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Mark Wharton

Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering


  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

Interest Areas:

Electronic circuit design, with an emphasis on communications systems; includes audio, video, baseband, IF, RF and microwave circuitry.




  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Penn State University, 1971
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1978


Book Reviews

  • Mark J Wharton, 2002, Microelectronics: Circuit Analysis and Design, Third Edition by Neamen, Donald A

Journal Articles

  • Roxanne Toto, Mark J Wharton, John Cimbala and John Wise, 2007, "One Step Beyond: Lecturing with a Tablet PC", Computers in Education Journal, 17, (3), pp. pg. 2
  • Mark J Wharton, 2000, "Modular Solid-State Power Amplifier", Base Station / Earth Station Magazine, pp. p. 16
  • Mark J Wharton, Charles L. Frush and Norris S. Nahman, 1979, "A Video Recorder for Coherent Doppler Radar", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience Electronics, GE-17, (4), pp. p. 171

Conference Proceedings

  • K. Y. Lim, R. Toto, H. Nguyen, S. Zappe, T. Litzinger, Mark J Wharton and J. Cimbala, 2008, "Impact of Instructors' Use of the Tablet PC on Student Learning and Classroom Attendance", 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, pp. 2008-616
  • R. Toto, Mark J Wharton, J. Cimbala and J. Wise, 2006, "One Step Beyond: Lecturing With a Tablet PC", 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings

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Honors and Awards


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