Dr. Gerald Brown serves as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He earned his B.Eng. and Management, M.Eng., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (1989) at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Brown worked on AC drive systems in Germany for four years and then as a Sr. Systems Engineer with Siemens Energy & Automation in Atlanta, GA. During that time he was responsible for the design and testing of an AC drive system for 400 ton haul trucks. An IEEE member, Dr. Brown has written and presented numerous papers and journal articles on mining applications of AC drives and holds a patent for operating a high voltage AC drive on a low voltage trolley line. His research interests include an electromagnetic theory for the atom. He has traveled extensively around the world on business and has been on ministry trips in Asia and Russia and is fluent in German. A member of the Creation Research Society, he has developed and taught high school courses on Biblical Creation and Electricity & Magnetism.
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Dr. Kohl serves as Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering. He earned his B.S.E.E. from South Dakota State University, his M.S.E.E. from University of North Dakota, and his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. Dr. Kohl came to Cedarville in 1994. Previously, he taught in the engineering department at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His graduate research involved the development of a new high density non-volatile memory technology. His areas of interest include digital electronics, computer architecture, programmable logic devices, and microprocessor systems.
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Dr. SanGregory serves as Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering. He received his B.S.E. (1988) from Wright State University and his M.S.C.E. (1992) and Ph.D. (1999) from the Air Force Institute of Technology. His areas of expertise include VLSI design, VHDL modeling of digital systems, solid-state electronices, circuts and computer architectures. He plays an active role in the IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, and also holds adjunct faculty status at Wright State University. He also works closely with with the Cedarville University Supermilage Competition team.
Dr. Shomper serves as an Associate Professor of Computer Science and has been at Cedarville since August 2003. He received his B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado (1983) and his M.S. in Computer Science from the Air Force Institute of Technology (1984). Dr. Shomper received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Ohio State University (1993), specializing in computer graphics with minors in software engineering and distributed computing. His dissertation was in the area of visual degugging of computer programs. Dr. Shomper's research interests include computer graphics, distrubuted simulation, and virtual reality. Dr Shomper has served in several ministries over 20+ years in local churches, including deacon, youth leader, choir, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, AWANA, soul winner, and bus worker.
Dr. Thompson serves as Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and has been at Cedarville since 1995. He earned his B.S.M.E. and M.S.M.E. from University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer. Dr. Thompson has worked on the Space Integrated Controls Experiment project in New Mexico and as Plant Engineer with The Lincoln Plating Company. His areas of interest include automatic controls, vibration and damping in large structures, instrumentation, and kinematics. He has also authored a web-based resource for kinematics design.
Professor Tuinstra came to Cedarville after working in industry for four years at General Dynamics Corporation as a Senior Engineer. He performed graduate research at the Air Force Research Laboratory in the Electro-Optical Sensors Lab. His areas of interest and experience include imaging, signal processing, synthetic aperture radar, and digital communications. Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. B.S.E.E., Cedarville University, 1996; M.S.E.E., University of Dayton, 1998; Ph.D. in progress, University of Dayton. At Cedarville since 2002.