BS, MS, Ph.D.,
Georgia Institute of Technology
East Georgia State College effective January 1, 2016 after 14 years at
this great institution. Each day I was very excited
about joining the faculty to teach Mathematics and being part of the
East Georgia State College community. I joined EGSC after spending 31
Laboratories and the companies that grew out of AT&T. My
experience in the high tech industry includes managing teams that helped
develop, test, and launch AT&T's Telstar 3 and Telstar 4 satellites.
This work occurred while I was at Bell Laboratories largest facility in
I returned to Georgia in 1995 and led a group that did research and
development in high speed fiber optics that helped contribute to a large
increase in the digital capacity and connectivity domestically and
internationally. Most recently I was part of the management team at
Agere Systems (a spin-off of Lucent Technologies) that developed,
tested, and brought to market highly secure wireless (WiFi) products
that provide high speed access to the internet. You might be
interested in the video on my former company, Bell Labs, sometimes
The Idea Factory.
Mathematics is the
discipline that underpins all of the technologies that I have been
associated with, including Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer
Science, and Information Technology. I continue to enjoy
working with the students, faculty, administration, and staff at East
Georgia State College as the students pursue their education and career
interests. I would be delighted to talk with any students
interested in high tech careers. Be sure to click on items below
regarding what high tech professionals do in their careers.
Recently, the Space
Shuttle Discovery was retired by NASA. I will always remember when
I was part of the Bell Labs team that designed the Telstar 3 satellites.
Telstar 302 was on Discovery's first mission in 1984, and I was excited
to be there for the launch. The night before the launch I went up
the launch platform with one of the astronauts and touched the shuttle and its
solid rocket boosters. Enjoy the video I pieced together of the
Deployment of Telstar 302.