In 1985, I received my Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida. In 1988 I earned my Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I obtained my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI) in 1995. The VPI program is one of the top ranked programs in the nation for electrical engineering and during my studies I worked with Arkansas Power & Light (AP&L) company on a load estimation research project until December 1995. One of the NSF project i worked at VPI was SMES(Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage) applications in power systems load balancing, energy storage, and peak shaving.
Following my graduation, I have worked chiefly in the field of wireless mobile communication technology as a technical advisor, engineering director, and now as an associate professor at Murray State University (MSU). I have led research teams working on location, completing numerous contracts in wireless mobile communications systems design and optimization for leading telecommunications companies such as AT&T, NORTEL, and Sprint PCS in the U.S. Most of the projects have involved millions of dollars of capital investment, all hinging on work performed by engineering teams under my direction and supervision. I have been a faculty member in the Telecommunication System Management (TSM) program and Industrial Engineering Technology at MSU since March 2003 where I have developed a wireless option program for undergraduate students in the Industrial and Engineering Technology Department. I have developed five new wireless courses for the undergraduate program and one telecommunication management course for the graduate program. During my career at MSU, I have established scientific relationships with telecommunication companies such as Cisco, Verizon, Cingular, Agilent, OPNET Technology, EDX Inc. and Titan that have provided funding and donations to MSU to be used for research, laboratory equipments and technical projects.
My interest continues to be focused in the field of higher generation of wireless mobile communication and power systems in electrical engineering. I have sent and published abstracts and papers for technical journals and national and international conferences. I have presented several of my peer- reviewed papers in North America, Asia, Middle East, Australia and Europe. In addition, I have served as a participant, panelist, chair and organizer for workshops and conferences on the integration of teaching and research, particularly in the area of wireless communications and industrial technology.