Dr. Glisson, Electrical Engineering Chair, retires

May 2012

After thirty-four years of dedicated service to The University of Mississippi and the Department of Electrical Engineering, Dr. Allen W. Glisson will retire on July 1, 2012.

Dr. Glisson received the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Electrical Engineering, all from The University of Mississippi, in 1973, 1975, and 1978, respectively. He joined The University of Mississippi in 1978 as an Assistant Professor and rose to the rank of Professor in 1989. He was appointed Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering in 2002 and served in this capacity until 2012.

During his long academic career, Dr. Glisson positively influenced the lives of many undergraduate and graduate students. He has continuously demonstrated his commitment to education through excellence in teaching and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. He has received numerous awards for his outstanding contributions to teaching and research, including the school of Engineering Outstanding Engineering Faculty Member in 1986, 1996, and 2004, the IEEE Memphis Section Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in 1998, the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award in 1989, and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Microwave Prize in 2004.

Over the past thirty-four years, Dr. Glisson has pursued research and scholarly work towards the development and application of numerical techniques for electromagnetic problems and for modeling of antennas. He published over 300 scholarly works in these areas. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society.

Dr. Glisson will be greatly missed by students and colleagues. We wish him the best as he retires.