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. Gittens, Auto Shop Teacher

Certifications:

  • ASE Master Automobile Technician Certification (1988–today), expires 12-31-2023
  • ASE A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Certification (2009 - today), expires 06-30-2019
  • ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification (1994–today), expires 06-30-2019
  • ASE L2 Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist (2009–today), expires 12-30-2019
  • ASE L3 Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicles (2015–today), expires 06-30-2020
  • ASE F1 Light Vehicle Compressed Natural Gas Certification (2010–today), expires 12-30-2019
  • ASE G1 Maintenance and Light Repair Certification (2013–today), expires 12-31-2023
  • ASE Certified for 35 Years (1983-today)
  • S/P2 Shop Safety and Pollution Prevention certifications (2006-today)
  • General Motors World Class Master Technician Certification (2002–today)
  • General Motors Advanced Technology Vehicle Master Technician Certification (2018-today)
  • 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 (2017-today)
    • Ford Focus, Escape, Fusion (2006–today)
    • General Motors Parallel Hybrid Truck, Two-Mode RWD and FWD, BAS, BAS+, E-Assist, Volt generations, Malibu Hybrid, Spark EV, Bolt EV (2008–today)
    • Honda Insight, Civic, Accord and CRZ (2000–today)
    • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid (2018 - 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:

39 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 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) (2002–today)
  • Member of the Weber State University Environmental Issues Committee (2018–today)
  • 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:

  • 2018 - Nov. 1 - Reciepient of the YouTube Silver Creator's Award for surpassing 100,000 subscribers on the WeberAuto Youtube Channel
  • 2018 - Oct. 30 - Successfully 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. 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 https://insideevs.com/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 take part in the Talent Ready Utah grant program through WSU. Each participating school received funds to purchase a hybrid or electric vehicle of their choice for their school's automotive program and training on that vehicle. The research and development of this course took 15 months and covered 8 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 smart phone 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 newly 2018 Nissan Leaf verses 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 a story https://insideevs.com/disassembly-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" (An unlisted video for my students)
  • 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 https://www.standard.net/Environment/2016/09/08/Public-hearing-draws-supporters-of-Weber-County-diesel-emissions-testing 
  • 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 video series on the history, diagnosis, and dervice 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.bottomlinepublications.com/content/article/home-a-family/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 https://www.standard.net/Business/2014/02/27/WSU-auto-tech-professor-preaches-long-term-economy-of-hybrids-electric-cars.html
  • 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 and 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, 4 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 the 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 maintain 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 teach 4 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
  • 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