Teaching & Research Interests
Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Paul is an Electrical Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Having worked in a variety of industries including electrical power and control systems, instrumentation and process control, electronics manufacturing, and special effects (film), Paul's career has taken him to the Alberta Oil Sands, Ontario’s electronics industry and self employment.
At Sheridan College since 1985, Paul has been a Professor, Academic Advisor, and Program Coordinator for the Computer Engineering and Electronics Programs. Having taught many courses at Sheridan, Paul most enjoys teaching Power and Control Systems courses.
Paul has been involved in numerous Sheridan projects. An avid sailor himself, Paul helped to create a navigation aid to be used by blind sailors. This Sheridan project enabled blind sailors to race both large and small vessels in Lake Ontario. Paul was also involved in the development of Software Simulation for Electronics Workbench and National Instruments. In this project, Paul developed an interface with LabView, a data acquisition development program, and Multisim, a simulation program. This interface allows the use of “real data signals” in an electronic simulation environment. Similar projects have helped companies, such as Interactive Image Technologies, integrate other technologies like printed circuit boards and simulation software.
While developing several courses for Sheridan, Paul has most enjoyed the design of laboratory equipment such as power and energy simulation equipment which has been integrated into Engineering programs at Sheridan. As Program Coordinator of Computer Engineering, in 2006, Paul was involved in building the Computer Engineering program from the ground up. Since that time, Computer Engineering has grown into one of FAST’s largest programs.