Gregory Triplett, who has taught in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 2004, teaches some of the most difficult courses in the undergraduate and graduate engineering program, including optical electronics and semiconductor device theory.
Sarah Danner, senior in electrical engineering
“Triplett is an outstanding instructor who approaches his task in a very conscientious way with an intense desire to improve student learning,” says Noah Manring, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “He is one of the brightest spots in our department when it comes to student interaction and personal attention to the matters of life that really matter.”
Concerned about decreased student enrollment in electrical and computer engineering, Triplett received a National Science Foundation grant to help increase retention for students in the field. He also acts as the adviser for the National Society of Black Engineers and is involved with the College of Engineering’s effort to recruit minority students.
“Our department has no formal faculty-student advising program, yet Gregory regularly meets with students at all levels in our program to advise and counsel them on their studies,” says Scott Kovaleski, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. “He does so without expectation or receipt of recognition from the department but merely because he feels it is in the best interests of the students.”
Triplett strives to create a knowledgeable generation of engineers who can address problems in healthcare, the environment and technological infrastructures. Although he teaches some of the most difficult classes in the department, students remark that he teaches them well without scaring them away.
Triplett earned bachelor’s degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a master’s degree from Florida State University and a doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology.