Jaimie De La Ree has been appointed assistant department head for undergraduate education. De La Ree joined ECE in 1984 after earning his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Last year he received the Philip and Sadie Sporn Award for teaching introductory engineering subjects. He has advised a variety of student groups, including Engineers Without Borders.
William Tranter, the Bradley Professor of Communications has been appointed assistant department head for graduate education. Tranter is director of the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG) and author of widely used textbooks in communications and signals and systems. He joined ECE in 1997. He is an IEEE Fellow and earned his degrees from the University of Alabama.