College of Technology Interim Department Chair Announcement

Dr. Robert English, Professor Emeritus and former COT Dean, is acting as Interim Department Chair of the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET), effective January 1st for the entire Spring 2021 semester, while Chair Dr. Xiaolong Li is on sabbatical.

Dr. English has been at Indiana State University for 38 years with five years as a chairperson, in both ECET and the Department of Built Environment, six years as Associate Dean, eight years as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, and four years as Dean of the College of Technology. He received his B.S. in Electronic Technology with a minor in Computer Technology and his M.S. in Industrial Technology from Indiana State University. He received his Ed.D. from Indiana University in Instruction Systems with a concentration in Industrial Technology with an emphasis on Instructional Psychology. In industry, he worked as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager with Zenith Radio Corporation. Dr. English’s research interests include Automated Manufacturing Systems, and Autonomous Systems. He served in the Indiana Air National Guard for 42 years, with 10 years’ experience as Commander of Logistics Readiness, and was on the Governing Board of the Indiana National Guard Association, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel.

Please join Dean Nesli Alp and the College of Technology in welcoming Dr. English to the ECET Interim Department Chair position for the spring semester!

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