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James J. Sluss, Jr.


After serving as the chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering while located on the Tulsa campus, James Sluss was chosen as the associate dean for the Gallogly College of Engineering on the Norman campus. In 2016 Sluss returned to Tulsa in the role of dean for the Tulsa Graduate College. Sluss also serves as the associate vice-president for Academic Affairs in Tulsa.

He received the B.S in Physics in 1984 from Marshall University, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and 1989, respectively, from the University of Virginia.

He has over 25 years of combined academic and industry experience, working primarily in the research areas of three-dimensional displays, optical communications, photonics, and intelligent transportation systems.  He has been awarded 15 U.S. patents, has authored/co-authored over 100 journal and conference publications, and has been principal/co-principal investigator on over $16 million in sponsored research grants and contracts.

He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE Education Society, and the IEEE Communications Society. He is a member of the Optical Society of America, International Society for Optical Engineering and American Society of Engineering Educators. He presently serves as president-elect of the IEEE Education Society.

Research Interests

  • Optical Communications
  • Photonics
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
Contact Information

Tulsa Office: 4W146
Phone: (918) 660-3499 
Email: Dr. Sluss

James Sluss