Senior Lecturer Emeritus
Research Expertise: Corporate strategy, technology management, global strategy, budget control models, strategic planning, ethics
Jerome J. Suran is a Senior Lecturer Emeritus in the Graduate School of Management and in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California in Davis. He received a BSEE degree from Columbia University and in 1976 he was awarded the Doctor of Engineering degree, honoris causa, from Syracuse University for his pioneering work in transistor and integrated circuit technology and for the development of the General Electric Company implantable cardiac pacemaker.
In the Graduate School of Management he developed and taught the capstone course on management policy and strategy and a course on managing professionals. In the College of Engineering, he developed and taught courses in microelectronic analog and digital circuits and systems. He also lectured in the Executive Program of the UCD University Extension. In 1986 he received the Magnar Ronning Award for teaching excellence in the College of Engineering, in 1990 the Teacher of the Year Award in the Graduate School of Management and in 1993 the Excellence in Teaching Award from the UCD University Extension. In 2012 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the College of Engineering.
Prior to coming to UCD, Mr. Suran had a 34-year career in industry, 30 years of which was with the General Electric Company where he held several management positions. He was Manager of GE’s Electronics Laboratory. His last position with GE was Staff Executive for Technology of the Technical Systems and Materials Sector, an eight billion-dollar high technology business which included medical systems, aerospace, aircraft engines, communications, information technology and engineered materials. In this position he was responsible for incorporating into the strategic business plans of the Sector those technology trends and market requirements which impacted its strategic business units. Prior to joining GE, he held engineering positions in Motorola, Inc. and in the J.W. Meaker Company.
Mr. Suran is the co-author of two books on transistor circuits and the author of over 50 papers in professional journals. He holds 19 patents and is a registered engineer in the States of New York and Connecticut. He has served as a non-resident instructor of MIT and as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University. He was elected a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, elected to Eminent Engineer in Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society and elected to Eminent Member in Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical and computer engineering honor society. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). In 1979 he was elected President of the IEEE, the world’s largest technical society with a worldwide membership of over 350,000. In 2000 he was awarded the IEEE Third Millennium Medal for outstanding achievements and contributions to the profession. In 2003, on its 50th anniversary, he was honored as one of the founding pioneers of the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the UCD Foundation Board, and is active on several professional committees. He is a veteran of the Second World War, having served in combat with the U.S. infantry in the European Theater of Operations.