CHARLES K. ALEXANDER, PH.D.
RETIRED PROFESSOR AND ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Charles K. Alexander is the Managing Director of the Wright Center for Sensor Systems (WCSSE) and Professor of Electrical Engineering. He was most recently the Dean of Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University. Previously, he was the Stocker Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio University. He served as Dean of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University at Northridge, Acting Dean of the College of Engineering at Temple University and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Temple. He held the same positions at Tennessee Technological University. He was a Professor and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Youngstown State University, where he was named Distinguished Professor in recognition of his outstanding teaching and research.
Dr. Alexander received his Ph.D. and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University and his BS degree from Ohio Northern University. He has served as a consultant to numerous corporate and governmental organizations and is actively involved in research and development projects ranging from solar energy to software engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and was its 1997 President and CEO. In addition, he has served on the IEEE Board of Directors for eight years.
Alexander is married to Hannah and is the father of three daughters: Christina Ruth, Tamara Sue, and Jennifer Marie and a son: Baixi. His mother, June Alexander, is a resident of Amherst. His brother James, and family reside in Elyria.