John Pearce Named Among Top 10 Most Inspiring Professors
Dr. Pearce received the honor from The University of Texas at Austin Alumni Magazine. Dr. Pearce currently teaches Electrical Engineering, where he has been observed to teach with the spirit and soul of a Literature Professor, even while teaching and explaining the delicacies of Electrical Engineering. Former students have said that while other professors taught them how to have the brains of an engineer, Dr. Pearce has been the only professor to show them an engineer's soul.
Dr. Pearce understands that Electrical Engineering is difficult for students, but he conveys to them the importance of understanding all of the finer points. "We have to be extremely careful about what we do," Dr. Pearce explains, "because if we're sloppy, people get hurt."
The University of Texas at Austin has implemented a slogan that states, "What starts here changes the world." Dr. Pearce defends this by saying, "At universities, that's what we do. We teach students how to apply powerful technological tools to improve life for everybody. That's the coolest thing I can think of."
Dr. Pearce is the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He researches interactions between electromagnetic fields and tissues, as well as industrial applications of radio frequency (RF) and microwave (MW) fields. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Clemson University, and a master's and PhD in electrical engineering from Purdue University.