Freeman, James J

Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering




Preferred: (408) 924-3794


  • BSEE         Gannon University
  • MEE          University of Detroit
  • MSE          University of Detroit
  • Dr. Engr.   University of Detroit

Licenses and Certificates


Registered Professional Engineer in California and Michigan

Clinical Engineering Certification





2006-                     SJSU, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering

2002-2006            SJSU, Professor & Chair of Electrical Engineering                           

1994-2002            SJSU, Professor of Electrical Engineering.

1989-1994             SJSU, College of Engineering, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.                      

1982-1989             SJSU, Professor & Chair of Electrical Engineering Department.

1979-1982             University of Detroit, Professor & Chair, EE Department..

1972-1979             University of Detroit, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering.

1969-1972             University of Detroit, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering.

1968-1969             Carnegie-Mellon University, Post-Doctoral Medical Systems Fellow.

1964-1968             University of Detroit, Instructor, Electrical Engineering. 



1964-1998       Over $14 million from NASA, NSF, AFOSR and Corporations in Bioengineering, Data           Acquisition and Analysis and student internships.



1968-1969             Post Doctoral Grant, Carnegie-Mellon University

1979                      Teacher of the Year - Engineering College, University of Detroit

1982                      Teacher of the Year - Engineering College, University of Detroit

1994                      Chairman of Frontiers in Education Conference, Sponsored by IEEE                                                                         Computer Society; IEEE Education Society and ASEE/ERM

1994                      “Most Inspirational Teacher” Award presented by the Student Society of                                                                    Computer Engineers, San Jose State University

1996                      Faculty Service Award presented by the College of Engineering

1998                      “Mentor to Students” Award presented by the Student Chapter of the IEEE

2000                      IEEE Millennium Award




Professional Activities


1983-1995            Chairman, San Francisco Bay Area I.E.E.E., Student Affairs Committee

1980-1982             Chairman, I.E.E.E. Committee on Student Professional Awareness

1979-1982             Chairman, Region IV I.E.E.E. Student Activities

1977-1982             Founding Member, Michigan Society of Clinical Engineers

1976-1981             Member, Region IV GEMB Council

1974                      Member, Tau Beta Phi

1972-1973             Director, I.E.E.E. Southeastern Michigan Section

1971-1972             Charter Chairman, I.E.E.E. Chapter on Engineering in Medicine and                                                                          Biology, Instrumentation and Measurement       



Over 40 publications in the area of Engineering Education, Biomedical Engineering, & Fault Tolerant Computer Design.

Developed and taught Short Courses at: Applied Materials, Bendix Research Labs, Ford, Intel, KLA Tencor, National Semiconductor, SEMI, and various Universities and Corporations in China.