Dr. Percy Pierre
Professor

Prior Positions

PRIOR  POSITIONS IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

  • VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES AND PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1990-1995: oversight responsibility for university research ($140 Million annually) and graduate studies (6000 students).

  • PRESIDENT, Percy A. Pierre and Associates:  January 1981 to January 1983, principal clients Westinghouse and Ratheon

  • ASSISTANT SECRETARY of the ARMY for RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT and ACQUISITION, Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, DC, 1977-1981: responsibility for managing approximately $10B annually for research, development and production of weapon systems. 

  • RESEARCHER, The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, 1968-1971

PRIOR POSITIONS IN EDUCATION

  • PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING, Michigan State University, 1995-2005

  • HONEYWELL PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, 1989-1990

  • PRESIDENT, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, 1983-1989: responsibility for a comprehensive, state supported, land-grant University of 5,800 students, 950 employees and a budget of $65 million. 

  • DEAN, School of Engineering, Howard University, Washington DC, 1971-1977: a research oriented college of 600 students.

  • PROGRAM OFFICER (1/2 time), The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY, 1973-1975, concurrent with position of Dean of Engineering at Howard University, responsible for developing and implementing the Foundation’s strategy for the minorities in engineering program.

  • WHITE HOUSE FELLOW, Executive Office of the President, Deputy to the Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs (Patrick Moynihan), US Government, Washington, DC, 1969-1970, on leave from the RAND corp.

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