"Please join me offering Ron our support and best wishes for success in his new position," says Angelo J. Perna, Ph.D., acting dean, of the Newark College of Engineering.
Rockland, a longtime Parsippany resident, says he has enjoyed his past seven years at NJIT. "In that time, I have seen a significant change in the awareness of this institution as one of the nation's leading public technological universities. I am very excited about this position. My focus will be on recruitment and retention."
Rockland has over 20 years of industrial experience in research, engineering, marketing and sales management with several high technology corporations. He has worked on medical devices from artificial pancreases to implantable defibrillators and technical valves. His current research areas are application of computers to the technical learning process and biomedical signal analysis. He received an NJIT Excellence in Teaching award in 2000. Prior to arriving on campus, he taught at Bergen and Morris county community colleges.
Rockland received his B.S.E.E. and M. S.E.E. degrees from New York University in 1963 and 1967, respectively, and his Ph.D. in bioengineering and electrical engineering from New York University in 1972. He also received an M.B.A. in marketing from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., in 1977. He is currently jointly working in both electrical engineering and computer engineering and the newly established biomedical engineering department.
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