Michael Morse, PhD
- PhD Clemson University
- MS Tulane University
- BS Tulane University
Dr. Michael Morse joined the Electrical Engineering faculty at the University of San Diego in 1990. His background is as both a biomedical engineer and attorney. Ongoing research includes studying pathways followed by current during an electrical accident and analyzing the potential for injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. He has taught a broad array of classes but enjoys computer design classes and classes that focus on the interface between people and technology. His legal interests currently include technology, academic, and civil rights law. Dr. Morse weaves his legal knowledge into his teaching on a regular basis.
Born in New York, he received his BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1981 and 1982. He went on to get his PhD at age 24 from Clemson University in South Carolina in 1985 and a Law degree from USD in 1999. After 18 months in industry, Dr. Morse joined the faculty of Auburn University in 1987. While at Auburn, he won an NSF initiation grant, published on the topics of speech recognition from signals secondary to speech and electrical stimulation, and developed a successful consultancy in the area of electric shock injury and electromechanical product failure. He has testified as an expert witness in both state and federal court on several occasions. In addition to his publications, Dr. Morse has also received a patent for an electrical stimulation system using parallel processing architecture.
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