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Michelle Leonard
Instructor, Electronics Technology

Specialties: Semiconductor technology and wireless data communications.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2000; she also taught at the University of Wisconsin. Professor Leonard also has mentored honors students and has been a guest speaker at career events and national conferences; member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Subjects taught at CLC: AC and DC circuits, electronics, PC hardware and peripherals, network fundamentals, electronic drafting, fiber optics, nanotechnology, Linux and wireless networking.

Education: B.S.E.E., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.Eng., University of Illinois-Chicago.

Main goal in teaching: I assess myself by the quality of the engineer that I turn out. This primarily comes from the feedback I get from graduates of the program, their transfer institutions and employers.  Often, I am contacted by students who want to let me know that their job requires all of those things they complained about having to learn during the program, and that they appreciate me for not backing down. I have been getting excellent feedback from four-year institutions and Lake County employers about the quality of the graduates from CLC’s program.