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Dr. Robert Woodley

Associate Teaching Professor, Advising and Recruiting Specialist, CEC dean’s educator.


Dr. Woodley joined the faculty of the department of electrical & computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in January 2018 and is currently an Associate Teaching Professor. Previously, he worked in industry for 14 years including the co-founder of a small company. His position at Missouri S&T is structured to include significant service activities in the area of advising and recruiting. Dr. Woodley has shown particular leadership in the senior design sequence. Dr. Woodley introduced entrepreneurial components in this course, such as customer interviews, to encourage customer-centric and economics-driven design decisions, as would occur in industry. Dr. Woodley has restructured the sophomore level CpE 2210, Introduction to Digital Logic course, in response to the needs revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic, into an online asynchronous format. He has also co-authored the textbook for CpE 2210 and developed an online lab for the course. Dr. Woodley has been a member of IEEE since 2004. He serves as a resource for the local IEEE student branch. He is currently the treasurer of the IEEE Rolla Subsection. Dr. Woodley has been awarded the 2022 IEEE Outstanding Educator for the St. Louis Section, Missouri S&T 2022 Faculty Achievement Award, and the College of Engineering and Computing Dean’s Educator award for 2023.

Selected Publications

  • Introduction to Digital Logic and Components, R. Joe Stanley & Robert S. Woodley, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Printed UMC Press.
  • “The Flexible Comp Eng 2210 and Laboratory Course Design and Delivery for On- and Off-Campus Students.” Accepted for publication in Transactions on Techniques in STEM Education, July 2023. – Woodley R, Stanley RJ.
  • “Incorporating Games into Circuits Instruction with Kahoot!,” Proceedings of the 2023 ASEE Midwest Section Conference, 20-12 September 2023, Lincoln, NE. https://peer.asee.org. – R. Woodley, A. Kaur, T. Swift, S. E. Watkins, R. Dua, and M. Gosnell.
  • “Accelerated BS/MS Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering,” presented at the ASEE Midwest Section Conference, Sept 12, 2022, Tulsa, OK – Robert Woodley and Steve Watkins.
  • “Data Uncertainty Handling in High Level Information Fusion,” 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing – Data-mining (DMIN13) program, July 2013 – Robert Woodley, Michael Gosnell, and Amber Fischer.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • The College of Engineering and Computing Dean’s Educator award, 2023.
  •  IEEE Outstanding Educator for the St. Louis Section, 2022.
  • Missouri S&T Faculty Achievement Award, 2022.


Research Interests:

Computational Intelligence, Embedded Systems, Digital Logic, Control Systems



  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla