Joined The Citadel Faculty: August 1999
Dr. John Peeples’ scholarly interests span a broad range of physical electronics, from novel techniques of cooling high performance electronics, to emerging methods of energy conversion. John earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Citadel. Upon completing a tour of duty in the USAF, he entered graduate study at the University of South Carolina where he earned a MSEE and PhD in Electrical Engineering. After 25 years in the computer industry, Dr. Peeples returned to his alma mater to teach electrical and computer engineering.
Dr. Peeples served as The Citadel ECE Department Head for 12 years and as the President of ECEDHA, the North American Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head Association in 2015. He has written numerous technical papers, journal articles and two book chapters, and holds two US patents. Effective January 1, 2015, he was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to serve on the South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. In this capacity Dr. Peeples helps develop and promote legislation governing the engineering profession, and with his fellow board members adjudicates disciplinary cases concerning the profession of engineering.
Dr. Peeples teaches at all levels including graduate courses. His emphasis areas including the two-semester senior capstone experience, solid state electronic devices and energy systems engineering.
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering – The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
M.S. in Electrical Engineering – The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
B.S. in Electrical Engineering – The Citadel, Charleston, SC
Areas of Expertise
Computer Architecture, Digital Systems and Physical electronics