Dr. Tim Jordanides was born in Piraeus, Greece on May 26, 1937. He graduated, a valedictorian in his class, from the First Model Lyceum of Piraeus, and came to the United States to study Electrical Engineering. He received his BSEE degree from Wayne State University in 1960. He worked for General Motors in Detroit, Michigan designing and testing electrical actuators and for FMC Corporation in Santa Clara, California designing electronic control systems. He received his MSEE degree from San Jose State University in 1963 and joined CSULB in September 1964 to start the control systems curriculum in the Electrical Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. degree in Systems and Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 1975.
Dr. Jordanides served both as Chair of Electrical Engineering and as Associate Dean for Instruction for the College of Engineering. He received the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Chairman Award from Eta Kappa Nu. His publications consists of one book, contributed chapters in two IEEE Press books and over fifty papers in circuits, control systems theory and its applications to energy economics and transportation systems. Above all, his main focus has been excellence in teaching as evidenced by his student evaluations and his genuine interest in the growth and development of his students. In all of his engineering classes he emphasized excellent writing skills and he has introduced the design concept early in the introductory laboratory classes. Dr. Jordanides has served for several years as Faculty Juror in the Student Research Competition and mentored numerous students in their presentations. He was profiled twice in the publication "Inside CSULB" and appeared recently on "Beach Review" with President Robert Maxon on the University Channel.