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John F. Hennings

Professor of Electrical Engineering 

M.S. Computer Science, Pratt Institute, 1982

B.S.E. Electrical Engineering, Pratt Institute, 1974

A.A.S. Electrical Engineering Technology, Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York, 1973

Appointments at Webb Institute:
Full Professor, Electrical Engineering, 1993 - 2014
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, 1990-1993

Other Academic Experience:
Assistant Professor, United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, 1985 - 1990
Adjunct Faculty, USMMA, Kings Point, 1984 - 1985
Lecturer, Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York, 1979 - 1985
Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, Pratt Institute, 1981 - 1982
Math and Science Teacher, Martin Luther High School, Maspeth, 1978 - 1979

Non-academic Experience:
Associate Planning Engineer, American Electric Power Corporation, 1975 - 1978
Electronics Technician/Engineering aid for various companies, 1967 - 1971
Gunfire Control Technician, United States Navy, 1963 - 1967
Fully qualified Engineering Duty Officer (Designator 1445), United States Navy Reserve

Courses Taught, 2002 to 2014:
Electrical Engineering I
Electrical Engineering II
Physics I
Physics II
Physics III
E106 – Introduction to Electrical Engineering (USMMA)
E400 – Electrical Machines and Controls (USMMA)
E361 – Statics and Dynamics (USMMA)
E300 – Electrical Engineering, Circuits (USMMA)

Professional Development Activities:
Course development for Global Maritime and Transportation School, USMMA
Designed and supervised installation at Electrical Engineering Laboratory in Haeberle Lab building, Webb Institute
Author and instructor of the electrical engineering portion of SNAME’s on-line Professional Engineering Review Course (PERC)

Honors and Professional Recognition:
Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society
Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society
Eta Kappa Nu National Honor Society
Prosser Award for Service to the Regiment, USMMA. 1988
McNaulty Award for Distinguished Teaching, USMMA. 1990

Professional Memberships:
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
American Society of Naval Architects (SNAME)

Additional Duties Beyond Teaching, 2002 to 2014:
Admissions Committee, Webb Institute
Chairman of the Laboratory Committee, Webb Institute
Chairman of CQI Team #6: Winter Work, Webb Institute
Senior thesis adviser, Webb Institute
Freshman/Sophomore Adviser, Webb Institute
Founder’s Day Coordinator, Webb Institute
Firefighting School Coordinator, Webb Institute
Faculty Handbook Committee, Webb Institute

Service Beyond Webb Institute:
Engineering Duty Officer, United States Navy Reserve (Lieutenant Commander)
Chairman, Speaker’s Bureau, Ronald McDonald House, Long Island, New York
Volunteer, Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Glen Cove, New York