About Me

Dr. Douglas De Boer

Dr. Douglas De Boer
Professor of Engineering

Phone: (712) 722-6245
Email: Douglas.DeBoer@dordt.edu


  • Professor of Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (Iowa)


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1995
    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
    Thesis Title: Shaped Modulation in Noisy Fading Channels
  • M.S.E.E., Specializing in Integrated Circuit Design, 1978
    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Campus
  • B.S.E.E., Course work in analog and digital electronics, 1977
    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Campus
  • B.S. in Letters and Engineering Combined curriculum program with U. of Michigan (above) 1977
    Calvin College, Grand Rapids Michigan

Academic Experience

Dr. De Boer has been on the engineering faculty at Dordt College since 1984.  He teaches mostly electrical courses in engineering.  Dr. De Boer has also taught undergraduate and graduate level electrical engineering courses at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  Dr. De Boer has served at Dordt College as chair of the Engineering Department, chair of the Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee for Dordt College, and Chair of the Faculty Status Committee of Dordt College. 

Courses Taught

EGR 117, Introduction to Engineering:  Electronics
EGR 220/PHYS 206, Linear Circuits and Electronics
EGR 304, Embedded Microcomputer Systems
EGR 322, 323, Electronics I and II
EGR 360, Introduction to Power System Analysis
EGR 363, Introduction to Communication Systems
      more details about the above courses can be found here.


In the early 1980's Dr. De Boer worked in the area of memory systems design and computer architecture at Hewlett Packard Company.  He remains interested in these areas, including especially the area now called, "embedded microcontroller systems design."  Dr. De Boer did his Ph.D. research in the area of combined coding and modulation of digital radio signals, in particular cell phone signals.  Finally, Dr. De Boer drives an electric car, which has inspired an interest in electric power systems.


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