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Donald Keller, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Coordinator, Electrical Engineering Technology Program

Pictured is Donald Keller, Ph.D. associate professor of electrical engineering technology. | Photo by Jim Judkis
 


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Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Courses Taught

  • Direct Current Circuits
  • Alternating Current Circuits
  • Digital Electronics I
  • Microprocessors I
  • C Programming for Science and Technology
  • Technical Writing

Background

Professor Donald Keller, Ph.D., has been teaching at Point Park for more than 12 years.  Prior to Point Park, he was a computer engineer in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an electrical engineer for Olver, Inc., both in Blacksburg, Va. Keller also served as a visiting assistant professor, instructor and teaching assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Professional certifications

  • Professional Engineer (Virginia)
  • Class A Building and Electrical Contractor (Virginia)
  • Master Electrician (Virginia)

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • "Engineering science and engineering technology education for the modern workplace," (with Mark Farrell, Ph.D.), Pittsburgh Engineer, Spring 2007.
  • "Who really invented television?" Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pa., March 2005.
  • "An Evaluation of the Hands-Free Capability of Audiovox Family Radio Service Transceivers", consulting report to Malkoff, Doyle & Finberg, P.C., Pittsburgh, Pa. June 2002.
  • "Periodic functions and the discrete Fourier transform: a time-domain view," IEEE Transactions on Education, Feb. 1991.
  • "Frequency-Domain Analysis of Memoryless Nonlinearities Having Large-Signal, Almost Periodic Excitations," Ph.D. dissertation, May 1988.
  • "Calibration of Hewlett-Packard Network Analyzers: A Precision Viewpoint," (with William A. Davis), final contract report to NASA-Langley Research Center, Nov. 1987.

Research Interests

  • Network analyzer calibration
  • Digital music
  • Application of technology to education

Professional memberships

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology
  • Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania
  • American Society for Engineering Education

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Member of Tau Beta Pi honor society
  • Member of Eta Kappa Nu honor society

Professional Services

  • Member of the advisory board, Engineering Technology at the Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2004-2007
  • Engineering consultant, St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church during the reconstruction of their steeple and belfry, Fenelton, Pa., 2001-2004