James F. Gibbons

Reid Weaver Dennis Professor of Electrical Engineering
Special Counsel to the President for Industry Relations

Specialty:  Electronic Circuits and Solid-State Devices.  A pioneer in the use of ion implantation and rapid thermal processing techniques for solid-state physics and technology.  He has directed the thesis research for 60 PhD students and 6 Engineer degree candidates.

James F. Gibbons received a B.S. degree at Northwestern University in 1953 and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1956.  He joined the Stanford faculty in 1957, was appointed Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1964 and served as the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering from September 1984 to June 1996.  In 1983 he was named Reid Weaver Dennis Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford.

In 1972, he invented the the Tutored Video Instruction, which is widely used at Stanford and elsewhere for continuing education of engineers.  He has applied his tutored video instruction to pressing social problems, including the education of children of migrant farm workers (in the 1980's) and to anger management in at-risk teens (in the 1990's), primarily through SERA Learning Technologies, a company he founded.

Distinctions:  Member AAAS, NAS, NAE, and Fellow IEEE.  Served on committees advising the Presidential Science Advisor in the Nixon, Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations.

Office:   Paul G. Allen Center for Integrated Systems
                 CISX-201  (MC 4075)
Phone:    (650) 723-4677
Fax:         (650) 725-8044
Email:    gibbons@ee.stanford.edu

Assistant:  Mary Cloutier (cloutier@ee.stanford.edu)

Modified - 9/1/99