. 24 - Guest Speaker on a live stream with the Transport Evolved YouTube channel. The one-hour episode is called "What's Involved In The Bolt EV Battery Recall? We Ask Prof. John Kelly From @WeberAuto!
  • 2021 - Aug. 9-13 - Participated as a Subject Matter Expert on the ASE Technical Committee to create ASE Renewal app questions for areas A2.
  • 2021 - July. 18 - The WeberAuto YouTube Channel now has over 250,000 subscribers and over 38 million views!
  • 2021 - July. 12-16 - Taught the 10th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2021 - July. 7-9 - Attended the first pilot event from Dr. Mark Quarto for the new SAE Probitas Vehicle Electrification Certification - Level 1 at Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA. 
  • 2021 - July. 7 - The InsideEVs website featured my newly completed Tesla Models 3 and Y Modular Motors video in the story Check Out Tesla Model 3/Model Y's Modular Electric Drive Units
  • 2021 - July. 3 - Completed research and YouTube video for the Tesla Model 3 and Y Modular Motors. See the Tesla Models 3 and Y Modular Motors
  • 2021 - June. 14-18 - Taught the 9th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2021 - May. 10-14 - Taught the 8th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2021 - April. 5-6 - Presented a two-part, four-hour seminar on NVH Diagnostics for WorldPac Training Institute online
  • 2021 - March. 31 - Completed research and YouTube video for the 17,500 RPM front motor and drive unit of a Tesla Model S. See Understanding the Tesla Model S Front Motor
  • 2021 - March. 18 - Presented a short webinar on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle service safety to students of Professor Jose Herrera at Hybrid Diagnostic Solutions in Trinidad and Tobago in the deep Caribbean.
  • 2021 - March. 11 - Completed research and YouTube video for the power electronics systems of a 2015-2018 Tesla Model S. See Understanding the Tesla Model S Power Electronics
  • 2021 - March. 1-5 - Taught the 7th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2021 - February. 16 - Completed research and YouTube video for the 18,000 RPM performance rear motor and drive unit from a 2015-2016 Tesla Model S P90D. See Understanding the Tesla Model S Performance Motor
  • 2021 - January. 30 - The WeberAuto YouTube Channel now has over 200,000 subscribers and 33 million views!
  • 2021 - January. 28 - Completed research and a YouTube video on 11 types of automotive differentials and learned how they work. See Understanding Differences in Automotive Differentials
  • 2021 - January. 22 - Completed research and YouTube video for the hybrid transaxle used in the 2019 - 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. See Understanding the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

  • 2020 - December. 20 - Completed research and YouTube video for the Acura 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Sport hybrid transaxle. See Understanding the Acura Sport Hybrid
  • 2020 - December. 12 - Completed research and YouTube video for the Honda E-Drive two-motor hybrid transaxle. See Understanding the Honda Hybrid E-Drive
  • 2020 - December. 9 - The Autoweek website featured my newly completed Understanding the Bolt EV video in a story
  • 2020 - December. 9 - The MSN Autos website featured my newly completed Understanding the Bolt EV video in a story
  • 2020 - December. 9 - The Hagerty website featured my newly completed Understanding the Bolt EV video in a story
  • 2020 - December. 7 - Presenter (Online) at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. The topic was the NVH app and vibration diagnostics.
  • 2020 - December. 4-6 - Opening presenter online at the Doutor-IE conference event in Brazil, December 4, 5, and 6, 2020. The Doutor-IE Circuit is the largest event of technical content for professional automotive repairers in Brazil. My presentation was a custom video. See Understanding the Bolt EV
  • 2020 - November. 2-6 - Taught the 6th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at the Weber State University - Davis campus.
  • 2020 - August 17 - Work begins to move into the new WSU Davis campus building. Classes begin in one week. The move takes over 14 weeks to complete.
  • 2020 - August 11 - Version 3.2 of the NVH app is released for iOS devices. The Android version is coming later this year.
  • 2020 - March 30 - I am sent home for the summer due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Two of my sons and I began work on the 2020 update for the NVH app. Over 13,000 additional vehicle profiles are added. The NVH app now supports 33 vehicle manufacturers and commercial trucks.
  • 2020 - March. 28 - Completed research and YouTube video for my automatic transmission class On-Off and Pulse-Width Modulated Solenoids. See On-Off and Pulse-Width Modulated Solenoids
  • 2020 - March. 28 - Completed research and YouTube video for my automatic transmission class on Clutches, Bands, and One-Way Devices. See Clutches, Bands, and One Way Devices
  • 2020 - March. 28 - Completed research and a YouTube video for my automatic transmission class on Bearings, Gaskets, and Seals. See Bearings, Gaskets, and Seals
  • 2020 - March. 22 - Completed research and YouTube video on The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Standards and Transmission Fluids. See National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Standards and Transmission Fluids
  • 2020 - March. 20 - Completed research and YouTube video on How to Properly use an Automatic Transmission Dipstick. See How to Properly use an Automatic Transmission Dipstick
  • 2020 - March. 18 -  Survived a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that hit northern Utah at 7:08 a.m. I was inside our 63-year-old automotive building when it hit. Minor damage to the building occurred. Before the earthquake, the building where I have spent 30 years of my career was scheduled to be demolished in the summer of 2020, while our new building is being completed on the Weber State University - Davis Campus in Layton, Utah.
  • 2020 - March. 13 - Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all classes at Weber State University were moved to an online format. Development of online classes to replace face-to-face classes begins. All other projects are delayed indefinitely.
  • 2020 - March. 2-6 - Taught the 5th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at Weber State University.
  • 2020 - January. 30 - Survived a Pulmonary Embolism. Hospitalized for four days.

  • 2019 - December. 20 - Completed research and YouTube video on high voltage system isolation in electric vehicles; see How safe from electrical shock are you in an electric vehicle?
  • 2019 - December. 18 - The InsideEVs website featured my newly completed SAE J1772 charging methods video in a story. There is no such thing as a Level 3 EV charger
  • 2019 - December. 10 - Completed research and YouTube video on the first generation Nissan LEAF high voltage battery; see 2011 Nissan LEAF - Deep Dive
  • 2019 - December. 9-13 - Taught the 4th 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at Weber State University.
  • 2019 - December. 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the December 2019 print issue or see it online at "Axle Noise and Vibration."
  • 2019 - November. 11 - Completed research and YouTube video on Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1772 EV Charging Technology. See, There is no such thing as a Level 3 EV charger
  • 2019 - Oct. 31 - Presenter/Speaker at the 2019 Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) Powertrain Exposition/Convention in Las Vegas, NV.  The topic was NVH Diagnosis made easy using the NVH app for smartphones and tablets.
  • 2019 - Oct. 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the October 2019 print issue or see it online at "The right way to troubleshoot and service universal joints."
  • 2019 - Sept. 10-11 - Co-presenter/speaker with WSU Computer Science Graduate Jacob Kelly at the 2019 Allison Transmission First Line Meetings in Reno, NV.  There were over 250 attendees at each of the two meetings. The topic was "Commercial truck vibration diagnosis" using the NVH app for smartphones and tablets. We worked with Allison Transmission to develop a quick, easy-to-use, accurate vibration diagnostic tool for the entire commercial truck and automotive industry. 
  • 2019 - Aug. 30 - Re-wrote and updated the 2019 ASE L3 Light Duty Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Certification Exam Study Guide for UBM MotorAge Training. The study guide now includes information on Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) as well as Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV).
  • 2019 - July. 15-17 - Taught the 3rd 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at Weber State University.
  • 2019 - June. 28 - Survived an automobile accident while driving home from work. I was hit "T-Boned" by a distracted driver running a red light.
  • 2019 - June. 24-28 - Taught the 2nd 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at Weber State University.
  • 2019 - May. 20-24 - Taught the 1st 5-day Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Bootcamp at Weber State University.
  • 2019 - May. 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the May 2019 print issue or see it online at Hybrid and EV Cooling Systems Service 
  • 2019 - April. 10 - Developed three new training classes for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. Two classes are online 1. High Voltage Safety Training (7 hours). 2. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems (21 hours). The third class is a 5-day summer boot camp on the campus of Weber State University. The online classes are open enrollment community classes; start anytime you want.
  • 2019 - Feb. 16 - Completed research and the first Youtube video on the "60 Years of Toyota Automatic Transmission Fluid - ATF History Part 5" Part of the Automatic Transmission Fluid History Project.
  • 2019 - Feb. 14 - Completed research and the first Youtube video on the "67 Years of Chrysler (FCA) Automatic Transmission Fluid - ATF History Part 4" Part of the Automatic Transmission Fluid History Project.
  • 2019 - Feb. 8 - Completed research and the first Youtube video on the "69 Years of Ford Automatic Transmission Fluid - ATF History Part 3" Part of the Automatic Transmission Fluid History Project.
  • 2019 - Jan. 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the January 2019 print issue or online at A Look at Hybrid AND EV Battery Service

  • 2018 - Dec. 17 - The InsideEVs website featured my newly completed 2017 Bolt EV Traction Motor - Deep Dive video in a story Chevrolet Bolt EV Traction Motor – Deep Dive: Video 
  • 2018 - Dec. 17 - Completed research and the first YouTube video on the "Chevrolet Bolt EV Traction Motor - Deep Dive" Part of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Project
  • 2018 - Dec. 12 - The InsideEVs website featured my newly completed 2017 Bolt EV Coolant System Loops video in the story WeberAuto Examines The Chevy Bolt EV’s Battery Coolant System 
  • 2018 - Dec. 11 - Completed research and the first YouTube video on the "Chevrolet Bolt EV Coolant System Loops" Part of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Project
  • 2018 - Dec. 6 - The InsideEVs website featured my newly completed 2017 Bolt EV High Voltage Components video in the story Check Out The Chevy Bolt EV High Voltage Components In Detail 
  • 2018 - Dec. 6 - Completed research and the first YouTube video on the "Chevrolet Bolt EV High Voltage Components" Part of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Project
  • 2018 - Dec. 5 - Featured in the Standard-Examiner newspaper for receiving the YouTube Silver Creator award.
  • 2018 - Nov. 29 - Recipient of the TSTseminars Technician's Choice award for the Top Tool of 2018 for the NVH App for smartphones.
  • 2018 - Nov. 1 - Recipient of the YouTube Silver Creator's Award for surpassing 100,000 subscribers on the WeberAuto YouTube Channel
  • 2018 - Oct. 30 - Completed the General Motors Advanced Technology Vehicle Master Technician Certification Assessment (A timed, hands-on diagnostics exam on GM Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), and Electric Vehicles (EV)) at the General Motors Training Center in Glendale, California, U.S.A. 
  • 2018 - Oct. 25 - Technical advisor for the development of a new Hybrid/Electric Vehicle disconnect training simulator for ConsuLab Training Aids
  • 2018 - Oct. 14 - Completed research and the first YouTube video on the "80 Years of GM Automatic Transmission Fluid - ATF History Part 2" Part of the Automatic Transmission Fluid History Project.
  • 2018 - Oct. 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the October 2018 print issue or online at A Look at Changes in Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • 2018 - Sep. 30 - The WeberAuto YouTube Channel now has over 100,000 subscribers and almost 20 million views!
  • 2018 - Aug. 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the August 2018 print issue or online at 20 Years of the Toyota Prius: A look at this revolutionary vehicle
  • 2018 - Jul. 12 - The InsideEVs website featured my newly completed 2017 Prius Prime Battery removal and deep dive videos in a story UPDATE – Toyota Prius Prime – High Voltage Battery Removal Video
  • 2018 - Jun. 18-22 - Developed and taught a 40-hour hands-on course on hybrid and electric vehicles. The students were automotive teachers from high schools, colleges, and universities in Utah who chose to participate in the Talent Ready Utah grant program through WSU. Each participating school received funds to purchase a hybrid or electric vehicle for their school's automotive program and training on that vehicle. The research and development of this course took 15 months and covered eight different hybrid and electric vehicle systems. Thank you to our department chairman Scott Hadzik for putting together a great grant proposal and following through on this great opportunity for everyone involved.
  • 2018 - Jun 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the June 2018 print issue or online at Smartphone-Based NVH Diagnostics 
  • 2018 - May. 14 - The WeberAuto Youtube Channel hit 90,000 subscribers with over 18.3 million views.
  • 2018 - May. 08-11 - Developed and presented a High Voltage Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Training seminar and workshop for employees of Robert Bosch LLC at Farmington Hills, Michigan.
  • 2018 - Apr. 04 - The NVH apps my son and I developed are included as “New Technology” on page 22 in the Peterbilt Truck Master Technician Quarterly Magazine.  The article reads, “Recently, apps that turn your smartphone or tablet into an NVH diagnostic tool have become available. Very basic apps are free while the most sophisticated products sell for several hundred dollars.”
  • 2018 - Mar. 29 - The Electric Revs website featured photos from my Bolt EV Battery disassembly video in a story https://electricrevs.com/2018/03/29/gm-explains-57-vs-60-kwh-bolt-ev-battery-ratings/
  • 2018 - Mar. 23 - The Transportation Evolved YouTube channel mentioned my Chevrolet Bolt EV videos in a segment on the slow 2018 Nissan LEAF fast charging. https://youtu.be/zFSeTUGuiGQ?t=6m56s
  • 2018 - Mar. 19 - The Green Car Reports website featured my new 2018 Nissan Leaf versus 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV - Expected Li-Ion Battery Life video in a story  https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1115815_battery-life-of-2018-nissan-leaf-vs-2017-chevy-bolt-ev-electric-cars-what-manuals-suggest
  • 2018 - Mar. 19 - The InsideEVs website featured my Chrysler Pacifica Si-EVT Hybrid Transaxle video in a story  https://insideevs.com/watch-over-1-hour-of-chrysler-pacifica-hybrid-transaxle-teardown/ 
  • 2018 - Mar. 18 - The InsideEVs website featured my newly completed Bolt EV Battery reassembly video in a story https://insideevs.com/gm-versus-tesla-bolt-ev-tesla-model-3-battery-packs-compared/ 
  • 2018 - Mar. 17 - Completed research and the first YouTube video on the "2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery Smoke Test and Installation" Part of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Project
  • 2018 - Mar. 12 - Completed research and the first YouTube video on the "2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery Reassembly" Part of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Project
  • 2018 - Feb 28 - The Green Car Reports website featured my newly completed Bolt EV Battery disassembly video in a story https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1115518_chevrolet-bolt-ev-electric-car-whats-inside-the-battery-teardown-video-shows-all 
  • 2018 - Feb. 22 - The WeberAuto Youtube Channel hit 17 million views with over 82,000 subscribers.
  • 2018 - Feb. 19 - Completed research and the first YouTube video on the "2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery Disassembly" Part of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Project
  • 2018 - Feb. 10 - Completed research and the first YouTube video on the "2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery Removal" Part of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Project
  • 2018 - Jan. 25 - The InsideEVs website featured my newly completed 2018 Chevrolet Volt Battery - Deep Dive video in a story https://insideevs.com/chevrolet-volt-battery-deep-dive-2-hour-video/
  • 2018 - Jan 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the January 2018 print issue or online at A Technical Look at Parallel-Axis Hybrid Transaxles

  • 2017 - Dec. 26 - The WeberAuto Youtube Channel hit 16 million views with over 75,000 subscribers.
  • 2017 - Dec. 17 - The InsideEVs website featured my newly completed 2017 Toyota Prius Li-ion battery video in the story Disassembly And Breakdown Of The 2017 Toyota Prius Li-Ion Battery Video
  • 2017 - Dec. 11 - Completed comprehensive research project, including eight in-depth technical Youtube videos on the "2017 Toyota Prius Eco Project."
  • 2017 - Dec. 4 - Editor of the 2018 ASE A2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Certification Exam Study Guide for UBM MotorAge Training 
  • 2017 - Nov. 27 - Completed research and the first YouTube video on the "2018 Chevrolet Volt Battery - Deep Dive" Part of the 2018 Chevrolet Volt Project
  • 2017 - Aug 31 - Released the first dedicated NVH for Android app for automotive and truck vibration diagnosis on the Google Play Store. This new NVH app was co-developed by myself and my son Jacob Kelly.
  • 2017 - Jul. 21 -The WeberAuto Youtube Channel hit 14 Million Views with over 64,400 subscribers.
  • 2017 - Jul. 10 - Presenter at the National Association of Automotive Universities (NAAU) Conference at WSU - "The Evolution of the Toyota Hybrid System."
  • 2017 - Jun. 6 - Completed comprehensive research and the first YouTube video on the "2017 Chrysler Pacifica Si-EVT Hybrid Transaxle." 
  • 2017 - May. 18 - Completed comprehensive research and the first YouTube video series on the "Evolution of the Toyota Prius" for the 20th anniversary of the Toyota Prius.
  • 2017 - Apr. 18 - Interviewed by KSL TV News regarding gasoline quality https://www.facebook.com/ksltv/videos/10155574021083676/?hc_ref=SEARCH
  • 2017 - Apr. 1 - Featured in the Spring 2017 Weber State University Alumni Magazine in an article titled "Automotive Star." 
  • 2017 - Feb. 27 - Completed comprehensive research and the first YouTube video series on the "World's First Mass-Produced Automatic Transmission" The 1940 GM Hydra-Matic 4-speed transmission
  • 2017 - Feb. 13 - The WeberAuto Youtube Channel hit 12 Million Views with over 55,000 subscribers.

  • 2016 - Nov. 3 - Presented  "The Future of the Automotive Industry" at the Northern Utah STEM College and Career Exposition in Layton, Utah
  • 2016 - Sept. 27 - Completed comprehensive research and the first YouTube video on the "First Generation Chevrolet Volt Transaxle."
  • 2016 - Sept. 20 - Completed comprehensive research and the first YouTube video on the "First three generations of the Ford Hybrid Transaxle."
  • 2016 - Sept. 8 - Featured by the Standard-Examiner for testifying at the Weber County diesel emissions testing public hearing
  • 2016 - May. 7 - Released the first dedicated NVH app for automotive and truck vibration diagnosis on the Apple App Store. This new NVH app was co-developed by myself and my son Jacob Kelly. An Android version of the app is currently being developed.
  • 2016 - Feb. 8 - Completed comprehensive research and the first YouTube video series on the history, diagnosis, and service of "Universal Joints". A partial history of Clarence Spicer's Patented Universal Joint.

  • 2015 - Feb - The NVH diagnostic software help file I created is included as part of an essential tool kit for all 4200 North American General Motors dealerships; the Pico Technology Oscilloscope Diagnostic Kit (Kent-Moore Tool CH-51450). Additionally, the help file is included in all aftermarket Pico NVH kits sold worldwide since 2010.
  • 2015 - Jan. 14 - Participated in the new ASE L3 Light-Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Specialist Pilot exam
  • 2015 - Jan. 5 - Interviewed by Fox 13 TV News (Salt Lake City, Utah) regarding vehicle cold-start emissions https://fox13now.com/2015/01/05/experts-bust-myths-about-idling-cars-in-winter/ This news segment was picked up in other markets across the United States including Milwaukee, WI; Greensboro, NC; Harrisburg, PA; Richmond, VA and Fort Smith, AR.
  • 2015 - Jan. 1 -The WeberAuto Youtube Channel hit 4.4 Million Views with over 18,400 subscribers.

  • 2014 - Aug. 15 - Interviewed for Bottom Line Personal Magazine "The right way to pump gas"  https://www.bottomlineinc.com/life/automotive/the-right-way-to-pump-your-gas
  • 2014 - June 16–18 - Presenter at Utah State Office of Education Summer Conference - "Hybrid Vehicle Diagnosis and Service."
  • 2014 - Feb. 26 - Speaker - Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, "What you can do to minimize your personal contribution to Utah's air quality problem" at Weber State University Union Building - Fireplace Lounge
  • 2014 - Feb. 1 - Speaker - Annual Utah Association of Career and Technical Educators Conference - West Lake, UT  - Hybrids and Electric Vehicles in Education
  • 2014 - Jan. 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the January 2014 print issue or online at https://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/undercar-service-repair/whats-new-hybrid-systems

  • 2013 - Sept. 14 - The WeberAuto Youtube Channel hit 2 million views with over 5,600 subscribers.
  • 2013 - Aug. 3 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the August 2013 print issue or online at https://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/undercar-service-repair/automatic-transmission-servicing 
  • 2013 - Mar. 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the March 2013 print issue or online at https://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/electrical/hybrid-horsepower-hybrid-ev-racing-technology
  • 2013 - Jan. 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age Magazine - See the January 2013 print issue or online at https://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/undercar-service-repair/practical-hybrid-service-tips
  • 2013 - Jan. 19. The WeberAuto Youtube Channel hit 1 million views with over 1,700 subscribers.

  • 2012 - Jun. 1 - Contributing editor for Motor Age magazine - See the June 2012 print issue or online at https://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/undercar-service-repair/bad-automotive-vibes?cid=95876

  • 2011 - Dec. 16 - Chevrolet Volt #6111 owner for electric vehicle research
  • 2011–2012 - Developed and taught Hybrid and Alternate Fueled Vehicle workshops for non-WSU students
  • 2011 - Overhauled and updated the Weber State University Automotive Technology Department website

  • 2010 - Created the WSU Automotive Transmission Lab, teaching specialty classes in automatic transmissions and manual drivetrain. Visit www.youtube.com/weberauto for more information and demonstrations.
  • 2010 - Feb. 3 - Interviewed as part of ABC Channel 4 Utah television news story about the troubles with Toyota unintended acceleration problems https://youtu.be/JdeXk0ZNbXw
  • 2010 - Completely renovated and repainted most of the automotive shops at Weber State University

  • 2009 - Nov. 28. Created the WeberAuto Youtube Channel to store and share automotive videos I create with my students and other schools 

  • 2008–2009 - Curriculum designer and developer of several new advanced vehicle technologies classes, including Advanced Electrical Systems, Advanced Automotive Technologies, Advanced Propulsion Systems, Alternate Fuel Systems, Automotive Standards, Laws, and Regulations
  • 2008 - 25+ Years Certification Award from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • 2006–2008 - Member of the International Association - General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (IAGMASEP) curriculum committee

  • 2007 - Contacted by the Managing Director of Pico Technology in Cambridgeshire, UK, to become a consultant/technical advisor for the development of a new vibration diagnosis tool.
  • 2007 - Created an OpenCourseWare class on Automotive Electronics
  • 2007–today - Owner of three Hybrid-Electric Vehicles for hybrid-electric research
  • 2007 - Vibration Software used in an article published by Babcock Publishing's "Brake and Front-End Magazine" January 2007.
  • 2007–2008 - Supervised the revision of the entire Automotive Technology Bachelor of Science Degree program at Weber State University; three new degree options were added. 11 new classes were added, and four classes were revised. Designed and wrote a large part of the new and revised curriculum, including online courses where applicable. 

  • 2005–2006 - Supervised the revision of all 7 Associate of Automotive Service Technology Applied Science Degree programs at Weber State University.  Dedicated classes, instructors, materials, and vehicles were created for each of the 7 degrees. Designed and wrote portions of the new curriculum.
  • 2005 - Created and maintained the Automotive Technology department website www.weber.edu/automotive
  • 2005 - Vibration Software used in an article published by ATRA Publishing's "Gears Magazine" December 2005

  • 2003 - Authored Book: Specialized Automotive Electronics Training - Weber State University Printing

  • 2002–today - Wrote, designed, and taught four online courses for Weber State University in Automotive Electronics and Advanced Automotive Technologies

  • 1998–today - Designed, marketed, sold, and supported customized automobile and truck vibration diagnosis software. The latest version of the software is currently used worldwide by General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Freightliner Truck LLC., and Mazda USA in their training Centers for vibration diagnosis training. The use of the software is also called for in their service manuals and is used by their dealership technicians for vibration diagnosis. The software is sold worldwide by SPX Corporation, Kent-Moore Tools of Warren, Michigan, Rotunda Tools of Dearborn, Michigan, and by my company's website www.vibratesoftware.com.

  • 1997–2004 - Participated as a Subject Matter Expert in the curriculum development for the following General Motors Corporate training courses: Automatic Transmission Diagnosis, Base Brake Systems, and Vibration Correction

  • 1991–2004 - Hired as an instructor at the General Motors Training Center at Weber State University

  • 1990-1991 - Adjunct Instructor at Weber State College, teaching automotive electrical classes at night

  • 1988 - Chevrolet Master Technician - Hansen Motor Company, Brigham City, UT
  • 1988 - Oldsmobile Master Technician - Hansen Motor Company, Brigham City, UT
  • 1988 - Master ASE certification is obtained - Hansen Motor Company, Brigham City, UT

  • 1985–1987 - Certified Chevrolet Technician - Hagen Chevrolet, San Diego, CA

  • 1983 - My first NIASE (Later named ASE) Certifications were obtained - George's Tire Store, Brigham City, UT

  • 1979 - Started my first automotive-related job working part-time during high school as a tire buster at George's Tire Store, Brigham City, UT

  • 1975 - Eagle Scout, Troop 100, Brigham City, UT