Faculty Profile - William R Callen Jr
Optics and Photonics
Office: VL W407
Dr. Russ Callen was born in Selma Alabama, and attended public schools there through high school. He obtained the A.B. in physics from Princeton University in 1965 and the M.S. and Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University in 1967 and 1971, respectively.
He has been a faculty member in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech since 1970. He is the co-author of "An Introduction to Lasers and Their Applications", one of the first undergraduate laser texts. He has enjoyed teaching a wide variety of courses at Tech, including lasers, electro-optics, circuits, digital and analog electronics, materials, machinery, systems, and electromagnetics, and has developed a course: "Electrical Engineering in American Society", jointly taught with faculty in the School of History, Technology, and Society. He is the course administrator and principal instructor of short courses on preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering and the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exams.
For leisure, he enjoys swimming and canoeing.
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Last revised on June 06, 2008.