Gustafson Appointed Assistant Professor of the Practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering

October 12, 2005

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering has appointed Michael Gustafson an assistant professor of the practice.

“We are very pleased to announce the newest addition to our faculty, Dr. Mike Gustafson,” said department Chair April Brown. “Gus has been a leader at Duke in teaching and course development and will work closely with us in ECE on the new curriculum development and on further developing educational experiences in robotics.”

Gustafson earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and a BSE in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering at Duke. Since earning his doctorate in 1999, he has taught in the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Gustafson has been recognized for his teaching experience and curriculum innovation at Pratt, and serves on the school-wide curriculum review committee. He was awarded the Capers and Marion McDonald Award in Mentoring and Advising in 2005. Gustafson also serves as the faculty adviser for the N.C. chapter of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience.

Gustafson is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education.