Ph.D. University of California at Irvine
M.S., Engineering, University of California at Irvine
B.S., Engineering, University of California 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 June 2012, Dr. Schubert was presented with the prestigious Robert G. Quinn Award by the American Society of Engineering Education “in recognition of outstanding contributions in providing and promoting excellence in engineering experimentation and laboratory instruction.” Also in 2012, he received the Outstanding Engineering Educator Award given by the San Diego County Engineering Council “in recognition of outstanding academic contributions and service in the Engineering Profession and the Community.” In 2002 he was awarded a USD University Professorship “in recognition of outstanding, balanced cumulative career contributions supporting the mission and goals of USD.”
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. 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.