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Jacob Klapper, PhD Receives Excellent Teacher Award

Jacob Klapper, PhD, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an excellence in  teaching award during NJIT’s annual university convocation. 

 Klapper, of Manhattan, received the award for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and for encouraging and guiding students to work at their highest academic level.

A member of the faculty at NJIT since 1967, Klapper has worked to expand the university’s undergraduate and graduate curricula. He has also received National Science Foundation grants for his innovative laboratory courses.

Klapper has served as director of tutorials for conferences run by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and he has chaired the New York section of the IEEE Educational Activities Committee.

A nationally-recognized expert in the area of phase-locked loops, Klapper has published a graduate-level textbook considered the definitive text in the field. He is a former chairman of the department of electrical engineering at NJIT. 

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.