E. James Angelo
This outstanding alumnus received his BS degree in electrical engineering from NC State in 1939. After graduation, he worked for Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company in Louisville, Kentucky. He reentered academe in 1941 as an instructor and later an assistant professor at Tulane University in New Orleans. In 1947, he moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an instructor and graduate student and received his SM and ScD degrees in 1949 and 1952 respectively. After serving as assistant professor at MIT for one year, he accepted an associate professor position in 1953 at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and was promoted to full professor in 1957.
While at the Polytechnic Institute, he served as a visiting lecturer in electronics at Cairo University and Ain Shams University in Egypt for a year as part of a Fulbright Commission Assignment. In 1968, he returned to industry, taking a position with Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey. He is the author of three textbooks. His Electronic Circuits textbook is used worldwide and is one of the most popular texts of its kind in print.