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Stephen William Director, American Electrical and computer engineering educator, academic administrator. Recipient Frederick Emmons Terman award American Society Engineering Education, 1976;named Distinguished Alumnus, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1984; Aristotle Award Semiconductor Research Corporation, 1996, Outstanding Alumnus award in Elec.Engring. University of California, Berkeley, 1996.


Director, Stephen William was born on June 28, 1943 in Brooklyn. Son of Murray and Lillian (Brody) Director.


Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1965; Master of Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1967; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1968.


Professor electrical engineering University Florida, Gainesville, 1968-1977. Visiting scientist International Business Machines Corporation Research Laboratories, Yorktown Heights, New York, 1974-1975. Professor electrical and computer engineering Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1977-1996, U.A. and Helen Whitaker University professor electrical and computer engineering, 1980-1996, professor computer science, 1981-1996, head department electrical and computer engineering, 1982-1991, university professor, 1992-1993, dean Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1991-1996.

Robert J. Vlasic dean of engineering University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996—2005, professor electrical engineering and computer science, 1996—2005. Provost, senior vice president Drexel University, Philadelphia, 2005—2008, Northeastern University, Boston, since 2008. Advisor information and communications technical Techno Venture Management, 1999—2002.

Senior research fellow Industrial Craft ² Institute, since 1996. Senior consultant editor McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York City, 1976—2004. Director Research Center Computer-Aided Design, Pittsburgh, 1982—1989.

Member technical advisory board Nextwave, Inc., 1990—1995, Computer-aided Design Framework Initiative, 1991—1993, Aspect Development Corporation, 1991—1992, JW2 Inc., 1991—1994, LSI Logic, 1994, Autogate Logic, 1994—1996, EDF Ventures, 1999—2005. Board directors Job Gravity, 1999—2003. Member advisory council Lutron Electronics Inc., since 1999.

Member technical advisory board MobileWebSurf Inc., 2002—2005. Honorary professor Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2003. Consultant in field.


Chair board directors American Society Engineering Education, Engineering Deans Council, 1999-2001. Board directors University of Science Center, 2006-2008, Ben Franklin Technology Partnership Southeastern Pennsylvania, 2006-2008, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, since 2009. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (W.R.G. Baker prize 1979, Education Society Outstanding Achievement award 1995, Education medal 1998, Millennium medal 2000), American Society Engineering Education (Frederick Emmons Terman award 1976, Benjamin Garver Lamme award 2004).

Member National Academy of Engineering (chair committee on engineering education), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Circus and Systems Society (president 1981, associate editor journal 1973-1975, best paper award 1970, 85, 89, 92, Centennial medal 1984, society award 1992, Golden Jubilee medal 1999).


Married Lorraine Schwartz, June 20, 1965. Children: Joshua (deceased), Kimberly, Cynthia, Deborah.

Murray Director

Lillian (Brody) Director

Lorraine Schwartz

Cynthia Director

Joshua Director (deceased)

Deborah Director

Kimberly Director