Meet our faculty: Bradley Clymer

Posted: December 4, 2012

Bradley Clymer knew that he wanted to be a professor at Ohio State even before he began a doctorate program in electrical and computer engineering. Not only did he accomplish that goal, but the associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and biomedical informatics received a 2012 Ohio State Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in recognition of his dedication to students and the profession.

Clymer, who joined Ohio State’s faculty in 1987, is passionate about many things—engineering, Buckeye football, teaching—but most of all he is passionate about students. Colleagues say his student-focused approach comes across in his ability to challenge students and stimulate critical thinking, the personalized and caring way he supports students, and the amount of time he works on behalf of students outside the classroom.

It’s no surprise that Clymer’s favorite part of teaching is also all about the students.

“I like seeing the lightbulb turn on,” he says. “I like when suddenly somebody understands something and they have that wonderful ah-ha moment. So that’s what I teach for. I teach to see students have that ah-ha moment!”

Find out more about Bradley Clymer, and the research projects he conducts with the College of Medicine, in this ECE video.

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