Frank Polito, Department Head Computer Engineering Technology and Electronic Engineering Technology
Professor Frank Polito comes to NHTI with 30 years of research and development experience in the telecommunications industry. He started his career at Bell Laboratories which later became Lucent Technologies and then Alcatel-Lucent. Frank's industry experience in R&D afforded him the opportunity to broaden his electrical engineering expertise to include software development, system architecture, data communications, and technical management. In addition to his industry experience, Frank has been an adjunct in the engineering department at Merrimack College where he also served on the Industry Advisory Board for many years. Frank earned a BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Master's in EE from Cornell University; he will be teaching courses in both the CPET and EET programs.
William French, Professor EET/CPET
Professor William French has 30 years' experience as an engineer, product manager and engineering manager in the telecommunications and computer industries, prior to joining NHTI as an Adjunct Professor in 2003. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. Professor French teaches Embedded Microprocessors (EL144), Advanced Topics in Electronics (EL251) , Senior Design Project (EL305 & EL306) as well as analog and digital electronics courses.
Kenneth Gitlitz, Associate Professor/CPET
Associate Professor Gitlitz has a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Plymouth State University and an Associate of Science in Computer Engineering Technology from NHTI. Prior to teaching at NHTI, he wrote professional C++ code. His industry experience includes processing audio, interfacing with telephone systems, the Win32 API, and Windows socket programming. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Computer Science.
Terrance Simkin, Professor/CPET
Professor Terrance Simkin is a Microsoft Certified Professional with Visual C++ Windows programming. He has over 20 years of teaching programming languages, algorithms and data structures, multithreading techniques, hardware interfacing, data communication and operating systems. Professor Simkin wrote his first program in 1965. Currently he is teaching a number of languages including Visual C++, Visual Basic, C# and Java.