History Committee Member introductions
I am the 2012-2013 chair of the History Committee and have been a member of the committee since 2010, serving two years as Treasurer. I have had a passion for history since childhood but as a consumer and not a producer. Back in my salad days, I taught a course in the history of electrical science that was a required course in our curriculum. Here is some biographical information that is probably more than you really want to know about me, but that you might find helpful.
I am Dean Emeritus of the School of Engineering at SUNY-Binghamton, retired since 2001. I served in the U.S. Navy and then attended Iowa State University. Most of my career was in academia as a faculty member at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan and as dean at SUNY-Binghamton. I have spent a number of summers in industry working for Collins Radio, Honeywell, IBM, and Northrop and have consulted extensively, primarily in higher education.
I have been active in IEEE since 1960 when I was Chair of the Iowa State AIEE-IRE Joint Student Branch. (How’s that for a little history? I predate IEEE) Much of my involvement has been through EAB but I have also been a member of TAB and what was then called PUBS and have served and continue to serve on a wide range of committees. I was VP – Education from 2000 to 2002 and have served as an IEEE representative to the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission and the ABET Board of Directors. I am a Life Fellow of IEEE and am currently a member of the Board of Directors of the IEEE Foundation.