Robert L. Klein

A portrait of Ron Klein

Inducted:

05/03/1991

Degrees:

B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1962 
M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1963 
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Iowa, 1970

Ronald L. Klein received the BSEE in 1962 and the MSEE in 1963 from the University of Illinois. In 1970 he received the PhD degree from the University of Iowa. From 1963 - 1967, he was a Member of the Technical Staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories in North Andover Massachusetts. After serving on the faculty of Kansas University for 10 years, he joined WVU as Professor and Chairman of the ECE Department. He served as Chairman from 1979 - 1990.

Ron is a member of the IEEE and its societies of Automatic Control, Systems Man and Cybernetics, Power Systems, Education, and Robotics. He has published over twenty technical papers in the transactions and conferences of these societies and others. In addition, he is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Technology Today, and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.

Currently he is Power Professor of electrical engineering in the ECE Department at WVU.

Prof. Klein retired from WVU (and the CSEE Department) in summer, 2006 and moved from Morgantown to Raleigh, NC in summer, 2008. There, he and wife Nancy enjoy proximity to daughter, Laura and husband James Vann and two (Grand) grandchildren; Sarah and Walker, who live in Raleigh. Their second daughter, Karla (Klein) Murdock and husband Bob and grandchildren; Anna and Will reside in Lexington, VA a four hour drive from Raleigh. Hence, there can be and is lots of family interaction; much closer than would have been the case from Morgantown. But, do we miss CSEE / WVU / and Morgantown. And oh YES ! Karla also an academic -- Prof. of Psychology at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA.