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Executive Director of Academic Initiatives

Dr. E. R. "Randy" Collins Jr.

Dr. E. R. "Randy" Collins is the executive director of academic initiatives in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. 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.

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