Douglas Zentz
zentzAssociate Professor and Program Coordinator
Office : GRN 214
Phone: (231) 591-2608
E-mail Address:
Office Hours:

Educational Background

  • Master Career and Technical Education, Ferris State University
  • BS Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue University

Industry Experience

  • Ferris State University, Associate Professor, 7 Years
  • Trane, Commercial/Industrial Sales, 18 Years
  • W.J. O’Neil Company, Design/Build Design Engineering, 2 Years
  • ZenCar, Co-Owner (Design/Consulting Firm), 6 Years
  • EPPA-Strand, Vice President, 1 Year

Professional Affiliations

  • Region 5 Student Activities Chair, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Co-Advisor, Ferris State University Student ASHRAE Chapter
  • Energy Committee Chair, Michigan Energy Conference
  • Member, Ferris State University Distinguished Teacher Award Committee
  • Member, Ferris State University Online Certification and Education Committee
  • Board Member, West Michigan ASHRAE

Professional Awards/Recognition

  • Guided 7 separate groups of students in achieving placement in the ASHRAE International Design Competition

Public Engagements

  • Presentation: “ASHRAE Standard 189.1P*”, Detroit ASHRAE, March 2010
  • Presentation: “What is “Green””, ACCA West Michigan, January 2009
  • Presentation: “ASHRAE Standard 189.1P”, West Michigan ASHRAE, September 2009
  • Presentation: “ASHRAE Society [INVALID] and Report from Salt Lake City”, West Michigan ASHRAE, September 2008


In his spare time Mr. Zentz plays golf, enjoys fishing, and other outdoor activities.