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.