Jim Squire is a full professor at VMI with interests in engineering pedagogy (theory of teaching),
instrumentation, patent law, mechatronics (combining electrical and mechanical engineering), and biomedical engineering.
He graduated from West Point in 1989 and was awarded a Bronze Star while serving in the Gulf War as a military
intelligence officer. He returned to graduate school at M.I.T. where he taught, consulted in patent litigation and
engineering, and performed biomedical engineering research that led to his doctorate in electrical engineering and
computer science. He joined the VMI ECE faculty in 2000, received their Distinguished Teaching Award in 2002, and in
2004 was selected by the state of Virginia for the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. In 2008 he joined the VMI Class
of 2009 as their Honorary Brother Rat. He teaches freshmen through senior-level courses in circuits I and II, linear
signals and systems, digital signal processing, senior seminar, and supervises various independent research and honors
projects, and his research has led to nine patents and patent-pendings.
squirejc at vmi.edu