Dr. Brian L. Hughes Awarded "Outstanding Teacher"

May 12, 2006

Dr. Brian L. Hughes, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the College of Engineering's Outstanding Teacher Award for 2006.

Since joining the NC State faculty in 1997, Dr. Brian Hughes has introduced two new graduate courses and revised the undergraduate "Introduction to Communications Engineering" course to include the latest technologies and worked with Dr. Keith Townsend to improve the communications engineering lab experience. Brian is consistently among the highest rated professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His success comes from his ability to teach to a variety of learning styles and to motivate students to learn. Brian is known for his personal involvement in the progress of his students. One student points out that "Dr. Hughes has the ability to provide students with responses and guidance that encourages them to actively engage with the subject matter and make it their own. His obvious erudition, deep understanding and passion for the field inspire a level of interest in the subject matter that is unique."

Another student states that "From day one I found myself impressed by Dr. Hughes' lecturing style, which is both engaging and informative. He brings to class an infectious enthusiasm that makes learning about power spectral densities and duobinary correlative coding an enjoyable experience, even if communications engineering isn't your area of interest. His step-by-step approach to solving problems and his encouraging attitude toward questions from his students create a positive classroom environment that is exceptionally conducive to learning."

For his love of teaching and his dedication to excellence, we honor Dr. Brian Hughes as an Outstanding Teacher.