Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering School: Engineering and Computing Sciences Campus: Old Westbury
Member of NYIT Since: 2013
Richard Simpson is a new faculty member for the 2013-2014 academic year. He will present his research on "Automatic Configuration of Technologies for People with Disabilities" at the Provost Discovery Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 12:45-2:10 p.m. in Riland Auditorium at NYIT-Old Westbury.
Why teach at NYIT?
Because of NYIT's emphasis on practical, real-world experience and problem solving.
Assistive technologies for people with disabilities, especially alternative technologies for communication and computer access.
-Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
-Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
-Association for Computing Machinery
-Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Awards and honors
-Certificate of Appreciation from the Paralyzed Veterans of America
-Norma J. Gianutsos Volunteer Award from the United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh
-RESNA's Certificate of Appreciation
Establish NYIT as a hub for entrepreneurs and students with entrepreneurial ambitions.
How has the latest technology influenced your teaching style?
I'm a big believer in using technology to deliver the less interactive aspects of a course (reading and lecturing), which allows classroom time to focus on interactive activities and problem solving. The teaching technologies I use include MediaSite Live, Blackboard, and Socrative.