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Jeremy Perschon Instrumentation Program Coordinator and Instructor

Jeremy Perschon

Coordinator / Clinical Sr. Instructor

Office: Energy Systems & Technology Education Center 211

(208) 680-2408


Professional Work Experience

  • Idaho Supreme Potato, Instrumentation Technician, 2009 – 2010
  • Idahoan Foods, Process Control Technician, 2008 – 2009
  • Program Coordinator for the ESTEC Instrumentation Program since 2010

Career Highlights

  • Performed various instrumentation related tasks in the field including calibration, troubleshooting, programming, wiring, etc.
  • Designed and supervised the installation of custom process control lab stations at ISU
  • Alumnus of the Idaho State University Instrumentation Program
  • Worked with well over 200 successful Instrumentation students

Favorite Professional Experience

One of my most rewarding professional experiences at ISU was mentoring a pair of Instrumentation students assisting with a research project. The students were tasked with programming, wiring, and installing instrumentation to perform wireless valve position monitoring of some manually operated valves in our lab.

I enjoyed working with the students as they accomplished the project. Using the knowledge they gained in the program, they could meet and exceed the project’s requirements with only an occasional hint or nudge in the right direction. The project was particularly satisfying to me because, while the students previously hadn’t worked with some of the technologies and components, they could apply critical thinking skills and foundational knowledge obtained in the program to excel at a difficult task with little intervention needed. That is the fundamental goal of the education provided here at the College of Technology. The students both went on to apply their education and experience as controls designers for a systems integrator in Maryland.

A Little About Me…

I am an avid hiker. Whenever I can, I like to get out and hike in the Southeastern Idaho mountains. I also enjoy camping and traveling to some of the fantastic National Parks in the Northwest.

Gregory Brooks Instrumentation Instructor

Greg Brooks

Clinical Instructor

Office: Roy F. Christensen Complex Room B2-35

(208) 221-9304


Professional Work Experience

  • Controls Engineer /Electrical Technician - Alabama –41 Years
  • Owner Industrial Controls business –Alabama –32 Years
  • Instructor, Instrumentation College of Technology –Idaho –7 Years

Career Highlights

  • Worked with embedded microprocessor controls, learned and programmed in multiple programming languages (to include C, PASCAL, Delphi, PowerBuilder, Python, Visual Basic to name a few), 
  • Worked with Relational Databases (to include ORACLE, Microsoft SQL Server, Interbase, DBase, Paradox, MySQL, and Microsoft Access),
  • DCS Configuration for Bailey Infi 90 and Emerson DeltaV, HMI configuration for Wonderware, RsView, Panel Views, and iFix, managed vendor selection for DCS Upgrade,
  • Managed standards development for using Object Based Class Libraries in an IT role as well as Class Based control standards for Emerson DeltaV
  • Been the primary DCS Engineer in implementing MPC Controls for supervisory control for Recovery/Recaust Area

Favorite Professional Experience

Being a member of the Chemical Loop Team. This team had a goal of saving 2 million dollars by reducing steam and chemical use. Primary DCS Engineer for PC setup, OPC setup and tag configuration, PI Data historian tags and configuration, MPC (Model Predictive Control) to DCS (Distributive Controls System) Communications, Regulatory Controls in DCS, Instrument installation, Loop Tuning, Script design for proper line up of controls prior to switch from DCS control to MPC Control, Watch-dog timer design and configuration for swap back to DCS Regulatory Control on communication failure. A total of 11 MPC Controllers across two separate lines were implemented.

A Little About Me…

When people first hear me talk  with my southern English, they immediately ask me "where I am from".  My goto response is LA.  Of course they say "No you're not". Then I reply "Lower Alabama".

I am approaching 40+ years in the Controls Engineering field with 20+ of those years being in the Pulp and Paper Industry. I consider myself fortunate to have chosen such a challenging and rewarding career that is ever changing and requires constant learning to keep up. I started out as an Industrial Electrician and have progressed all the way up to a Process Controls Engineer without having an accredited degree in Engineering, and now currently teaching at Idaho State University. This was accomplished by constant learning, self-study, and perseverance. I have run conduit, pulled wire, built electrical panels, performed electronics board level repair, experienced a rubber batching process converted to mainframe computer control from single Boolean logic modules, programmed and maintained several major vendor's PLCs. In addition, I have 40+ years without a Lost Time Accident.

Mike Tauscher Instructor, Energy Systems Technology & Education Center

Mike Tauscher

Clinical Instructor



Professional Work Experience

  • Service Technician, GT Graphics/Ink Well - 3 years
  • Line Maintenance Technician, AMI Semiconductor - 10 years
  • Instruction Assistant, College of Technology Electronics Program - 2 1/2 years
  • Instructor, College of Technology IET/EET Program’s - 7 years

Career Highlights

  • 1994/95 VICA (Now SkillsUSA) State Competition Gold Medal Winner
  • 1994/95 VICA National Competition Bronze Medal Winner  
  • 2008 Started working at the College of Technology in the laser lab

One of Your Favorite Professional Experiences

I don’t have just one favorite experience.  My favorite experiences are getting up in the morning and getting to play with electricity and electronics!  I love the challenge of repairing things that are broken or modifying something to make it better.  I am one of the lucky ones that look at work as getting to play with neat things.  When it comes to teaching I feel the same way.  I get to teach students how to have fun with something.

I work with a group of fantastic people here at ESTEC and they make getting out of bed and coming to work a lot of fun and this spills over into the classroom where the students also have fun while learning.  I would like to invite you to join us at the Energy Systems Technology & Education Center (ESTEC).  We will prepare you for a great job in many different fields related to electrical, electronics, power generation, food processing manufacturing and more.