His publications include exposition of new instructional methods, including some of the earliest papers on computers in electrical engineering education, use of personal computers for circuit analysis, and applications of the Maple and LabView computer libraries in undergraduate instruction. Other professional interests are in insulation of electrical conductors and their behavior under high voltages.
Dr. Edwin Gerber has been associated with the Electrical Engineering Department at Drexel--now known as the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department--since 1957. Upon graduation from Drexel with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, he was offered the position of Instructor. Currently, he holds Professor Emeritus status within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
Dr. Gerber’s long career was and still is devoted to engineering education. He is well known in the community of electrical engineering educators in the United States as a pioneer in the introduction and application of new information technology and dissemination techniques to the classroom. Among many honors he had received for these activities over the years are the Centennial Certificate of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Gerber served ASEE as program chairman, industry liaison, and session chairman for the instrumentation division. Drexel University has honored Edwin Gerber on many occasions for his pioneering work in engineering education and for his dedication to Drexel’s undergraduate students. Among the awards he received are the Martin Kaplan Distinguished Faculty Award in 1993; the Samuel Mercer Award for Distinguished Instruction in 1994; and the Thomas W. Moore Teaching Award in 1995. Dr. Gerber is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a registered professional engineer in the State of Pennsylvania, and a past Fellow of the National Science Foundation.
Degrees / Education
- PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1980
- MS, Drexel University
- BS, Electrical Engineering, Drexel University
Computerized instruments and measurements; undergraduate engineering education