Faculty & Staff

The Electrical Engineering faculty are dedicated to refining the ever-changing body of knowledge specified by basic engineering principles and modern high-technology developments. The support staff is likewise dedicated to providing student assistance as well as technical support of the faculty. The Electrical Engineering faculty is primarily tenured and tenure-track full-time professors. Additional academic and curricular support is provided by emeritus faculty members and high-quality lecturers.

The focus of Cal Poly Electrical Engineering faculty members is two-fold. First, faculty members combine their considerable industrial and research experience with current projects to offer students an educational experience based in a modern context. The varied faculty interests are evident by the number and quality of projects they develop and supervise. Second, faculty members are dedicated to on-going improvements to the Electrical Engineering curriculum commensurate with technological advancements and to convey current engineering knowledge and practice.

Faculty Interest List


Samuel O. Agbo Professor 20-310 805-756-1528
William L. Ahlgren Associate Professor 20-213 805-756-2309
Dean Y. Arakaki Associate Professor 20-302 805-756-2625
Bridget Benson Assistant Professor 20-309 805-756-5738
David B. Braun Professor 20-304 805-756-1464
Fred W. DePiero Professor 192-304 805-756-2131
Dennis Derickson Department Chair 20-200 805-756-7584
Dale Dolan Assistant Professor 20-205 805-756-2495
Xiaomin Jin Associate Professor 20-315 805-756-7046
Albert Liddicoat Professor 01-314 805-756-5217
Art MacCarley Professor 20-214 805-756-2317
Bryan Mealy Associate Professor (On Leave) 20-300 805-756-2300
Ahmad Nafisi Professor 20-317 805-756-1514
John Y. Oliver Associate Professor, Director of CPE Program 20-215A 805-756-5434
Wayne Pilkington Associate Professor 20-204 805-756-5431
Vladimir Prodanov Assistant Professor 20-308 805-756-5393
John A. Saghri Professor 20-312 805-756-1462
Ali O. Shaban Professor 20-306 805-756-2918
Lynne Slivovsky Professor 20-313 805-756-5383
Tina Smilkstein Assistant Professor 20-318 805-756-2497
Hugh Smith Professor 14-216 805-756-7542
Taufik Professor, Director of Electric Power Institute 20-203 805-756-2318
Xiao-Hua (Helen) Yu Professor (On Leave Sp. 14) 20-311 805-756-2441
Jane Zhang Associate Professor, Associate Dept. Chair, Graduate Coordinator 20-307 805-756-7528

Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP)

James G. Harris Professor Emeritus 20-305 805-756-5708
Cheng Sun Professor Emeritus 20-316 805-756-2004


Mostafa Chinichian Lecturer 20-208 805-756-2149
Jeffrey Gerfen Lecturer 20-303 prefer email
Dan Malone Lecturer 20-314 prefer email
Mike McCarty Lecturer 20-301 email
Curtis Nelson Lecturer 20-118A
Al Pawlowski Lecturer 20-118A 805-756-6455
Gary Perks Lecturer 20-319 805-756-1463
Joe Sparks Lecturer 20-118A prefer e-mail
James Tuccillo Lecturer 20-301 805-756-2781
Walter Whipple Lecturer 14-240 6-2307 W, 481-3954 H
Michael Wilson Lecturer 20-314 805-756-2781

Teaching Associates

Rudi Bendig Graduate Teaching Associate 20-207 805-756-2781
Brandon Bevans Graduate Teaching Associate 20-207 661-714-5371
Kenneth Finnegan Graduate Teaching Associate 20-121 408-475-8644
David Garges Graduate Teaching Associate 20-207 805-756-2781
Ryan Green Graduate Teaching Associate 20-121 805-756-2781
Robert Larson-Campbell Graduate Teaching Associate 20-121 805-268-7622
Tony Lenz Graduate Teaching Associate 20-207 805-756-2781
Christian Martens Graduate Teaching Associate 20-207 707-360-7318
Antonio Rodriguez Graduate Teaching Associate 20-207
Kenneth Schmutz Graduate Teaching Associate 20-207 805-756-2781

Faculty Emeritus

Warren Anderson Professor Emeritus
Jerome R. Breitenbach Professor Emeritus
Thomas Chou Professor Emeritus
Michael M. Cirovic Professor Emeritus 20-301 805-756-2316
Clifford Cloonan Professor Emeritus
Samir Datta Professor Emeritus
Arthur Dickerson Professor Emeritus
Richard Dickey Professor Emeritus
Eugene Fabricius Professor Emeritus
Saul Goldberg Professor Emeritus
Gary Granneman Professor Emeritus
Michael Hawes Professor Emeritus
William Horton Professor Emeritus
Martin E. Kaliski Professor Emeritus 20-301
John McCombs Professor Emeritus
Wayne McMorran Professor Emeritus
Shien-yi Meng Professor Emeritus
Mahmood Nahvi Professor Emeritus
Richard Sandige Professor Emeritus
Shyama C. Tandon Professor Emeritus
James Tseng Professor Emeritus
Gustav Wassel Professor Emeritus
Donley Winger Professor Emeritus
Harry Wolf Professor Emeritus
Michael T. Wollman Professor Emeritus
Chuan Yeh Professor Emeritus


Jaime Carmo Electronic Technician 20-106 805-756-2647
Yvonne Lynch Administrative Coordinator 20-200 805-756-2782
Corey Ricketts Network Analyst 20-106 805-756-2550
Lani Woods Administrative Analyst 20-200 805-756-6320