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Jeffrey Giesey

Associate Dean for Academics, Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,Dean's Office
STKR 178
Phone: 740.593.1573

Jeff has been at Ohio University for 24 years. He assumed the duties of Associate Dean for Academics in July 2012. For the four years preceding this, he was co-director of the Q2S University’s transition from quarters to semesters. Currently co-chair for the university’s first year council, he also has served as assistant chair in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and held a Fulbright Fellowship in Namibia where he helped the Polytechnic of Namibia develop their first bachelor’s degree program in engineering. He also initiated the college’s student chapter of Engineers without Borders.

Research Interests: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Electric Power Systems, Appropriate Technology in Developing Countries, Engineering Education

All Degrees Earned: Ph. D., Bioengineering, University of Michigan, 1989. M.S., Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1986. B.S. with High Honors, Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1983


JJ Giesey, Y. Chen, and LB Hoshower, “Motivation of Engineering Students to Participate in Teaching Evaluations” Journal of Engineering Education, Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 93, No. 4, pp. 303-312, 2004.

JJ Giesey and B Manhire, “An Analysis of B.S.E.E. Degree Completion Time at Ohio University” Journal of Engineering Education, Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 92, No. 3, pp. 275-280, 2003. ;

GS Chleboun, JN Howell, RR Conaster, and JJ Giesey, “Relationship between muscle swelling and stiffness after eccentric exercise”, Medical Science in Sports & Exercise, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 529-535, 1998. ;

JJ Giesey, “A Fulbright Experience in Engineering Education in a Developing Country: A Year at the Polytechnic of Namibia”, Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 22-25, 2003, np. URL: ;

J.J. Giesey, C.A. Alexander, and R.D. Irwin, “A Curriculum To Enhance Electrical Engineering Education At Ohio University”, Interdisciplinary Conference On Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering Education In the Third Millennium, Davos, Switzerland, Sept. 10-15, 2000.


US Dept of State-Fulbright Scholar Program, “Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Polytechnic of Namibia: Teaching, Program Development and Study of Constituent Involvement”

Russ College of Engineering and Technology Outstanding Teaching Award, 2000

Something you may not know about me: My wife and I live in Treudley Hall as Faculty in Residence.