IEEE Education Society's Distinguished Member Awarded to Marion Hagler

Dr. Marion Hagler


Dr. Marion Hagler has received the IEEE Education Society’s Distinguished Member Award. This award, presented the first time this year, recognizes outstanding long-term service to the IEEE Education Society and significant contributions in the fields of interest to the IEEE. The specific citation for his award is “ for outstanding service to the Education Society as an officer and society president, for service to the IEEE and the profession, and for significant contributions to electrical and computer engineering education.” Presentation of the award was at the 2005 Frontiers in Education Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Hagler holds the Robert D. Guyton Professorship for Teaching Excellence and joined the ECE faculty in January 2001. Prior to that, he had been at Texas Tech University for 33 years where he was chairperson for many years and P.W. Horn Professor. He has published some 160 journal and conference publications. Dr. Hagler has a long list of service activities to senior IEEE committees including serving as chair of the Education Society beginning in 2001. He also contributed as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Education and IEEE educational conferences. Dr. Hagler has been highly instrumental within MSU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in bringing about important revisions in introductory and core electronic and circuits courses for all our students. Through his efforts, students have greatly expanded opportunities for hand-on learning outside the classroom and the ability to use theory, simulation, and experimentation to gain greater understanding of key course material. Dr. Hagler has coupled these course changes with laboratory project assignments that give students a greater appreciation for electronic systems and a context for learning about subsystems.