Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair Emeritus In EngineeringProfessor Emeritus
Dr. Woodson joined UT-Austin in 1971 and served as the Electrical Engineering Department chair from 1971 to 1981, as associate dean for development and planning, 1986-87 and as acting dean, 1987-88. He was appointed Dean of Engineering in July 1988 and served until September 2001. Dr. Woodson is now Dean Emeritus.
While at UT-Austin, Dr. Woodson has taught and conducted research in energy conversion, power systems with an emphasis on electromagnetics and electromechanics, and pulse-power systems for fusion and other applications. Dr. woodson is an NAE member and an IEEE Life Fellow. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Massachusetts and has received several national awards.