Dr. Steve Durbin, Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been appointed as the WMU-AAUP’s new grievance officer and will be presented for formal approval at the Association Council meeting in September. The position of grievance officer is critical as it involves directly assisting faculty who believe they have been treated inappropriately by administration. Steve brings energy and experience to the position and we are grateful for his willingness to serve.
About Dr. Durbin: Steve Durbin received the BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. Prior to joining Western Michigan University in 2013, he taught at the Florida State University and Florida A&M University (joint engineering college), the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), and the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He is a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, and the Royal Society of New Zealand. His interests include novel semiconductors, oxide and nitride compounds, molecular beam epitaxy, pulsed laser deposition, and Schottky contact based devices. In addition to being a co-author of over 100 technical publications, he is also co-author of Engineering Circuit Analysis, an undergraduate textbook now in its 9th edition.