|Robert A. Bartkowiak|
Professor of Engineering
Robert Bartkowiak's textbooks are used in engineering classrooms around the country and his articles appear regularly in professional journals. Students majoring in engineering who begin their Penn State education at the Lehigh Valley Campus learn from a respected member of the profession and a top-notch educator.
"Working with engineering students during their first two years gives me a chance to make sure they fully understand the basics and can successfully complete the last two years of their degree. Classes are small here so I can give them extra help when they need it" says Professor Bartkowiak.
He joined the faculty of Penn State in 1964. A Penn State graduate, he holds an M.S. degree from Drexel University and has done post-master's work in electrical engineering and engineering mechanics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Penn State. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania.
Bartkowiak teaches courses in digital electronics and microprocessors at companies in the Lehigh Valley; such experiences help him provide an inside look into the real world for his students. His ongoing research interests are in the uses of microprocessors.
Author of numerous articles and textbooks, namely Electrical Circuits (New York: Wiley, 1973), Electrical Circuit Analysis (New York: Wiley, 1985), and EET101 Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits (Penn State University, Department of Independent Learning, 1989), Bartkowiak is a two-time recipient of the Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Teaching Award and has also received the Penn State Allentown Campus Student Appreciation and Recognition Award. Most recently he received the first annual Allentown Campus Teaching Award.
He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He serves as a manuscript reviewer for the ASEE Technical Journal.