Michael Richard Gustafson

Michael Richard Gustafson

Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Gustafson received a B.S.E. in 1993 from Duke University, majoring in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. He continued on at Duke to earn his M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (1999) in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. He received his appointment as Assistant Professor of the Practice of Electrical & Computer Engineering in 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor of the Practice in 2009. Previously, he has served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and as Lecturing Fellow and Assistant Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, both at Duke. He also holds a secondary appointment with the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department.

Professor Gustafson's primary focus is on undergraduate curriculum and laboratory development. He is responsible for the first-year Computational Methods in Engineering (EGR 103L) course required for all Pratt students, but has also taught seventeen other courses totaling over 70 course offerings and over 5000 students. He previously served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy as a Naval Reservist, and is authorized to wear the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), the National Defense Service Medal (two awards), and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 110 Science Drive, Teer Building Box 90271, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5354
  • Email Address: mrg@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. Duke University, 1999

Specialties

Education, Engineering
Electronic Circuit Assembly and Testing
Electronic Devices

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • The McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising. Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering. 2005

Courses Taught

  • ECE 110L9: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Lab
  • ECE 110L: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 382: Linear Control Systems
  • EGR 103L9: Computational Methods in Engineering (Lab)
  • EGR 103L: Computational Methods in Engineering
  • EGR 224L: Electrical Fundamentals of Mechatronics
  • ME 344L: Control of Dynamic Systems

Representative Publications

  • Huettel, L; Gustafson, MR; Nadeau, JC; Schaad, D; Barger, MM; Linnenbrink-Garcia, L, A grand challenge-based framework for contextual learning in engineering: Impact on student outcomes and motivation, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, vol 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society no. 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society (2015) [abs].
  • Huettel, L; Gustafson, MR; Nadeau, JC; Schaad, DE; Barger, MM; Linnenbrink-Garcia, L, Evidence for the effectiveness of a grand challenge-based framework for contextual learning, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (2014) [abs].
  • Huettel, LG; II, MRG; Nadeau, JC; Schaad, D; Barger, MM; Linnenbrink-Garcia, L, A grand challenge-based framework for contextual learning in engineering, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (2013) [abs].
  • Ybarra, GA; Collins, LM; Huettel, LG; Coonley, KD; Massoud, HZ; Board, JA; Cummer, SA; Choudhury, RR; Gustafson, MR; Jokerst, NM; Brooke, MA; Willett, RM; Kim, J; Absher, MS, Integrated sensing and information processing theme-based redesign of the undergraduate electrical and computer engineering curriculum at Duke University, Advances in Engineering Education, vol 2 no. 4 (2010) [abs].
  • Ybarra, GA; Collins, LM; Huettel, LG; Massoud, HZ; Board, JA; Brooke, M; Jokerst, NM; Choudhury, RR; Gustafson, MR; Willett, RM; Coonley, K, Integrating sensing and information processing in an electrical and computer engineering undergraduate curriculum, Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE (2009) [10.1109/FIE.2009.5350770] [abs].