Phil Laplante is a professor of Software Engineering
at Penn State’s Great Valley Graduate Center,
where he conducts research and teaches graduate courses in software
engineering, information technology, computer technology and
project management. He also consults regularly
with industry and government organizations.
Before joining Penn State, he was president of Pennsylvania Institute
of Technology, a two-year, private college that focuses on
technology training and re-training. Prior to that, he was the
founding dean of the BCC/NJIT Technology and Engineering Center
in Southern New Jersey. He was also associate professor of computer
science and chair of the mathematics, computer science and physics
department at Fairleigh Dickinson University New Jersey.
In addition to his academic career, Laplante spent almost
eight years as a software engineer and project manager working
on avionics (including the Space Shuttle), CAD, and software
test systems. He has authored or edited 26 books and co-founded
the journal Real-Time Imaging (Academic Press), which he
edited for five years. He also founded and edited two book
series, including the “Image Processing” series for CRC Press.
He has published more than 100 papers, articles, and editorials
and has raised more than $4.5MM in competitive research grants,
training programs, and major capital giving.