Faculty

Contact info and brief biography of our automotive faculty.

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Joe Englehart

University Auto staff

(206) 406-6310
joseph.englehart@wallawalla.edu

B.S.—Walla Walla University—2008

Joe Englehart is the Shop Manager at University Auto. Joe graduated from WWU in 2018 with a B.S. in both Aviation Technology and Automotive Service. Two of his greatest passions are planes and automobiles, and you can usually find him flying around the Blue Mountains in his Cessna 120 or rebuilding engines in the shop. Some of his accomplishments include flying a Piper Cherokee 6 from Florida to Washington, completing his Flight Instructor Certificate, and a single-turbo 2JZ-GTE engine conversion in his Toyota 4Runner. In his spare time. Joe enjoys drinking coffee, snowboarding, off-roading, and spending time with his two cats, Turbo and Sunny. 

Rob Holm

Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology

(509) 527-2714 (office)
(509) 529-5995 (home)
rob.holm@wallawalla.edu

M.S.—Purdue University—2006

Professor Holm has always loved cars. He graduated from WWC in 1996 and immediately went to work for BMW of Bellevue where he became their main diagnostic technician and trainer of new technicians. In 2000, he then moved with his family back to Walla Walla where he worked for Blue Ridge Aircraft Service as an aircraft mechanic. Professor Holm began his teaching career at Walla Walla University in 2003 and has been in charge of the automotive program here ever since. He is an ASE certified Master Mechanic with Advanced Engine Performance certification, a BMW Certified Mechanic, and has FAA Airframe and Powerplant mechanic certification. In 2006, Professor Holm earned his Master's degree in Technology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His research centered around four-year automotive technology programs in the U.S. and their curricula. Rob is married to Megan, also a graduate of WWU. Between the two of them, they have four boys. In Rob's limited spare time, he enjoys waterskiing, motorcycles, golf, piano, flying, and high-performance cars.

Teaching: Internal combustion Engine Theory, Manual Drive Trains and Axles, Electrical systems, Engine Rebuilding Lab, Engine Performance, Suspension and Steering Systems, Climate Control Systems, Automatic Transmissions, Advanced Engine Performance, High Performance Engine Tuning, Body Electronics and Computer Systems, Internship, and Colloquium. 


Kristopher Margart

Instructor of Technology

(509) 301-8084
kristopher.margart@wallawalla.edu

M.S.W.—2012

Kristopher began teaching at Walla Walla University as the welding instructor for the Department of Technology 2011. He graduated from Walla Walla University with a BSW in 2011 and obtained his MSW in June 2012. He has spent several years working full time as a welder for Key Technology in Walla Walla. In addition to teaching welding at WWU, Kristopher is a welding instructor for Walla Walla Community College at the Washington State Penitentiary. He loves spending his free time with his beautiful wife, Harmony, fishing, or riding a motorcycle. Kristopher feels it is the simple values and decisions in life which define a person. Kristopher says that without a doubt, he has been blessed beyond reason. He is the first to express that if it was not for Jesus Christ and the family he was given, he would be a lost person.  

Teaching: Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Specialized Welding.

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