Herbert Woodson

Herbert Woodson

Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair Emeritus In Engineering
Professor Emeritus

Dean Herbert  Woodson passed away on November 30, 2018 in Fort Worth. Dean Woodson served as Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and then Dean of Engineering before retiring in 1996.

Dean Woodson served in the Pacific during WWII. After being honorably discharged as an Electronic Technicians Mate First Class in 1946, he received his SB, SM and ScD degrees from  the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the electrical engineering faculty at MIT in 1956 and  moved to The University of Texas at Austin in 1971. He was a member of the National Academy of Engineering.