Dr. Alan D. Stuart is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Acoustics at Penn State University. He has degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and engineering acoustics and over forty years’ experience in the field of sound and vibration. For forty years, he has taught courses on Acoustics Fundamentals, Structural Acoustics, Applied Acoustics, Noise Control Engineering, and Underwater Acoustics and Sonar Engineering on both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as at government and industrial organizations throughout the country.
For twenty-five years, he was in charge of Penn State’s one-week Short Course on Underwater Acoustics and Signal Processing as well as originating and directing Penn State’s Summer and Distance Education Programs in Acoustics.
For the last ten years, he has been the lead instructor for the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) annual Powertrain Noise Academy and also has presented a three-day on-site course “Automotive Noise and Vibration Control for Managers and Engineers” at GM twice a year.
For the last twenty years, he has presented on-site Math Refreshers for Engineers on topics ranging from Calculus and Differential Equations to Linear Algebra and Applied Statistics at numerous government and industrial organizations, including General Motors and Ford Motor Company. (A portion of his course notes for the Applied Statistics course that was presented at Ford has been included in a book, “Six Sigma and Beyond: Statistics and Probability Vol. III” by D.H. Stamatis, CRC Press ).
In addition to presenting on-site short courses in mathematics and acoustics, he was responsible for producing an award-winning asynchronous review course to prepare engineers to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering.