Thomas Schubert, PhD

Thomas Schubert
Phone: (619) 260-4892
Office: Guadalupe Hall 103

Professor, Electrical Engineering

  • PhD, University of California at Irvine
  • MS, Engineering, University of California at Irvine
  • BS, Engineering, University of California at Irvine

Thomas Schubert arrived at the University of San Diego in August, 1987 as one of the founding faculty of the new USD Engineering Program. In 1993 he was promoted to Professor of Electrical Engineering. From 1997-2003, he led the Department as Chairman, a position that also became Director of Engineering Programs. Prior to coming to USD, he was at the University of Portland, and at Portland State University. In 2002 he was awarded a USD University Professorship in recognition of outstanding, balanced cumulative career contributions supporting the mission and goals of USD In 2012, he was awarded the Outstanding Engineering Educator award by the Sand Diego County Engineering Council in recognition of outstanding academic contributions and service in the Engineering Profession and the Community. Before turning to the academic world, Professor Schubert spent four years in the aerospace industry at the Space and Communications Group of Hughes Aircraft Company designing, analyzing, and testing weather and communication satellite systems. Since then he has consulted with Planar Systems, Inc. and with Teledyne-Ryan Electronics. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (EE, #12630) in the State of Oregon. Dr. Schubert is an active free-lance bassoonist in the San Diego Area. He is principal bassoon with the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra and at the Oregon Coast Music Festival. He has performed with Starlight Productions, the Orquesta de Baja California, the Opera de Tijuana, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Classic 4 Kids, and a variety of other organizations.

Scholarly Work

  • With Abbasi, S. and Kim, E., "Estimation of Experimental Errors Using Monte Carlo Analysis in the Introductory Electrical Circuits Laboratory," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2018.
  • With Kim, E., "Short-Term Full-Semester Study-Abroad Engineering Programming Courses," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2018.
  • With Kim, E., "A low-cost design experience for junior-level electronics circuits laboratories through emulation of industry-printed circuit board design practice," International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, 2016.
  • With Kim, E., Burrows, C., and Meshkaty, S., "Case Studies of Technology - Assisted Flipped, Hybrid-Flipped, and Traditional Classrooms," Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, 2016.
  • With Kim, E., Fundamentals of Electronics: Book 3 Active Filters and Amplifier Frequency Response. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool, 2016.
  • With Kim, E., Fundamentals of Electronics: Book 4 Oscillators and Advanced Electronics Topics. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool, 2016.
  • With Jacobitz, F. and Kim, E., "Office Hours Re-imagined: Mentored Learning in Ideation Spaces," Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, 2016.
  • With Kim, E., "A Laboratory Exercise to Improve Student Understanding of Dominant Pole Analysis and High-Frequency Modeling of Field Effect Transistors," International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 155-167, 2015.
  • With McGuire, K., Urbano, J., Jacobitz, F., and Kim, E., "Development of a Low-Cost, Low-Voltage Three-Phase Power Synthesizer for Use in Motor and Systems Experiments," Proc. ASEE Annual Conference, 2015.
  • With Kim, E., Fundamentals of Electronics: Book 2: Amplifiers: Analysis and Design. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool, 2015.
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