Williams Awarded William F. Lane Teaching Award

January 03, 2014

Dr. Cranos M. Williams 
Dr. Cranos M. Williams

Dr. Cranos M. Williams, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been awarded the William F. Lane Outstanding Teacher Award. The award recognizes excellence in teaching or educational leadership in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Over the past five years, Dr. Williams has taught Analytical Foundations of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE 220), Digital Signal Processing (ECE 513) and a dual-level elective on nonlinear complex systems that he developed (ECE 492/592).

"Prof. Cranos Williams has made outstanding contributions to the undergraduate and graduate programs in ECE. He is, without a doubt, one of the most capable and dedicated teachers in our department", says Dr. Brian Hughes.

"Through his teaching and mentoring, Dr. Williams has had a large impact on the education and future career goals of many students, myself included", commented Megan Matthews, a Ph.D. student of Dr. Williams.

The William F. Lane Outstanding Teacher Award is presented annually by the ECE department along with a plaque and a $500 cash award.  Winners of this award are automatically nominated by ECE for the NC State Outstanding Teacher Award.

In order to be considered for the award, a faculty member of the ECE department must have taught at least 15 student credit hours at NC State; have not received the Lane Award, NC State Outstanding Teacher Award, or the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award in the previous 3 academic years; and be teaching during the academic year of nomination.