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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. 

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.