Dr. E. R. "Randy" Collins is the associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Engineering and Science. Collins joined the department of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson in 1989. He holds a B.S.EE from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D, in EE from Georgia Tech. Collins is a multiple winner of the department's and college's teaching awards and received an outstanding educator award from the IEEE in 1997.
Collins' research has focused on power quality, specifically on the impact of electric power system disturbances on industrial process equipment. His research specializations include power distribution systems, power electronics, electric machines, and adjustable speed motor drives. He currently serves as the chair of IEEE Standard 1159, Electric Power Quality Monitoring. Collins is a registered professional engineer in South Carolina and is an ATP-rated pilot and flight instructor.
Reporting to the Engineering and Science dean, the associate dean for undergraduate studies coordinates the instructional responsibilities of the college. This includes supervising all aspects of the undergraduate program such as curriculum, advising, recruiting, scheduling, scholarships, awards, Honors College, Effective Technical Communications, registration, classroom space assignments, cooperative education, course transfer equivalencies, course substitution requests, change of grade actions, freshman and transfer student orientation, and assessment.
In addition, Dr. Collins oversees the offices of General Engineering and the Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention (PEER). The associate dean coordinates the college's teaching effectiveness workshops and seminars, along with administering and promoting the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
For more information, contact Dr. Collins at:
Telephone: (864) 656-4440
Fax: (864) 656-4518
Address: 107 Riggs Hall Box 340901
Clemson, S.C. 29634-0901