Hall of Fame 2015
Michael A. Littlejohn
Michael A. Littlejohn earned a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering (1962 and 1964), and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1967, all from NC State University. He was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State from 1967-2002, and implemented and directed the 2 + 2 Engineering Program at UNC Asheville. He has authored over 150 papers in refereed scientific and technical journals. Littlejohn was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is one of the principal founders of the Solid State Electronics Laboratory at NC State University and provided significant leadership in the founding of the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina.
Littlejohn has received the Sigma Xi Outstanding Young Scientist Award, the Alcoa Foundation Distinguished Research Award, the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence for teaching and research, and the Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service from the Department of the Army. He was elected to the Academy of Outstanding Teachers and named an Alumni Distinguished Professor and recognized for excellence by the Western Electric American Society of Engineering Fund. He is the principle author and investigator for proposal funded by the National Science Foundation in the amount of $30 million for development of the Southeastern University of College Coalition for Engineering Education. He was the first director for this project and helped pioneer innovative teaching methods, new curriculum concepts and multidisciplinary programs for engineering education, the development for methods in distance education, and the development of new techniques in educational technology.