Dr. Samuel Obi is a Professor and Director of Technology at San Jose State University where he has taught since 1989. He also coordinates and teaches courses in the Manufacturing Systems program in the College of Engineering. His expertise is in Manufacturing Systems, including manufacturing processes, manufacturing planning and control, quality control, product prototyping and development, green and sustainability product design, computer-integrated manufacturing, and general material processing. He also teaches courses in the areas of industrial ethics and technology and civilization.
Dr. Obi has helped to found and lead many programs and organizations throughout his career. In addition, he is an active technology transfer agent. His specific research interests are in the areas of manufacturing systems, technology transfer to developing economies, and ethics and the technologist/industry. Presently, he is the trustee of the Rho chapter of the honorary Epsilon Pi Tau, an honorary organization for professions in technology. He also served as the Regional Director for the Honorary for many years. He has served on numerous departmental, college, and university committees, and as adviser to various university student clubs. He has also helped to found programs and cultural organizations geared to helping Nigerian and African immigrants adjust to life in American society.
Building Attractive Christianity, which is his 9th book, is written on how to build God’s Church to become attractive like its Founder Jesus Christ. It provides ideas to individual Christians, the clergy, and the Church on how to accomplish this task. His other books include: Exalting God’s Faithfulness; In Remembrance of Christ; Purpose in Waiting; God’s Kingdom First; A Table Prepared Before Me; A Handbook of Productive Industrial Ethics; Introduction to Manufacturing Systems; and Readings for Amerigerian Igbo. He has also authored numerous peer-reviewed technical articles in his profession, and has presented at numerous professional conferences and events.