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University president emeritus

Theodore Albert Bickart, university president emeritus. Recipient numerous research grants.


Bickart, Theodore Albert was born on August 25, 1935 in New York City. Son of Theodore Roosevelt and Edna Catherine (Pink) Bickart.


Bachelor Engineering Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1957. Master of Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1958. Doctor of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1960.

Doctor University (honorary), Dneprodzerzhinst State Technology U, Ukraine, 1996.


Assistant professor electrical and computer engineering Syracuse (New York ) University, 1963-1965, associate professor, 1965-1970, professor, 1970-1989, associate to vice chancellor for academy affairs for computer resources development, 1983-1985, dean L.C. Smith College Engineering, 1984-1989. Professor electrical engineering, dean engineering Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1989-1998. President Colorado School Mines, Golden, 1998-2000.

Visiting scholar University California, Berkeley, 1977. Fulbright lecturer Kiev Poly Institute, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1981. Visiting lecturer Nanjing Institute of Technology, China, 1981.

Honorary distinguished professor Taganrog Radio Engineering Institute, Russia, since 1992. Fellow Accreditation Board for Engineering and Tch., Engineering Accreditation Commission, executive committee, 1998-2000. Chairman Engineering Workforce Commission, 1996-1998.

Elected-member Johns Hopkins University Society Scholars, 2001.


Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1961-1963. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (best paper awards Syracuse section 1969, 70, 73, 74, 77, chairman committee on engineering accreditation activities 1996-1998, board educational activities 1999, chairman accreditation policy council 2001-2003, Meritorious Achievement award 2006, Meritorious Service citation 2006), American Society Engineering Education (vice president 1997-1999). Member American Mathematics Society, Association for Computing Machinery, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, New York Academy of Sciences, Ukrainian Academy Engineering Sciences), International Higher Education Academy of Sciences (Russia), International Academy Informatics (Russia), Johns Hopkins University Society Scholars., Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association (Distinguished Alumnus award), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (fellow).


  • Other Interests

    Bicycling, hiking, gardening, woodworking, model building.


Married Carol Florence Nichols, June 14, 1958 (divorced December 1973). Children: Karl Jeffrey, Lauren Spencer. Married Frani W. Rudolph, August 14, 1982.

1 stepchild, Jennifer Anne Cumming.

Theodore Roosevelt Bickart

Edna Catherine (Pink) Bickart

Carol Florence Nichols

Frani W. Rudolph

Karl Jeffrey Bickart

Lauren Spencer Bickart