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Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Grenville Dodge Chair of Engineering

Portrait of Michael Prairie


Michael W. Prairie, PhD,  teaches electrical engineering courses and guides undergraduate student research in electrical system design. 

Prior to joining the faculty at Norwich, he spent 15 years serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force managing science and technology development programs, followed by 10 years in industry developing sensor systems.

His current interests include mentoring students in design projects that employ embedded systems, particularly for use as human input devices for assistive technologies. Other interests include multidisciplinary approaches to solving engineering design challenges, especially those at the intersection of electrical and mechanical engineering, where problems in topic areas ranging from acoustics to robotics are being solved.

Prof. Prairie holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University, an MSEE from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a BSEE from Norwich University.

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