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Faculty and Staff


Office: Stark Learning Center

Room: 220

Phone: 5704084885

Email: john.gilmer@wilkes.edu

Dr. John B. Gilmer


Electrical Engineering


Degrees with fields, institution, and date

Ph.D      Electrical Engineering      Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State University      1983

M.S      Electrical Engineering      Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State University      1977

B.S      Physics      U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis      1971

Years of service on campus, date of original appointment, and date(s) of promotion

·         18 years

·         Appointed August 1991

·         Tenured and Promoted to Associate Professor June 1997

·         Promoted to Professor June 2005 

Other related experience

1989-1990         One year teaching as adjunct faculty, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

1988-1989         One year teaching as Visiting Associate Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1977-1991         Principal Staff Member and earlier positions at BDM International, Inc, Fairfax and Arlington, VA (BDM has since been absorbed by TRW, Grumman.)

1976-1977         Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1971-1975         Officer, U.S. Navy (Damage Control, Navigator, Communications, Personnel) 


1994-95         Martin Marietta, Advanced Technology Laboratories, Marlton, N.J. (Now Lockheed-Martin, in Camden N.J.)

1997-98         SAIC, Arlington, VA

2002-03         CACI, Arlington, VA

2003         Mountain Productions, Wilkes-Barre, PA  

Principal publications of last five years

·           “Damage Modeling, An Analysis of Damage in Tactical Naval Games of the World Wars,” Against the Odds, LPS, Annual Edition, 2008, pp. 21-32.

·           “Assignment of Probabilities to Events for Combat Simulation”, (with Frederick J. Sullivan), Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, S.J. Mason, R.R. Hill, L. Moench, O. Rose, eds., SCS.

·           “Issues in Event Analysis for Recursive Simulation”, (with Frederick J. Sullivan), Proceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference, M.E. Kuhl, N.M. Steiger, F.B. Armstrong, and J.A. Joines, eds., SCS, pp. 1234-1241.

·           “An Urban Terrain Abstraction to Support Decision making using Recursive Simulation”, Proceedings of the 2004 Winter Simulation Conference, R.G. Ingalls, M.D. Rossetti, J.S. Smith, B. A. Perters, eds., SCS, December 2004, pp. 982-988.

·           “Leadership: Portrayals of Leaders in Civil War Strategic Games:, Against the Odds, LPS, vol. 3, no. 2, December 2004, pp. 25-40, 44-48.

·           "Back From the Future: Using Projected Futures from recursive Simulation to Aid Decision making in the Present," (with Ravikant Agarwal), Military, Government, and Aerospace Simulation, Kevin J. Greaney ed., SCS, April 2004, pp. 61-64.

·           "The Use of Recursive Simulation to Support Decision making", Proceedings of the 2003 Winter Simulation Conference, S. Chick, P.J. Sanchez, D. Ferrin, and D. J. Morrice, eds., SCS, December 2003, pp.1116-1121.

Scientific and professional societies

·       Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

·       Member, American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

·       Member, U.S. Naval Institute

·       Member, International Naval Research Organization (INRO)

·       Member, Society for Computer Si mulation (SCS) 

Institutional and professional service in the last five years

1991-08            Director, Microcomputer / Digital Lab

1991            Current Coordinator for Lab Kits           

2006            Chair, Department Personnel Committee

2005-6, 2006-8             Secretary, Department Personnel Committee Department

2005            Representative, Peer Review Committee           

2005-present            Faculty Handbook Committee           

Professional development activities in the last five years

·       Developed draft “Engineering Lab Report Manual”, August 2008

Percentage of time available for research or scholarly activities: As needed

Percentage of time committed to the program: 100% Electrical Engineering


·       Rist Prize, Military Operations Research Society, 1983
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