Dr. Michael W. Prairie teaches electrical engineering courses and guides undergraduate student research in electrical system design.
Before joining Norwich’s faculty, Prairie spent 15 years serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, managing science and technology development programs, followed by 10 years in industry developing sensor systems.
His current interests include mentoring students in design projects that employ embedded systems, particularly for use as human input devices for assistive technologies. Other interests include multidisciplinary approaches to solving engineering design challenges, especially those at the intersection of electrical and mechanical engineering, where problems in topic areas ranging from acoustics to robotics are being solved.
Prairie holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University, a Master of Science n electrical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Norwich University.