Bio: Dr. Gerald Cockrell

Dr. Gerald W. Cockrell, PhD
Higher Education Liaison


Professor Emeritus of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
Indiana State University
Terra Haute, Indiana, USA


Gerald W. Cockrell is a Professor Emeritus of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, with a B.S., M.S., from Indiana State University, and Doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington.  He was awarded the Honored Doctorate from St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation in Russia in 2008. His area of specialization is in Process Automation Systems and Project Management.  He has done consulting in these areas for a number of Indiana-based and international corporations.

Dr. Cockrell has presented numerous papers on Internet based distance laboratory methods. He develops and presents industrial training programs in the fields of automation systems technology and project management to students around the world.

He served as principal investigator (PI) and project manager for a major grant awarded by the US National Science Foundation.  The AutomationTek program delivers interactive technician training modules to students in two and four year degree and non-degree programs.

Gerald served as ISA President in 2009.