Gerald W. Cockrell is a Professor of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, with a B.S., M.S., from Indiana State University, and Doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington. His area of specialization is in Process Automation Systems and Project Management. He has done consulting in these areas for a number of Indiana-based and international corporations. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in process control automation and project management with special interests in applications for high-tech industries. Dr. Cockrell has been on the faculty for over 30 years.
Dr. Cockrell serves as Coordinator for the PhD in Technology Management and Master of Science Degree in Electronics and Computer Technology programs at Indiana State University. He has presented numerous papers on Internet based distance laboratory methods. He develops and presents industrial training programs in the fields of automation systems technology and project management to students around the world.
Dr. Cockrell serves as project manager for a major grant awarded by the National science foundation. The AutomationTek program will deliver interactive technician training modules to students in two and four year degree and non-degree programs.