Robert Moorhead and Noel Schulz appointed to endowed professorships

Dr. Robert Moorhead

Billie Ball Professorship in Engineering

Robert James Moorhead II, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently appointed to hold the Billie Ball Professorship in Engineering.

Robert Moorhead received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Geneva College in 1980, his MSEE from NC State in 1982, and his Ph.D. also from NC State in 1985. He served as a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center from 1985 to 1988, after which he joined the faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State. He moved through the ranks of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, and was appointed Professor in 1998. Robert currently serves as the Director of the Visualization, Analysis, and Imaging Laboratory (VAIL) at the Engineering Research Center. Dr. Moorhead has 57 peer-reviewed publications, 5 book chapters, and 5 edited books. He has brought in almost $2M as principle investigator, and has been a co-PI on over $5M in externally sponsored research. Robert has advised 7 Ph.D. students and 14 M.S. students to completion of their degrees. He is also an excellent teacher, with an average composite teaching evaluation of a 4.5/5.0.

 

Dr. Noel Schulz

TVA Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Noel N. Schulz, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was appointed to hold the TVA Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Noel N. Schulz received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1988, followed by her M.S. in Electrical Engineering also from Virginia Tech in 1990. Dr. Schulz received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in 1995. She has been a faculty member at Virginia Tech, the University of North Dakota, and Michigan Technological University prior to her appointment at Mississippi State in 2001. Dr. Schulz has published 1 book chapter, 11 journal articles, and over 50 peer-reviewed conference papers. She has advised 3 Ph.D. students and 17 M.S. students to completion of their degrees, and has brought in over $2.5M in external research funding. Dr. Schulz has been recognized with several awards for her research including the IEEE Power Engineering Society Outstanding Young Power Engineer Award in 2002 and the Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Professor Award also in 2002. Dr. Schulz currently serves on the IEEE PES Board as Secretary. She is also a Senior Member of IEEE and serves as an Associate Editor for Electric Components & Systems.