Oscar Garcia

Electrical Engineering
Professor Emeritus
Founding Dean, College of Engineering
Oscar Garcia
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with Minor in Mathematics, University of Maryland, 1969.
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1964.
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, with Honors, North Carolina State University, 1961.
Professional Experience
  • Professor of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, January, 2008- 2019
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Texas, Arlington, Summer, 2008
  • Founding Dean of the new College of Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, July 2003 – 2008
  • NCR Endowed Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wright State University (WSU), Dayton, OH, January 1995 – June 2003.
  • Interim Director, Information Technology Research Institute, Wright State University, College of Engineering, (while NCR Distinguished Professor and Chair of CSE), July 1, 2000 – February 1, 2001.
  • Doctoral Program Director for Computer Science and Engineering and a member of the Graduate Council (1996-1997) at Wright State University.
  • Program Director for Interactive Systems in the Information, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems Division of the CISE Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF), while on IPA leave from George Washington University (GWU), September 1992 – December 1995.
  • Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, September 1985 – May 1995 (on leave while IPA at NSF and at WSU for the last 3-year period), The George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington, DC.
  • Visiting Professor (on sabbatical from GWU) at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) at the Center for Automation and Robotics from July 1988 – June 1989.
  • Charter Chairman, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (a newly formed department), University of South Florida, February 1979 – August 1985.
  • Program Director (IPA), responsible for Instructional Scientific Equipment (ISE) and Local Course Improvement (LOCI) Programs, Science Education Directorate, National Science Foundation, September 1977 – June 1978 while on leave from the University of South Florida.
  • Professorial Lecturer (part-time, while full time Program Director at NSF's Education and Human Resources Directorate), Department of Electrical Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, January 1978.
  • Professor, University of South Florida, September 1975 – August 1985.
  • Assistant Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, in charge of BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs in the Computer Science option of an Engineering Science degree, December 1974 – February 1979.
  • Associate Professor, University of South Florida, Department of Electrical Engineering, June 1970 – June 1975.
  • Associate Professor, Old Dominion University, Department of Electrical Engineering, September 1969 – July 1970.
  • Research Assistant and Instructor, University of Maryland, Department of Electrical Engineering, September 1966 – September 1969.  PhD awarded in EE in 1969.
  • Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University, Department of Electrical Engineering, September 1963 – September 1966.