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Rockland, Ronald H.

Contact Info
Title: Chair, Department of Engineering Technology
Email: ronald.h.rockland@njit.edu
Office: 2104 GITC
Phone: 973-642-7155
Dept: Engineering Technology
Webpage: http://web.njit.edu/~rockland/

Academic Interests: engineering technology

About Me

Dr. Rockland received his undergraduate education in Electrical Engineering at New York University and his graduate education (MSEE, Ph.D.) in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at New York University. He also received an MBA in marketing at the University of St. Thomas.

Prior to joining NJIT Dr. Rockland had over 20 years of industrial experience with high technology corporations in such diverse fields as product research, product development, marketing, sales and general management. He was also an adjunct professor of marketing at County College of Morris, and a computer-training consultant.

Research interests are in the areas of application of computers in the technical learning process and computerized biomedical signal processing.

 

Education

  • New York University, B.E., 1967.
  • New York University, M.S., 1969.
  • New York University, Ph.D., 1972.
  • University of St. Thomas, M.B.A., 1977.

Courses I Teach

RESEARCH & INDPNDNT STUDY II
INDEPENDENT STUDY
MASTER'S THESIS
DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

Classes Taught

Classes - Fall 2007

ECET 303-001 Circuit Measurements I  

ECET 401 -001 ECET Senior Project I


Publications

  1. Hirsch, L.,  Kimmel, H.,  Rockland, R, Bloom, J., “Using Pre-engineering Curricula in High School Science and Mathematics: A Follow-up Study”, Proceedings of the 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, San Diego, CA, October, 2006
  2. Bloom, J., Hirsch, L.,  Kimmel, H.,  Rockland, R., “A Study of the Impact of Enrichment Programs on Girls’ Attitudes Toward Engineering”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Engineering Education, , San Juan, PR, July, 2006
  3. Burr-Alexander, L., Carpinelli, J., Kimmel, H, Rockland, R., “Bringing Engineering Into K-12 Schools: A Problem Looking For Solutions?” 2006 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Chicago, IL, June 2006
  4. S. Zaim, M. Cunin, S.Ahmed, J. Schesser, R. Rockland, P. Asselin, S. Reisman, Investigation for correlation between heart rate variability in the frequency domain and heart rate recovery in patients undergoing exercise stress testing, Europace, June 2006; 8 (Supplement 1): p.148
  5. Hirsch, L., Kimmel, H., Rockland, R., Bloom, J. , “Implementing Pre-Engineering Curricula in High School Science and Mathematics”, Proceedings of the 35th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October, 2005
  6. Rockland, R., "Reinforcement of Problem Solving Skills Using Exam Problems", 2005 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Portland, OR, June 2005
  7. Schesser, Jl, Asselin, A., Reisman, S., Rockland, R., "Are the Results Correct? – An Application of Wavelets to Analyze Heart Rate Variability", Proceedings of the 31st Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Hoboken, NJ, April, 2005
  8. Asselin, A., Schesser, Jl,, Reisman, S., Rockland, R., "Assessing Changes in the Autonomic Nervous System during Recovery from Exercise, Proceedings of the 31st Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Hoboken, NJ, April, 2005
  9. Schesser, Jl, Asselin, A., Reisman, S., Rockland, R., "Are the Results Correct? – An Application of Wavelets to Analyze Heart Rate Variability", Proceedings of the 31st Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Hoboken, NJ, April, 2005
  10. Gibbons, S., Hirsch, L., Kimmel, H., Rockland, R., Bloom, J. “Middle school students´ attitudes to and knowledge about engineering", Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Engineering Education, , FL, October 2004
  11. Donnelly, D. L. , Rockland, R.H., Reisman, S. S., Quigley, K.S., "Continuous measurement ofBRSI in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, September, 2004
  12. Kimmel, H., Burr-Alexander, L., Rockland, R., PLTW: One State´s Perspective ,2004 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Salt Lake City, June 2004
  13. Donnelly, D. L. , Rockland, R.H., Reisman, S. S., Quigley, K.S., Baroreflex Sensitivity Index in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 30th IEEE Northeast Bioengineering Conference, April 2004
  14. Hirsch, Li.S., Gibbons, S.J., Kimmel, H., Rockland, R., ,Bloom, J., High School Students’ Attitudes To And Knowledge About Engineering, Proceedings of the 2003 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, October 2003
  15. Juliano, T., Rockland, R., Bloom, J., Gonzalez, G., Preparing a Skilled Work Force in Engineering, Science and Technology – a Tri-fold Approach, Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Engineering Education, Valencia, Spain, July 2003
  16. Gibbons, S., Hirsch, L., Kimmel, H., Rockland, R.,  Bloom, J., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Counselors’ Attitudes and Knowledge About Engineering, Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Engineering Education, Valencia, Spain, August 2003
  17. Juliano, T., Rockland, R., Bloom, J., Gonzalez, G., Enhancing the pre-engineering curriculum – a multi-partner initiative 2003 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Nashville, TN, June 2003
  18. Heyman, S., Lawrey, K., Rockland, R., Building an Engineer – Women in Engineering, 2003 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Montreal, Nashville, TN, June 2003
  19. Kimmel, H., Rockland, R., "Incorporation of Pre-Engineering Lessons Into Secondary Science Classrooms", Proceedings of the 2002 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, November 2002
  20. Rockland, R., Kimmel, H., Bloom, J,  "Engineering the Future: Enhancement of Pre-Engineering Programs Through Outreach", Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Engineering Education Proceedings, Manchester, England, August 2002
  21. Rockland, R."Effective Teaching Training for New Faculty through Analysis of a Student Evaluation Form", 2002 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Montreal, CAN, June 2002
  22. Rockland, R., Gibbons, Siobhán, Bloom, J.,Kimmel, H., "Analysis of Stakeholder Attitudes For a Pre-College Outreach Program", 2002 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Montreal, CAN, June 2002
  23. Rockland, R., "Utilization Of Pre And Post Assessment Testing For Reinforcing Learning Processing In ECET Courses ", Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Engineering Education Proceedings, Oslo, Norway, August 2001
  24. Rockland, R., "Teaching Presentation Skills: Enhancing The Communication Ability Of Technical Students ", Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Engineering Education Proceedings, Oslo, Norway, August 2001
  25. Rockland, R., “Teaching Problem Solving Techniques in a Circuits Analysis Course”, 2001 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Albuquerque, NM, June 2001
  26. Rockland, R., “Enhancing a Graduate Biomedical Engineering course with the Web”, 2001 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Albuquerque, NM, June 2001
  27. R.Rockland, “Reducing the Information Overload: A Method on Helping Students Research Engineering Topics Using the Internet”, IEEE Transactions on Education, Volume 43, No. 4, November 2000, pgs 420-425.
  28. R.Rockland, “Enhancing the Understanding of Fourier Analysis Using Mathcad and PSpice”, Computers in Education Journal, Vol. X, No. 4, October –December 2000, pgs 54-59.
  29. Rockland, R., Siginer, D., Bloom, J., “Secondary and Post-Secondary Partnering – Enhancing the Pre-Engineering Curriculum”, 2000 International Conference on Engineering Education Proceedings, Taipai, Taiwan, August 2000
  30. Rockland font-family:Arial">, R., “A Comparative Analysis of Simulation Software for a Circuit Analysis Course”, St. Louis, MO, 2000 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, June 2000.
  31. Rockland, R., "Utilizing Simulation Software in a Transform Analysis Course", Proceedings of the 1999 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, November 1999
  32. Rockland, R., "Use of Problem Solving skills in an Introductory Microprocessor course", 1999 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, session 3147, June 1999
  33. Rockland, R., "Comparative Analysis of Internet Search Methodology for Electrical Engineering Technology, Proceedings of the 1998 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, November 1998
  34. Rockland, R., "Enhancing Communication Skills in a Laboratory Course through Computer Application Training", 1998 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, session 1547, June 1998
  35. Rockland, R., Reisman, S., "Voice Activated Wheelchair Controller", 24th IEEE Northeast Bioengineering Conference, April 1998
  36. Sahinoglu,Z., Reisman,S., Rockland, R.,"24th IEEE Northeast Bioengineering Conference Proceedings, April 1998
  37. Rockland, R., "Development of a Technical Sales Course in the Engineering Technology Curriculum", Proceedings of the 1997 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, Session T4G, Nov. 1997
  38. Rockland, R., " Course Analysis Effectiveness Survey of BSET Graduates", 1997 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, session 1247, June 1997
  39. Engle, W., Moore, N., Spear, J., Rockland, R., "Prevention of Ventricular Fibrillation with Moderate Electrical Stimulation Pulses", VIth World Symposium of Cardiac Pacing Symposium, October, 1979
  40. Engle, W., Moore, N., Spear, J., Rockland, R., Spevak, R., Dawson, A., "Limitations on the use of electrical ventricular fibrillation threshold determinations", 50th AHA session, November 1977
  41. Engle, W., Moore, N., Spear, J., Rockland, R., Spevak, R., "The effect of multiple site pacing on ventricular fibrillation threshold", 26th ACC, March 1977
  42. Haberen, N., Ingram, J., Spevak, R., Rockland, R., Barold, S., "Comparison of the electrogram of ventricular extrasystoles to the normally conducted beats in dogs", Circulation, Vol. 53 & 54, Supp. II, Oct. 1976
  43. Spevak, R., Rockland, R., " The effects of width, slew rate and biphasicness upon magnitude spectrum of intracardiac electrograms", 29th ACEMB, Nov. 1976
  44. Haberen, N., Ingram, J., Oravec, J., Spevak, R., Rockland, R., Barold, S., "Effects of Infarction and Antiarrythmic Drugs and Hyperkalemia on Demand Pacing", Vth International Symposium on Cardiac Pacing, Tokyo, March, 1976
  45. Rockland, R., Smyth, N., Johnson, A., "Analytical Study of the Skeletal Muscle Potentials Due to Isometric Tension", 27th ACEMB, Philadelphia, 1974
  46. Smyth, N., Alterness, C., Shearon, L., Rockland, R., "A Clinical Evaluation of New Pulse Generator with Narrow Pulse Width for Conservation of Battery Energy", The Journal of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 68, 3, Sept. 1974
  47. Shearon, L., Rockland, R., Smyth, N., "Design Features of Narrow Width Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers", 5th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, Montreal, 1974
  48. Parsonnet, V., Myers, G., Gilbert, L., Zucker, I., Rockland, R., "A Regional Network of Clinics for Analysis of Implanted Pacemakers", in Cardiac Arrhythmias- the 25th Hahnemann Symposium, ed. Leonard Dreifus, Grune and Stratton, pp. 635-49, New York, 1973
  49. Parsonnet, V., Rockland, R., "Residual Energy of Explanted Pacemakers", Medical Instrumentation, Vol.7, No.1, Jan-Feb. 1973
  50. Rockland, R., Parsonnet, V., Myers, G., "Failure modes of American pacemakers-in vitro analysis", American Heart Journal, Vol. 83, No. 4, April 1972

Patents

  • No. 4,403,614: Engle, W., Moore, N., Spear, J., Rockland, R., "Implantable Cardioverter, September.,1983
  • No. 4,375,817: Engle, W., Moore, N., Spear, J., Rockland, R., "Implantable Cardioverter, March,1983
  • No. 4,342,318: Engle, W., Rockland, R., "Physiological waveform processor", August, 1980
  • No. 4,088,140: Rockland, R., Jirak, T., "Demand anti-arrhythmia pacemaker", June, 1978
  • No. 4,010,758: Rockland, R., Gobeli, D., "Bipolar body tissue electrode", March, 1977