Dr. Wesselkamper holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the
University of Dayton (1957) and a master's degree in Mathematics from
the University of Notre Dame (1960). He holds the Ph.D. degree in
Computer Science from the University of London (1972). He served in
the Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech from 1973 to 1980,
there being promoted to the rank of Professor. In 1980 he became
founding Chair of the Computer Science Department at Hunter College of
the City University of New York. For the four years 1987-1991 he
served at Executive Officer for the Computer Science Ph.D. Program at
the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. For the rest
of the period 1980-1996 he served as chair of the Computer Science
Department at Hunter College.
Dr. Wesselkamper's research centers upon the study of minimal instruction sets for computer processors. Most of his research papers investigate the algebraic properties of such reduced instruction sets. His book (with J. C. Muzio, now of the University of Victoria) deals with the problems associated with designing switching circuits in a multiple-valued setting, using such reduced sets. In his years as a Department Head, as an Executive Officer of a Ph.D. Program, and now, as Director of the Office of Sponsored Research at Chaminade University, he has focused his efforts on the mentoring of students engaged in research and on the mentoring of young faculty as they begin research careers, particularly in the early years leading to tenure. At Chaminade, Dr. Wesselkamper teaches courses in Computer Science and Mathematics.
B.S., University of Dayton
M.S., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of London